Northern wins new contract from U.S. Armed Forces
Northern, a subsidiary of the Attract 40-listed Nocom in Sweden, has been awarded another major contract by the U.S. Armed Forces. The contract, valued at around SEK 650,000, covers the proprietary software Northern Storage Suite, for efficient and secure management of enterprise storage resources. The customer is a unit within the U.S. Air Force. In recent years Northern has delivered its software to several organizations and bases in the U.S. Armed Forces, and the latest order is the largest yet. In April this year a significant contract was signed with the U.S. Army Accessions Command at Fort Knox. ”Northern has made a strong a name for itself in the North American market. We have been active in the U.S for seven years, during which time we have established long-term customer relationships that are generating new sales,” says Thomas Vernersson, President of Northern. ”One good example is our close collaboration with different parts of the U.S. Armed Forces. Many orders are a result of direct recommendations – in this case, we have the successful installation at Fort Knox to thank for the new contract.” Accelerating growth in storage volumes is placing increasingly heavy demands capacity management tools. Northern’s software products effectively meet enterprise needs and provide automated management of total storage resources. The comprehensive Northern Storage Suite helps companies to optimize their storage resource management and reduce storage costs. “Northern has been highly successful in the USA, which currently accounts for over half of the company’s sales. We see considerable growth potential for the company, not only in North America but also in Europe where the sales organization is being reinforced,” says Stefan Ström, CEO of Nocom.