The Danish IT equipment supplier Danoffice, based in Svendborg on the island on Funen, has landed a record DKK 300m (USD 63m) order from the United Nations to supply servers, printers and other PC equipment, that will digitally connect remote UN offices with the rest of the organisation, writes financial daily newspaper Børsen.
The order is good news for Danoffice's cashflow, which will be boosted by DKK 150m (USD31.5m) in both 2008 and 2009. The new equipment deliveries are primarily destined for UN locations in Africa and the Middle East.
Danoffice MD Per Svehag comments in a press release: "It takes special competencies to be a supplier to this market, and we have geared out business and staff skills to it. We can supply IT hardware and software in any language, and test everything before we ship it because faults are expensive to repair in a remote town or refugee camp."
Danoffice specialises in supplying ready-to-use IT solutions to bodies like NATO and numerous humanitarian organisations which operate in flashpoint locations around the world. According to Børsen, Danoffice has a 25% share of this niche market and is the world's leading IT equipment supplier in this market.
Computerworld reports that Danoffice is extending its business with an office in Asia, that will supplement its headquarters in Denmark and an existing office in Washington.