Jula Holding aims to achieve a Sustainable IT Environment with the help from Nexer and IBM

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Jula Holding aims to achieve a Sustainable IT Environment with the help from Nexer and IBM

2024-04-11 Nexer

April 11 – Jula Holding, one of the largest “Do it yourself” chains in the Nordics, is taking a significant step towards its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 through a partnership with tech companies Nexer and IBM. Jula Holding has successfully implemented Nexer Clean’s solution, Discovery, which provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s IT landscape. Optimizing the IT environment is crucial for ensuring a secure IT infrastructure, streamlining work processes, and reducing environmental impact.

Jula Holding aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. A key measure to achieve this goal is to ensure a sustainable IT environment. Together with Nexer, an IBM Business Partner and IBM, Jula Holding has carried out an IT inventory project that has enabled a complete overview of the company’s IT landscape, laying the groundwork for IT system optimization and cost savings. To further enhance their Discovery solution, Nexer Clean has integrated IBM Automation technology into the solution. With the improved and more efficient IT environment now established, Jula Holding will be able to reduce its energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

“With Nexer Clean’s solution, we finally have an overview of our IT environment, which gives us control and the ability to make well-informed decisions about our IT strategy. We can now prioritize the right investments and optimize our IT, making it possible for us to meet future needs while contributing to a more sustainable future,” says Sebastian Forseland, Enterprise Architect at Jula.

Through Nexer’s solution, Jula Holding has gained a comprehensive view and review of its complex IT environment. The solution maps and analyzes all IT infrastructure, applications, and data flows, providing a detailed picture of the business’s digital DNA. During the inventory of Jula Holding’s IT environment, dependencies between different services were identified, where outdated technology is installed, which SaaS solutions are used in the organization, and where consolidation opportunities exist.

“We are pleased to see how our solution has given Jula Holding complete control over its IT environment. This is a perfect example of how we, together with our customers, create innovative solutions focused on efficiency and sustainability,” says Sofie Bergbom, CEO of Nexer Clean.

This five-week project, carried out in close cooperation between Jula Holding, Nexer, and IBM, demonstrates how agile collaboration and technological innovation can lead to concrete progress towards climate goals, while ensuring business continuity and competitiveness.

“We’re proud to support Jula Holding on their journey to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. With better overview of their IT landscape, Jula Holding will be able to optimize IT systems and drive cost savings, as they continue to create a lower carbon footprint business. The solution implemented by our valued business partner Nexer Clean, is built on IBM technology and demonstrates our joint ability to deliver innovative solutions in Sweden that strengthen client’s business models and contribute to their sustainable development,” says Peter Nilsson, Ecosystem leader at IBM Sweden.

About Jula Holding
The Jula Holding group, with operations in Retail, Real Estate, Finance, Logistics, Hotels, and Environment/Energy, is headquartered in Skara, Sweden. The group has approximately 4,500 employees and in 2022, the group had a turnover of just over SEK 10.7 billion.

The retail company Jula is the origin of the group. Jula offers handy people a wide and carefully selected range of products for the home, garden, and leisure at low prices. This is offered through strong e-commerce and a total of 136 department stores, 68 in Sweden, 41 in Norway, 20 in Poland, and 7 in Finland.

Please visit www.julaholding.se for more information. The Jula Holding website also contains the annual report in full.

About Nexer Group
Nexer Clean is working to lead the IT industry towards a more sustainable future. The company is part of Nexer Group – an international technology company rooted in Swedish entrepreneurship and innovation. Nexer has 2,800 experts in 15 countries working with some of the world’s largest and most demanding companies, providing expertise in digital transformation, IT, technology, and engineering. Visit www.nexergroup.com for more information.

About IBM
IBM is a leading provider of global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting expertise. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. More than 4,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and consulting deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s long-standing commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service. Visit www.ibm.com for more information.