T-Systems has retained its top position in the Lünendonk list of leading IT service companies in Germany. As in the previous year, the Telekom subsidiary placed just ahead of Atos. In its ranking, market research company Lünendonk & Hossenfelder compares IT service providers that generate more than 50 per cent of their revenue from IT outsourcing, hosting, managed services, and other data center services.
The ranking is part of a study titled "The Market for IT Services in Germany". Sales in the market as a whole also increased significantly in the second year of the coronavirus. 2021 saw average growth of just over 13 percent. Mario Zillmann, partner at Lünendonk, says the driver behind this is the pressure for digitalization and transformation in companies: "They require external expertise – often due to a lack of in-house experience – and the demand for IT experts is higher than ever before." Demand was particularly high for services related to the cloud, IT modernisation, and data analytics.