The operation of the platform, based on cloud computing principles, not only allows rapid capacity upscaling and assures business continuity, but also creates a forward-looking foundation for positioning the company under the “new normal”. Employees gain a high degree of independence from their stationary office workplaces and can choose their own devices. At the same time, the architecture guarantees the highest security and privacy standards. All data remains in the protected corporate network.
With the matching pay-as-you-use model, the chemicals group faces no financial risk. Capacities can be used and returned at short notice, on demand, and are paid for accordingly.
With this pioneering concept, T-Systems has proven its expertise in the short-term provisioning of workplace systems.
Klaus Friemann, Project Manager, T-Systems
In the spring of 2020, COVID-19 was an unexpected blow to many economies. Only very few companies had provided for a global pandemic scenario in their risk and business continuity management. It wasn’t just that, around the world, demand collapsed in many industry sectors and global supply chains broke down – even the internal capability of many companies to act was put in question. Companies that had prepared for volatile business conditions with an agile setup had a clear advantage in this situation.
In addition to the business challenges, T-Systems faced the task of implementing the additional remote workplaces within the company’s multi-cloud strategy, which increased the degree of complexity for IT projects significantly. Different providers were responsible for identity management, the network, and applications operations, for example. T-Systems proposed using the existing Citrix-based platform for the virtual workplace systems as the foundation for expanding the capacities.