What conventional project software lacks are tools for collaborative work in cross-site and cross-company project teams. "For a collaborative company to meet its customers’ and employees’ expectations, the IT must be transformed. It must be scalable, central and run based on standards, and must provide secure, compatible services," emphasizes IDG in the thought leadership paper, "Transformation to a collaborative company" (Transformation zum kollaborativen Unternehmen).
With Dynamic Services for Collaboration, T-Systems offers four application areas that, when combined, cover every possible collaboration and communication:
The Dynamic Services for Collaboration provide Microsoft SharePoint, Skype for Business, and Exchange from the cloud, flexibly on demand. Additional applications can be ordered at short notice to cover peak loads and regular growth. And when demand falls, customers can reduce overcapacities immediately, cutting costs.
T-Systems operates the collaboration applications exclusively in high-security (ENISA standard), fail-safe data centers – with a Germany-only option to satisfy data privacy needs. Through proactive monitoring, the operations meet the most demanding requirements for security and compliance. Interfaces can integrate existing databases and applications with the collaboration landscape. With collaboration from the cloud, users benefit from regular updates of the software versions without any additional investments in service. T-Systems also offers investment protection by assuming existing Microsoft licenses for SharePoint, Skype for Business or Exchange.
The integration of business applications and mobile devices is crucial to the success of business collaboration. "Otherwise, workflows can get bogged down due to disconnected channels and tools and ultimately offer little added value to the collaboration," warns IDG in its thought leadership paper, "Transformation to a collaborative company ". Field service employees on the road, for example, need access to customer data that is processed and stored in systems such as SAP. "No matter what, the foundation for 'seamless collaboration' is not achieved until all functions and data are available quickly, securely and independently of the user device."