Business Collaboration from the private cloud with SharePoint, Exchange, Office Web Apps and Lync / Skype by Microsoft.

Dynamic Services for Collaboration

Connected working around the globe with collaboration from the cloud

  • Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business
  • Standardized collaboration environment
  • Access via LAN or mobile devices
  • Pay-per-use model from a private cloud
  • Operation in high-security data centers
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Business collaboration from the high-security private cloud

Today, new products and services are developed through cross-site and cross-company teamwork. IT tools that simplify teamwork and improve process flows are essential to smooth collaboration between employees, partners and customers. According to a study by Deutsche Bank Research, the added value achieved through projects in Germany alone is projected to rise from two percent in 2007 to 15 percent in 2020. Companies that use IT solutions for virtual collaboration say they save time in general, have more satisfied users and reduce costs of IT management. Analysts estimate the return on investment of such IT solutions at up to 300 percent.
Microsoft offers widely used collaboration tools such as SharePoint, Skype for Business and Exchange. So why not get collaboration tools directly from the software provider's cloud? Because collaboration tools can only reach their full potential if they are integrated with the existing IT landscape. As a system integrator, T-Systems connects the collaboration software with existing applications and also enables the use on tablet PCs, smartphones and notebooks. And ultimately, hybrid landscapes of public and private cloud applications require integration in a homogeneous cloud, coordinated with the right tools. T-Systems operates Dynamic Services for Collaboration in the high-security private cloud, fully compliant with Germany’s strict data privacy and protection laws.
"Collaboration with customers, employees and partners is the key to getting closer to the customer and achieving greater employee satisfaction."
IDG Business Media

How does my enterprise benefit from Dynamic Services for Collaboration?

  • Standardized user environments for cross-site and inter-enterprise collaboration
  • Greater flexibility in terms of support for peak load, growth and restructuring
  • Services can be scaled up or down in line with demand, within the scope of the agreed bandwidth
  • Greater user flexibility: access via the customer’s corporate network or on the go using the Internet and mobile devices
  • Pay-per-use model: For projects with > 500 users, costs are based on actual usage, and for projects starting from 5,000 users on services actually required.
  • Lower operating costs through centralization, standardization and streamlining of applications
  • Customers benefit from economies of scale
  • Software can be updated on an on-going basis (if required)
  • Existing Microsoft licenses can still be used to avoid paying “double”
  • Each company has its own separate applications for dynamic provisioning of resources, clearly segregated from the others
  • Highly secure, stable operation in T-Systems’ data centers
  • Data stored in line with German and European data protection legislation and security standards
  • Access via the customer’s corporate network or on the go using the Internet and mobile devices
  • Existing IT systems and applications can be integrated

Technical specifications

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2016
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
  • Skype for Business 2015
Microsoft SharePoint 2016
  • Collaboration: Within enterprises, with customers, partners, and suppliers
  • Integration in customers‘ infrastructure: Usage of various clients, data sync of mobile users in data center, site sync across continents, interfaces to other applications and Office 365
  • Migration: Standardized migration von previous SharePoint versions and other systems
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
  • Messaging: including e-mailbox, resources mailbox, shared site mailbox, voicemail and calendar
  • Access via e-mail client, web browser and mobile devices
  • Migration: With Fit4Collaboration, T-Systems offers a worry-free migration solution to move Exchange mailboxes into the cloud.
Skype for Business 2015
  • Presence information, conference calls and videoconferencing
  • Voice with worldwide gateway support
  • Instant messaging and web collaboration
  • Access via Skype client or web browser
Cloud operations at T-Systems
  • Use of high-security data centers
  • 99.9 percent availability (service level agreement) with 24/7 operations
  • Single tenant solution: Dedicated application instances are provided to every customer.
  • Support services such as IP-VPN, managed archiving services, mobile device management, service desk services (1st level help desk)
  • Support for hybrid solutions that combine public and private cloud services
  • Access via web browser and integration with Office 2013
  • Constant further development and use of market innovations (current release 4.1)

Business collaboration from the private cloud

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:
  • Real-time communications such as Unified Messaging, VoIP and desktop video
  • Real-time collaboration with audio, video and web conferencing
  • Social collaboration with social network and content management
  • Messaging with e-mail, calendar and corporate directories
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."