T-Systems wins big deal from EADS
- Support for 150,000 workstations at more than 100 EADS sites
- Desktop Services for Airbus, Eurocopter and Cassidian
EADS has commissioned T-Systems to operate around 150,000 PC workstations. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary will gradually assume responsibility for over a hundred EADS sites in Europe. They include the Airbus branches in Toulouse (France), Filton (UK), Broughton (UK), Madrid (Spain) and Hamburg as well as sites of the Group's subsidiaries Cassidian, Astrium and Eurocopter. The total order will run for a term of six years.
"The major deal from EADS will reinforce our position in the European ICT market. It also shows that our international growth is on course for success", says Deutsche Telekom Board Member Reinhard Clemens. T-Systems already supports the Airbus workstation computers. This service is now being expanded to include other EADS subsidiaries.
EADS is opting to rely on a homogeneous IT infrastructure. In the future, employees will benefit from the advantages of standardized workplace systems, which will cut costs and strengthen the company's competitive standing. In T Systems, EADS has opted in favor of a proven partner which, while providing service for Airbus, has gained experience in the management of workstation computers in a pan-European company. T-Systems engineers will be on hand in future to repair or replace computer hardware when necessary. The service will be provided by qualified specialists based throughout Europe. All T-Systems has to do if new settings are needed is to activate its remote access to the computers. The remote maintenance service will be provided by the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary's Spanish staff.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 131 million mobile customers, 33 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of September 30, 2012). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. The company's some 48,200 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to customers’ core business all over the world.
T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 9.2 billion in the 2011 financial year.