17
August
2004
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05:31
Europe/Amsterdam

Kuehne + Nagel transfers its global data centre operations to T-Systems

In the course of the company’s IT consolidation strategy, Kuehne + Nagel is merging its present data centres in Europe, America and Asia into one centre that will be operated by T-Systems. Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, and Kamyar Niroumand, Member of the Executive Board of T-Systems, signed the agreement today.

Outsourcing its global data centre operations to T-Systems will enable Kuehne + Nagel to focus even more on the further development of IT-based solutions which are of great importance for its customers as well as for the company. Worldwide, the logistics group provides customers with consistent and up-to-date information across the supply chain in the required quality. To continue meeting the growing demand for real-time information in future too, the solution and infrastructure offered by T-Systems provides the ideal prerequisite to ensure increased availability and flexible computing power.

“The T-Systems solution assures Kuehne + Nagel a considerable technological edge. We are establishing a trend-setting security concept for high-availability data centres,” said Kamyar Niroumand, Member of the Executive Board of T-Systems. “Kuehne + Nagel customers will benefit from an even higher degree of availability and reliability than in the past for all IT-based processes.”

By consolidating the company’s data centres, Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, expects cost and process optimisation. “Our IT strategy has always been characterised by innovations to benefit customers. I am convinced that with this step and the right partner at our side we are further enhancing our efficiency and will be well prepared for future demands on information technology.”

T-Systems

is one of the leading service providers for ICT in Europe. Within the Deutsche Telekom Group, the company is responsible for the segment comprising the largest business customers. T-Systems has some 40,000 employees in over 20 countries. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary generated a turnover of € 10.6 billion in 2003.

T-Systems’ solutions aim to support key account customer business in the Telecom-munications, Services & Finance, Public & Healthcare and Manufacturing industries in the long-term. The company optimizes processes for its customers and reduces costs thus enabling its customers to be more flexible in its core business. To do so, it deploys industry expertise and the latest technology. The service spectrum ranges from the integration of new ICT solutions in existing customer systems to the planning, installation and operation of workstation systems, computer centers and networks through to telecommunications business with international carriers and broadcasting and media solutions.

T-Systems’ services cover the entire value-added chain of information and communications technology – from ICT infrastructure to ICT solutions to assuming responsibility for entire business processes (business process management).

Find out more about the company and its services at www.t-systems.com
inge.lauble@kuehne-nagel.com