Siemens Business Services wins major contract from Deutsche Bank
Munich, Dec 19, 2006 - Siemens Business Services will support large portions of Deutsche Bank’s information technology for a period of five years, managing the IT infrastructure in all German branches, corporate departments and additional locations in Italy and Spain. The contract enables Deutsche Bank to improve its IT while at the same time reducing its costs, and is the latest addition to the long list of major IT contracts awarded to Siemens Business Services by Deutsche Bank in recent years.
Siemens Business Services will support 19,000 so-called thin clients for the Deutsche Bank staff in Germany, Italy and Spain. With a thin-client infrastructure, employees don’t have their own PC, working instead on keyboards and monitors that are linked to central servers on which the programs are executed. In the future, Siemens Business Services will support the countries’ servers and thin-client workstations from Germany, take care of the software distribution to users and operate a help desk to answer users’ hardware and software queries. In addition, Siemens Business Services will support 10,000 conventional PCs and more than 5,000 ATMs, self-service terminals and other equipment in Deutsche Bank’s branches throughout Germany.
Having handled the operation of Deutsche Bank’s conventional PCs in the past, Siemens Business Services subsequently managed the conversion to 19,000 thin clients. Thin clients are easier to manage and support than traditional PCs and can be updated with the latest software much more quickly, thus making the IT systems more stable. “We operate the largest thin-client project in Europe’s banking industry,” comments Christian Oecking, the head of global outsourcing operations and member of Siemens Business Services senior management.
Siemens Business Services is an internationally leading IT service provider.
This Siemens Group offers services all along the entire value chain – from consulting to systems integration, right through to the management of IT infrastructures. Thanks to its comprehensive know-how and sector-specific expertise, the company provides measurable added value for its customers. With regard to outsourcing, Siemens Business Services is among the top ten providers worldwide. With around 34,000 employees, the Group posted sales in fiscal 2006 (ending 30 September 2006) of EUR 5.2 billion, 75 percent of which was achieved outside the Siemens organization. Further information at http://www.siemens.com/sbs.
Information Number: SBS 191206.54e
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