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National 2011 Microsoft Partner of the Year


* T-Systems takes home the award for Germany with its cloud solution for remotely managing heating systems

Microsoft has honored the 2011 Partner of the Year for Germany. T Systems edged ahead of the competition with its cloud solution that enables users to manage their household energy consumption over the Internet or via a cell phone. The application was programmed by the T-Systems subsidiary Multimedia Solutions based in Dresden.

Heating costs account for around 70 percent of household energy costs. Reducing the temperature by just three degrees Celsius can cut consumption by around 20 percent. The award-winning solution analyzes heating behavior and makes the associated costs transparent. Different profiles enable users to set the right room temperature during the week when they may be at work, as well as at the weekend. The heating then turns on or off at specific times of day according to the settings, which users can adjust via a smartphone - at present the Windows Phone 7 - if they are out and about. Other operating systems will follow.

The solution is based on the Windows Azure cloud platform from Microsoft. This means it is scalable and uses less or more capacity over the Internet depending on load. The project is currently being piloted in the T-City Friedrichshafen.

The award will be presented at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles (July 11 - 14, 2011). In the Country Partner of the Year category, Microsoft honors just one company per country. The award recognizes successful collaboration on the development of innovative products.

Media, energy providers and housing associations can find out more about the application on Thursday July 14, 2011 from 1.00 - 6.00 p.m. in Leipzig (at the Mediencampus Villa Ida, Poetenweg 28). Anyone interested in attending should send a brief e-mail to by July 13 at the latest.

About Deutsche Telekom AG
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 128 million mobile customers, 36 million fixed-network lines and approximately 17 million broadband lines (as of March 31, 2011). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in over 50 countries and has around 244,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2010).

About T-Systems
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 47,600 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 9.1 billion in the 2010 financial year.

About T-Systems Multimedia Solutions
T-Systems affiliate Multimedia Solutions develops Internet-based solutions for large corporations and mid-sized companies. The company’s approximately 1.000 employees serve customers from all industries by translating web innovations into services for the digital business and social ecosystem. These include solutions for e-commerce, intranet and Internet portals as well as web IT management. For the nine year in a row, the company takes the top spot in the New Media Service Ranking 2011. Further information at:


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