14 September 2004
Swisscom IT Services Ltd and Tamedia AG, the media enterprise, have concluded an agreement to outsource Tamedia AG's IT services for a period of several years. For Swisscom IT Services Ltd, this move represents a significant milestone in its strategy to establish an IT competence centre in the Swiss media arena.
Swisscom IT Services Ltd will take over the entire range of Tamedia AG's IT services. Among the services to be outsourced are Tamedia's workstations and server systems, its subsidiaries and investments as well as network operation and telephony. Swisscom IT Services will also be responsible for running the applications (SAP applications for HR, finance, controlling and media) as well as the publishing, advertisement and sales systems. Also involved in providing these services are the Swisscom Group companies Systems and Enterprise Solutions.
Around 50 Tamedia AG employees will be transferred to Swisscom IT Services as part of the outsourcing agreement. As an outsourcing specialist, Swisscom IT Services will enhance Tamedia's competitiveness from 1 October 2004 by ensuring the professional operation of the company's IT services.
Urs Stahlberger, CEO of Swisscom IT Services, said: "This agreement underscores our position as one of the leading Swiss IT service providers. In us, Tamedia has a reliable and experienced outsourcing specialist at its side. We are proud of this agreement and look forward to a fruitful collaboration. We will continue to expand our services and competence in the media industry and make them available to other publishing companies."
Swisscom IT Services is a leading Swiss IT service provider with business activities focused on selected sectors of the Swiss market. By combining local sector-specific know-how and international technology trends, Swisscom IT Services enhances the competitiveness of its customers. The company possesses many years of experience and wide-ranging competences in the fields of telecommunications and financial services, and is making targeted inroads into the public administration (government) and healthcare sectors A specialist in the field of outsourcing services, Swisscom IT Services also caters to customers outside the core and target sectors. The company operates and develops eTrade solutions for the Conextrade electronic business-to-business platform. Swisscom IT Services is a Swisscom subsidiary and, with some 2100 employees, is part of a successful Group. The headquarters are located in Ostermundigen, near Berne.
Berne, 14 September 2004