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Unisys and Swisscom IT Services join forces in outsourcing for the Swiss market

Berne, 16 May 2008

Unisys Corporation and Swisscom IT Services are to enter into a partnership. This will allow both companies to offer complete end-to-end outsourcing solutions for multinational companies based in Switzerland. Unisys and Swisscom IT Services have already been collaborating successfully since October 2007 for the globally active chemical company, Ciba, for whom they jointly provide data centre services and SAP solutions.

Both companies are market leaders in their respective sectors: Swisscom IT Services, Switzerland's number one IT provider, with a strong local base and presence, offers its customers modern, secure and reliable IT services, while Unisys brings excellent know-how and expertise in international outsourcing and desktop management. Together they are in a position to offer complete end-to-end outsourcing services for the Swiss market. The focus will be on customers whose data centre operations are provided from Switzerland. In this way, Unisys will be able to make use of its global sourcing capacities and combine local services with those from service centres in Budapest (Hungary), Shanghai (China) and Bangalore and Hyderabad (India). Consequently, both companies will be able to offer their customers global, standardised IT services and solutions on competitive terms.

"The partnership with Unisys is an important step in our strategy of developing new markets together with international partners," explains Eros Fregonas, CEO of Swisscom IT Services. "We're now in a position to offer our customers around the world top-level international outsourcing services. In future we'll be jointly contacting potential customers to highlight the additional added value that Swisscom IT Services and Unisys are generating through the partnership."

The non-exclusive partnership will draw on the successes achieved with Ciba: Unisys is Ciba's most important IT partner and in this capacity already works closely with Swisscom IT Services. Thanks to many years of experience and market knowledge, Unisys is able to offer 12,000 Ciba employees in Europe, America and Asia a comprehensive range of end-to-end IT services, covering services and support for end users, data centre services and management of SAP solutions. As partner of Unisys, Swisscom IT Services is responsible for "SAP Basic" services and has operational responsibility for mid-range systems. These systems are hosted in Swisscom IT Services' data centres, which are certified by the Federal Banking Commission (EBK) and meet the highest security and environmental standards.

"Our agreement with Swisscom IT Services reinforces our position in Switzerland and enhances our ability to support international organisations with global end-to-end IT systems. We can now offer both current and future customers an even wider range of outsourcing services which play a vital role in their business strategies," explains Karl Anzböck, General Manager at Unisys for Central Europe.


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern