BUWOG Group outsources its entire IT infrastructure to Fujitsu
"The only way we could achieve everything we needed to in terms of decentralization and data center and server power was by outsourcing."
Dr. Josef Füricht,
IT Director, BUWOG Group
The BUWOG Group is Germany and Austria’s leading full-service supplier for the residential property sector. Its portfolio consists of over 52,000 properties split roughly equally between the two countries, and has been valued at approximately 3.6 billion Euro (as of 31/01/2015). BUWOG AG’s stocks have been listed on the exchanges in Vienna, Frankfurt and Warsaw since late April 2014.
The company needed to outsource all of its IT operations within five months, whilst ensuring that its 700 employees could continue to work without interruption. BUWOG also needed to integrate a second IT landscape into the project following its acquisition of Prelios.
Fujitsu now provides managed services for over 700 employees from a central location. These include providing:
Central, SLA-based IT services
Basic services such as email, file storage and printing
Operating the ERP software
Cloud-based server, storage and backup infrastructures
Operating the databases
Operating the LAN infrastructure
Providing and operating the WAN infrastructure (MPLS)
Providing and operating a cloud-based IP telephony system
Managing the company’s mobile devices (smartphones, tablets)
Providing and operating workspace environments (PCs, laptops, printers)
Fast setup and training to ensure that the merged teams reach the defined performance standards
Excellent flexibility to manage peak demands such as when the accounting and financial controlling departments are preparing their quarterly reports and require additional computing power
Services can be increased or reduced on a monthly basis
Higher transparency in terms of costs and a simpler overview of the total cost of ownership
Easier for the company to focus on its core competencies