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EWERK Group and BroadSoft begin working together

IT-service provider EWERK adds BroadSoft Unified Communications & Collaboration Solutions for Enterprises to its Service Offering

EWERK Group and BroadSoft begin working together

Collaboration: EWERK expands Portfolio with BroadSoft Communications Solutions. (Source: EWERK)

Leipzig, March 27, 2018 – Leipzig based IT-service provider EWERK, now offers fully integrated cloud communications solutions for German and European medium to large enterprises. This enhanced service offering is provided via a strategic collaboration between EWERK Group and BroadSoft. BroadSoft, now a part of Cisco, is a global market leader in cloud calling, meeting, messaging and contact center software as a service (SaaS). Using the complete BroadSoft Business portfolio, EWERK offers a unified business-solution for any team size with various service infrastructures. EWERK integrates all BroadSoft Business applications with their TÜV-zertified data-centre applications, to EWERK Cloud Communications.

With this new solution EWERK strengthens its service provider position, and collaboratively with their customers can reorganise business workspaces and communication experiences to develop new business models.

EWERK Cloud Communications relies on a „best-of-breed“-approach. In comparison with on-premise-solutions, meaning locally installed infrastructure and applications on a customer site, cloud solutions can cut cost and risk. Through a pay per month, per user mode, cloud-services are always up to date. They can increase productivity, business success and end customer satisfaction through flexibility and scalability.

„EWERK, as an expert for digital transformation, is ideal for partner enterprises who want to profit from digitalisation. The EWERK Group slogan is: We support our customers, in sustaining growth – through digital processes, clever online-platforms and interactive brands“, says Dr. Erik Wende, Co-Founder and EWERK Group CEO. „BroadSoft fits this credo with its market leading role, competence and innovative technology.“

„With BroadSoft Business EWERK customers gain access to a cloud PBX portfolio with cloud calling, meeting, messaging and contact center software as a service (SaaS) – from a one stop-shop under a single contract and service level agreement. For all users EWERK Cloud Communications provides advantages for collaboration and user experience“, says Eric Kirchner, channel account manager at BroadSoft.

About BroadSoft
BroadSoft, now a part of Cisco, is a technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses and service providers across 80 countries. We aim to empower users and teams to share ideas and work simply to achieve breakthrough performance. For additional information, visit www.BroadSoft.com | Twitter | LinkedIn

About EWERK Group
Over 200 European companies in energy, municipal supply, public sector, healthcare, automotive and e-commerce have put their trust into EWERK´s IT project and consulting expertise. EWERK supports its clients in sustainable growth – through more efficient digitalised processes, clever online portals and interactive brands. For additional information, visit www.ewerk.com | Twitter | LinkedIn | Xing | facebook

Contact
EWERK Group
Sascha Hanisch
Brühl 24
04109 Leipzig
Phone: +4934142649-518
E-Mail: s.hanisch@ewerk.com
Url: http://www.ewerk.com

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Trends and Outlook 2015: Goldmedia Trend Monitor 2015

Which developments can be expected for Germany’s media, telecom and entertainment industries in 2015 ?

Trends and Outlook 2015: Goldmedia Trend Monitor 2015

Goldmedia Trend Monitor 2015, © Goldmedia 2015

Berlin, January 27, 2015. Every year, strategy consultant Goldmedia (www.Goldmedia.com) publishes its analysts‘ commentary on and assessments of important trends for the coming year in Germany.

Trend Monitor 2015 provides the outlook for select developments in the fields of media, telecom, entertainment and Internet.

Topics and theses in Goldmedia Trend monitor 2015:

– Data-driven content poised to enter the mass market. Data is the new gold standard – as long as you know how to interpret it

– Subscribe everything: Digital subscriptions are currently the most attractive business model

– TV disruption of the media formats: Young user groups increasingly prefer YouTube to classic media productions. Program producers can learn from this

– From social media to dark social: Messaging services become increasingly popular

– From radio to music streaming: The audio market is booming like never before

– Smart becomes practicable: The Internet of Things enters the consumer market

– Mobile payment ante portas! The market for mobile payment systems receives significant gains

– Searchless search becomes reality: Finding without searching thanks to thinking personal digital assistants

– Free to internet: Viewers push TV stations into the internet; however, away from their own video streaming offerings

– Driverless car: The vehicle takes over the steering wheel. Semi-autonomous driving assistants reach the volume segment

– Facebook is the phone book, WhatsApp is the telephone: The function of social networks further differentiates as a new understanding of privacy evolves

– Broadband becomes mobile: More and more internet users surf the web faster via mobile than landline

– MCNs are the major studios 3.0: Multi-channel networks open a new era of TV & video production

– Quo vadis advertising market: Shrinkage despite growth

– Embedded Analytics: Democratization of the data analysis

– Think digital: Leadership within the digital transformation requires new competencies

Please find more information on Trend Monitor 2015 here: http://www.goldmedia.com/en/news-en/trends-and-outlook-2015.html

Goldmedia GmbH has provided national and international clients with high-quality consulting and research services in the fields of media, entertainment and telecommunications since 1998. Goldmedia offers: in-depth analyses of markets and competitors; forecasts and strategic consulting services; the implementation of new business models; and consulting for restructuring whole companies, including M&A processes in the field of corporate finance. Goldmedia Group: Goldmedia GmbH Strategy Consulting, Goldmedia Marketing GmbH, Goldmedia Custom Research GmbH, Goldmedia Political & Staff Advising GmbH, Goldmedia Consulting GmbH. The company’s offices are in Berlin and Munich, Germany. More information at: www.Goldmedia.com

Kontakt
Goldmedia GmbH
Dr. Katrin Penzel
Oranienburger Str. 27
10117 Berlin
+49-30-246 266-0
Katrin.Penzel@Goldmedia.de
http://www.Goldmedia.com

Computer Information Telecommunications

Swiss ICT market is gently growing

Swiss ICT market is gently growing

Swiss IT market is growing

The Swiss ICT market is still slowly on the rise. The total turnover has increased in 2013 and market researchers as well as members of the branch are optimistic that this trend continues. However, the market also faces difficulties like the lack of qualified employees, which on the other hand is a chance for foreign companies to enter if they find the right approach.

Villingen-Schwenningen (D), July 9, 2014 – The Swiss market for information technology and telecommunication (ICT) is gently but steadily growing. According to a press release by BITKOM, the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunication and New Media, the total turnover of the Swiss ICT market has increased by 1,4 % in 2013. For 2014 the experts expect a growth of 1,7 % to CHF 30,4 billion. These numbers base on data by the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO).

In comparison to the whole European Union (EU), where the total turnover of the ICT market has increased by 0,8 % in 2013, Switzerland overall is in a better position in all segments of the branch. The Swiss economy seems to be highly „computerized“ as the segments „Software“ and „IT-Services“ are very strong: together they reach a market share of nearly 50 % (IT-Services: 31,6 %; Software: 17 %) and a turnover of CHF 14,5 billion in 2013. The segment „Telecommunications“ in comparison stayed basically unchanged and reached sales of CHF 12,2 billion.

Alike the market researchers members of the ICT branch are expecting a further growth of the market. A press release by Swico, the association of Swiss ICT providers, states that the whole branch expects a positive development of the sales pipeline in the second quarter of 2014. The number of incoming orders and the orders on hand apparently are also slightly increasing. But then all segments are also expecting a drop of the price level, especially in the sector of consumer electronics as well as in imaging/printing/finishing.

Tablet computers and smartphones stay on the rise

Following the general trend tablet computers are dominating the Swiss market of IT hardware: in 2013 1,2 million articles have been sold, 300.000 more than in 2012. Unsurprisingly, smartphones are in the lead compared to „regular“ mobile phones. With 3,6 million articles sold in 2013 (which is a plus of 11 % compared to the previous year) they now account for a market share of 80,2 %.

Bigger political support is needed, lack of skilled employees

Already, the ICT-market is the fifth largest economic sector in Switzerland. It is surprising though that apparently the political support is still unsatisfactory for this branch. BITKOM notes that a stronger inclusion of ICT experts in topics of the political agenda would be useful if not even necessary. Jean-Mark Hensch, managing director of Swico, is quoted in the BITKOM press release saying that politicians don’t identify with the ICT enterprises that much because the big players of the branch are foreign, not Swiss, companies.

Another problem the market has is the lack of skilled employees. According to Swico already today trained specialists are absent; in 2020 experts expect that there will be 25.000 job vacancies for qualified employees. That’s why in 2013 several partners of the economy, science and public service have launched the campaign „IT-dreamjobs“. Its goal is to convince young people to start their vocational training in the ICT market, by letting ambassadors working in this sector for Swiss companies talk about their jobs.

How everybody was suddenly talking about a small Swiss IT company

An interesting example of the success of a small Swiss ICT company that doesn’t even need many employees is the story of Threema: In times of the NSA scandal (US National Security Agency apparently supervising telecommunication and the internet globally), the demand of people for more privacy in the cyberspace and the buying-up of the enormously successful mobile messaging application „WhatsApp“ by the social network giant Facebook this tiny Swiss company and app suddenly came into focus. The application is basically doing the same as WhatsApp: letting people share messages, pictures and videos using the internet (and not having to pay for a short message service anymore) but the difference is the promised security using end-to-end encryption. Especially after Facebook bought WhatsApp people suddenly became aware of the privacy of their data and looked for alternatives. Well-established media, and not only professional IT journals, started testing and suggesting mobile messengers. Often on top of their lists: Threema. So the app became more and more popular and climbed the download rankings in the app stores.

„This is yet another interesting example for newsjacking“, knows Bernd Hoeck, managing partner of bloodsugarmagic, the PR agency for the IT market and expert for go-to-market solutions. „While everybody was talking about this whole security topic, suddenly Threema came out of the box with a solution. A bonus for them might also be the general reputation of Switzerland as being independent and secure. Threema even advertises with the slogan ‚Made in Switzerland‘ on their website.“

However, the lack of qualified personnel and the use of Information Technology in basically all economic areas in Switzerland make the Swiss market highly attractive for foreign companies if they find the right approach: „Foreign IT service companies need to provide innovative engagement models to enter the market. It is not just simple ideas of offshore development and out-tasking. It also includes joint ventures and other forms of cooperation“, explains Hoeck.

Read more about our Go-to-Market approach:
http://www.bloodsugarmagic.com/index.php/go-to-market

Read more about the situation on the German IT market:
http://www.bloodsugarmagic.com/index.php/blog-en/item/good-times-for-german-it-industry-now-is-your-time-to-enter-the-market Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

About bloodsugarmagic

bloodsugarmagic is an international network of experts in positioning, marketing programs and go-to-market strategies for IT companies. We offer all that is needed for IT companies wanting to either enter a new market or to boost their market performance in existing markets with new positioning, messages and a unique selling proposition that resonates.

Based on many years of practical experience in marketing, business development and sales with leading IT companies, we support and guide these companies by creating unique and compelling positioning based on the organization“s specific strengths. bloodsugarmagic adapts each story and messaging framework to apply to the local market while offering ready-to-run campaigns and services for fast results.

Being truly transatlantic with offices in Germany and the US, bloodsugarmagic combines international reach with local market insight and networks to deliver unprecedented success upon a new market entry. Our clients span medium-sized IT companies and global IT players from the United States, the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and other high tech clusters worldwide.

Please find more information at www.bloodsugarmagic.com

bloodsugarmagic GmbH & Co. KG
Bernd Hoeck
Gerberstr. 63
780520 Villingen-Schwenningen
0049 7721 9461 220
bernd.hoeck@bloodsugarmagic.com
http://www.bloodsugarmagic.com

Computer Information Telecommunications

Telenor Chooses TEAM International as the Strategic Software Development Partner

TEAM International is proud to announce a long-term strategic partnership with Telenor Denmark, part of Telenor Group

Telenor Denmark – part of the Telenor Group which is currently ranked as one of the world“s largest mobile operator with over 184 million mobile subscriptions worldwide with operations in 14 countries and more than 40,000 employees. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Telenor incorporated in 1855 and has a proud heritage of more than 150 years of telecom experience.

TEAM International assists Telenor Denmark in creating and delivering robust software solutions supporting many organizational functions. The partnership includes groups of IT professionals performing Software Development, Quality Assurance and Testing, Configuration Management and Business Analysis. TEAM International delivers from its operation center in Kharkov, Ukraine where access to world-class engineering talent coupled with US management expertise are key differentiators driving corporate growth.

„We are very excited about the partnership with Telenor Denmark. TEAM International defines success by the quality and the strength of our relationships. We are proud of the opportunity to work with the one of top mobile phone operators in the world. “ – Chris Walton, President of TEAM International.

TEAM International (since 1991) offers offshore/nearshore application development and maintenance services to European and US IT organizations. TEAM International development center is located in Kharkov, Ukraine (Eastern Europe). TEAM International is U.S. owned and managed, CMMI Level 3 certified, Microsoft Partner, IAOP „Global Outsourcing 100“ and „Global Services 100“ company. More information on TEAM International is available at http://www.teaminternational.com or by calling (407) 708-5804.

Kontakt:
TEAM International
Oksana Basmanova
11-a Novgorodskaya Str.
61166 Kharkov, Ukraine
+1(407)708-5804
oksana@teaminternational.com
http://teaminternational.com/

Computer Information Telecommunications

Delta and Vodafone Cooperate on Energy Efficient Telecom Power Systems

Delta Electronics and Vodafone are cooperating towards a green and energy-efficient future together. Delta has improved Vodafone“s standard power supply systems with the introduction of the energy efficient DPR 2900 EnergE telecom power system rectifiers, and thousands of systems have already achieved around 1000 tons of CO2 savings annually in Germany alone.
The delivery quantity since validation in 2010 is now close to 7000 units with zero returns. „Vodafone is committed to developing mobile solutions which enable the smart technologies that can move us all to a low carbon future. At the same time, we are doing all we can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations and so we have chosen the energy efficient Delta EnergE DPR 2900 rectifiers for several market areas. The CO2 savings in the German market alone are really significant“, says Heinz Rueterbusch, Vodafone Group“s Manager of Infrastructure and Energy Design.
„We have a strategic partnership with Vodafone in power systems, and we have built that on innovative and energy efficient products with the best possible service. DPR 2900 based installations support our mutual goal to do all our best for a green future. It is an honor for us to cooperate with Vodafone and to be part of the chain that secures reliable telecom services in an environmentally friendly manner“, says Andreas Grewing Delta Key Account Manager for Vodafone.

Delta Group is the world“s leading provider of power management and thermal management solutions, as well as a major source for components, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, and renewable energy solutions. Delta Group has sales offices worldwide and manufacturing plants in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, India, Brazil and Europe. As a global leader in power electronics, Delta“s mission is, „To provide innovative, clean and energy efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.“ Delta is committed to environmental protection and has implemented green, lead-free production and recycling and waste management programs for many years.

More information about Delta Group can be found at www.deltaww.com, its telecom power systems at www.deltapowersolutions.com and the SolutionE concept at www.deltapowersolutions.com/solutione.

Kontakt:
Delta Electronics Europe
Carsten Schade
Zandsteen 15
NL-2132 MZ Hoofddorp
+31 (0) 206 550 905

www.delta-europe.com
cschade@delta-europe.com

Pressekontakt:
Profact Communications GmbH
Achim Imlau
Stadtwaldwende 18
45134 Essen
imlau@profact.de
0201-473003
http://www.profact.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Trends and outlook 2012: Goldmedia Trend Monitor 2012

Trends and outlook 2012: Goldmedia Trend Monitor 2012

Trends and outlook 2012. Goldmedia Trend Monitor 2012

What does 2012 hold in store for Germany“s media, telecom, and entertainment industries?

Berlin, December 14, 2011. Every year, strategy consultant Goldmedia (http://www.goldmedia.com) publishes its analysts‘ commentary on and assessments of important trends for the coming year in Germany. Trend Monitor 2012 provides the outlook for select developments in the areas of media, telecom, entertainment, Internet, and social media.

Trends 2012

– Smartphones are increasingly used to remotely manage everyday life; LTE technology will give phones“ use as central controllers an extra boost
– E-readers will gain critical traction; well-founded hope for the book and magazine industries
– Downloading will surpass CDs as a sound storage method; 2012 will herald the end of the CD
– Smart TV is in the starting blocks; operators and business models wanted
– Mobile video use is gaining a mass market; multiscreen will find its way into the TV market
– Ad budgets will shift further toward online expenditures; the „holy“ TV budgets will get smaller
– The influence of social TV will increase; social media will become important determinants for TV programming strategies
– Social media“s role in business will grow; companies will increasingly use „social intelligence“ to their advantage
– Personal media will take off; mobile apps with personalized services are becoming a competitive advantage
– Expansion of fiber-optic infrastructure is stagnating; high speed connections are taking their time
– Cloud services will reach the end customer market; demand for network access will rise
– Bluetooth was yesterday; NFC is taking near-field communication to a new level
– More than just bit pipes: network operators‘ new OTT strategies

Infographic: Goldmedia Trend Monitor 2012, http://www.goldmedia.com/en/news-en/trend-monitor-2012.html

Please find more information and the complete Trend Monitor 2012 (available only in German) on Goldmedia“s website: http://www.Goldmedia.com

Press contact
Goldmedia GmbH: Dr. Katrin Penzel,
Tel: +49-30-246 266-0, Katrin.Penzel@Goldmedia.de

Goldmedia Group:
Since 1998, Goldmedia has provided national and international clients with high-quality consulting and research services in the fields of media, entertainment and telecommunications. Goldmedia offers: in-depth analyses of markets and competitors; forecasts and strategic consulting services; the implementation of new business models; and consulting for restructuring whole companies, including M&A processes in the field of corporate finance. Goldmedia Group: Goldmedia GmbH Media Strategy Consulting, Goldmedia Sales & Services GmbH, Goldmedia Custom Research GmbH and Goldmedia Political & Staff Advising GmbH, Goldmedia Innovation GmbH and blätterwald GmbH (http://www.blaetterwald.org)
The company’s head office is in Berlin, Germany. More info is available at www.Goldmedia.com

Goldmedia Group:
Since 1998, Goldmedia has provided national and international clients with high-quality consulting and research services in the fields of media, entertainment and telecommunications. Goldmedia offers: in-depth analyses of markets and competitors; forecasts and strategic consulting services; the implementation of new business models; and consulting for restructuring whole companies, including M&A processes in the field of corporate finance. Goldmedia Group: Goldmedia GmbH Media Strategy Consulting, Goldmedia Sales & Services GmbH, Goldmedia Custom Research GmbH and Goldmedia Political & Staff Advising GmbH, Goldmedia Innovation GmbH and blätterwald GmbH (http://www.blaetterwald.org)
The company’s head office is in Berlin, Germany. More info is available at www.Goldmedia.com

Kontakt:
Goldmedia GmbH
Dr. Katrin Penzel
Oranienburger Str. 27
10117 Berlin
+49-30-246 266-0

www.Goldmedia.com
Katrin.Penzel@Goldmedia.de

Pressekontakt:
Goldmedia GmbH
Dr. Katrin Penzel
Oranienburger Str. 27
10117 Berlin
Katrin.Penzel@Goldmedia.de
+49-30-246 266-0
http://www.Goldmedia.com