Neckarsulm/Saarbrücken, 17 March 2020 – In a matter of just hours, Bechtle AG has deployed a Cisco Webex-based collaboration solution for the state government of Saarland. By Friday, all of the state’s entities were integrated. The government has implemented the solution in such a short space of time by way of preparing for changes to its operations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Its employees are now able to collaborate across all sites using a virtual platform complete with a video conferencing system.
Getting the Saarland state government’s collaboration solution up and running within just a day was a concerted effort of Bechtle experts from the company’s central Cisco team at its Neckarsulm HQ, Bechtle Clouds, Bechtle’s Saarbrücken systems integrator, and Bechtle’s central IT organisation, all working in unison with the manufacturer and the state’s IT Innovation and IT Service Centres. The Bechtle Clouds platform served as an interface that enabled a swift integration even on such a large scale. The solution now enables up to one thousand employees of the Saarland government and its municipalities to stay in touch. In addition, Bechtle offers web-based training to help users to adopt the solution quickly.
“By implementing the technology to enable virtual collaboration, we are doing our part to secure government operations in Saarland. Having so many Bechtle units work together is how we managed to pull it off in just a few hours; a case in point to demonstrate the benefits of virtual teamwork,” says Christian Walter, Head of Bechtle’s Saarland branch, adding: “With Cisco Webex, Saarland has laid the foundation to build a modern infrastructure for collaboration and a flexible, mobile work environment.” As Germany’s largest systems integrator, Bechtle supports numerous public and private sector clients in the implementation of advanced IT workplace concepts, leveraging products and services from global technology leaders including Cisco, Microsoft and Google.
“The teamwork between Bechtle, Cisco, the IT Innovation Centre and the IT Service Centre is what made the successful rollout possible in such a short space of time. We have created the foundation to enable face-to-face meetings on screen using state-of-the-art technology,” says Thorsten Sokoll, head of the IT Innovation Centre of the Saarland.