29.11.2007 | Slovakia
S&T launches Competence Center for SAP Infrastructure Solutions
This move further strengthens the S&T Group’s capabilities & position in the area of core business applications & underlying infrastructure
End to End Business Process ManagementThe Center focuses on Enterprise Content Management solutions with end-to-end workflows & document management functionalities starting with imaging & capturing and ending with SAP portal integrations, using EMC² Documentum technology. Special focus will be devoted to the archiving of SAP transactional data, print reports & incoming documents. Willem Hendrickx, EMEA Vice President, Channel and Mid-market at EMC², said: "This solution center provides S&T with the necessary tools to deliver increased value to customers through their relationship with EMC². Our commitment to support this Competence Center is at the core of our partner enablement program to help drive more sales opportunities to our loyal partner community."
Secure SAP PlatformsScalable Infrastructure is an important building block of every IT solution. It needs to effectively support automated operational processes for optimal SAP user experience. Therefore S&T infrastructure architects & consultants will design optimized infrastructure solutions for SAP projects based on IBM and EMC² technologies. The Competence Center will provide infrastructure blueprints, test and laboratory environments as well as training. System Landscape Optimization will leverage concepts such as Virtualization, High Availability, Comprehensive Backup, Data Subsetting and Archiving. Increasing attention in SAP projects is given to security aspects including the design of secure SAP infrastructure, Business Continuity Plans, SAP security audits, SOX and Governance, Risk and compliance concepts. "With the opening of the Competence Center, S&T also emphasizes the importance of its Slovakian subsidiary and its substantial investments also serve to strengthen the economy of the Zilina region", says Vladimir Hric, Managing Director of S&T Slovakia.
"IBM is collaborating with partners such as S&T, helping them develop solutions that enable SAP clients visualise, virtualise and integrate, maximising the benefits of their IT investments and transforming the way they perform key business processes,” said Bob Moore, Director, Computer Services Industry, IBM Northeast Europe. “We believe that Slovakia plays a very important role in adopting these innovative approaches and in generating best practices which could further help the region's development.”
The S&T SAP Infrastructure Solutions Competence Center is designed to host a number of activities, including: