More and more individuals and companies are using internet-based services. E-mail accounts, photo albums and even complex software for enterprise accounting are stored on high-performance servers in maximum security data centers, with broadband connections providing access from home or on the go. The IT & Cloud innovation field is pacing this trend, with a focus on the creation of innovative technological concepts and prototypes for new cloud-based Telekom products (Key Topic Virtualized Infrastructures & Global Cloud IT) and cooperating with the chairs Intelligent Networks and Service-centric Networks below.
After all, more and more IT functions will be offered from the cloud in the long term. Another objective of the innovation field is the establishment of a group-wide cloud infrastructure and the development of the corresponding cloud services. As part of this infrastructure setup a standardized, elastic structure of network and computing resources will be created.
Another emphasis is the design and development of IT tools to enable new products and business opportunities for network operators.