When I talk to people currently employed by one of the major infrastructure outsourcing units in the major players like Atos, DXC, IBM, or T-Systems, it feels like summer closing. Some of them still embrace what they do, but most see some severe bad weather looming. They explain that the so-called hyperscalers, meaning providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud are continually growing their businesses, while they are struggling to make ends meet. No compelling portfolio, operations revenue steadily declining, no investments in technology or people, and finally, no new projects are the themes, which are continuously mentioned. I want to dive deeper to see what is behind these feelings, if the financial numbers support these claims, and what my one can conclude for the years to come.
On Friday, August the 3rd Adel al Saleh, CEO of T-Systems and Dirk Wössner, CEO of Telekom Deutschland, announced in a video post in the company’s internal social media site that T-Systems’ telecom business (called TC) will be moved from T-Systems to Telekom Deutschland. He also made a few other interesting announcements, which will undoubtedly affect the future of German IT outsourcing company T-Systems. Read this post for an in depth analysis.