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Economical in-house networking for public administration

This brochure gives a short overview about our solutions for government agencies and public administration.


Public Customers

In view of E-government and future-oriented administration, decision makers from municipalities, government agencies and ministries see themselves faced with a number of new challenges. Viewpoints with respect to in-house networking have also changed. Previously considered more as a means to an end, a perspective is increasingly prevailing which regards the IT infrastructure as a part of the whole. This particularly applies to IT energy and life cycle costs, which are also being assigned increasing significance in the most recent revision of the Regulation on the Award of Public Contracts.

In the context of IT-powered transformation processes, the public sector is modernising more and more rapidly. This means a constant increase in the importance of the IT building infrastructure, because it is the technical foundation of all IT systems. The use of MICROSENS Micro Switches allows the expansion of the fiber optic cabling into the tertiary education, (cable ducts, sub floor boxes, wall and desktop installations). The requirement for floor distribution room is eliminated with this.

Fiber optics is the medium of the future. This is why many bodies of public administration, government agencies and ministries have decided in favour of purely fiber optic-based in-house cabling according to the Fiber To The Desk (FTTD) model. These installations in some case originate from the time long before the wide distribution of Voice-over-IP and Power-over-Ethernet. However, the decision for building networking with fiber optics does not have to be a dead end. A migration from FTTD to FTTO enables the use of Power-over-Ethernet, creates new flexibility and exploits the advantages of the already existing fiber optic cabling.

With around 400 locations, the German administrative system is one of the largest operators of computer centers in Germany. The focus is on process optimisation and consolidation in the context of cost reduction measures. Whether Shared Service Center or the coupling of computer centers, the key to increased cost efficiency lies in high performance networking that can promptly react to rapidly growing broadband requirements.