Outsourcing: Media-Saturn leaves Capgemini with the IT infrastructure


In the coming years, Capgemini, more precisely Capgemini Outsourcing Services GmbH, will operate the MSH data centers and provide the central IT infrastructure services for Media-Saturn and its organizations in 16 European and Asian countries with a total of more than 900 specialist stores Message. For the exact duration and the volume of the contract no further details were given.

Following the completion of the transition phase, Capgemini will take full responsibility for all central IT infrastructure services at the headquarters of Media-Saturn in Ingolstadt, including the internal marketing agency redblue in Munich, as of the second quarter of 2013. The infrastructure services include data center services, operating systems, storage and backup services.

Capgemini wants to provide the services as part of its "rightshore" approach from Germany, Poland and India. Oliver Schwarz, Head of Capgemini's Infrastructure Services Business Unit in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) commented: "We can provide Media-Saturn with a tailored combination of IT infrastructure services that provide our customers with the best possible transformation of their information technology brings. "

The Metro subsidiary Media-Saturn generated sales of € 20.6 billion in 2011 and currently operates around 900 Media Markt and Saturn stores in 16 countries in Europe and Asia. Since 2011, the online retailer redcoon, which operates in ten European countries, has also become part of the company. Of the approximately 70, 000 employees, more than 2, 000 are employed at the headquarters in Ingolstadt.