T-Systems Wins Major IT Outsourcing Agreement in US Health Industry

     T-Systems Wins Major IT Outsourcing Agreement in US Health Industry

- Presbyterian Healthcare Services outsources data center operations to

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PR Newswire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Competing against a field of
top IT services providers, T-Systems expands its presence in the US healthcare
market with the signing of a multi-year agreement with Presbyterian Healthcare
Services (PHS) to manage data center operations for PHS in New Mexico.

T-Systems will transform Presbyterian's existing IT environment into a dynamic
services model by managing data center operations to provide a highly reliable
and available infrastructure with predictable costs of operation.

As part of the agreement, T-Systems and Presbyterian will create a Center of
Excellence for Health Solutions in Albuquerque. The Center will focus on the
development of new healthcare IT tools and technologies for Presbyterian
practitioners to pilot.

"Winning against a field of top IT services providers to have the opportunity
of partnering with Presbyterian is a sustainable success for our strategic
entry into the booming US health industry," says Reinhard Clemens, member of
Deutsche Telekom Management Board and T-Systems CEO. "For the years to come,
we are anticipating further outsourcing tenders in the health sector, so we
want to be in a position to serve them well," he said. "Together with
Presbyterian we will work on new IT solutions for the health industry by
bundling the required skills and competencies into a dedicated center. The
result will be an overall enhancement to healthcare services through mobile
solutions for healthcare professionals and health applications for patients,"
added Clemens.

Approximately 40 Presbyterian IT employees will transfer to T-Systems and will
remain in Albuquerque. The data center operations, currently located in
Albuquerque, will move to Houston, Texas as part of the 10-year contract.

"We selected T-Systems in part because we believe they are the right partner
who will, first and foremost, support and enhance our mission and vision,"
said Paul Briggs, Presbyterian's executive vice president and chief operating
officer. "By partnering with T-Systems to manage our IT infrastructure, we
will be able to focus on providing high quality and affordable healthcare in
New Mexico. We are particularly pleased that our employees have the
opportunity to continue their work with Presbyterian and will benefit by being
part of T-Systems," Briggs said.

Presbyterian selected T-Systems based on its expertise and strong presence in
health care. T-Systems established a dedicated healthcare business area three
years ago and since then has, together with partners, developed a number of
solutions for hospitals, doctors' practices, health insurers and geriatric

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications
companies with over 131 million mobile customers, 33 million fixed-network
lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of September 30, 2012). The
Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV
products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and
corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and
has over 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR58.7
billion in the 2011 financial year – over half of it outside Germany (as of
December 31, 2011).

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About T-Systems
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems
operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for
multinational corporations and public sector institutions. As Deutsche
Telekom's corporate customer arm, T-Systems provides integrated solutions for
the networked future of business and society. Some 48,200 employees at
T-Systems combine industry expertise with ICT innovations to add significant
value to customers' core business all over the world. The corporate customers
unit generated revenue of more than $12 billion US dollars in the 2011
financial year. www.t-systemsus.com.

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients,
members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico
in 1908, and is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system.
Presbyterian offers eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing
multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private
employer in New Mexico with more than 9,000 respected employees and growing.

SOURCE T-Systems

Website: http://www.t-systemsus.com
Contact: Teresa Hanson, Marketing and Communications, T-Systems North America,
+1-630-229-1627, Teresa.Hanson@t-systems.com
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