S&T consults, plans and creates individually-tailored, customer-specific solutions sourced from the technologies and products of the world's leading hardware and software manufacturers. As a result of S&T’s unique structure, S&T teams in each country are not only provided with well-trained professionals who know all the specifics of the local situation, they can also call upon the international expertise of S&T’s experts in 22 countries who actively support and promote the exchange of knowledge, providing a level of back-up support that local companies cannot.
The communications sector is currently experiencing a period of intensive change coupled with technological innovation. A highly competitive marketplace puts enormous pressure on operators and service providers, who constantly have to expand their services while improving the development work and reducing maintenance costs. The enormous pricing pressure leads to intensive efforts to reduce costs, e.g. by (partially) outsourcing network operation or focusing on the actual core business. There is an increasing need for collaboration with partners and suppliers supported by technology.
The financial services sector in Central and Eastern Europe faces change as the only constant in this continually evolving market. For this reason it is vital that banks and insurance companies can rely on flexible and efficient IT systems and infrastructures.
Industrial companies are subject to ongoing transformation: takeovers, mergers and the challenges of global competition exert constant pressure to change. Purely product-based differentiation in the market is no longer possible as new developments become more and more expensive and riskier and innovation cycles get shorter and shorter. On top of this, customers have higher expectations and there is mounting pressure to improve productivity while at the same time reducing costs.
The government sector in Central and Eastern Europe is probably the most challenging sector in the IT business these days; rapidly developing economies, the demands and regulatory requirements of EU accession (or related pre-accession activities) and above all unprecedented security concerns place enormous pressure on public administrations and their IT environments.
The energy industry is in the middle of liberalisation and the dominant theme at the moment in the energy providers industry in Europe is unbundling. This advanced responsibility from the EU to separate networking from the other activities of the energy providers should prevent disproportionately high costs for using electricity and gas networks, which in turn will make it more difficult for suppliers without networks to sell electricity.
Companies from the Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Retail sectors are confronted with considerable changes within their business networks. Traditional structures and relationships have broken down owing to e-technology which changes channels to the end customers with differing results. Crucial upgrades and changes in the supply of the customer process in regards to goods, services and information result from this which apply to companies of the consumer goods and retail industry.