Thursday, July 05, 2007

BT help Unilever employees work from home

BT Germany is going to make it easy for employees of Unilever Deutschland GmbH to work from home whenever they need to by providing up to 1,200 employees throughout Germany with a home office solution. The contract is worth several million euros and will run for six years. BT will provide ISDN and DSL connections as well as Internet access for Unilever's home workstations. For certain users, BT will also install and manage routers. Rüdiger Stürken, applications and infrastructure manager at Unilever, explains: "We have already had positive experiences with BT over many years in the context of our global network outsourcing agreement. Therefore we are confident that BT will provide our home office staff reliably and efficiently with the services they need for their day-to-day work." The home-office solution will be used above all by sales staff who work from home between their client appointments, and need an efficient and reliable connection to the company network to allow them to access relevant data. Stefan Hischer, director of sales and account management at BT Germany, adds: "We have noticed a trend among many of our clients who want to allow their staff to work as flexibly as possible – either from home or on the road."

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