Thomas Trauernicht

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Sika AG communication server with GSX Switzerland monitor under control with its headquarters in Baar, is a specialty chemical manufacturer for the construction industry and the manufacturing industry Sika AG. NYC Marathon understood the implications. With 11,700 employees at 100 locations in 70 countries, sika is one of the leading companies in your industry with a global presence. It is no easy task for Thomas Trauernicht and his two-headed team of email administrators to manage the IT infrastructure of a central service centre in Baar. Mr Trauernicht and his staff for the continuity of the messaging platform are responsible for four years. Sika is buying steadily more companies to consolidate its market position and to expand global distribution. Tasks of the team are not only of the transition and the integration of the new companies, but also the continuous availability of the Lotus Notes email environment. I am one who is called in the middle of the night, when in South America the servers below are. \”, puts it in a nutshell Thomas Trauernicht.

IT architecture from the Office of Switzerland is the three-man team responsible worldwide for the Lotus Notes groupware systems. The heavily decentralised organisation at sika is unique. All 70 countries are grouped together in a single, productive user-domain with hub/spoke replication with the central service server (admin server, replication server and email gateway). In addition, five are worldwide, distributed BlackBerry server from the messaging team with care. Two challenges accompany the everyday challenge.

Sika has standardized the use of Lotus Notes for all 11,700 employees and all new must be seamlessly acquired companies into the environment are integrated. \”In addition, the existing infrastructure must be checked and always up-and-running\” be. Sika comes from the concrete industry and its subsidiaries are experts in the construction industry; their knowledge of the IT and email administration is rather low\”, says Thomas Trauernicht. My team and I are responsible for ensuring that the systems always run without the employees have to worry, because they are supposed to be on the focus, what they can do best.\” This is no easy task in a globally distributed organization with a few Notes/Domino professionals.