In this article you will read about,
- why the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria relies on public cloud resources,
- how the Open Telekom Cloud convinced when it came to data protection, IT security, and the obligation to professional secrecy,
- and how the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria can accelerate its processes and meet the requirements of the Online Access Act on time thanks to automation and digitalization.
Advice on setting up a business and information for the self-employed, topics relating to vocational training and registering a trade, or representing the interests of regional businesses vis-à-vis politicians: The 79 Chambers of industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany, organized in the umbrella organization, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), are responsible for all this and more. The Chambers of Industry and Commerce are increasingly making their services, information materials, and forms available on the Internet. By the end of 2022, most services must be available online. This is because, as public corporations, they are subject to the so-called Online Access Act (OZG). This stipulates that all German public administration services must be available online by the end of 2022. This also applies to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, the largest chamber in Germany.
In the past, the Munich Chamber of Industry and Commerce used the managed services of a hosting provider and its own hardware for its IT services such as database systems, the entire workplace infrastructure, and even the content management system. "In 2019, we were faced with the question of whether to invest extensively in new hardware for future requirements or to rely on a cloud solution," says Roberto Schumann, Head of IT Services at the Munich Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The IT expert and his team opted for the cloud. "We no longer want to deal with hardware procurement and support or the amount of resources required, but instead implement new solutions quickly and flexibly. The cloud is also significantly more cost-effective because we pay for what we actually use."