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22. May 2024

CANCOM Cloud Marketplace goes Austria

Austrian customers can now purchase leading solutions and services via the CANCOM Cloud Marketplace. They benefit from fast, uncomplicated and scalable access to a wide range of multi-cloud …

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3. April 2024

Change in the Executive Board of CANCOM Austria AG

Vienna, April 3, 2024 (OTS) - At the end of June 2024, Dr. Franz Semmernegg will leave the Executive Board of CANCOM Austria AG at his own request. For more than 25 years, he has actively shaped and shared responsibility for the success and growth of the leading ICT solution and service provider in various board functions as co-owner and board member at Kapsch BusinessCom AG and most recently since June 2023 at CANCOM Austria AG. On July 1, Bernd Eder, currently CEO of the Kontron Transportation Group, will join the Executive Board of CANCOM Austria and take over the agendas of Franz Semmernegg. The 45-year-old business administration graduate has international corporate experience and has worked for over 15 years in the project and system integration business in the railroad industry, most recently as CEO of the Kontron Transportation Group. He began his professional career at Kapsch BusinessCom AG, after which he was CFO of Kapsch CarrierCom AG for ten years. Jochen Borenich, a long-standing member of the Executive Board of Kapsch BusinessCom AG, has been a member of the Executive Board of CANCOM SE as CSO since August 2023. In this role, he is responsible for sales as well as strategic portfolio and industry management across all regions. In order to maintain continuity on the market side and to anchor the CANCOM Group's solution portfolio as broadly as possible in the joint customer base, he will also become a member of the Executive Board of CANCOM Austria AG. Dietmar Wiesinger, who joined the Executive Board of CANCOM Austria in October 2023, will remain responsible for Sales, Marketing, Strategy & Portfolio Management in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Romania. "We are very pleased that with Bernd Eder we have been able to win an experienced candidate who is well known in the company as a member of the Executive Board," says Dr. Kari Kapsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CANCOM Austria AG and member of the Supervisory Board of CANCOM SE in Germany. "Together with Dietmar Wiesinger and Jochen Borenich, we will ensure continuity and quality in the support of all customers and at the same time strengthen the position of the CANCOM Group as a leading ICT service provider with growth potential in the DACH region. With Franz Semmernegg, we are leaving a long-time companion who, with his profound financial knowledge and keen sense for market developments, has shaped and molded our company and the Austrian IT and communications industry like no other over the past 25 years." CANCOM Austria (formerly Kapsch BusinessCom) is Austria's leading ICT service provider and digitalization partner. As a hybrid IT service provider, the CANCOM Group accompanies companies into the digital future. CANCOM supports its customers in reducing the complexity of their IT and expanding their business success through the use of state-of-the-art technology. In order to meet the IT needs of companies, organizations and the public sector holistically, CANCOM offers tailor-made IT from A to Z from a single source. The CANCOM Group's range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise and a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation of companies. As a leading IT integrator and service provider, CANCOM offers a wide range of services and solutions, including business solutions and managed services for cloud transformation, AI and analytics, workplace, enterprise mobility and IT security. This also includes hosting and as-a-service models. CANCOM Austria also develops its own software solutions and platforms for innovative business models. As digital makers, the employees of CANCOM Austria always think end-to-end. Thanks to its Kapsch roots, CANCOM Austria combines 130 years of innovative strength with many years of experience as a market leader for network, data center, security, collaboration and managed services. The CANCOM Cyber Defense Center guarantees 24/7 protection against cyber attacks. In addition, CANCOM a+d IT Solutions, which has been active in Austria since 1994, offers smart workplace solutions with device lifecycle management to achieve sustainability goals and employee choice programs for end devices from a wide range of manufacturers. CANCOM Austria AG FY 22/23: approx. 520 million euros, 1,622 employees CANCOM Group FY 2023: 1.5 billion euros, 5,600 employees

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7. March 2024

CANCOM Austria and Leftshift One combine expertise in pioneering AI projects: How an Austrian IT duo decodes the intestinal flora

GRAZ/VIENNA/ZURICH. Digestion, metabolism, immune defense or the development of inflammation: The 100 trillion bacteria in our gut are particularly important for our health. The intestinal flora or microbiome - as the entirety of all intestinal bacteria is called - is a highly complex ecosystem that is in a finely tuned balance with our body. In order to better understand the complex interactions between intestinal bacteria and our health, researchers are relying on extensive analyses of the microbiome - and also on expertise from Austria: while the Graz-based AI pioneer Leftshift One is analyzing the data with AI support, CANCOM Austria is contributing the necessary software solutions for the collection, secure processing and presentation of the data in this project. Deployment in Switzerland The high-tech applications developed over the last twelve months are being used at Ortho-Analytic, a Swiss laboratory for integrative medicine, which is one of the innovation leaders in the umbrella region in the field of modern microbiome analysis. "A single sample sent to the laboratory contains more than 300,000 data points. With the artificial intelligence we have implemented, it is possible to identify correlations that would be impossible in a human test," explains Leftshift One CEO Patrick Ratheiser. "The AI-supported analyses lead to logical conclusions that not only enable better coordinated treatment options and the use of more effective medication, but also allow optimized nutrition plans as a treatment method," emphasizes the CEO of the high-tech company. "MyGPT" provides the technological foundation Even before the extensive analysis, the patient's data - for example on nutritional issues, habits, behavior and previous illnesses - is recorded via a chat-based user interface with voice input. The advantage of this is that the patient's natural language input is correlated with the microbiome analysis data. Technologically, this is realized on the basis of a so-called plug-in. This software module originates from the "MyGPT" application from Leftshift One - and is just one of many innovative enhancements to Leftshift One. "This application is part of our customized ChatGPT for companies," says Ratheiser. Joining forces CANCOM Austria (formerly Kapsch BusinessCom), a domestic IT company, is also responsible for the underlying software development: Austria's leading ICT solution and service provider and digitalization partner has been part of the CANCOM Group since June 2023 and has been operating under the name CANCOM Austria since January 2024. With 5,600 employees at 80 locations and a turnover of around 1.5 billion euros in 2023, the CANCOM Group offers a wide range of services and solutions, including business solutions and managed services for cloud transformation, AI and analytics, workplace, enterprise mobility and IT security. This also includes hosting and as-a-service models. CANCOM Austria and its subsidiaries in Romania, the Czech Republic and Switzerland employ a total of around 1,650 people. "Above all, our expertise in the area of software development and platform integration could be brought into the current project," confirms Franz Semmernegg, CEO CANCOM Austria. "By joining forces with Leftshift One, we were able to create a synergetic link between cutting-edge AI analysis and software solutions. This opens up new dimensions in microbiome analytics." Patrick Ratheiser adds: "We are delighted to join forces with CANCOM Austria to combine our complementary skills in a forward-looking partnership. We are contributing our core expertise and our in-depth understanding of artificial intelligence, which we have built up over many years, to this collaboration. The cooperation with CANCOM Austria also gives us the opportunity to significantly expand our reach and capacities. With the manpower and resources that CANCOM Austria brings to the table, we are now in a position to handle extensive projects that were previously beyond our reach."

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14. February 2024

RecAL: AIT-LKR Launches New Horizon Europe Project in Vienna 

A Circular Future for European Aluminium

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8. January 2024

K-Businesscom becomes CANCOM Austria: Uniform appearance for CANCOM in the DACH region

CANCOM, a leading hybrid IT service provider, has been even more present in the DACH region as well as in Romania and the Czech Republic since the beginning of the year. Austria's leading ICT solution and service provider and digitalization partner K-Businesscom (formerly Kapsch BusinessCom) became part of the CANCOM Group in June 2023. Since the turn of the year, the company and its subsidiaries have been operating under the CANCOM brand in Austria, Romania and the Czech Republic. With the uniform brand identity, CANCOM is strengthening its own positioning and the presence of the brand with a focus on DACH customers. The CANCOM Group grew sustainably in 2023 - to more than 5,600 employees at around 80 locations in the DACH region and beyond. The acquisition of the Austrian ICT solution and service provider K-Businesscom in June 2023 - the largest takeover in the company's history to date - was a key factor in this growth. With the turn of the year, the scope and breadth of the CANCOM brand has now also been expanded, as the company is now also operating under the CANCOM brand for the first time in the Romanian and Czech markets - after Switzerland, where K-Businesscom was already renamed in October. CANCOM has been represented on the Austrian market since 1994 with CANCOM a+d IT solutions GmbH. The competencies and market access of the former K-Businesscom will strengthen and expand CANCOM's presence there. The change of name from K-Businesscom to CANCOM is the next logical step in the course of the operational merger. At the same time, the change of name underlines the joint growth in the DACH region. "The merger has brought together two companies whose values, culture and core competencies harmonize perfectly. We are a team that pulls together. Our customers receive cross-border solutions and services from a single source - and we want to make this visible both internally and externally under one brand. Our common purpose 'We transform for the better' is our guiding principle," says Rüdiger Rath, CEO of CANCOM. DACH customers benefit from the bundled product and service portfolios of both companies, but also from new synergies through complementary additions, such as in the areas of AI, digital solutions & software development. With a broad workplace solutions portfolio, CANCOM a+d IT solutions GmbH in Austria offers holistic solutions with device lifecycle management and employee choice programs for end devices from a wide range of manufacturers. The former K-Businesscom, now CANCOM Austria, brought extensive capabilities in the areas of Intelligent Networks, Data and IoT to the CANCOM Group portfolio, in addition to existing joint strengths in the business areas of Public Cloud, Managed Services and Security. CANCOM Austria's range of IT solutions is therefore very similar to CANCOM's portfolio in Germany and includes a holistic offering consisting of consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. CANCOM Austria also develops its own software solutions and platforms for innovative business models. Thanks to its Kapsch roots, CANCOM in Austria combines 130 years of innovative strength with many years of experience as a market leader for network, data center, security, collaboration and managed services. About CANCOM: As a hybrid IT service provider, CANCOM accompanies companies into the digital future. We support our customers in reducing the complexity of their IT and expanding their business success through the use of state-of-the-art technology. In order to meet the IT needs of companies, organizations and the public sector holistically, CANCOM offers tailor-made IT from A to Z from a single source. The CANCOM Group's range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise and a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation of companies. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we deliver a range of services and solutions that includes business solutions and managed services such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting and as-a-service offerings. The more than 5,600 employees of the internationally active CANCOM Group with around 80 locations in the DACH region, Belgium, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic as well as an efficient partner network guarantee market presence and customer proximity. The CANCOM Group is managed by Rüdiger Rath (CEO), Jochen Borenich (CSO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM generated annual sales of around 1.3 billion euros in 2022. The Group parent company CANCOM SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the TecDAX and SDAX (ISIN DE0005419105).

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25. October 2023

K-Businesscom expands its cloud cooperation with Microsoft Austria

Vienna, 25.10.2023 - K-Businesscom (KBC) has taken its collaboration with Microsoft Austria to a new strategic level as part of a data center optimization program. The agreement makes KBC an important business partner for the new Microsoft Cloud Region Austria. KBC's customers will benefit from an end-to-end portfolio of cloud services based on KBC's expertise and Microsoft's innovative services. KBC has already developed new cloud offerings based on Microsoft Azure and is making them available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. KBC is also expanding its offering based on Microsoft products, for example in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and security. Customized cloud services for Austria "We are proud to be one of the most important partners for the implementation of the Microsoft cloud strategy in Austria and look forward to working even more closely with the global technology company Microsoft in the future," says Franz Semmernegg, CEO of K-Businesscom AG - a CANCOM Group company since June 2023. "The cooperation agreement is based on years of trusting collaboration. Together, we are pursuing the goal of focusing our cooperation in our home market even more strongly on cloud services in the future." The new cloud region offers both large companies and SMEs a constantly growing range of new services. KBC customizes the US company's software products for its own customers and offers tailor-made services for the Austrian market. These include computing, network, database, analysis, AI and IoT services. KBC offers customers access to the Microsoft Cloud Region Austria with the expanded cooperation, KBC offers its customers access to the Microsoft Cloud region in eastern Austria with local, secure and green data centers. This means that Microsoft Cloud Services can be used with local data storage and the shortest access times in the country. Industrial machine control, critical data center services or important backup and recovery scenarios will thus be possible for KBC customers in the local cloud in the future. KBC as a sparring partner for the cloud "Sometimes you have to travel to the USA to bring the cloud to Austria," says Doris Lippert, Global Partner Solutions Lead Microsoft Austria. "As a sparring partner, KBC brings the cloud to Austrian soil and is also a strong partner for topics such as AI, Azure infrastructure and cybersecurity." KBC's expertise in the field of IT security will be used together with Microsoft technologies to better protect companies in Austria against cybersecurity threats.

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1. October 2023

Dietmar Wiesinger joins the Executive Board of K-Businesscom AG (a CANCOM Group company since June 2023)

Vienna, October 1, 2023 - Dietmar Wiesinger (45) will become the second member of the Management Board of K-Businesscom AG in October. He succeeds Jochen Borenich, who has helped build and significantly shape the digital transformation of KBC and its customers since 2010. Jochen Borenich joined the Executive Board of CANCOM SE, a leading digitalization partner and IT service provider in Germany, on 1 August 2023. K-Businesscom has been a CANCOM Group company since June 2023. In his new role, Dietmar Wiesinger will be responsible for Sales, Marketing and International Business. Together with CEO Franz Semmernegg, he will now manage the leading ICT key player in Austria, Switzerland and Romania. "I am convinced that with Dietmar Wiesinger we have a sales professional on board who will drive our growth strategy in Austria, Switzerland and Romania with his expertise and management qualities," explains Franz Semmernegg, CEO of K-Businesscom. Among other things, Wiesinger has 10 years of sales experience - most recently as Head of Sales Corporate Customers at T-Systems and at Microsoft. In 2019, he was a board member at Kapsch CarrierCom AG and then moved to CELUM, an Austrian software specialist for digital asset management, as COO. He studied Business Informatics at the JKU Linz and completed an Executive MBA at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota) while working. He also completed postgraduate training at the London Business School. "There is no more exciting time than now to take on this new role. The merger of KBC and CANCOM will create a major ICT player in the DACH region with significant growth potential thanks to the perfect synergy in product portfolio and geographical focus. We are thus placing more focus on the strategic action area of Europe, which must invest in digitalization, the data economy and future technologies in order to remain internationally competitive," explains Dietmar Wiesinger. About K-Businesscom: K-Businesscom AG (formerly Kapsch Businesscom) is Austria's leading ICT solution and service provider and digitalization partner. Since June 2023, as a member of CANCOM Group, the company has been a significant part of an international Leading Digital Transformation Partner with over 5,600 employees at around 80 locations and a key player in the DACH region. With many years of expertise in technology and certified know-how in collaboration, network and IT technology, KBC acts as a consultant, implementation partner, managed service partner and digital business engineer. Combined with technologies and services from numerous international manufacturers such as Cisco, Microsoft, HPE and AWS. The company also develops its own software solutions and platforms for new business models with its customers. As digital makers, KBC employees always think end-to-end. Thanks to its Kapsch roots, K-Businesscom combines 130 years of innovative strength with experience as a market leader for network, data, IT, security, collaboration and managed services. The Cyber Defense Center provides 24/7 protection against cyber attacks and KBC designs cloud transformation, smart spaces and hybrid offices. K-Businesscom employees are convinced that digital technologies can create value, protect the environment and improve our standard of living. With its digitalization expertise, KBC therefore wants to make a significant contribution to promoting the European data economy in the coming years. K-Businesscom AG FY 22/23: approx. 520 million euros, 1,622 employees CANCOM Group FY 2022: 1.3 billion euros, 4,000 employees About CANCOM: As a hybrid IT service provider, CANCOM accompanies companies into the digital future. The CANCOM Group's range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise and a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation of companies.

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22. September 2023

CANCOM and K-Businesscom present leading IT security solutions at it-sa 2023

Munich, September 21, 2023 - CANCOM and K-Businesscom are combining their expertise in the field of IT security and will be exhibiting together for the first time at it-sa in Nuremberg, Europe's largest trade fair for IT security, from October 10 to 12, 2023. At stand 450 in hall 7, trade visitors can obtain advice on holistic security architectures from the two experienced cybersecurity specialists. In addition, experts will provide information on current topics and threats in presentations and discussions. K-Businesscom has been part of the CANCOM Group since June. At it-sa, the two IT service providers from Austria and Germany will jointly present their portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services for the first time. This includes holistic approaches to defending against cyber threats, from strategy development and industry-specific implementation to the associated managed services and Everything as a Service (XaaS) offerings. "With CANCOM and K-Businesscom, two experienced IT security specialists, each with a mature portfolio and their own Security Operations Centers, are combining their expertise," says Alexander Ernst, Director Competence Center Network & Security at CANCOM. "With our complementary strengths, we can cover the specific requirements of various industries with regard to IT security even more holistically. " Theme islands on relevant security components Visitors can expect a diverse and extensive range of products and services at the joint 100 square meter stand: At six theme islands focusing on (1) services, (2) consulting, (3) security solutions and (4) industry solutions, visitors will gain insights into how they can comprehensively protect their company against cyber attacks. The focus will be on CANCOM's own products such as the CANCOM Security Operations Center with SOC as a Service, the CANCOM #redteam for pentesting or the CANCOM Compliance Suite, a BSI-listed auditing software that helps with the implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). A new feature is the CANCOM "Rapid Response" service for fast and efficient emergency assistance in the event of acute security incidents. At another theme island (5), the K-Businesscom team will be presenting security solutions specifically for operational technology, such as for the energy sector and for carriers. Practical presentations on trending topics Visitors to the stand will also gain insights into the most important security topics that are currently driving the market and the individual industries. To this end, CANCOM has scheduled short presentations on strategic and innovative topics in its presentation lounge every hour during the three-day trade fair, with concrete solutions from partners and illustrative practical examples. Expo area and guided tours with security partners In the Expo area on the stand, visitors can find out about joint solutions from CANCOM and its security partners Cisco, Microsoft, IBM and Palo Alto Networks. The solution portfolios of Crowdstrike, Fortinet, Sophos and Trend Micro will also be presented. To offer visitors a comprehensive experience, guided tours of the partners' stands will round off the trade fair appearance. At a glance: CANCOM and K-Businesscom at it-sa 2023 10. until October 12, 2023 Hall 7, Stand 450 Exhibition Center Nuremberg An appointment can be made via the following page: https://events.cancom.de/live-event-ohne-bt/besuchen-sie-cancom-auf-der-it-sa/ About K-Businesscom: K-Businesscom AG (formerly Kapsch Businesscom) is Austria's leading ICT solution and service provider and digitization partner. As a member of CANCOM Group since June 2023, the company is a significant part of an international Leading Digital Transformation Partner with over 5,600 employees at around 80 locations and a key player in the DACH region. With many years of expertise in technology and certified know-how in collaboration, network and IT technology, KBC acts as a consultant, implementation partner, managed service partner and digital business engineer. Combined with technologies and services from numerous international manufacturers such as Cisco, Microsoft, HPE and AWS. The company also develops its own software solutions and platforms for new business models with its customers. As digital makers, KBC employees always think end-to-end. Thanks to its Kapsch roots, K-Businesscom combines 130 years of innovative strength with experience as a market leader for network, data, IT, security, collaboration and managed services. The Cyber Defense Center provides 24/7 protection against cyber attacks and KBC designs cloud transformation, smart spaces and hybrid offices. K-Businesscom employees are convinced that digital technologies can create value, protect the environment and improve our standard of living. With its digitalization expertise, KBC therefore wants to make a significant contribution to promoting the European data economy in the coming years. About CANCOM: As a hybrid IT service provider, CANCOM accompanies companies into the digital future. We support our customers in reducing the complexity of their IT and expanding their business success through the use of state-of-the-art technology. In order to meet the IT needs of companies, organizations and the public sector holistically, CANCOM offers tailor-made IT from A to Z from a single source. The CANCOM Group's range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise and a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation of companies. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we deliver a range of services and solutions that includes business solutions and managed services such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting and as-a-service offerings. The more than 5,600 employees of the internationally active CANCOM Group with around 80 locations in the DACH region, Belgium, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic as well as an efficient partner network guarantee market presence and customer proximity. The CANCOM Group is managed by Rüdiger Rath (CEO), Jochen Borenich (CSO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM generated annual sales of around 1.3 billion euros in 2022. The Group parent company CANCOM SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the TecDAX and SDAX (ISIN DE0005419105).

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4. September 2023

Herba Chemosan - SAP - K-Businesscom

Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG, Austria's leading pharmaceutical wholesaler and logistics expert, left the US group McKesson in 2023 as part of a management buy-out. This also involved a strategic realignment with regard to IT infrastructure, applications, solutions and cybersecurity. Herba Chemosan is relying on a cloud strategy with "RISE with SAP" and K-Businesscom's expertise in the areas of networks, IT security and digitalization. RISE with SAP is a comprehensive service package that supports companies in their transformation into the digital age. Business Process Intelligence also offers a comprehensive toolbox for process analyses that can be used to better understand processes, compare them with industry standards and optimize them accordingly. "With Herba Chemosan, we were able to implement a "lighthouse project" for RISE with SAP in Austria," explains Christina Wilfinger , Managing Director of SAP Austria. "With RISE, Herba Chemosan has not only clearly opted for a future-proof cloud strategy, but can now also tailor the transformation to its individual business requirements and has access to migration tools, business process intelligence and business technology platforms on the way to becoming an intelligent company." K-Businesscom (Member of CANCOM Group) joined forces with SAP to deliver a holistic approach for a sustainably successful solution for Herba Chemosan. "We are pleased that we were able to contribute our ICT expertise in maintaining critical infrastructure, which we have already proven with numerous other customers," explains Jochen Borenich , Member of the Board CANCOM Group and Member of the Board K-Businesscom until August 2023. "The IT security services from our own Security Operation Center, the KBC Cyber Defense Center, ensure permanent security of all process data and information - not insignificant for a distributor who was responsible for the disposition and distribution of vaccines in Corona, among other things. Furthermore, the partnership with Herba Chemosan will enable us to plan and implement digitalization steps together in the future. We usually work across sectors, bring companies together and develop new use cases or business models together. The logistics sector is of course particularly exciting." Maximilian von Künsberg Sarre , CFO/COO at Herba Chemosan adds: "Having gone through a similar process with the spin-off from the Kapsch Group over the last 1.5 years, K-Businesscom understands the special requirements that we are currently facing at Herba Chemosan. This enables them to provide us with holistic advice on IT architecture, infrastructure, cloud transformation and many other topics." Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG decided to switch to RISE with SAP as a flexible cloud ERP solution. In future, processes in the supply chain are to be continuously optimized through additional services based on the data obtained. "As a result of the spin-off from the US company McKesson, we were and still are faced with the challenge of restructuring our IT architecture and services. And under relatively high time pressure. At the same time, we have the opportunity to completely redefine our digitalization strategy for the coming years. With SAP and a highly available ERP solution from the cloud and K-Businesscom as the leading local Austrian system integrator and service provider, we have found two strong partners who can support us in these steps," explains von Künsberg Sarre. Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG is the leading full-range pharmaceutical wholesaler in Austria and operates the densest distribution network for pharmaceutical products with seven logistics centers for the daily supply of 90% of Austrian pharmacies. The group of companies with around 1,000 employees includes the subsidiaries Sanova and Aewige and offers further services for the healthcare sector in the areas of nutritional supplements, medical technology and other pharmaceutical products. Herba Chemosan has 7 locations in Austria and 1 location each in Switzerland and the Czech Republic and generates a turnover of around 1.5 billion euros. About K-Businesscom: K-Businesscom AG (formerly Kapsch Businesscom) is Austria's leading ICT solution and service provider and digitalization partner. As a member of CANCOM Group since June 2023, the company is a key part of an international Leading Digital Transformation Partner with over 5,600 employees at around 80 locations and a key player in the DACH region. With many years of expertise in technology and certified know-how in collaboration, network and IT technology, KBC acts as a consultant, implementation partner, managed service partner and digital business engineer. Combined with technologies and services from numerous international manufacturers such as Cisco, Microsoft, HPE and AWS. The company also develops its own software solutions and platforms for new business models with its customers. As digital makers, KBC employees always think end-to-end. Thanks to its Kapsch roots, K-Businesscom combines 130 years of innovative strength with experience as a market leader for network, data, IT, security, collaboration and managed services. The Cyber Defense Center provides 24/7 protection against cyber attacks and KBC designs cloud transformation, smart spaces and hybrid offices. K-Businesscom employees are convinced that digital technologies can create value, protect the environment and improve our standard of living. With its digitalization expertise, KBC therefore wants to make a significant contribution to promoting the European data economy in the coming years. About CANCOM: As a hybrid IT service provider, CANCOM accompanies companies into the digital future. The CANCOM Group's range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise and a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation of companies. SAP The SAP strategy is designed to help transform every company into an intelligent, sustainable business. As a market leader in business software, we help companies of all sizes and industries achieve their goals in the best possible way: SAP customers generate 87% of all global commerce. Our technologies for machine learning, the Internet of Things and advanced analytics help our customers on the path to becoming an intelligent enterprise. SAP helps people and businesses gain deep knowledge about their organizations, fosters collaboration and helps them stay ahead of the competition. We simplify technology for businesses so they can use our software on their own terms, easily and seamlessly. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables customers in 26 industries around the world to be profitable, adapt with agility and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees and thought leaders, SAP helps improve the way the world does business and the way people live. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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13. July 2023

Red Bull and K-Businesscom take action against cyberattacks

SOC Vienna recognizes 1.2 trillion potential threats "Cyber risks have reached a new dimension," says Jochen Borenich, CEO CANCOM SE/CSO (until August 2023 CEO at K-Businesscom). "Our Security Operation Center in Vienna alone identified and managed an incredible 1.2 trillion potential risks for our customers in 2022. We were able to successfully fend off critical attacks." Today, practically all companies, from small and medium-sized enterprises to large corporations, are confronted with attacks from the internet. The attacks are directed against IT infrastructures, but increasingly also against production, which is often still inadequately protected. If the criminals succeed in paralyzing operations, it takes an average of 30 days before the threat is averted and production is back to normal. The downtime costs and reputational damage in such cases are enormous. IT professionals take over cyber defense In view of the potential damage and the increasingly complex threat scenarios, companies are professionalizing their cyber defence. K-Businesscom's external specialists take on the task of identifying potential risks as early as possible and averting dangers before they occur. Unlike traditional in-house IT in companies, the specialized IT professionals are able to counter the fraudsters "at eye level" - for example by using artificial intelligence. Red Bull relies on cyber defense from K-Businesscom Consumer goods group Red Bull, for example, relies on the expertise of K-Businesscom. The global market leader for energy drinks pursues a holistic security strategy and at the same time focuses on particularly vulnerable areas. The Vulnerability Management module from K-Businesscom's Cyber Defense Center provides this building block. This is a leading Security Operation Center in Europe. In the specially protected high-security environment, the experts operate a central scanning and management infrastructure: Red Bull's global network environment is automatically scanned for unknown IT assets and tested for known software IT vulnerabilities. If unknown devices are detected in the network, Red Bull is informed immediately and receives recommendations for action. The primary goal is to identify potential threats as early as possible and track them until they have been neutralized. Digital fire department ready for action at any time "Like a digital fire department, our employees are on standby around the clock, seven days a week," says Borenich. "Our job is to prevent cyberattacks and keep the damage as low as possible in an emergency." Security concept can be expanded on a modular basis If the worst comes to the worst, speed and transparency are top priorities in order to reveal the fraudsters' patterns of movement. "The continuous checks provide us with the necessary transparency and enable us to take important precautionary measures," says Jimmy Heschl, Global Head of Digital Security, Red Bull. As threat scenarios are constantly evolving, it is also important for the Group to have an adaptable and expandable security concept. This is ensured by the individual modules in the Cyber Defense Center. "KBC's services are an important building block in our security toolbox and offer us the opportunity to maintain and continuously improve our security level," says Heschl. In future, K-Businesscom will offer customers the combined expertise of two leading ICT providers in the area of cyber security. This is because K-Businesscom will become part of the CANCOM Group." K-Businesscom operates Security Operation Centers (SOC) in Vienna, Klagenfurt and St. Gallen in Switzerland. CANCOM has Security Operation Centers in Germany. Conclusion The risk of companies in Europe falling victim to cyber attacks is increasing. At the same time, the threat scenarios are becoming increasingly complex. In this situation, it is important to meet criminals "at eye level" and to professionalize cyber defence. Small and medium-sized companies as well as corporations such as Red Bull rely on the expertise of K-Businesscom. The modular components in the ICT provider's Cyber Defense Center enable an adaptable and expandable security concept to counter potential threats as far in advance as possible. About K-Businesscom: K-Businesscom AG (formerly Kapsch Businesscom) is Austria's leading ICT solution and service provider and digitalization partner. As a member of CANCOM Group since June 2023, the company is a key part of an international Leading Digital Transformation Partner with over 5,600 employees at around 80 locations and a key player in the DACH region. With many years of expertise in technology and certified know-how in collaboration, network and IT technology, KBC acts as a consultant, implementation partner, managed service partner and digital business engineer. Combined with technologies and services from numerous international manufacturers such as Cisco, Microsoft, HPE and AWS. The company also develops its own software solutions and platforms for new business models with its customers. As digital makers, KBC employees always think end-to-end. Thanks to its Kapsch roots, K-Businesscom combines 130 years of innovative strength with experience as a market leader for network, data, IT, security, collaboration and managed services. The Cyber Defense Center provides 24/7 protection against cyber attacks and KBC designs cloud transformation, smart spaces and hybrid offices. K-Businesscom employees are convinced that digital technologies can create value, protect the environment and improve our standard of living. With its digitalization expertise, KBC therefore wants to make a significant contribution to promoting the European data economy in the coming years. K-Businesscom AG FY 22/23: approx. 520 million euros, 1,622 employees CANCOM Group FY 2022: 1.3 billion euros, 4,000 employees About CANCOM: As a hybrid IT service provider, CANCOM accompanies companies into the digital future. The CANCOM Group's range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise and a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation of companies.

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