Monthly Archives: April 2015
2022 ended with revenue of €743 million (+11% compared to 2021) and a normalised EBITDA of €58 million (+45% compared to 2021). Competitive Transformation Plan completed two years in advance of the targets announced. Presentation of the Business Plan towards 2027: target of revenues in excess of €1 billion, a profit margin of more than 10% and over 1000 new employees, thanks to the digital transformation of the networks and the digitalisation process under way in the country. Milan, 28 April 2023 - Sirti Group – a leading player in the development of network infrastructures and digital and cybersecurity services – has closed 2022 with results on the up, and has announced the completion of the Competitive Transformation Plan two years in advance of the targets announced. In 2022, Sirti recorded revenue of €743 million, a rise of 11% compared to the €667 million recorded in 2021 (+€76 million). The company also recorded a significant jump in EBITDA, up 45% compared to the previous year, adjusted to take account of the effects of the dollar and the revaluation of severance indemnity, rising from €40 million in 2021 to the figure for last year of €58 million. Sirti has a backlog of contracts assigned and orders amounting to around €1.4 million, and a Net Finmancial position of €100.5 million for 2022. Significant performance in 2022 for the two main companies in the Group. Sirti Telco recorded revenue of €517 million, up 12% on 2021, and a normalised EBITDA up 40% to €34.6 million, while Sirti Digital Solutions closed 2022 with revenues of €226 million (up 11% compared to the previous year) and a normalised EBITDA of €23.3 million, a rise of 50% compared to 2021. Also presented was the Business Plan towards 2027, which sets a target of over €1 billion in revenue, an EBITDA in excess of €100 million and more than 1000 new employees. These targets are based on then Group’s leadership position in the development and management of infrastructures, and – thanks to its distinctive networking skills and knowledge of the market –its growing presence in the digital services area, specifically in cybersecurity and IoT. Also published, on a voluntary basis, was the 2022 Sustainability Declaration, containing information selected based on a structured “double materiality” analysis, in line with the recent Directive (EU) 2022/2464 of 14 December 2022. “Thanks to our long-established Telco skills and the increase in our strategic focus on digital solutions, technological innovation and the development of new in-house competences, Sirti is today a benchmark in the process for the digital transformation of networks and the digitalisation of the whole country”, commented Laura Cioli, CEO of Sirti Group. “One of the fundamental elements in this process has been the building of a team of high-level top managers, resulting from a combination of professionals already present in the company and new colleagues with distinctive skills from different business backgrounds. Today we are a Group able to evolve and change continuously, quickly and sustainably, firmly rooted in a strongly “hands-on”, industrious culture. This evolution is allowing us to grasp new opportunities for growth in an extremely competitive context, yet with significant scope for growth deriving from the development of network infrastructures and the digital transition under way.” ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Sirti Digital Solutions: edge computing and intelligent networking, the right combination to face the future
20 April 2023
Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, describes the characteristics networks must have in order to provide intelligent support to this digital evolution. In this era of growing digitalisation, data and information are fundamental assets for business competitivity in every sector and in every dimension. Cloud computing has been one of the main enablers of this new scenario, taking on the role of a platform for the orchestration of all those elements that characterise the digital transformation, such as artificial intelligence, IoT, virtualisation or analytics. Data management – the acquisition, processing and use of data – is bringing out the edge as the new focal hub of digital infrastructures, and making it the focus of attention in a number of productive sectors, including Telco. Bringing technological innovation to the edge is an essential prerequisite for the development and enablement of new services with high added value, to improve competitive positioning. It is in this context that edge computing comes into play: an architectural approach that extends the cloud computing model, offering the possibility to process data as close as possible to where they are generated or used, with significant advantages for the user experience. This architectural approach, in a 5G network infrastructure environment, enables the development of business cases relating to new high-added-value services, thanks to the availability of low-latency access and transport, together with computational capacities close to data generation or use. The development of new services offers huge potential to create new business opportunities, while at the same time expanding the range of stakeholders involved. Intelligent networks based on automation In such a decentralised technological environment, with a constantly growing volume of data, the so-called “intelligent networks” are becoming essential to the effective orchestration of data, with a positive impact on business operations. This is where Intelligent Networking comes in: a model that moves beyond the traditional FCAPS (fault, configuration, accounting, performance, security) concept, orchestrating communication and services “intelligently”, in a virtualised context.Because this is an architectural solution with a strong element of automation, geared towards the development and/or evolution +of services, it is among the key objectives of the main service providers. Thanks to the growing complexity of telecommunication services, the Intelligent Networking concept has evolved further, starting out from software-defined network architectures and using a series of efficient osmosis processes to bring on board elements from other “universes”, such as software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence. This evolution has aided the development of new network management solutions that combine a high degree of flexibility with an impressive capacity to adapt to business needs that is less prone to human error. In short, an increasingly “intelligent”, properly orchestrated network ensures greater control, greater flexibility, a greater ability to adapt to new requirements, and a shorter time to market for the new services, without impacting information security levels.Among the main benefits of this evolution are undoubtedly a significant reduction in operating costs, and thus the optimisation of investments in hardware, also thanks to the virtualisation process, which enables the consolidation of network functions.In conclusion, this type of model offers a large number of opportunities from the point of view of both sustainability, by reducing energy and environmental impact, and social development, by offering and enabling employment opportunities. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Sirti Digital Solutions once again helping the Ministry of Defence to boost security in the military airport of Ghedi
29 March 2023
The appointment will involve Sirti Digital Solutions working on the activities for the final design and carrying out of work on the security systems of the Luigi Olivari military airport in the province of Brescia. Milan, 29 March 2023 – Sirti Digital Solutions, the new Sirti Group company that enables thedigital transformation of public and private companies through networking services, sw & system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud and Technological Plants, has announced the start of a new project for the Ministry of Defence, for the final design and carrying out of work and on further security systems in the military airport of Ghedi, in the province of Brescia, the base of the 6th Squadron of the Italian Military Air Force. This new contract furthers strengthens the collaboration of Sirti Digital Solutions with the Ministry of Defence, and will involve the company playing a system role in the security systems and the electrical, special and mechanical systems, thus helping to boost and modernise the already high level of security and surveillance of the most critical infrastructures in the military airport of Ghedi. “This work on the final design and development of security and surveillance systems for the Ministry of Defence is a further indication of the distinctive position Sirti Digital Solutions has consolidated with regard to projects for the evolution of digital infrastructures, in which it continues to be a benchmark for the process of digital transformation in Italy”, commented Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions Spa. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Sirti Digital Solutions, partner of Planet Farms: technology and co-creation for the Cavenago Vertical Farm
23 March 2023
23 March 2023 - Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, speaking during the “Italia 4.0” programme on the Class CBNC channel entitled Agriculture 4.0 – the innovations businesses are introducing in the field – and in the fields. Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, explains the value of digitalisation in production processes for the agrifood sector, talking in particular about the Cavenago Vertical Farm project co-created with Planet Farms. The process for the digital transformation of the market has strongly highlighted theimportance of implementing profound digitalisation in all sectors, through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to support the production process. Sirti Digital Solutions has accepted the primary challenge of guiding all stages of the project: from the electrical and network systems to technology scouting, as well as the design and implementation of technological components for acquisition, collection, processing and presentation of the data required for the management of the farm, with a dedicated data center, and wireless and wireline data network, IoT network and ICT infrastructure hosting AI-based software. It has created the Building Management System4.0. Planet Farms is a startup in the Agriculture 4.0 sector, whose mission is the sustainable Farming of salad greens and herbs without the use of chemicals, with a view to offering the consumer a healthy, uncontaminated product 365 days a year. To achieve this, it was necessary to create a new, fully automated indoor hydroponic farming format. In this context, multi-disciplinary skills and technology are key to the success of the project. This project testifies to our desire to make the difference in terms of sustainability, with the use of technologies that allow for optimisation of the production process and savings of natural resources, paying close attention to reducing the consumption of water and energy, and with zero environmental impact. @REPRODUCTION RESERVED
Sirti Digital Solutions will be developing the MAN -LAN Data Network of the military airport of Ghedi for Teledife
6 March 2023
The appointment will involve Sirti Digital Solutions working alongside the General Directorate of Telecommunications, IT and Advanced Technologies (TELEDIFE) on the development of the entire active and passive MAN-LAN network of the military airport of Ghedi. Milan, 06 March 2023 - Sirti Digital Solutions – the new Sirti Group company that enables the digital transformation of public and private companies through networking services, sw & system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud and Technological Plants – has announced the start of a new project for TELEDIFE, the General Directorate of Telecommunications, IT and Advanced Technologies, involving themodernisation of the metropolitan (MAN) and local (LAN) networks and the development of the active and passive data network of the military airport of Ghedi, in the province of Brescia. This work to boost the network will bring significant benefits to the military airport of Ghedi, which thanks to Sirti Digital Solutions will be able to enjoy a fast, efficient, latest-generation network infrastructure able to significantly facilitate telecommunication procedures. Under the terms of the project agreement, the company will be working on structured wiring for the MAN- LAN network of the airport in Ghedi, as well as on the special systems, i.e. the civil, electrical and conditioning works and the modernisation of the video surveillance and security services, all inside the military airport. Sirti Digital Solutions, which will be operating in a system integrator role, has also been tasked with developing the technological solution Fonia VOIP, offering an alternative to the traditional telephone line, allowing users to have a conversation using an internet connection or a dedicated network that uses an IP protocol. “This technological modernisation effort alongside the Ministry of Defence confirms and consolidates the strategic position of Sirti Digital Solutions as a benchmark player for Italy in the process for the evolution of digital infrastructures”, commented Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions Spa. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
A “digital” masterclass to trainnew talents.
2 March 2023
Interview with Clemente Perrone - Chief People, Organization & Communication Officer of Sirti Group Il Sole 24 Ore Supplement 02/03/2023 FRANCESCO PRISCO ACADEMY 2023 p. 48 The continuing consolidation of Sirti Group’s role in the digital transformation market goes hand in hand with a structured training programme that moves in two directions: the bringing on board of new technological talents and professional retraining with a view to work in digital areas. With regard to the former, Sirti has created its own Digital Masterclass, an in-house Academy for the training of the professionals of the future in the field of IT, laying the foundations to follow the fast-paced evolution of technology. “These are specific training programmes aimed at bringing on board young resources with a diploma or degree, but without specific experience”, explained Clemente Perrone, Chief Human Resources ; Organization Officer of Sirti. “In 2022 alone, this project has allowed us to train 80 young people, who were given the opportunity to boost their basic knowledge of IT and to acquire more specific notions tailored to the needs of the company and the evolution of the main market trends”. The second aspect is focused on professional retraining programmes for figures who already have significant work experience. “Thanks to this project, linked to the New Competences Fund, we were able to fund over 250 professional retraining courses in 2022. Since 2021, we have delivered more than 600,000 hours of digital training, which has allowed us as a company to undertake an in-depth transformation of in-house skills, allowing us in turn to rise effectively to the challenges linked to the technological transformation of the company”, continued Perrone. Sirti is today an innovation hub in the development of network infrastructures and digital and cybersecurity services, playing a key role in the construction of what are known as "digital highways". This positioning allows the company to also adopt training as a driver for social inclusion, and in this context, Sirti is playing a key role in professional training programmes for prisoners, training them to become optical fibre installers and cable jointers and offering them skills they can also use upon their release to obtain gainful employment. «The Prison Work Programme, already developed in the Prisons of Lorusso and Cutugno in Turin and Rebibbia in Rome, and which has led to the employment of 10 prisoners, is an effective example of how crucial issues for the country, such as the lack of qualified labour and the necessary rehabilitation of prisoners, can be tackled using innovative tools, thanks to the collaboration between the Institutions and private enterprise”, commented Clemente Perrone. “This approach is closely aligned with our “hands-on” philosophy, which has been one of the strategic cornerstones of our work for over a hundred years”, the manager concluded. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Opening of the blue line, theM4: the new light, fullyautomatic underground rail line
26 November 2022
Milan, 26 November 2022 – The M4 blue line is open. The new underground rail line has opened its first six stations: from Linate airport to Piazzale Dateo, via the Repetti, Forlanini, Argonne and Susa stops. The official opening took place at 11 a.m. at Linate, before the authorities and workers of the firms involved. The new line is more than a long-awaited, strategic infrastructure that will make it easier to reach the city centre from the airport: as of today, residents in the neighbourhoods affected at length by the construction work will be able to enjoy a series of redeveloped, sustainable, green, public spaces, open to everyone, with areas for children toplay and sports equipment. The M4 is a "light, fully automatic underground rail line”: a technological system that maintains the typical features of an underground railway, but with higher and less expensive technical performance standards. The line is driverless, like the M5, and the blue line will be equipped with a smart traffic control system that will “ensure the highest standard of safety for passengers”. This is a step forward for mobility in the city. Technology and the pursuit of sustainable solutions able to save on space and consumption are the distinctive features of theinfrastructure. Sirti Telco Infrastructures, Sirti Digital Solutions and other partners designed and built the system for the extension of radiomobile coverage. The ability to integrate a range of different technological solutions and co-creation with partners and clients are the winning characteristics that have allowed Sirti to operatesuccessfully. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Digital work openings: projects in prison facilities
16 November 2022
Sirti and Open Fiber: Prison Work Programme completed in Rebibbia Prison The aim of the project, carried out in collaboration with the institutions, is to create qualifyingemployment opportunities for the inmates in the TLC sector. Seven inmates – who successfully completed the training programme – will be officially joining theSirti and OFNS teams as technicians for network infrastructures in Italy. The Rebibbia Prison project is the continuation of the pilot project in Turin Prison, which saw thetraining and subsequent employment in Sirti of another class of seven inmates, who have alreadybeen working since October 2022.Rome, 14 December 2022 Sirti Group – an innovation hub in the development of network infrastructures and digital and cybersecurity services – and Open Fiber – which is creating an ultra-high-speed network in cities, small municipalities and industrial areas in Italy – have completed the Prison Work Programme in Rebibbia Prison, the aim of which is to create qualifying employment opportunities for the inmates in the Telecommunications sector.Official notice came today of the regular recruitment of a class of seven inmates who have successfully completed the training programme of over 160 hours and will be joining the teams of Sirti and the Open Fiber Network Solutions (OFNS) consortium, where they will be working on optical fibre junctions for network infrastructures in Italy.The programme is part of a wider social inclusion project promoted by the Italian institutions, incollaboration with the leading Italian players in the telecommunications sector. The aim of this practical programme is to allow prisoners to acquire new skills, which can also be used upon their release, while at the same time offering valid opportunities for employment within and outside the prison, as contemplated by law.The activity carried out in Rebibbia Prison is the continuation of the first pilot project announced at thebeginning of 2022 in Turin Prison, which saw the training and subsequent employment in Sirti of another class of seven inmates, who have already been working since October 2022.“The Prison Work Programme is an effective example of how crucial issues for the country, such as the lack of qualified labour and the necessary rehabilitation of prisoners, can be tackled using innovative tools, thanks to the collaboration between the Institutions and private enterprise”, commented Clemente Perrone, Chief People, Organization & Communication Officer of Sirti Group. “This approach is closely aligned with our “hands-on” philosophy, which has been one of the distinctive strategic cornerstones of our work for over a hundred years. This is why we were so enthusiastic about joining the project and playing an active part in it, in the hope that it may inspire a growing number of businesses in the future”.“Taking part in a major project for digital infrastructure development in Italy offers inmates a newopportunity, boosting the rehabilitative function of their sentences”, said Ivan Rebernik, Human Resources, Organization and Facility Director of Open Fiber. “Once they have completed the training programme, the 2 inmates will be employed under the terms of the national contracts for the category by the Open Fiber Network Solutions consortium, which is something new in the telecommunications chain. OFNS currently employs 600 people, and this figure will rise to 1000 in 2023, contributing in particular to providing cover in small municipalities and industrial areas”.The Prison Work Programme is an innovative project developed with the collaboration of the public and private sector, unprecedented at national and international level. In addition to guaranteeing the supply of adequately trained workers, it will also provide inmates with a paid work opportunity, as well as the chance to acquire a skill set to be in high demand in the years to come.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Sirti Digital Solutions working with the Ministry of Defence to technologically upgrade the Data Center at Palazzo Guidoni
8 November 2022
Sirti Digital Solutions develops the powering and conditioning plants of the Data Center at Palazzo Guidoni, the new seat of the Segretariato Generale della Difesa, located at the Aeroporto ‘F. Baracca’ airport in Rome Milan, 8 Nov. 2022 – Sirti – innovation hub, in the field of network infrastructure development and of digital and cybersecurity services, – announces commencement of a new project for the Ministry of Defence to upgrade the technological plants of the Data Center at Palazzo Guidoni in Rome, the new seat of the Segretariato Generale della Difesa/Direzione Nazionale degli Armamenti (SGD/DNA). This contract bolsters ongoing relations of collaboration between Gruppo Sirti and the Ministry of Defence. The contract is for the company’s work (via Sirti Digital Solutions) on upgrading the electrical and conditioning infrastructures and installing rack islands and a system for supervision and control of the Data Center. Thanks to application of the project guidelines based on Uptime Institute’s Tier 4 standard, Sirti Digital Solutions − as sole executor of the project − shall be able to ensure construction of a Data Center conceived of in terms of next-generation technological and security paradigms, The center will be totally fault-tolerant. Each component is redundant and includes various powering and cooling systems. Hence, all measures and ranking standards apply, as part of the project, to ensure optimal service reliability and safety. “This technological upgrading task for the Ministry of Defence attests once more to the robust positioning attained by Sirti Digital Solutions in the ambit of projects for development of digital infrastructures, and to the company’s ongoing role as a player in a digitally transformed Italy”, comments Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions Spa.
Sirti Digital Solutions is ADVA Partner of the year
28 October 2022
ADVA announces the 2022 PEP award winners, and names Sirti Digital Solutions partner of the year. During the yearly ceremony, ADVA praises the members of the Partner Ecosphere Program (PEP) for their exceptional work, enabling clients worldwide to exploit ADVA technology. Sirti Digital Solutions − an Italian leader in the field of network infrastructures and telecommunication systems – is named partner of the year in recognition of the excellence of its work. Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, explains:‘‘This important result, that consolidates our ongoing strategic partnership with ADVA, enables us to enhance our positioning in our main markets: Telco, Utilities and Enterprise’‘. (full article on the site: https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20221027-adva-announces-2022-pep-award-winners-and-names-sirti-partner-of-the-year).
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