The FOITT in brief

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The Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (FOITT) is one of the internal ICT service providers in the Federal Administration. It supports the administration by developing and providing efficient, secure, user and public-friendly IT solutions.

The FOITT is responsible in three federal departments for operating computing centres and specialised applications, in six departments and Federal Chancellery for managing workplaces, and overall in the Federal Administration for operating data networks and telecommunications infrastructures. The FOITT supports business processes in the Federal Administration and ensures that telecommunications function smoothly in all federal offices both in Switzerland and abroad.

Within the Administration, the FOITT not only provides standardised workplace systems, but also integrates and develops tailored IT-based specialist applications.

As a provider of standard services, the FOITT works in the areas of telecommunications, the internet, business solutions and operative security for the entire Federal Administration. The FOITT focuses on performing its core tasks and seeks to foster useful collaborative partnerships with other ICT service providers, wherever possible.

Highly qualified staff from different specialist areas and countries work in the FOITT. The FOITT is committed to promoting junior staff, whereby it trains talented youngsters to become computer scientists, mediamaticians and ICT-specialists.

Some figures

  • Approximately 1,600 staff members
  • 48'000 workplace systems  
  • 6'300 servers
  • Almost 10 petabytes (PB = 1,024 TB) of storage space
  • 12 million incoming e-mails per month