Hamburg/Saarbrücken, February 23, 2022

PIIPE – Social Intranet

NEOCOSMO and Data One realize
new Social Intranet for Dataport

As early as March 2021, NEOCOSMO GmbH and its partner Data One GmbH were awarded the contract for the realization of the new social intranet of Dataport AöR after a public bidding competition. The new social intranet is currently under construction. It is to be available to the 4,000 employees at the beginning of 2022.

The NEOCOSMO platform PIIPE and the underlying open source CMS Drupal form the basis of the social intranet of the IT service provider. In combination with the latest SharePoint version from Microsoft, a total solution for internal communication, exchange and collaboration is implemented. NEOCOSMO is responsible for the customization, configuration and deployment of the software solution including mobile app. Data One is responsible for the change management accompanying the project. The intranet will be operated in Dataport’s data centers.

Dr. Volker Zimmermann, Managing Director of NEOCOSMO is pleased about the project order: “Dataport as a customer represents an important milestone for us. This is because the company has the highest standards in terms of innovation, open technologies and security. In addition, its employees have high expectations of a modern social intranet in terms of functional possibilities and usability. All of this will move our product forward. In addition, the way the social intranet integrates with Microsoft’s SharePoint solutions to support collaboration will be groundbreaking.” Jochen Herbst, Managing Director of Data One, adds, “The new platform will be the linchpin for effective collaboration and networking at Dataport. On the part of Data One, we are supporting the introduction process with targeted change management and developing custom-fit communication, training and role concepts.”

Dataport AöR is the IT service provider from the north for public administration in Germany. 4,300 employees work at six locations. Its sponsors are the states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein, as well as the municipal “IT-Verbund Schleswig-Holstein”.

For more information on the PIIPE platform, which forms the technical basis of Dataport’s new social intranet, visit Information on the services of Data One, a NEOCOSMO consulting partner for all aspects of the digital workplace, is available at

About NEOCOSMO: Under the motto “New Work. New Learning.” the focus of NEOCOSMO is on new ways of digital communication and their linkage with methods of collaboration and knowledge transfer. To this end, platforms are set up for companies and universities and associated consulting services are provided. The focus is always on the principles of a modern user experience, openness and integration capability.

Contact: Dr. Volker Zimmermann, NEOCOSMO GmbH, +49 (0) 681 3096 4200; +49 (0) 151 1086 8881,

About Data One GmbH: As a consulting company, Data One has been supporting customers in successfully digitizing their business and work processes since 2004. From Saarbrücken (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland) and Mäertert (Luxembourg), more than 110 employees support companies in developing an individual digital strategy and thus optimally exploiting the opportunities of digitization. In doing so, Data One pursues a holistic consulting approach.

Contact: Jochen Herbst | Managing Director Data One GmbH | | +49 681 98915 142

Andreas Knauer | Manager Digital Agency | | +49 681 98915 131