Dataport is a full service information technology provider for administrative bodies. The company is supported by the federal states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein as well as the communal group "IT-Verbund Schleswig-Holstein". Dataport is the only IT service provider in German administration that is jointly supported by the federal states and the local authorities.
The company offers both its state and local customers a broad range of products and services. These include voice and data transmission services, specialist software for administrative work, data protection and data security concepts, centralised procurement of IT hardware and software and training courses. Dataport is creating a uniform infrastructure for trans-regional e-government solutions. In addition, the IT company offers comprehensive customer support and provides all kinds of server and system operations in its data processing centres.
In Rostock, Dataport is running the tax system "Data Center Steuern" – a joint tax administration data processing centre for the federal states of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
Dataport is a public-law institution and is headquartered in Altenholz near Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein. Additional offices are located in Hamburg, Rostock, Bremen, Lüneburg, Magdeburg and Halle. Dataport has a total of 2100 employees and generated a turnover of 360 million Euros in 2013.