NYK has decided to make use of the worldwide communications services provided by AT&T to connect 137 NYK sites in 31 countries around the globe.
NYK has decided to make use of the worldwide communications services provided by AT&T to connect 137 NYK sites in 31 countries around the globe. AT&T will be providing Internet Protocol (IP)?based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to the NYK Group in North America, Europe, and Asia, allowing the shipping company to enhance its global competitiveness improve operational efficiency, and reduce costs. This project, which will be handled by NYK Business Systems and AT&T, is expected to be completed by March 2010.
The NYK Group has previously made use of networking solutions provided by AT&T in the United States and Japan. In fact, in a global network transformation move in November 2008, NYK began its transition toward a consistent and global IT policy, enabling the company to improve efficiency, avoid duplication, and improve process management in response to the changing business environment. AT&T is a key enabler for this strategy, providing NYK with one consistent global platform and network architecture.
NYK selected AT&T because AT&T was able to offer a world-class service level agreement for IP-based products and services, a consistent approach to operations, and the significant project management abilities that NYK requires around the world.
NYK will make use of the AT&T network to accelerate changes needed on a global basis and provide a solid foundation to underpin the optimization of NYK"s infrastructure. Using this seamless, agile and fit-for-purpose technology platform, NYK will be in a position to better serve its customers by providing cost-effective, consistent, secure, and highly available services.