Building a network for the future
Moving from a legacy WAN infrastructure to Fibre and Ethernet connectivity
Unify Issue 4
For, after almost 30 years in IT at the recruitment company he’s seen the business move from mainframes, Rolodexes, memo pads and dial telephones to the sophisticated, IP-based, virtualised, thin client environment of today.
Now, having overseen five major technology change programs at the company already, he has embarked on yet another extensive update of the company’s IT. This time a root and branch upgrade of networking and connectivity, moving Reed from a legacy WAN infrastructure to one based on fibre and Ethernet connectivity.
The objective: meet the company’s growing appetite for flexibility and bandwidth as it embraces increasingly sophisticated applications and solutions. The end goal: better equip Reed for the future and help it stay ahead in professional recruitment.
The vendor partner chosen for this latest journey in Reed’s digital transformation agenda is Gamma.
It will provide bandwidth, resilience and reliability on an unprecedented scale, and give Reed the capacity for future generation rich media interactive applications as well as supporting Gamma’s market-leading SIP telephony.
The move will see every one of Reed’s 122 offices in the UK and Ireland linked by Ethernet to Gamma’s high capacity fibre network.