NYK to Improve Operational Efficiency and Reduce Costs by Using AT&T to Link Locations Worldwide

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.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About NYK Business Systems
NYK Business Systems, an NYK subsidiary founded in 1988 and headquartered in Tokyo, provides database and consulting services in the computer and communication infrastructure field, in addition to related education and training. The company also conducts extensive research in the international logistics sector and creates and operates tailored computer systems.
Website: http://www.nykbs.co.jp/
About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T ?DIRECTVSM brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

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