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Kokuyo Case Study

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KOKUYO, under a core strategy to support society with innovative products, operates three main businesses: a stationary and PC-product business, an e-commerce site for office supplies called Kaunet, and a furniture business serving offices, educational institutions and medical facilities. The furniture business, beyond supplying necessary tools for customers, provides consulting on the design of w orkspaces suited to each customer ' s unique working style. " We support customers in multiple ways to help them achieve innovation in their work and communication styles, including providing smart devices for remote work, " says Mr. Suzuki Kenichi, Consulting Director of KOKUYO ' s Solution Department. KOKUYO has always been a company that looks beyond the mere provision of office furniture, aiming to facilitate innovative ways to do business. For example, in 1997, it was an early adopter of office designs incorporating shared workspaces. Since then, it has been introducing new approaches, such as adopting mobile devices to make efficient use of idle time in the schedules of remote workers, as well as leveraging other communication tools to enhance collaboration. Mr. Suzuki says KOKUYO is rapidly expanding its business outside Japan. " We aim to increase our overseas revenue ratio to 30% as our next goal for expansion. But to achieve this, we need to effectively communicate and share knowledge with overseas. " A drastic network overhaul was required for the company. Network traffic had been rapidly increasing, causing network costs to balloon. " The bandwidth issue was caused by an increasing number of virtualized servers centralized in a data center, which led Challenges Continuously promote work-style innovation Optimize global network infrastructure Company Profile Name: KOKUYO Co., Ltd. Business: Stationery, furniture, mail order and retail businesses aimed at offering products and services that contribute to richly creative work and life. URL: www.kokuyo.co.jp Mr. Kenichi Suzuki Consulting Director First class authorized architect / business coach Solution Department KOKUYO Furniture Co., Ltd. "We have established a global network platform that accelerates our work-style innovation." Mr. Jun Benki Group Leader Information Systems Division Infrastructure Planning Group KOKUYO Co., Ltd. "Arcstar Universal One enables network service to be delivered smoothly to new offices and dramatically reduces our total cost of networking." Service: Arcstar Universal One KOKUYO Co., Ltd. Seamlessly connect people around the world Establish a single network that accelerates innovative work-style Case Study Benefits Challenges Solution - Optimized network to promote work-style innovation - Rapid increase in network traffic and running costs - Adoption of reliable and high-quality global network - Flexible network based on scale and needs - Flawless video conferencing environment for collaboration - Smooth network deployment to new offices

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