International IT solutions and managed services provider Logicalis is delivering end-to-end support for Spanish jewellery company Carrera y Carrera (CYC).
CYC opened its first regional store and subsidiary in Macau in 2014, and the company subsequently planned expansion into China and the Asia Pacific markets.
The company decided to hire Logicalis for the opening of the Macau boutique as it required the support of a skilled IT partner to build the company's first branch network in the region.
Logicalis was chosen as the systems integrator to configure and implement the Macau retail store's IT network based on a Cisco infrastructure in October 2014.
"We wanted to consolidate the network equipment under a single vendor to streamline our IT and improve efficiency and flexibility in communications," said Enriqueta Pedron, an IT spokesperson for CYC. " Logicalis had the technical knowledge and experience, and had an advantage as they previously provided similar support and services to another entertainment company in Macau."
Growing network of stores
CYC has ambitious expansion plans and intends to grow its network of stores across more high quality retail locations in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore.
This is a strategic plan as the Asia Pacific is now the largest target market for luxury brands. Also, the region accounts for one third of the world's middle class and is projected to double by 2030.
For the Macau project, Logicalis studied CYC's requirements, with a key objective of ensuring secure connectivity with the company's head office in Madrid.
Logicalis managed the network roll out from end-to-end providing several benefits such as central management of resources and seamless and uninterrupted communications between all its staff.
"We are always looking for solutions that would support our future development and growing expansion into Asia. It would be practical to continue using the same platform. Both Cisco's and Logicalis' regional presence make them ideal partners for us," added Pedron.
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