Anticipating that his IT department would need to stay focused on supporting routine banking operations, Cathay CIO Bob Romero turned to Logicalis to design, manage and execute the build-out of the data center, the cabling infrastructure and the converged IP voice and data network, and to manage the move of the technical equipment for more than 300 office staff.
The bank also wanted to implement a state-of-the-art IP video solution for real-time collaboration, conferencing, training, broadcasting, and human resources.
Design and Implementation
worked on the design and implementation for all those projects," says Romero
"A lot of credit goes to Bob Romero
," says Ohlson.
team really excelled during the implementation," Romero
Somewhat surprisingly, given the complexities of moving people and technology, there were no major surprises, Romero
One of the most dramatic, Romero
says, is the new IP video system.
Bank executives can now communicate face-to-face across the U.S. and as far away as Hong Kong, saving themselves significant time and money.
The bank also saves dramatically by using Cisco MeetingPlace as an enterprise-wide workspace for training where employees can share materials and presentations interactively.
While all this activity was going on in the background, Romero
IT team were able to stay focused on supporting the continued growth of Cathay
Bank as it expands services around the world.
"Logicalis worked as an extension of our team," Romero says.
"We couldn't have done this without them."
"Logicalis really excelled during the implemen-tation...They answered everyone's questions completely, and carefully explained why we were doing certain things a new way.
there took a lot off of my plate."
Bob Romero, CIO, Cathay Bank
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