Colliers International, a worldwide leader in commercial real estate services, has selected AT&T* to help the company complete its multi-year transformation from a network of independent real estate firms into a unified global service company. AT&T is delivering a global telecommunications and network infrastructure solution through which Colliers provides a new level of content, services and applications to its partners and affiliates.
Under the terms of the 4-year agreement, AT&T is providing voice, data, consulting and hosting services to seamlessly link 129 Colliers offices located in 13 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
“AT&T had the breadth and depth of service, the expertise and the commitment to deliver the global solution,” said Veresh Sita, Chief Information Officer of Colliers International. “AT&T’s alignment to our enterprising approach to business was paramount throughout the process.”
In the midst of an image and brand transformation, Colliers sought optimization of resources and global alliances, such as AT&T, to eliminate complexities, drive efficiencies and support Colliers globally. Utilizing its unique operating model, deep market expertise and service quality, Colliers required a single telecommunications and network services provider that would allow the company to provide simple, flexible and scalable services to their business units around the world.
By eliminating multiple disparate carriers, a single source provider creates a consistent service platform and facilitates increased network performance and end user experience. Additionally, redundancies are removed from the IT organization and infrastructure, and costs are lowered by leveraging economies of scale.
Specifically, AT&T Consulting provided guidance on the tactical aspects of the Colliers transformation with project management and data center expertise. AT&T Hosting services is allowing Colliers to streamline operations globally, and advanced Hosting and Cloud Services will support significant growth anticipated as a result of their transformation. As a single source provider of project based IT work on a global scale, AT&T’s Network Integration group managed migration of services and migration of the customer owned infrastructure.
Moreover, a globally, intelligent, IP backbone with additional security services with centralized reporting and administrative functions provided the necessary backbone to assist Colliers International and help them keep their IT resources focused on their core competencies and rely on AT&T’s stability and scalability to handle the growing needs of their organization.