Office IT Setup

Getting started right means taking the time to understand how your IT requirements will grow over time. Joho Technology works to build systems that can take the constant change and modification typical in a new office. Whether your new office has five persons or 500, trust Joho Technology to get your office IT infrastructure set up and running smoothly.

Insurance and Pension Firm

Client needs: A newly established joint venture between an insurance and pension company planned to enter the soon-to-be-deregulated Japan pension market and offer a defined contribution 401(k) scheme for small- to medium-sized companies. Outside consultants were required to establish their technology systems. Requirements included establishing a complete office network including server systems for up to 50 staff, a secure network to the US head office, and a Wide Area Network to 5 remote offices throughout Japan.

Solution: Joho Technology engineers quickly established the office LAN, along with network printing and Internet access functionality. A multi-point Frame Relay system and leased lines connected all the Japan locations to the Tokyo office, while the link back to the US head office was established using a point-to-point Frame Relay circuit with an international provider. A Cisco firewall was installed. And a Cisco router, together with an RSA Authentication Server, was commissioned to provide secure remote access to the servers using SecureID hardware tokens.

Results: By interfacing closely with the US head office, a solution based in Japan could be developed that met specifications and minimized the dependency on head office resources. A highly stable network infrastructure kept the IT staffing requirements to a minimum, reducing running costs. And a scalable base of IT assets allowed the firm to expand without incurring additional major IT purchases.