Stein Mart is looking to tw telecom, a leading provider of business Ethernet and networking solutions, to help the retailer bolster its Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) service so it can directly connect and securely pass data to its more than 270 stores and data centers nationwide.
"The flexibility, reliability, security and scalability of the IP VPN solution, as well as its ability to help us collect point of sale information were key drivers to us selecting tw telecom as our network services provider," said Mario Andrade, IT director, Stein Mart. "The company's solution capabilities coupled with its strong customer service, 24x7 support and local account management team here in Jacksonville made this very important decision easier to make."
tw telecom worked closely with its systems integrator partner, Presidio, a leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions, to provide an IP VPN solution that it touts as not only secure, but also scalable and designed to grow with Stein Mart's current business needs in terms of both easily adding locations and bandwidth.
Stein Mart plans to leverage the solution to share knowledge and information across a multi-location environment, gain a competitive edge in the industry and maximize employee productivity.
"Stein Mart is an excellent company with a strong IT infrastructure and we look forward to partnering with them to deliver solutions that will directly connect them to their locations better, faster and easier than ever," said Kevin O'Neill, VP and GM, tw telecom Jacksonville. "tw telecom is very excited to team with Presidio to bring a secure, scalable and predicable service experience to Stein Mart, which will provide a cost-effective foundation for network strength, resiliency and reach."