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IKEA Takes the Big Leap to Internet VPN

Published: 10 March 2003

ID: G00113260

Analyst(s): To Chee Eng


A multinational company in Asia/Pacific has taken a bold step to run its mission-critical regional network over an Internet backbone, enjoying big cost savings on bandwidth, with no deterioration in service quality.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • The Big Leap
    • Tunnel Vision
  • Description of Company
    • IKEA — Global Company With Distributed Operations
    • Pan-Regional Network
    • Linking the Supply Chain
  • Key Business and Technology Issues
  • The Problem-Solving Approach
    • Technology Comparison
    • Selecting the Technology
  • Network Implementation
    • Phase 1 — Key Sites
    • Phase 2 — Rest of Network
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective and Recommendations
  • Glossary of Terms

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