Korn/Ferry Implements Verizon Business Solutions to Streamline Its Asia-Pacific Communications

SINGAPORE - Korn/Ferry International has streamlined its Asia-Pacific communications capabilities by implementing a Verizon Private IP solution to provide secure, fast and reliable connectivity between Korn/Ferry's 17 offices across the region and its Singapore administrative headquarters.

A premier global provider of talent management solutions, Korn/Ferry International helps companies identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent around the world. With operations across 39 countries, the firm's ability to harness technology to seamlessly exchange information and expertise both internally and with clients is a key competitive advantage. Korn/Ferry's success relies on its consultants' ability to quickly and securely locate and share highly confidential information. In addition, the firm delivers custom leadership-development solutions directly to its customers via a secure online executive centre.

As Korn/Ferry's business has continued to expand regionwide, it became clear that the firm could achieve cost efficiencies and optimise overall network performance by consolidating its resources with a single service provider.  To achieve this, Verizon Business completed the first phase of the Private IP network rollout in March; additional sites will be brought online in the coming year.

Korn/Ferry also plans to further consolidate its regional IT resources by co-locating its key IP telephony, e-mail and database systems within the Verizon Business secure data center in Singapore.

"Our clients trust us with significant and confidential information," said Stein Bang, senior director, IT Asia Pacific, Korn/Ferry International. "Network security and reliability are absolutely essential to our business, but so is performance - speed of delivery is a real business differentiator. While Verizon Business' Private IP solution and advanced data center and co-location capabilities help us support our clients, it's Verizon Business' service commitment that has really given us the assurance we needed to entrust a third party with this information. By partnering with Verizon Business, we are better able to focus on our own customer service delivery."

Andrew Dobbins, regional vice president, Verizon Business Asia Pacific, said, "We pride ourselves in the quality of both our solutions and customer service. For customers like Korn/Ferry International, their network and communication requirements are absolutely fundamental to their industry leadership position. This is a good example of how Verizon Business solutions and service capabilities combine to support a customer in achieving its own business goals."

About Korn/Ferry International Asia Pacific
Korn/Ferry International, with more than 80 offices in 39 countries, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Korn/Ferry was the first major U.S. executive search firm to operate in Asia Pacific when it opened its doors in Tokyo in 1973. Today it has 17 offices in key business centers throughout the region, including: Auckland, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Wellington.

Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit www.kornferryasia.com.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), operates the world's most connected public IP network and uses its industry-leading global-network capabilities to offer large-business and government customers an unmatched combination of security, reliability and speed.  The company integrates advanced IP communications and information technology (IT) products and services to deliver leading enterprise solutions including managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services.  These solutions power innovation and enable the company's customers to do business better. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.