SAN MATEO, CA – Aug 16, 2017 – Aryaka®, the leading global SD-WAN provider, announced today that it has presented Mark Baker, JAS Forwarding Worldwide’s Chief Information Officer, with the CIO Innovation and Business Impact Award. This bi-annual award is given to CIOs who achieve remarkable business outcomes and excellence in innovation with Aryaka’s private enterprise network solutions.
With Baker’s leadership and Aryaka’s global SD-WAN capabilities, JAS, a leading global freight forwarder and logistics provider, achieved the following results:
- Significant application performance improvements and consistent high-quality user experience for employees in 240 sites worldwide
- Deployment for new locations and integration with all applications reduced to days instead of two to three months (with legacy MPLS) globally
- More than 50 percent cost savings on connectivity and networking technology, when compared to MPLS-based offering
- Over 70 percent savings in executive and employee travel costs with the ability to conduct high performance video conferencing instead of travelling globally
“Our customers demand updates on the status of their products in real-time – especially when those products include expensive luxury goods,” said Baker. “With Aryaka, not only were we able to improve the application performance significantly, but the fully-managed service was also a huge selling point for us. Now we have a reliable network with management built-in globally and a support staff on demand. It’s a simple, cost-effective solution with no maintenance or capital expenditure that simply would be impossible to achieve with legacy MPLS.”
Baker, who has been responsible for IT advancements with JAS for over 10 years, approached Aryaka in 2012 to help improve the user experience of the freight forwarding company’s mission-critical ERP and video conferencing applications. The objective was to streamline operations and increase productivity among the global employee, partner and customer bases, along with reducing network costs across JAS’s 240 worldwide offices.
“Mark Baker’s tenacity in tackling business barriers with technology has been a proven asset for JAS,” said Shawn Farshchi, President and CEO of Aryaka. “The results Mark has achieved with Aryaka’s global SD-WAN is something every business should strive for in regards to WAN connectivity and application delivery.”
Aryaka is transforming how global enterprises connect sites and users worldwide, and use mission-critical applications to support modern business execution demands. Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN combines a purpose-built private network, SD-WAN, optimization and acceleration techniques, connectivity to cloud platforms, and network visibility in a single solution that is delivered as a service.
About JAS Forwarding Worldwide
JAS Forwarding Worldwide was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy and expanded into the Americas in the 1990s. While Europe and the USA can be expected to always play a huge role in the organization, significant importance has been set lately on expanding the JAS footprint within the Asia Pacific Region. JAS has made major investments throughout this area within Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. As this area continues to grow, so will the presence of JAS Worldwide.
JAS has also made significant investments in the Latin America markets; Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Panama. Today JAS covers 80+ countries with 240+ offices and agents and has over 4,000 employees globally.
To learn more, visit www.jas.com
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