To work mobile and wireless
After the De Oliphant building was completely refurbished to provide a contemporary working environment, the Bijenkorf Service Office moved here at the end of 2019. Around 450 Bijenkorf colleagues with different specialisations work together in the new office to support the (online) Bijenkorf shops. These employees are connected to one or more devices simultaneously, using applications that process real-time data (such as video conference tools). This increases the pressure on the Wi-Fi network and the demand for more data throughput and performance.
In order to meet the higher demands, de Bijenkorf called in its Enterprise Mobility partner Dalosy. A reliable choice, given that Dalosy specialises in installing wireless networks for mobile working and also provided the WiFi in the Bijenkorf shops. “As soon as it was known that the Service Office was going to move, a plan had to be drawn up for setting up all the IT in the new office. A selection of suppliers was then made for some components, but Dalosy was the obvious choice for the wifi network. Given the long working relationship and the level of satisfaction with the service, there was no reason to deviate from this now”, says Patrick du Buf, IT Service Manager at Bijenkorf.
The Extreme Networks AP500 series of access points, which feature the latest Wi-Fi technology (802.11ax, or Wi-Fi 6), was chosen for the Bijenkorf Service Centre.
In the project, Dalosy thought along with me about which solution would work best for the Bijenkorf, both in the preparation phase and in the actual implementation. I enjoy working with Dalosy because of their experience in retail, their thorough knowledge and expertise of the subject matter and their commitment to applying the latest (proven) technology. The end result is exactly as expected; a stable and safe WiFi network that can handle all wireless connections without problems, both now and in the future.
Patrick du Buf, IT Service Manager at de Bijenkorf