ResMed turns shade of Orange

Australian-based medical supplier ResMed has chosen Orange Business Services to consolidate its network infrastructure, connecting local offices to branches and affiliates in over 20 countries.

in brief Australian-based medical supplier ResMed has chosen Orange Business Services to consolidate its network infrastructure, connecting local offices to branches and affiliates in over 20 countries.

Founded in Sydney, ResMed's new deal will see all Internet connections routed through its main hubs in Sydney, Munich and San Diego and the capacity increased ten-fold to 50MB per site. While details were scarce, the deal was described as a "multimillion dollar, three-year contract" in a statement.

"As a global business, it's essential our cross-functional teams are able to collaborate effectively across geographic borders," said ResMed director of architecture, Shane Finn. "Research data, graphics, CAD diagrams and ResMed's global Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning system are used in all areas of the business, so a high capacity VPN [virtual private network] is crucial."

Ian McCallum, Orange Business Services Australia managing director for Australia, said further upgrades will see VoIP, teleconferencing, helpdesk, customer service and a lifecycle program manager added to the deal.