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KNIGHT FRANK SINGAPORE

Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has more than 14,000 people operating from 413 offices across 60 countries. The Group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants. Operating in locations where clients need them to be, providing a worldwide service that’s locally expert and globally connected.

Knight Frank Singapore was founded in 1940 and has grown into one of the leading real estate firms in the country. The firm offers a suite of real estate services including Consultancy & Research, Retail, Residential, Office Advisory, Investment & Capital Markets, Property Asset Management and Valuations.

For further information about the company, please visit www.knightfrank.com.sg.

 

The Business Requirements

Knight Frank was operating from two offices in Singapore. Their need for more space as a result of business expansion and their desire to foster better communication amongst employees led to their decision to relocate both offices to a new one at the Ocean Financial Centre in Singapore. They needed an experienced and reliable ICT service provider to:

  • Design, build and configure the ICT network infrastructure for their new office; taking into consideration the existing equipment that they already owned
  • Relocate existing data centres  to their new office
     

Mr Vincent Lim, Assistant IT Manager from Knight Frank Singapore who has more than 10 years of ICT experience under his belt was tasked to oversee the project.

 
 
 

The Process

After a rigorous evaluation process, Adventus Singapore was selected to manage the project and deliver the desired results.

With immense experience in ICT relocation services and setting up of new offices, the team from Adventus Singapore started the project by analysing the current network and working closely with the Knight Frank team to understand their usage and performance requirements. This is followed by a detailed network design, equipment list, WIFI heat map, purchasing requirements and implementation plan.

 

The Solutions

The priority of the team was to deliver a set of cost effective solutions that will meet the requirements of Knight Frank well into the future.

  • Hundreds of network points were laid for their workstations, servers, printers and wireless network infrastructure.
  • A robust wireless network infrastructure that includes wireless access points throughout the entire office.
  • Upgraded a fleet of switches to refresh the current older generation network switches
  • Specialized ICT relocation services and equipment to physically relocate the systems and equipment from their current data centres to the new one
  • Specialized ICT services to connect and configure their new ICT network
 

Outcomes

Delivered On-Time and On-Target Smoothly

Meeting every requirement and milestone set, the entire project was successfully and delightfully delivered by Adventus ahead of the deadline; smoothly and independently.

“Reliability of the chosen system integrator is of the utmost importance for any IT manager handling a major project such as their company’s relocation. With so many variables to consider, I am very happy with Adventus for delivering the project without a hitch. Nothing was left out or forgotten. They didn’t miss a beat. They were attentive to even the smallest details. Adventus has proven themselves to be a reliable and valuable vendor,” says Mr Richard Teng, Senior IT Manager of Knight Frank Singapore.

 

Stable and Efficient ICT Network

The network designed and built by Adventus has proven to be very efficient and stable. The employees of Knight Frank are able to work and communicate in a congestion free network that is fast and reliable. The wireless network infrastructure also enables employees to be more productive on the move.

 

The team from Adventus designed an effective and efficient network for Knight Frank Singapore. I was confident of the company’s capabilities from the moment I first saw the design. The execution of the entire relocation was impeccable too, concluded Mr Vincent Lim, Assistant IT Manager of Knight Frank Singapore 

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