TOKYO - September 10, 2008 - SAVVIS Communications K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of SAVVIS, Inc., a global leader in IT infrastructure services, today announced that Nikkei Human Resources, Inc., which operates Nikkei Employment Navi and Nikkei Career Net, has expanded its agreement with SAVVIS for the hosting of Nikkei Career Net.
Nikkei HR is a specialist in employment information services and provides information on employment opportunities through Web sites such as Nikkei Employment Navi and Nikkei Career Net. In 2006, Nikkei HR introduced SAVVIS Hosting and Managed Security Services for Nikkei Career Net. The expansion of this agreement is in response to the need for online information services in the rapidly growing recruitment market. It will also enable a flexible, speedy response to future growth and changing demands.
The agreement with SAVVIS will enable Nikkei HR to meet and get ahead of the changing needs and requirements of the online recruitment market. This market requires the rapid delivery of large blocks of data, the careful handling of business and personal information – which are all subject to seasonal fluctuations. SAVVIS’ flexible, scalable and secure solution is ideal for meeting these complex business requirements.
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Customers can improve their performance by introducing these services in their server and storage hosting environments, so that their OS and applications are operated and managed by SAVVIS, without the need to physically expand current systems and hardware. This provides a flexible platform where CPU and storage resources can be scaled up quickly and TCO can be reduced through system integration that includes operation and management.
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Masahiko Nishizawa, CS & System Manager at Nikkei HR added: “The recruitment services business grows and changes rapidly while demanding high reliability, and as a result, systems must be flexible and deliver a high level of security. SAVVIS will enable us to continue meeting these needs, not only today, but well into the future.”
Katsunori Santo, Managing Director, SAVVIS Communications K.K. added: “Integration of operations into a single infrastructure will make Nikkei HR’s IT framework even stronger. This not only provides the flexibility needed to handle future growth, but also improves security and speed, which are essential to a recruitment company when managing large volumes of personal information and delivering information on employment opportunities.”
About Nikkei HR
Nikkei HR is a specialist in employment information services; its mission is to “connect ‘human resources’ and businesses precisely and quickly.” Nikkei HR does this by providing online recruitment information, publishing magazines and books, and providing employment agency services. Nikkei HR operates two main business divisions, for graduate and mid-career recruitment, based on the high reliability of the Nikkei Group, which has both Nikkei, Inc. and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. as parent companies. Nikkei HR operates Nikkei Employment Navi and Nikkei Career Net, and publishes Nikkei Employment Guide and Nikkei Career Magazine.
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