Omnicom CIO Craig Cuyar on AT&T deal

Omnicom has selected AT&T to deploy a universal network solution to ensure increased efficiency and security for the media and marketing services company and its clients.

Omnicom is present in more than 100 countries with over 78,000 employees.

“Putting IT abilities in the hands of AT&T lets Omnicom’s IT organization focus on technology strategies that provide differentiation in our industry and for our clients,” said Craig Cuyar, global CIO of Omnicom Group.

“As we move toward a new operating model, we continue to replace many disparate systems with a single, flexible and highly secure network which will lay the foundation for further digital transformation and future growth,” Craig Cuyar said.

By consolidating into a single network, AT&T will help Omnicom agencies stay better connected, collaborating and delivering the latest innovations on behalf of their clients with the added benefit of cost savings.

Frank Jules, president of AT&T Global Business said the Omnicom / AT&T network strategy will use AT&T FlexWare, AT&T NetBond for Cloud and AT&T Threat Manager to build flexibility and security into Omnicom’s network capabilities.

AT&T FlexWare software-centric platform helps Omnicom deploy and manage virtualized network functions like routers and firewalls via an online portal to make adjustments based on changing business needs.

FlexWare lets CIOs turn features on and off and scale on demand, providing network agility. AT&T will support Omnicom to reduce hardware requirements, simplify operations and future-ready their network investments to easily add or change features cost-effectively.

AT&T NetBond for Cloud provides a secure connection between Omnicom’s AT&T virtual private network and cloud service providers. AT&T Threat Manager will provide security incident and event management platform as well as ongoing training programs – helping to better protect Omnicom’s and its clients’ intellectual property.

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