Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Builds on AT&T Services
AT&T Expands Voice and Data Services with Leading Architectural Firm
Chicago, Illinois, July 14, 2006, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today that it has won a three-year, $1.8 million contract to provide advanced voice and data solutions for award-winning, global architectural firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. With a portfolio featuring some of this century’s most important architectural accomplishments, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is one of the world’s leading architecture, urban design, engineering and interior architecture firms. The new contract expands an existing, long-term relationship between the two companies.
Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T will provide Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with voice and data services, including domestic and toll-free services. In addition, through AT&T’s award-winning, secure AT&T BusinessDirect® portal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill will gain online access to tools that provide real-time reports on network performance across any one of its offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In addition, the firm will have direct access to AT&T’s ordering, status, inventory and trouble management and billing systems.
“Our firm has completed projects in more than 50 countries, and we rely on the inherent security of the AT&T network to protect our critical assets globally,” said Tim Hall, vice president of IT/Platforms for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. “Having worked with AT&T in the past, we knew they would understand our needs and help us select features that would allow us to stay connected with our offices and our clients.”
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About Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Founded in Chicago in 1936, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP has undertaken more than 10,000 architecture, engineering, interior design, urban design and planning projects in more than 50 countries.
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