Magazine Article | December 14, 2014

Managed Network Services Optimize Store Ops

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By Erin Harris, editor-in-chief

January 2015 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

By integrating voice and data services on a managed network, Anna’s Linens efficiently handles changes and benefits from a single platform and simplified management.

Headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, Anna’s Linens is one of the largest retailers of home textiles and home decor items. The company was founded in 1987 by its current Chairman of the Board, Alan Gladstone, and named after Alan’s mother, Anna. A family-run business with more than 3,200 employees, Anna’s currently operates more than 300 stores. To accommodate the retailer’s rapid growth and increasingly centralized IT model, as well as its need to run more applications, Anna’s IT leaders chose to transition from an enterprisewide analog system to an MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) network.