Tempur Sealy Plans and Builds IT for Global Growth and Expansion
In 2012, Lexington, Ky.-based Tempur-Pedic International merged with Trinity, N.C.-based Sealy to form the world's largest bedding provider. While this merger had many complexities to overcome domestically, it also brought with it an international component, as the companies had operations in 36 countries that needed to be brought into the fold as well. We spoke with Slavomir Tatarevic, senior manager of global networks and operations for Tempur Sealy, at CDW's Executive Summit in Chicago to get a better understanding of what it took to build a network infrastructure that works globally and hear how he leverages his international footprint for disaster recovery, backup and redundancy, and collaboration.
- Slavomir Tatarevic, Sr. Manager, Global Networks & Operations, Tempur Sealy
- Traditional technology puts lots of routers and switches in place, but building a network on demand is very appealing for global operations.
- Dealing with countries' varying qualities of speed, connectivity and compatability is something IT must be prepared for.
- Office 365 is essential to the company's global operations since it is compatible in many countries.