About Dandamudi’s, Inc.
Dandamudi’s, a luxury design firm, has outfitted dream kitchens for discriminating homeowners for more than a quarter of a century. The business expanded 15 years ago when it began working with developers; since then, Dandamudi’s has furnished more than 7,000 luxury residential units with kitchens, closets, bathrooms, sliding door systems, wardrobes, and furnishings.
As Dandamudi’s business grew, it became more difficult to supply the bandwidth its designers needed to share the large Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files and other work products with one another, and with clients and vendors. Worried about the reliability of the network, staff found themselves backing up files many times each day to protect their work. When Dandamudi’s purchased and began renovating a building that would become its new headquarters, the company sought help in creating a network with the connectivity and throughput that staff and visitors required.
A solution to grow with the company
When Dandamudi’s decided to move most of its operations into a freestanding structure, officials contacted AT&T for help in designing a better network. “We’re renovating a building that’s going to be a beautiful working showroom/office/meeting space,” said business manager Eleanor Leichenko.
“A small team of employees has already moved to the new building, but eventually most of us are going to be there,” she said. “There will be a lot of people filtering through and we can’t be as siloed in thought and space as we have been in the past. We really needed a solution that was going to grow with us.”
Ms. Leichenko said she and the rest of the staff lacked the time and experience to select and manage the company network. “We wanted to rely on someone else to be the experts and then to be there whenever we need help,” she said. Dandamudi’s already used some AT&T services, so Ms. Leichenko asked the sales team for recommendations. “We described our needs and they made it really easy. It was a no-brainer to go with an AT&T solution,” she said.