Case Study: Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.

MKI builds new-generation network to support work-style, "Work-X"

Mitsui Knowledge Industry (MKI), a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., delivers IT services to various Mitsui divisions. MKI adopted Cisco DNA solutions and built a new-generation network to support Mitsui’s work-style, “Work-X.”



  • Needed a new network to support the
    Work-X Project and reform the way employees work 
  • Advanced network requirements: digital services, cloud services, and future device growth
  • Reduce the burden of network changes due to reorganization and personnel transfers
  • Eliminate restrictions on the use of video conferencing and other services due to Internet latency 


  • The latest Cisco technologies make employees’ work styles more flexible
  • Delays are minimized by controlling traffic per application
  • (Future) Security enhancement through logical segmentation
  • (Future) Reduce operational burden and cost through centralized management

What they're saying

The new network is an important foundation of ‘the Work-X project,’ aiming to form ‘a group of individuals with strong capabilities’ by adopting new work styles.

Mr. Yasuhiro Nishiyori
Leader, Sales Dept.2, Major Account Sales Div.2
Major Account Business Unit
Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.

Who is Mitsui Knowledge
Industry Co., Ltd.?

Industry: Technical services
Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo
Size: 1,963 employees (March 2019)