For more than six decades, Mediacorp, the Singapore-based parent company of several media channels, has been synonymous with Caldecott Hill, the private housing estate off Thomson Road. So entrenched was Mediacorp that, over the years, several of the broadcaster's most celebrated actors and actresses were even dubbed the "Kings and Queens of Caldecott".
In 2015, Mediacorp announced its decision to move its base of operations from Caldecott Hills to Mediapolis@one-north. The entire process took nine months to complete, and the effort was more than worthwhile. Dubbed the Mediacorp Campus, the new building is a purpose-built 12-storey facility that houses nearly all of Mediacorp's 2,800 staff in a single location, complete with a fully equipped newsroom, four entertainment studios and a 1,500-seater theatre.
It was also the ideal opportunity for Mr Song Boon Kok, senior vice president of Mediacorp's IT Services, to rethink some of its internal processes. One of the first things he did was to give its fleet of multifunctional printers an update. For that, he turned to Canon.