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Founded in 1976, SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) operates three year-round film screening facilities – in addition to an annual, multi-week film festival – throughout Seattle, Washington. With the industry adoption of new technology to streamline processes – such as mobile POS (Point of Sales) and wireless film transfer between locations – SIFF has made significant operational changes to keep pace with cinema’s evolution. However, much of this valuable new tech relies on access to a strong wireless network, which unfortunately SIFF’s previous infrastructure could not provide. Read more...
While its reputation is based on its fine food and customer experience, like any restaurant chain Homeslice Pizza relies on its IT systems to run smoothly, from making reservations to taking orders. So, when selecting a network and Wi-Fi security solution for its restaurant locations, Homeslice chose an integrated solution from WatchGuard, designed and installed by WatchGuard partner Eat IT Drink IT. Read more...
Akbar’s Restaurants felt efficiency and revenue could be greatly increased by introducing a tablet-based EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) system, enabling staff to take orders electronically at each table and transmit them directly to the kitchen. This way, orders would arrive to the kitchen in seconds, and all items ordered would be automatically updated into the till payment system. No delay, no lost orders. Cliff Gurdin, who manages IT at Akbar's, takes up the story: “We felt that for the EPOS system to work, Akbar’s needed a really solid Wi-Fi mesh network in each of their sites. And from a central management perspective, we advised they should have a remote support and monitoring capability.” Read more...
The Phoenix Residence, founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1974, is a non-profit organization comprised of 19 care facilities, all committed to providing quality living experiences for individuals with disabilities. For Alan Berner, VP of Community Services at the Phoenix Residence, supporting the evolving needs of his staff has been vital to their continued delivery of quality care. Read more...
Founded in 1937, Rybrook Holdings is one of the UK’s largest luxury car dealerships, with 24 showrooms across the UK and Spain that operate as independent dealerships with a single, shared IT function. For Group IT Manager Neil Prince, integrating these diverse retail outlets with diverse needs – and anywhere from four to over one hundred users each – was no small feat. Read more...
Aylin White is one of the UK’s leading recruiting companies, specializing in building contracting, sub-contracting, and consulting. Focused on delivering the highest quality results possible, Aylin White insists on meeting with each and every candidate they place, helping leave no doubts that they are putting the right person into the right job. For Simon Perdoni, director at Aylin White, enabling staff with all of the tools needed for success is critical, not least of all when it comes to the security of their network operations. Read more...
Founded in 1985, Network Aviation Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of sales, marketing, and other key services to international air cargo companies. Its activities span five continents and include delivering cargo sales and logistics services to more than 20 of the world’s leading airlines, as well as managing a global fleet of freight aircraft. Network Aviation Group’s commitment to WatchGuard security solutions has lasted more than 10 years, beginning when a seismic shift in the company’s growth put extra pressure on its network infrastructure. Read more...
Jumping de Chantilly was founded in 2001, flourishing year after year to become an essential stop on the French show jumping circuit and, with the arrival of the celebrated Global Champions Tour in 2010, is now a highlight on the international show jumping calendar. This 2016 event, which ran from May 26 through May 29, brought together some of the discipline’s best riders from 20 countries. Given the event’s growing popularity, Gérard Manzinali, president of Jumping de Chantilly, felt that updating their network infrastructure was critical to the ongoing success of the event. Read more...
Established in 1965, the Museum of Flight – located at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington – acquires, preserves, and exhibits historically significant air and space artifacts, attracting more than 500,000 visitors every year. The museum strives to educate and inspire, while also providing a space for continued research in aeronautical and space history and technology. “When guests come here they have an expectation to see airplanes, but they also – in a modern world – want an interactive experience,” reflected Hunter Hughes, director of IT at the Museum of Flight. Read more...
Though OxfordSM maintains offices in the US and UK, the majority of the 80 staff members and associates work remotely. “As a largely virtual organization, our technology platforms take the place of a traditional office by allowing us to not only manage our work, but also to interact and bond as a team.” For a company that depends so greatly on technology to run their day to day operations, it’s paramount that OxfordSM deploys only the most secure and reliable network solutions. Read more...

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