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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...
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...
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...
Miller Paint has been committed to offering the highest quality customer service for the past 125 years. Every one of the 375 employees at 52 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho shares this commitment, including Kevin Connell, the Network Manager. Kevin wasn’t satisfied with the quality of their network, and after a thorough assessment, determined it was time for an upgrade. Read more...
For deluxe hotel Kensington Close, providing seamless and secure bandwidth to its bedrooms, conference rooms and across the guest Wi-Fi network has become an essential part of the hotel’s offering. After looking at several security providers, the question for Kensington Close: which would offer the best possible performance and throughput with all the security features switched on? WatchGuard’s M440 was the answer. Read more...
As successful restaurant chain Dragon-I expanded by 2-3 outlets per year, the increasing number of devices brought in by customers began to overload the network’s firewall throughput and resulted in network blockages, instability, and operational downtime. As outlets were also dependent on the network to run its Point-of-Sale software on iPads, this proved a frustrating and costly challenge for a fast-paced F&B enterprise. WatchGuard, however, had a solution. Read more...
Known for its friendly 24-hour dining service, great food, and award-winning pies, Shari's is the largest full service restaurant chain in the Pacific Northwest. The company turned to WatchGuard after deciding to upgrade its security capabilities with the newest generation Unified Threat Management technology. Benefits include multi-layered best-of-breed security, Wi-Fi segmentation, centralized management, and tools to support PCI DSS compliance. Read more...

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