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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...
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...
B Logistics transformed from a state-owned company into a thriving private enterprise over the course of just a few years. Offering reliable rail transport and logistics solutions, and deploying over two hundred locomotives and seven thousand freight wagons throughout Europe, the company transports a wide range of cargo –from raw materials, chemicals, and semi-finished products to industrial and consumer goods. However, rapid expansion – combined with a new, centralized IT environment – put the company’s network infrastructure to the test. Read more...
Most companies are responsible solely for their own cyber security. But as a provider of serviced offices across the south-east of England, Wrest Park Ltd has to protect the operations of over 2,000 clients. For Head of IT Bob Sampson, this presents a business-critical challenge. With clients ranging from charities and educational firms to medical and financial & accounting companies, with anything from one to 100-plus users – Wrest Park’s reputation rests on its ability to adapt to all their different needs and demands, while still providing gold-standard security. Read more...
Founded over 150 years ago, Régis Martelet is a family haulage firm with 300 registered vehicles and approximately 250 employees. The business covers a wide range of activities, including global transport and logistics solutions, international transport and batch transport, messenger and express services, and the rental of vehicles with driver. After a complete overhaul of their IT infrastructure and the implementation of a new VMWare architecture, David Cannelle – Head of IT at Régis Martelet – decided to update the company’s legacy network security solution, which no longer complied with data protection regulations. 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...
Since 2013, the Royal Yachting Association’s mission as a governing body has been to grow its relevance amongst boating communities and establish its reputation as a representative and influential organization by 2017. From a technology standpoint, this meant working towards PCI compliance, meeting the requirements for Data Loss Prevention and adhering to the rules around firewall configuration. RYA looks after a membership of over 105,000 people with more than 150,000 people per year completing RYA training courses. This translates into thousands of online transactions and the responsibility for huge quantities of personal data. Read more...
The Chester School District strives to promote a positive learning environment that fosters high academic standards for its students. Serving Morris County, New Jersey, the district’s top priority is to provide a world-class education through meaningful and dynamic learning experiences. With over 1,200 students and 400 staff members to consider, ensuring that confidential data remains that way is critical for Dean Anderson, technology director for Chester School District. Read more...
As a steadily expanding business, Roland prides itself on technological innovation, and has produced many industry firsts, including the first-ever touch-sensitive electric piano in 1972. Such a heritage, in concert with its ambition to be ‘the best rather than the biggest,’ means that Roland UK demands cutting-edge technology to protect its data networks. They received it with WatchGuard’s XTM 520 firewall. Read more...

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