Transportation companies and logistics leaders have built their entire business around on-time delivery, smooth processes and operational efficiency, so require security solutions which guarantee these aspects of their business. Downtime and delays are a major business risk. In addition this industry is subject to the many regulations and rules regarding storage of confidential and customer data so require real reporting and compliance expertise from their security and licensing partner.
FMCG and Manufacturing companies need to secure maximum operational efficiency and enable maximum possible production time. Reliability of service is key in this industry where a lost minute equals lost revenue. Companies in this sphere also seek solution longevity so that investments keep them at maximum efficiency long term. Security and licensing solutions proposed to companies in this area need to take account of these priorities.
Software Licensing within retail store environments is different to that of other corporate sectors. There are several distinct factors, such as the use of no-PC, network-connected devises (price scanners and RFID readers) and the sheer complexities associated with regularly opening and closing stores. IT Security challenges are often amplified for retailers due to the risk and regulations around the use and storage of customer information (PCI, DSS) and their need for system stability to support customer trading.
Although businesses and solutions are rarely the same, they often share the same pain and goals within certain industry verticals, which is why having a market focus is fundamental in forging long term relationships and gaining trusted advisor status.
From an IT perspective, if we had one word to summarise our finance, insurance and capital markets customers, it would be data, lots and lots of data. And with data comes audit trails, regulation, compliance and security requirements. Bytes understands the need to control data, to keep it secure and comply with the ever growing raft of legislation including PCI DSS, CoCo, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and ISO.
The construction and engineering markets have become extremely competitive in recent years with the number of projects reducing and profit margins being squeezed. Agility and flexibility are core requirements for their IT teams, who are regularly required to support new joint ventures and provide technology and security infrastructure to short term offices around the globe, all within short notice and tight budgets.
Many of our customers within the utilities market are large regional businesses striving to sustain growth while operating in a defined geographical area. Achieving and securing this growth means streamlining services and driving cost-efficiencies. There is also a particularly strong focus on operational performance – where increased staff productivity, together with simplified communication systems to customers, are key objectives. Enabling secure access to systems for employees is imperative in this industry.
The Legal Services act now affects our legal clients more than ever. With pressures to enhance security, ensure compliance and reduce risk, our customers are always looking at cost effective ways of ‘keeping the lights on’, whilst embracing new technologies to progress their business, increase efficiencies and secure data and systems.
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