White Papers & Case Studies

  1. Internet Of Everything Solution Gives Barilla — And Consumers — Holistic View Of Production Chain
    10/7/2015

    Barilla Group, the makers of Barilla brand pastas and sauces, wanted to provide consumers with the ability to trace the chain of production — from where food for ingredients is grown to the product on the store shelf.

  2. Westmoreland Coal Company Increases Efficiency And Profitability In The Kemmerer Mine With A Zebra WLAN
    10/7/2015

    Westmoreland Coal Company is the 4th largest coal mining operation in the world; 6th largest coal producer in North America and the oldest independent coal company in the United states. When Westmoreland Coal expanded their operations by purchasing the Kemmerer mine in Wyoming, they bought the oldest open pit mine in the U.s. — a large mine that is 9.5 miles long and 2 miles wide.

  3. Value-Added Provider Interstate Communications Delivers Smart Business Capabilities To Parker Ag’s Agribusiness Operations
    9/1/2015

    Parker Ag Innovations, a seed and chemical distributor located in Emerson, Iowa, was looking to improve oversight of its warehouse operations with the addition of surveillance cameras.

  4. Your Smart Manufacturing IT Clients Capitalize On Manufacturing Data
    8/20/2015

    A major challenge faced by manufacturers is the state of data useable to glean actionable intelligence. Manufacturing, compared to industries that are using more sophisticated data analytics tools — like advertising and finance — is often scrambling to find better ways to use data to improve quality and efficiency.

  5. Communications System Brings CPA Firm New Capabilities, Monthly Savings
    7/1/2015

    Talk about growth: In a single year, KPM CPAs of Springfield, MO, acquired not one, but two separate accounting firms, bringing on clusters of new employees in waves of 15 to 30 people at a time. To keep pace with this growth trajectory, KPM moved into a new building, bringing 110 personnel from all three previous companies into one environment.

  6. Defending SMBs With Cloud-Managed Security
    6/15/2015

    Technology is a two edged sword. On one side, the introduction of new applications, devices, and web services makes people’s lives and jobs easier and more productive. On the other, the increase in user mobility, the migration to faster data pipes and the exchange of more information open businesses up to new threats and increased susceptibility to cyber attacks.

  7. SMBs: The Attacker’s Target
    6/15/2015

    Cybercrime is increasing at epidemic proportions, from consumers, to SMB organizations to large enterprises. According to avtest.org, an independent service provider of anti-virus research, more malware was found in the past two years than in the previous 10 years combined. From 2013 to 2014, new malware jumped just over 71 percent from 83M to 142M new strains being introduced. And it turns out Small to Medium Business (SMB) organizations are becoming the cybercriminal’s “sweet spot”.

  8. The Plastic Breach: Protecting The Retail Sector
    6/15/2015

    Who would have thought that a small piece of plastic measuring a mere 2.125 inches by 3.370 inches could open a window to so much mayhem? For the past three years, cybercriminals have been targeting the retail industry. During 2014, we saw large- name retailers like Michaels, Neiman Marcus, PF Chang’s, Staples, Dairy Queen, Goodwill, UPS, Target, and Home Depot all make headlines.

  9. Moving Business Forward With ASCII
    6/5/2015

    The concept of ASCII is simple. What sets The ASCII Group apart is that it is a community open to all independent IT practices – ranging in size and scope from a single person operation to large companies with many employees.

  10. ASCII Peers Mean Business
    6/5/2015

    A common tagline that is used by The ASCII Group is, ‘Leverage the power of an interactive community’. For the past 30 years, The ASCII Group has celebrated the solution provider and heralded the benefits of working within a community by offering over 70 programs that provide innovative business building strategies and extensive peer networking.