Henderson Group, the owner of Spar, Eurospar, Vivo and Vivoxtra franchises in Northern Ireland, has selected Vodat International to introduce a network infrastructure to improve communications between stores and head office.
The group distributes food and grocery related products to the convenience retail sector and required a network to support EFT, Paypoint and e-Topup transactions that met the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
The network is also designed to support connectivity for Henderson’s managed email and internet services with firewall and anti-virus protection, as well as boosting inter-site connectivity between stores, allowing remote access via secure VPN for store owners.
Andrew Logan, IT director at the Henderson Group, said: “We wanted to improve communications between our stores and head office environment to improve efficiency in areas such as stock replenishment. We also required technology that complied with the PCI DSS standards and Vodat helped us reach this goal.
“We are able to add additional services onto our network infrastructure which is appealing to the business. Vodat has a proven track record and we wanted a partner who had a vision for the future.”