Entries by Dave Scott

Avid and your Managed Service Provider

By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications. You should have two technology foundations for your business: Avid Communications and an excellent IT organization. For larger companies, the IT support is often largely in-house. But most businesses rely on a Managed Service Provider (MSP) to handle a fairly wide variety of IT functions. We at […]

Thanks, Chiefs. Thanks a lot.

By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications. Back in 2015 in the wake of the Royals World Series victory, I wrote about explaining to my son that such things are rare. He first started following the Royals in 2014 and, boom, they win the pennant that very year. And just a year later they’re back […]

Shuffling boxes on our home page.

By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications. We’ve made extensive changes on Avid’s web site, and we thought it was worth saying why. Now before you go to www.avidphone.com, be prepared for it to look nearly the same as it always has. There are still five colorful boxes on the home page. It’s still […]

Avid Communications expands to Des Moines, Iowa

By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications. Avid Communications announces that it has opened an office in Des Moines, IA and is now offering our services throughout the Des Moines metro area. It is our first expansion outside the Kansas City area. Our new office is located in West Des Moines in an area […]

North Korea, Iran or Russia… who is in your network today?

By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications. A firewall is no longer enough. Today’s security threats are sophisticated, pervasive, potent and ever-evolving. A firewall – even a next-generation firewall – is no longer enough to protect you from cyber-criminals. Did you know that there are over 300,000 open positions for cybersecurity professionals in the […]

Standard AvidFirewall NG Deployment Features

Usually, protecting clients from cyber-criminals is the first order of business in the deployment of AvidFirewall NG. For a multi-location, retail user that had been on an AT&T MPLS network, the huge increase in network reliability was the most tangible immediate benefit. Not to mention the cost savings. Before I talk more about AvidFirewall NG, […]