MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SECURITY CONCERNS

| November 29, 2017

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Technology experts in the Media & Entertainment industry are finding themselves in a quandary. The exponentially increasing amount of data generated by firms has created a need for scalable cloud solutions. Unfortunately, concerns about data security have proven to be one of the firmest roadblocks keeping companies from utilizing SaaS and other cloud technologies.

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EVENT Cinemas Ltd

EVENT Cinemas is New Zealand’s largest and leading cinema chain, with complexes in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, New Plymouth and Whangarei.We opened the doors to our first cinema complex in 1991 in Manukau, we now have 101 screens across 13 cinema complexes across the North Island. We love cinema. That’s why we’re in the business. And with every passing year and each new cinema complex, we raise the bar and make your big screen experience better than ever. Our enthusiastic customer service, top-quality cinema complexes and the very best selection of movies all help to make EVENT Cinemas a fantastic place to watch movies.

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EVENT Cinemas Ltd

EVENT Cinemas is New Zealand’s largest and leading cinema chain, with complexes in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, New Plymouth and Whangarei.We opened the doors to our first cinema complex in 1991 in Manukau, we now have 101 screens across 13 cinema complexes across the North Island. We love cinema. That’s why we’re in the business. And with every passing year and each new cinema complex, we raise the bar and make your big screen experience better than ever. Our enthusiastic customer service, top-quality cinema complexes and the very best selection of movies all help to make EVENT Cinemas a fantastic place to watch movies.

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