Thursday, 28 May 2009

Press release: AIIM Roadshow 2009 To Consider The Impact Of Email And Social Media In Enterprise Content Management

Expert sessions confirmed for Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London, 1st – 5th June

The AIIM Roadshow, the UK's leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM) event, today announced that email and Web 2.0 will be leading the topics during the expert roundtables and case study sessions. Contributions from sponsors including HP, ASG, Vignette and IBM augment the AIIM Roadshow’s programme, which takes place in five major UK cities from the 1st to the 5th of June 2009.

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Press release: US Department of Homeland Security Joins European e-Identity Conference 2009

eema’s 22nd Annual Conference, 25th – 26th June, Cardinal Place, London

eema, the European association for e-identity and security, in collaboration with OASIS (Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), and the BCS (British Computer Society) today announced the full programme for the European e-Identity conference. The two-day event takes place in London on 25th and 26th June 2009, bringing together global experts in privacy, security and e-identity and including a keynote address from the US Department of Homeland Security.

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Press release: Capscan To Address The Impact Of Data Quality On The Business At Data Marketing Show

Exhibition stand: B222; 30th June – 1st July 2009, Olympia, London

Seminar: ‘Addressing Data Quality’; 1.30pm; 30th July 2009

Capscan, a leading supplier of UK and international address management solutions and data integrity services, will host a seminar looking at the impact data quality has on business and how to avoid damaging mistakes, at the Data Marketing Show, 30th June and 1st July 2009, Olympia, London. On stand B222, the company will also exhibit its range of award-winning technologies and services that are integral to a successful data quality management strategy including a new solution for Microsoft DynamicsTM CRM and the newly enhanced Matchcode Commercial with D&B business data.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Scalable Communications Provides Stephenson Harwood with an Extreme Networks’ Legal LAN

Extreme Networks and its Platinum Partner Scalable Communications today announced that international law firm Stephenson Harwood is using a selection of switches from its Summit family to refresh its Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure and provide a solid foundation for future expansion.

Stephenson Harwood is a successful and growing practice dedicated to client service, working with organisations operating in the financial services, transportation, real estate and energy industries. Stephenson Harwood required a network that would support 21st century requirements, such as IP Telephony. As its incumbent Nortel network was unable to fulfil these requirements, it realised it was time to upgrade the LAN infrastructure. Scalable Communications recommended that Stephenson Harwood deploy a series of Extreme Networks’ Summit switches to provide the backbone for introducing IP Telephony, whilst providing the necessary uptime and reliability required, with minimal failover.

“We spoke with our service provider Scalable Communications, and briefed the team there with our network requirements,” says Stephenson Harwood Director of IT, Chris Petrie. “Our aim was to deploy a robust and reliable network solution with excellent monitoring and reporting tools. Scalable have delivered a high quality platform for our Information systems the forthcoming VoIP deployment and for other ancillary Ethernet/IP based systems”.

“In providing Stephenson Harwood with Extreme Networks solutions, we knew that we would meet all their reliability and resiliency requirements, whilst providing them with a network that is future-proofed,” said Scalable Communications Director of Strategic and New Business, Frank Richmond. “We were able to roll out the new system in parallel to the existing one so that usability wouldn’t be affected. Now the new Extreme Networks system is in place, we can safely remove the old one without interruption.”

Following the implementation of the new system in the UK office, Stephenson Harwood now plans to utilise Extreme Networks switches in all new office openings, with a view to introducing these to all its sites worldwide.

“We’re very pleased we’ve had the opportunity to build a strong and secure relationship with Stephenson Harwood, and to provide them with technology capable of supporting their 21st Century applications,” said Extreme Networks Director for UK and Ireland, Gary Newbold. “At a time when technologies are constantly evolving, it’s imperative to have a secure network that is future-proofed and capable of hosting an ever-increasing list of applications.”

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Press release: STORK Industry Group Convene To Progress Pan-European eID Interoperability System

ICT vendors and associations collaborate to facilitate trust amongst EU public administrations of each other’s identification and authentication methods

Friday 26th June 2009, 15.30- 17.30Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London, UK...

Inkberrow, UK, 14th May 2009 - STORK, a pilot scheme co-funded by the EU that aims to implement EU-wide interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs), today announced that on Friday 26th June 2009 it will host the second Industry Group meeting. The meeting aims to create further collaboration between stakeholders. The group will convene at the eema organised European e-Identity Management Conference in London, UK.

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Monday, 11 May 2009

Petrol Retailers Need To Manage Stock Levels & Taxes In Light Of New Budget

Zytax, a wholly owned subsidiary of FuelQuest, Inc, has today issued advice to petrol retailers in light of the recent tax increases on petroleum within the latest UK budget, where fuel was raised by 2.12p per litre. This increase means that retailers need to effectively manage their taxation processes and tax liabilities to ensure that they do not incur penalties or induce cash flow issues.

Extreme Networks Unveils BlackDiamond 8900 Series-Modules

Extreme Networks today raised the bar for data center and high performance networking with the introduction of the BlackDiamond® 8900-series modules for the BlackDiamond 8800 series switch. This purpose-built enterprise architecture for next generation data centers enables market-leading scalability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, up to 582 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single rack, while delivering energy efficiency and compelling value.

The increased growth of Ethernet services and resource intensive applications such as high definition video, Web 2.0 social platforms and UC collaboration, coupled with the trend for virtualisation, server consolidation and IT outsourcing, are driving demands for highly scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks in data centers and managed hosting facilities. Further, the trend towards more nimble, easy-to-manage cloud computing environments requires scalable networks that are easy to integrate and automate, as data centers leverage existing network assets. The BlackDiamond 8900-series modules deliver with the performance and measurable value per dollar to support these advancing applications and architectural challenges.