Friday, 28 May 2010

eema Considers Implications of UK Government Decision to Halt Progress on UK National ID Card

European e-Identity Management Conference 2010, 9th – 10th June, Cardinal Place, London

Following the announcement that the new coalition government is not going to continue with the introduction of a National Identity Register and national identity card programme, the European e-Identity Management Conference 2010 will consider what this means for the pan European initiative. The conference, which is run by eema, the European association for e-identity and security, in collaboration with OASIS (Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), will also look at progress made by other EU nations in creating secure, pan-European e-identity interoperability.

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Capscan Shows Companies How to Deliver ROI With Contact Data Quality Management

Capscan, a leading supplier of UK and international address management solutions and data integrity services, today announced that it will be holding an educational contact data quality management seminar at the Data Marketing Show, 29th and 30th June. Delegates attending the seminar will discover what steps businesses can take to improve data quality across the organisation, to increase operational efficiency, encourage business growth and deliver Return on Investment.

On stand B422, the company will also exhibit its range of award-winning technologies and services that are integral to a successful data quality management strategy such as its range of Matchcode for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

dhc Develops Link Between Microsoft DynamicsTM CRM and Access Dimensions

Integration delivers centralised view of customer and transactional information

dhc, a provider of integrated software solutions today announces that it has created an integration link between Microsoft DynamicsTM Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and the accounting suite Access Dimensions. The interface helps organisations achieve an Extended Relationship Management (xRM) framework, enabling a clear view of customers from first contact and purchase through to implementation, post-sales and support services.

For further information, or to book a briefing with Director of dhc, Matt Garman, please contact

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The AIIM Roadshow 2010 Demonstrates How To Take Control Of Enterprise ‘Content Chaos’

Glasgow, Bolton, Birmingham and London; 14th – 17th June

The AIIM Roadshow 2010, the UK's leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM) event, today announced that delegates will learn how to cost-effectively take control of enterprise ‘content chaos’ - the growing volumes and disintegration of business information across the organisation. This stems from leading non-profit association AIIM’s findings in its latest report ‘Industry Watch – ECM State of the Industry 2010’ stating that the need to centralise and improve access to paper and electronic documents is the main driver for investing in ECM.

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Extreme Networks Fixed 10GbE Solutions Demonstrate Explosive Market Growth

Extreme Networks today announced that its 10 Gigabit Ethernet network solutions are achieving explosive port growth in the fixed 10GbE port segment for Layer 2/3 Ethernet switches, as reported by The Dell’Oro Group in its most recently issued market share report, for Q1 2010.

Extreme Networks experienced an exceptional 94% increase in fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports shipped (quarter over quarter) in Q1, outpacing market competitors growth in number of ports shipped in the high performance network segment.

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Monday, 24 May 2010

NanoKTN Helps Secure Major European Bid Success for UK Companies

NanoKTN Project Partnering Delivers €2.5 million funding for Infineum, BHR Group and Ricardo Engineering to Develop New Generation of Nano Based Lubricants

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has helped secure over €2.5 million funding for a number of its members, to aid further development into a new generation of fluid lubricants that use nanomaterials.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

NanoKTN and NanoCentral to Discuss the Importance of commercialising Nanomaterials in 2 workshops at NanoMaterials2010

8th June 2010, Hotel Russell, London

The NanoKTN is pleased to announce it will be partnering with Nanocentral on two workshops at the NanoMaterials2010 conference in London. The workshops are concerned with addressing 2 current issues in commercialisation, integrating nanotechnology in food applications and the measurement and characterisation of nanomaterial systems. These workshops will involve the key leaders in their respective fields and highlight the best practise and give an opportunity to encourage intelligent debate. Industry is encouraged to register and attend these workshops as a way of connecting and catalysing innovation.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Twitter becomes an attractive target for cybercriminals

There are currently two known TwitterNET Builder variants. The first variant uses malicious commands with static names. The second variant, detected by Kaspersky Lab, allows users to change the names of the command making it harder to identify which Twitter accounts are being used to control the botnets.

It takes just a couple of mouse clicks to create malicious code capable of turning infected computers into zombies, which when joined together form a botnet. The botnets are then controlled via an account set up with the popular microblogging service Twitter. Such botnets are subsequently used for the usual practices of distributing spam, carrying out DDoS attacks, etc.

TwitterNET Builder is freely available and is likely to appeal to hackers of every type, especially novices.

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NOW! Lettings moves its IT to outsourcing specialist ramsac

IT outsourcing specialist ramsac has announced it is providing property agents NOW! Lettings with IT support and planning, following its expert support during the company’s office move. NOW! Lettings works with top agents across the UK, letting and managing over 1000 residential properties, with tenants and landlords ranging from the UK’s leading blue chip companies to private individuals.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Kaspersky Lab Announces an Update of its Security Solution for Small Businesses

Kaspersky Lab announces the update of its security solution for small businesses, Kaspersky Small Office Security. The updated product provides comprehensive protection for workstations and file servers running under the Windows operating system.

CEO’s of small businesses are concerned about protecting their computer networks against malware, spam, Internet fraud and data leakage. They require effective solutions that are easy to install and use, and can be centrally managed. Kaspersky Lab’s updated product does all of these things.

The updated Kaspersky Small Office Security solution includes a new antivirus engine with an increased threat detection rate, uses minimal system resources and is easily updated, in addition to having a heuristic analyser designed to block new malware as it emerges. The product can check for malicious code and links to phishing websites hidden inside communications sent via IM systems (such as ICQ and MSN).

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Monday, 17 May 2010

Extreme Networks Enhances its Distribution Capabilities in UK by Expanding its Global Partnership with ScanSource

Extreme Networks and ScanSource Communications Europe, the value-added convergence distributor, today announced that they have extended their distribution agreement to the UK. The extension of the agreement allows for the non-exclusive distribution of Extreme Networks solutions across the UK.

ScanSource, with its longstanding expertise in convergence, is one of Extreme Networks’ leading distributors worldwide, and is already working with Extreme Networks in Europe through ScanSource Communications in Germany. Now Extreme Networks is the latest vendor to be added to the fast-growing portfolio of ScanSource Communications in the UK.

In extending its relationship with ScanSource Communications, Extreme Networks’ objective is to increase its channel presence in the UK. The company aims to take its traditional channel relationships to the next level, embracing a multi-vendor, collaborative approach. ScanSource, a distributor acknowledged by the market for its networking expertise, solutions programme infrastructure and ability to deliver value to the European reseller community, is a logical partner choice for the UK market.

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Keep your digital life safe, warns Kaspersky Lab on the World Information Society Day

Abingdon, 17th May 2010 – Today is World Information Society Day, which aims to raise global awareness of societal changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies. In relation to this, Kaspersky Lab warns of the dangers posed by cybercriminals and offers tips for a secure and pollution-free digital life.

NanoKTN and JEMI UK Host Workshop to Identify Commercial Opportunities for UK Nanotechnology

1st June 2010, City Hall, Cardiff
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce that for the second-year running, it’s Electronic Devices and Nano Systems focus group will be hosting a workshop at this year’s S2K ( event in Cardiff, alongside JEMI UK. The workshop will look at the use of enabling technologies in nano-applications and will discuss areas where key technologies are yet to be established, with the aim to identify gaps in the market where UK companies can invest and become involved.

Friday, 14 May 2010

FuelQuest Announces Former Shell International Executive Paul Stone Joins Advisory Board

FuelQuest, the leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, has announced the addition of Paul Stone, Chairman, Shell Turcas Petrol AS, to its advisory board. Stone is a veteran energy executive whose extensive experience within the oil products industry includes: retail, commercial, lubricants, and supply & distribution. In his thirty-two years at Shell, Mr Stone managed business expansion into countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. He is also an active member of the Energy Institute.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Stone states: “I am delighted to be joining the FuelQuest Advisory Board, especially in this period when the company has ambitious growth plans in exciting and challenging markets within Latin America and the Far East. I look forward to working with Matt Tormollen and the other Board members in seeing the company deliver on its growth strategy.”

Mr Stone holds a PhD. in mechanical engineering from the University of Surrey and attended the Ashridge Management College for Business Management, the Oxford University Business School for International Economics, and INSEAD, France, for Strategic Leadership.

The FuelQuest advisory board members reflect the industry segments in which the company delivers products and services: convenience and fuel retail, energy trading and risk management, fleet card and fleet management, and petroleum transportation and logistics. Stone joins existing board members Rich Cilento, Glycos Biotechnologies; Mike Forbes, KAG Logistics; Ron Fulenchek, 7–Eleven; and Kenneth Kral, U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems, Inc. This independent board meets regularly and provides FuelQuest with guidance on business strategy, market development opportunities and product direction.

“FuelQuest has a diverse customer base with significant international operations,” said Matt Tormollen, President and CEO of FuelQuest. “We plan to leverage Paul’s vast experience and industry knowledge as we develop and execute our growth strategy into new markets within the U.S. and internationally for both our fuel management and tax automation solutions.”

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

NanoEntrepreneurs Focus Group Looks at Commercial Opportunities for UK Nanotechnology SMEs

19th May 2010, BioCity, Nottingham

Organised by the NanoKTN in partnership with The University of Nottingham's Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced the date of its next NanoEntrepreneurs focus group event, aimed at supporting the development of nanotechnology and encouraging partnerships between companies, with a focus on the East Midlands region. The event, organised in partnership with the University of Nottingham's Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre, will be hosted at BioCity, Nottingham on Wednesday 19th May, and will stimulate interactions and networking between the nanotechnology community and sources of investment, to further economic success in the UK nanotechnology market.

Monday, 10 May 2010

NanoKTN Member Wins Prestigious SET For Britain Award

LinkThe Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce that a PhD student and member of the NanoKTN has been awarded the Roscoe Medal, presented by representatives of RSC and AgChemAccess Ltd, at the prestigious SET for Britain event, held at the House of Commons last month.

SET for Britain aims to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers and technologists to ensure continued progress in the development of UK research and R&D, and ultimately the future of UK business. The SET for Britain awards gives early-career scientists the opportunity to communicate current state-of-the-art science to Members of Parliament and scientific peers.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Extreme Networks Introduces Ridgeline Service Advisor

Extreme Networks today launched Ridgeline™ Service Advisor, service management software designed to help carriers monetise their networks by enabling the strategic shift from reactive circuit monitoring to proactive service management.

Extreme Networks® Ridgeline Service Advisor offers service providers a proactive approach to network operations that has the potential to accelerate revenue by accelerating the provisioning of new services, enhances subscriber experience through visual service monitoring, and increases network efficiency by simplifying service engineering.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

IT Decisions 2010: Early Investment in IT Security Training and Technology Will Prevent System Failures and Unnecessary Costs

23rd and 24th June, Pavilion, NEC Birmingham

At IT Decisions 2010, a new major event designed to help businesses and government make important IT investment decisions, information professionals will be cautioned to take a more holistic approach to IT security, or face continuous costly pressure on resources and risk system instability. Andrea Simmons, security evangelist and Founder and Director of Simmons Professional Services, will use blunders in the public sector to illustrate the importance of embedding system security from the outset in her keynote ‘Secure Systems Development – The Emperor’s got no clothes!’ on Wednesday 23rd June.

Covesion Ltd shows a Year on Year Growth of 85% with Support from the NanoKTN

NanoKTN secures funding and partnership opportunities for University of Southampton spin-off

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has helped an SME in the UK secure funding and partnerships, enabling company growth to exceed 85% between 2009 and 2010. Working with the NanoKTN, Covesion has formed strategic partnerships that have resulted in significant commercial impact on the business.