Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Secure remote access – not a token gesture

Author: Steven Hope, Managing Director at Winfrasoft

Remote access to corporate networks has undoubtedly been a key shift in the function of IT networks over the last few years. However, for all its remarkable business benefits, the new plethora of mobile devices and facilities for remote access means that there have never been a greater opportunity for cybercriminals to target sensitive information (and harvest this stolen data for profit) of organisations that take full advantage of remote working.

Extreme Networks delivers highly versatile network performance & new design options for Enterprise campuses and virtualised data centres

Summit X460 family delivers versatility from the wiring closet to the data centre with 80 Gbps stacking performance up to 100m, PoE Plus and support for mobility and data centre

Extreme Networks today launched a new family of Gigabit Ethernet fixed switching solutions that feature the versatility and performance required for building scalable converged campus networks and virtualised data centres.

IT managers continue to face the challenge of staying under budget while serving a growing and diverse base of applications and mobile users, emerging devices and networked services, while at the same time, taking on convergence and data centre virtualisation initiatives. These events combine to shift the way communications, servers, storage, and enterprise applications are architected and deployed.

To help meet these challenges, Extreme Networks has introduced the Summit® X460 family of Gigabit switches. These purpose-built network solutions, featuring the ExtremeXOS® operating system, deliver superior versatility for network designs, and application and convergence support due to their leading performance, virtual chassis capabilities--featuring 80 Gbps stacking performance up to a distance of 100 metres--and integrated PoE Plus.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Six STORK Pilots Go Live to Achieve Electronic Identity Interoperability Across Europe

11 STORK participating European countries launch pilots to offer secure eID cross-border services

Brussels, Belgium, 25 October 2010 – STORK, a project co-funded by the EU ICT Policy Support Programme under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), implements a EU-wide platform for interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs) and announces today that six pilots: ‘Cross border Authentication for Electronic Services’; ‘SaferChat’; ‘Student Mobility’; ‘Cross Border eDelivery’; ‘Change of Address’ and ‘Commission Services’ are now available for public access. This platform enables citizens to use their national eIDs for eGovernment services in several European countries. The six pilots now officially launched will gradually be enhanced and will prove and test the integration into existing real live portal services of the underlying STORK interoperability platform.

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IT specialist ramsac launches 24/7 IT support

Leading IT solutions consultancy ramsac announces the launch of its new 24/7 IT support service. The new service is designed to give full cover to all clients for all key IT services, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Robert May, Managing Director of ramsac explained, “IT services are crucial to many modern businesses and organisations and the potential for problems doesn’t just cease when people have gone home or there is a public holiday. Networks can develop faults at any time and the rise of home working and flexible working hours means that support is required at times when traditional IT support departments would not be available. We strongly believe that to give our clients a full support service means that we’re available whenever needed.”

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Extreme Networks Grows UK Channel Team

Extreme Networks today announces the appointment of two experienced channel professionals to drive its UK partner program. Steve Johnson has been appointed to the role of UK Channel Director and Chris Elliott joins the company as a Channel Account Manager. Both will be based at the IT networking vendors’ UK head-office at Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.

The appointments signify Extreme Networks’ focus on strengthening its channel engagement in the UK, by providing its partners with ongoing training and opportunities for market development to support them in growing their own revenues.

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

NICE Leads EMEA Agent Performance Optimization Market

NICE Systems, the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that extract insight to impact business performance, reduce financial risk and ensure safety and security, today announced thatNICE received the Frost & Sullivan 2010 EMEA Market Share Leadership Award in Contact Center Agent Performance Optimization (APO). NICE came in at the #1 position inthe analyst firm’s 2010 report on the EMEA APO Market, which is defined by Frost & Sullivan as comprising the key segments of quality management (QM), which includes contact center analytics, and workforce management (WFM). According to the report, in QM NICE leads with a 42% share. In WFM NICE leads the market with a 30% share. The findings of the report are based on full-year 2009 performance.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards identify companies, products, processes, and executives that have achieved world-class performances. NICE was selected for the 2010 EMEA Market Share Leadership Award based on the company’s achievements in the following areas: expanding its addressable market both through an expanded product footprint and through a broader geographical reach; expansion in SMB markets across EMEA; deep push into analytics with a solution approach which addresses specific business problems that arise in the contact center; and driving growth of workforce management.

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A Successful Collaborate2Innovate Partnership Has Been Awarded £72,695

The University of Portsmouth and Classic Folios have reported an increased ROI after partnering at the Collaborate2Innovate 2009 Event

Following last year’s Collaborate2Innovate (C2I) 2009 event held in Southampton, a successful partnership has formed between the University of Portsmouth and Classic Folios, who met at the event. C2I is a free to attend annual event that aims to support innovative collaborations with Solent based organisations. The two companies are now announcing a successful return on investment from their partnership.

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