Friday, 29 January 2010

Cummins-Allison and De La Rue Announce a Strategic Sales Alliance

Cummins-Allison, Mt. Prospect, Illinois, USA and De La Rue, Basingstoke, UK, today announced a strategic partnership to sell De La Rue high speed currency sorters and Enterprise Cash Management software solutions in the North American region through Cummins-Allison’s extensive nationwide distribution and service network.

Frank Janezic, Executive Vice President of Sales, Cummins-Allison stated: “Cash processing is an industry reliant on quality products, trust and customer service. Customers buy from companies they know. We are delighted to be partnering with a global player such as De La Rue, and our customers can look forward to an enhanced solution offering backed up by the service excellence on which we have built our reputation over many years.”

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

WhatsUp Gold Acquires Dorian Software Creations, Inc. to Add Security Event Log Management to Network Monitoring Portfolio

Continues product innovation with the addition of proven real-time operations and forensic analysis capabilities to aid network security and compliance to regulatory requirements

WhatsUp Gold, Ipswitch, Inc.’s network management division and a developer of innovative network management solutions, today announced it has acquired Dorian Software Creations, Inc., the leader in providing complete, easy-to-use solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and Log Management for small businesses and enterprise-level organisations. The addition of Dorian Software’s patented event log management technology to WhatsUp Gold’s extensive suite of network management solutions will empower customers to collect, store, report, monitor and alert on event logs in real time. Along with forensic analysis, these capabilities ultimately ensure network security and facilitate adherence to compliance standards and processes.

“The acquisition of Dorian Software extends our innovation boundary in creating simple management solutions that work for small businesses and enterprises,” said Ennio Carboni, president, WhatsUp Gold (above, right). “Dorian Software’s profitable and self-funded business model, pinpoint customer focus, passionate user base and easy-to-use solutions are a perfect fit for WhatsUp Gold, both technologically and culturally. We believe our mutual customers will greatly benefit from a single vendor supporting the gamut of network management tasks from device utilisation and bandwidth monitoring, systems and application management, traffic analysis, VoIP and now security and compliance solutions via in-depth log management.”

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

DASCOM GB To Exhibit At VARTECH Nordics 2010

DASCOM GB, developer, manufacturer and provider of enterprise printing solutions, today announced that it will be it will be exhibiting at the VARTECH Nordics 2010 show, taking place 2nd and 3rd February at the Scandic Infra City Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. Situated at stand number 609, DASCOM GB will be exhibiting its full range of printers including the MIP480, its innovative mobile printer, 7005, 7008 as well as its brand new Tally DASCOM 1125.

The VARTECH Nordics 2010 event is a combination conference and trade show uniting value-added resellers, independent software providers and manufacturers. This two-day event will give European value-added resellers the opportunity to cultivate rewarding relationships with hardware manufacturers and software solution providers.

Extreme Networks Expands Vision For Scalable Virtualised Networks

Explosive network resource and bandwidth requirements from server virtualisation and cloud networking are driving demand for higher performance Ethernet switches in managed/hosted data centres and enterprise data centres. Extreme Networks has responded with its next-generation data centre vision for migrating to virtualised data centres and new infrastructure solutions that feature market-leading scalability, performance and simplicity.

Hosting companies and enterprises alike are scaling their data centres to realise the benefits of a virtualised infrastructure and cloud networking, where resources can be dynamically managed and deployed, and space and energy efficiency are key requirements. Because the physical network is the foundation for virtualisation, it is vital that it be highly scalable, demonstrating robust performance, capacity and capabilities to support large table sizes that accommodate growth. Increased performance of the physical network enables the data centre network to support varied environments characterised by a rapidly expanding number of virtual machines and very large numbers of users within a small footprint.

Extreme Networks today introduced new core and edge data centre switching solutions that boost the physical network with scalability and flexibility for a range of deployments. The BlackDiamond® 8900-xl modules and Summit® X480 stackable switches offer industry-leading data centre solutions that allow for varied network configurations and design strategies being deployed by managed hosting companies and enterprises.

“Today’s data centres are adopting virtualisation as a means of improving cost efficiencies, adding resiliency, as well as reducing power requirements. This coupled with the growing trend of moving towards a hosted/cloud model is leading to a significant growth in the scaling requirements of the data centre network infrastructure,” said Extreme Networks Senior Director of Strategy, Shehzad Merchant. “Extreme Networks is addressing scalability requirements of the evolving data centre by offering higher performance and scale at Layer 2 and Layer 3 and delivering a portfolio of products that allow for increased architectural choice and enable cost-effective growth.”

NanoKTN and The Wellcome Trust Collaborate on Second Nano4Life Conference

Experts will come together to discuss the impact of Nanotechnology on Life Sciences: London on 4th February 2010

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, will again be convening the Nano4Life Conference. Nano4Life 2010, organised by the NanoKTN in collaboration with The Wellcome Trust, will explore the key areas within the life sciences where nanotechnology offers the opportunity to advance healthcare and improve product discovery and development.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Network Management Helps Customers Give Back in 2010 by Donating $25,000 to International Humanitarian Organization CARE

Will contribute $100 to for every WhatsUp Gold product purchased between January 1 and January 30, 2010

Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management division WhatsUp Gold, the leading developer of affordable and easy to use network management software, today announced that it will donate $25,000 to CARE, one of the world’s largest non-profit private international humanitarian organizations fighting against global poverty. For every new purchase of a WhatsUp Gold product made between January 1st and January 30, 2010, Ipswitch will make a $100 donation to CARE on behalf of the customer. For details, visit

“This is a fantastic opportunity for companies looking to improve the efficiency of their network for the new business year ahead,” said Ennio Carboni, President of the Network Management division at Ipswitch. “However, as always, at the heart of our commitment is the emphasis on giving back to the global community. Through this partnership with CARE we hope to raise $25,000 for an extremely worthy cause.”

DASCOM GB Joins Forces With Datatrade

DASCOM GB, developer, manufacturer and provider of enterprise printing solutions, has today announced that it has appointed Datatrade as one of its key resellers and service providers for the UK market. Datatrade will be supplying DASCOM GB’s dot matrix, line matrix, mobile and thermal printing solutions.

A family-run business with almost 30 years experience, Datatrade is an independent supplier of printers, consumables and a range of services. It specialises in providing complete managed services for the retail, logistics and warehousing environments with a unique range of tools and services allowing it to be innovative and responsive to customer needs. The company was a leading supplier and service provider for TallyGenicom before DASCOM’s acquisition of its key assets.

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Capscan To Hold Data Quality Seminar At Technology for Marketing and Advertising 2010

Technology for Marketing and Advertising, 23rd – 24th February; Earls Court 2, London

Capscan, a leading supplier of UK and international address management solutions and data integrity services, today announced that it will host a seminar entitled ‘The fundamentals of contact data quality management and how to avoid a costly mistake’ at Technology for Marketing and Advertising 2010.

To arrange a briefing with Capscan at the show, or for images and further info, please contact

Thursday, 14 January 2010

The Nanotechnology Mini-Innovation and Growth Team (Mini-IGT) Presents “Nanotechnology: a UK Industry View” Report to UK Government and Industry

14th January 2010, London – Today, the Nanotechnology Mini-Innovation and Growth Team (Mini-IGT) will present a report giving its recommendations for the future success of nanotechnology in the UK. It also reviews where the UK sits in comparison with competitors in relation to funding of nanotechnology, and considers a strategic approach to the commercialisation of nanotechnology based products offering a view of where the UK could be in 2020, assuming the recommendations are implemented.

The report entitled “Nanotechnology: a UK Industry View” details work carried out by the Mini-IGT following Lord Drayson’s launch of the Government evidence gathering website on 7th July 2009 with the announcement that the UK would develop a Nanotechnology Strategy.

The report has been prepared on behalf of industry to provide a market wide view of what is required to ensure that nanotechnology based industries are successful in the UK. It has been actively endorsed by a Steering and Review Group comprising 46 leaders from industry, academia, research and technology organisations and trade associations.

For further information or for a PDF copy of the report, please contact

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

dhc Announces New Partnership With The FD Centre

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions, today announced its business partnership with financial director service suppliers the FD Centre. The two organisations will work closely together in order to provide complimentary financial health checks to their clients, assisting them to improve their business processes in today’s tough financial climate.

Established in 2001, the FD Centre is the largest and most respected provider of part time financial directors in the UK, providing the advanced skill set of finance directors from large corporations, to the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. With this partnership, dhc and the FD Centre are now able to offer their clients a complimentary financial health check, a service that many organisations may profit from in the recent economic downturn. By opting for the unique financial health check businesses will spend time with an experienced finance director, receive a comprehensive guide to improving their current business, receive assistance in the creation of future plans, and benefit from an in-depth examination of a business area or department of their choice.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Capscan Seminar At Civica Annual Conference 2010 To Teach Data Quality Best Practice For The Public Sector

12:00 – 12:30pm, 27th January 2010, Manchester Central Convention Complex

Capscan, a leading supplier of UK and international address management solutions and data integrity services, today announced that it will be hosting a seminar entitled ‘Addressing Data Quality’, at the Civica Annual Conference 2010. The session will teach professionals in the public sector how to improve data quality and in turn deliver financial and operational rewards across their departments, whilst contributing to an improved perception of services provided to citizens.

For further information, or to book a briefing with Capscan at the show, please contact

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Micro-P Signs With DASCOM GB

DASCOM GB, developer, manufacturer and provider of enterprise printing solutions, today announced that it has appointed Micro-P as one of its chief distributors for the UK market. Micro-P will be supplying resellers with DASCOM GB’s dot matrix, line matrix, mobile and thermal printing solutions.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of DCC Plc, one of Ireland’s largest companies, Micro-P is one of the oldest and largest distributors of IT and technology products in the UK reseller market. The company has almost 30 years experience and has previously been awarded the prestigious Networking Distributor of the Year award by CRN magazine.

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