Friday, 26 February 2010

For a Cleaner Digital Environment // Kaspersky Lab at the CeBIT 2010

Abingdon, 26th February 2010 – At CeBIT 2010, Kaspersky Lab will be providing a complete overview of its security software products and educating visitors about current IT security threats. Products being showcased on stand D37, Security Hall 11, will include a new comprehensive security solution for families, the award-winning Kaspersky® Open Space Security™ business suite and Kaspersky Mobile Security 9. CeBIT 2010 will be taking place in Hannover, Germany from 2nd to 6th March 2010.

ramsac ranked in Top 100 International Managed IT Service Providers

Leading IT solutions consultancy, ramsac, today announces that it has been ranked as one of the top 100 managed IT service providers in the world. The MSPmentor 100 list for 2010 places the Surrey-based company at 85th position in the global ranking and 11th place in the UK.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

BCS and NCC To Scrutinise Green IT And Cloud Computing At IT Decisions Show


23rd and 24th June at the Pavilion, NEC, Birmingham

IT Decisions, a new major event designed to help businesses and government make important IT investment decisions, has today confirmed keynote addresses from two of the UK’s leading technology industry associations, National Computing Centre (NCC) and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. These keynotes will provide delegates with unbiased advice on implementing cloud or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) strategies, as well as how to leverage mobile working for greener computing.

For interviews, or to register your attendance for free as a member of the press, please contact itdecisionspr@mccint.com


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Extreme Networks To Present At Data Center Dynamics Conference & Expo

Extreme Networks today announced its participation in the education portion at the upcoming Data Center Dynamics Conference and Expo, a conference featuring the latest innovations in data center design, to be held on 3rd March at the Hilton New York.

Extreme Networks will participate in the following Data Center Dynamics session:

  • Wednesday 3rd March at 11:40 a.m.: Kevin Ryan, Director of Data Center Solutions, will present on the network infrastructure and power management in the data center.

The growth of compute power and consolidation of data center equipment, coupled with rising energy prices and mounting pressures to reduce carbon emissions, means that energy efficiency in the data center has become a chief concern of data center planners and network operators. During the session, Mr. Ryan will address the increasingly vital role that energy efficiency, including static and dynamic device management, plays in data center design and the underlying Ethernet network architecture.

To learn more about Extreme Networks high performance data center solutions, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com/solutions/datacenter.aspx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Capscan And Uniserv Collaborate To Unlock ‘The Magic Of Data Quality’

Gartner Customer Relationship Management Summit, 16th and 17th March 2010

Capscan, a leading provider of international address management software and data integrity services and its partner Uniserv, Europe's largest specialised supplier of data quality solutions, today announces co-sponsorship of the Gartner Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Summit 2010. Both organisations will demonstrate the magic of data quality and how it is the foundation of successful CRM and the effective use of related tools, such as Microsoft DynamicsTM CRM and Oracle Seibel CRM. The event takes place on the 16th and 17th March at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

For further information, or to arrange a briefing with either Sales Director at Capscan, David Mead, or Sales Director at Uniserv, Ulrich Sohn, please contact capscanpr@mccint.com

NanoKTN Announces Nanomission 2010

Nanomission 2010 follows commercial success of 2008 NanoMission which generated over £500k investment for attending UK SMEs

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, today announced its next Nanomission to Germany and Switzerland on 2nd-5th March 2010. This mission will focus on developments in production processes for manufacturing nanomaterials and nanocoatings for renewable energy applications.

The Nanomission 2010 is a collaboration between the NanoKTN and the Science & Innovation Network (SIN) of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). The mission will provide a framework for networking and partnership building in the important area of nano-enabled clean energy. Outcomes for the UK delegates are expected to parallel those previously achieved including collaboration in EU funded research, commercial partnerships, and academic exchanges.

Kaspersky Lab Overview of the Cyberthreat Landscape During 2009

Abingdon 23rd February, 2010 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software including viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, today reveals that the number of new malicious programs detected in 2009 was virtually the same as 2008, but warns of increasingly sophisticated malware.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Chloride Helps Companies Reduce CO2 Emissions

Chloride’s Trinergy UPS can help organisations comply with the forthcoming CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and reduce costs

Chloride, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and services, today announced that Trinergy, its revolutionary, high efficiency UPS technology, could significantly cut the energy wasted by the UK’s biggest users of electricity and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS). It will also help them avoid additional costs resulting from the CRC Energy Efficiency scheme due to come into force from April 2010.

“The current cost of inefficient power use is inexcusable; it harms the environment and is passed on to consumers and businesses,” explained Chloride’s Technical Support Manager, Rob Tanzer. “The third generation of UPS equipment, such as Trinergy, is now 98% efficient, which, compared to a typical 1,000kW legacy UPS system, can cut the electricity costs of running a UPS by three quarters. By cutting UPS energy losses to just 2%, the system cooling energy requirement will also be reduced, resulting in an overall annual saving of nearly £100,000 for every 1,000kW of protected power – and an ongoing carbon reduction equivalent to removing 170 family cars from the road each year.”

Argos Places Kaspersky Lab’s Home Security Software On The Coffee Table Of 13 million UK Households

Abingdon, 22nd February 2010 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software including viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, announces that the multi-channel retailer, Argos, is stocking its award-winning home-user software in its latest catalogue and online.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

dhc Announces Series of Seminars With Microsoft

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions is today inviting business professionals to attend its Microsoft Dynamics® Customer Relationship Management (CRM) events on Tuesday 16th March in Reading and Thursday 20th May in London. These free-to-attend seminars will educate and inform delegates about the traditional deployment of CRM, as well as the operational efficiencies that will benefit all departments within an organisation. The seminars will also introduce attendees to the concept of xRM (Anything Relationship Management).

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, dhc brings an extra element to Microsoft Dynamics CRM through seamless integration, so that CRM can work alongside Access Dimensions Accounting and Finance software as well as dhc’s own workflow solution, iConnekt. dhc’s seminar, which will be hosted by Microsoft at its campus in Reading, will showcase the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and feature guest presentations from Partner Account Manager at Microsoft, Antony Ford and Trovus Co-Founder Ed Charvet. Trovus works with companies to generate higher returns on sales and marketing investments using technology which profiles the visitors to a company’s website. It then works closely with clients to leverage the value of this intelligence.

“Organisations have been implementing and using CRM software for a number of years now, traditionally within the sales and marketing departments,” says Director of dhc, Matt Garman. “Many CRM systems have had low user adoption due to complicated interfaces. Microsoft Dynamics CRM is one of the best-selling CRM systems in the market, so it will be interesting to see how Microsoft is changing the CRM landscape with its xRM model.”

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM seminars will take place:
Tuesday 16th March 2010 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM/xRM Seminar – Microsoft, Reading
Thursday 20th May 2010 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM/xRM Seminar – Microsoft, Victoria, London

In addition to the ongoing seminar series, dhc is also offering a series of webinars for organisations with the first aimed at Professional Services organisations and taking place on Wednesday 17th March at 10am. For several years, dhc has been working with Professional Services organisations to improve finance and workflow processes. The upcoming webinars will help businesses improve project and costing control and profitability, gain better utilisation rates by reducing admin tasks and benefit from live online management reporting and business intelligence.

For further information or to register for any of the seminars or webinars, please contact Louise Howland at dhc on 01483 413381 or at louise.howland@dhcltd.com

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

An article entitled 'Rising Through The Search Rankingis' authored by Director at MCC International, Graham Thatcher, has been published on the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Profile Extra website.

The editorial considers the role PR and more specifically media relations has to play in helping an organisation acheive is search engine objectives. It considers the role of online press coverage, offers practical advice for copywriting and emphasises the importance of a joined up approach to tackling what many people consider to be a dark art.

You can read the article in full by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/yg9pvjx.

Kaspersky Lab Sponsors The 2010 RBS Six Nations Rugby

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software including viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, announces that it is a sponsor for the 2010 RBS 6 Nations Rugby.

Former Gartner Analyst Frank Kenney Joins Ipswitch as VP of Global Strategy

Managed file transfer expert leads vision for companys aggressive growth

Ipswitch, Inc., the leading developer of comprehensive secure and managed file transfer solutions, today announced the addition of L. Frank Kenney as its Vice President of Global Strategy. Ipswitch is proud to welcome Frank, an unsurpassed industry expert, to guide the companys vision and strategy during this growth phase.
Kenney brings nearly 20 years of technology experience in managed file transfer, SOA governance, application integration, business process management and cloud computing. As Vice President of Global Strategy, Frank will define the company's vision and strategy.

"The market for secure file transfer is exploding, and as Gartner's former lead analyst in this space, Frank brings us invaluable experience and perspective in how enterprises will protect critical information as collaboration becomes the norm," said Gary Shottes, President, Ipswitch File Transfer. "His global experience and knowledge in the managed file transfer space are second to none".

Monday, 15 February 2010

Kaspersky Lab Finalists At The SC Awards Europe 2010

Abingdon, 15th February 2010 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software including viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, is proud to announce that it is shortlisted for two prestigious SC Awards Europe 2010.

CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky, is announced as a finalist in the CEO of the Year category and Kaspersky Open Space Security is shortlisted for Best Anti-Malware solution.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Innovative Charity Relies On Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Ipswitch Inc.’s Network Management division, makers of WhatsUp Gold, today announced that The Hollybank Trust, a UK charity for children and adults with profound physical disabilities and complex learning needs, has enlisted WhatsUp Gold to monitor business critical hardware and inter-site connections.

“We needed to respond to problems with business critical hardware and inter-site connections more quickly and proactively,” explained Brian Boullier PhD, Head of Information, Communications & Assistive Technology. “Whilst our ADSL-mediated WAN is proving to be fairly resilient, using What’s Up Gold has significantly improved our ability to identify problems and respond to them more swiftly.”

With sites spread across West Yorkshire - Barnsley, Halifax, Holmfirth, Mirfield and South Kirkby - the Trust now has over 500 employees that rely heavily upon its infrastructure. The Trust’s IT department routinely uses WhatsUp Gold to monitor connection and hardware availability. A ‘live’ topographical map of its WAN is constantly displayed in the Information Services office on a wide screen monitor, to ensure that the status of the networked devices is visible to all.

“WhatsUp Gold enables us to monitor the availability of VPN connections and Internet availability back to our main site in real time, as well as monitor remote business-critical hardware,” explained Boullier. “We are now able to deploy our information services resources more efficiently and also plan our responses about the state of our WAN and availability of business critical equipment, such as data switches and networked laser printers, on the basis of real time information.”

Ipswitch Launches New WS_FTP Server with Person-to-Person File Sharing Capabilities

Ipswitch, Inc., the leading developer of comprehensive secure and managed file transfer solutions, today released WS_FTP Server 7.5, giving businesses new ability to encrypt, control, authenticate and manage files moving inside and outside of their organisations.

Wide-spread data breaches, regulatory compliance and corporate governance requirements make it difficult for IT departments to find the right balance between protecting and managing critical data – and providing employees with the access and information-sharing flexibility they need to effectively do their jobs.

Until now – file transfer solutions have focused almost solely on security – overlooking the critical need for end-to-end visibility, management and policy enforcement around sensitive data, such as credit card information, health records and sales intelligence.

“We’re setting a new standard for information sharing by giving organisations the visibility and controls they need, while making it easier than ever for employees to securely share files of any size – both internally and externally,” said Jonathan Lampe, Vice President of Product Management, Ipswitch File Transfer.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

NanoKTN & Leatherhead Food Research Respond to the House of Lord’s Report

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, in conjunction with Leatherhead Food Research, has issued a summary and response to the House of Lord’s Science & Technology Committee report on Nanotechnologies and Food. This report was published on 22 Jan 2010 and can be found by following the link: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldsctech.htm

Extreme Networks To Present At Ethernet Technology Summit

Extreme Networks today announces its participation in educational sessions at the upcoming Ethernet Technology Summit, a new conference featuring the latest advances in Ethernet networking, to be held 24th-25th February 2010 at the San Jose Wyndham Hotel, California, US. Extreme Networks executives will participate in the following Ethernet Summit sessions:

  • Wednesday 24th February at 3:00 p.m.: Paul Hooper, chief marketing officer, will present in Session 103 on the role of networking within a virtualised environment.

  • Thursday 25th February at 8:30 a.m.: Kevin Ryan, director of Data Centre solutions, will present in session 201 on energy efficiency strategies for the data centre.

In the first session, Extreme Networks will examine the function of networking as enterprise and managed hosting service provider infrastructure evolves to embrace virtualisation. As virtualisation becomes more dynamic, and as mobility and cloud applications become mainstream in data centres, the network will need to play an increasingly important role in the virtualised world.

In the second session, Extreme Networks will address the increasingly important role that energy efficiency is playing in data centre architectures. With the growth of compute power in ever decreasing footprints, rising energy prices and mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions, energy efficiency is growing in importance.

To learn more about Extreme Networks high performance data centre solutions, visit:

http://www.extremenetworks.com/solutions/datacenter.aspx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

NANOKTN OPENS APPLICATION CALL FOR TWO Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE)

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce that the EPSRC has awarded it with two Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) for 2010, to provide funding for two PhD studentships. The NanoKTN is now inviting applications from UK companies and academics for these studentships.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Capscan Predicts On Demand Data Quality To Surge Throughout 2010

New Royal Mail Postcode Address File (PAF) licence lifts barriers to enterprise data quality for SMEs

Following the introduction of Royal Mail’s new licence for PAF, Capscan, a leading provider of international address management solutions and data integrity services, is predicting a significant increase in the on demand, or ‘per-click’ market for data quality services. The new licence terms, which come into effect on 1st April, lift barriers for organisations, especially SMEs, to encourage use of contact data quality tools and the introduction of enterprise-wide data quality strategies.

“The original PAF licence, introduced in 1995, did not actively govern the use of PAF in this way or present a specific pricing structure, most notably because there was no provision for advances in technology, such as the growth of hosted applications,” comments Managing Director of Capscan, Terry Hiles. “And the 2007 licence revision originally only allowed external per-click use and then later severely limited internal use. The new terms state that unlimited ‘internal’ use is now possible, so lighter users or small companies would find it a very cost effective tool for supporting internal data quality processes.”

For further information, interviews with Terry Hiles and anything else, please contact capscanpr@mccint.com

Safer Internet Day 2010 – Surf Smarter!

Abingdon 8th February, 2010 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software including viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, is supporting Safer Internet Day (9th February, 2010) by providing a dedicated website offering information and video tutorials on safer surfing, social networking and avoiding ‘digital pollution’ at www.kaspersky.eu/stopdigitalpollution

IT specialist ramsac launches new business unit to offer

Leading IT solutions consultancy ramsac announces the launch of its new Unified Communications business unit, as part of the company’s progressive outsourced IT offering. Unified Communications brings the telephone system into the IT network, handling and routing calls in a similar way to emails, helping to direct callers to the right person wherever and whenever they may be available.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Ipswitch, Inc.’s Innovative Network Management Solution Nominated for Four 2010 Network Computing Awards

Voting closes February 22 at http://www.networkcomputingawards.co.uk/

Ipswitch, Inc.’s network management division, the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative network management solutions, today announced it has been nominated in four categories for the 2010 Network Computing Awards: Editor’s Choice; Network Management Product of the Year; Software Product of the Year; and Testing and Monitoring Product of the Year.

The Network Computing Awards were launched in 2007 to recognise the companies, the products and the services that have most impressed the readers of the UK’s longest established computer networking publication. In 2008 and 2009, WhatsUp Gold was runner up in the Network Management Product of the Year. Readers can cast their votes at www.networkcomputing.co.uk through February 22nd. Awards will be presented on March 4th at a black tie event at Guoman Tower Hotel in London.

“We are ecstatic to be recognised by Network Computing in four categories for the 2010 Network Computing Awards,” said Kevin Gillis, Vice President of Product Management for Ipswitch’s Network Management division. “The past year was a record-setting year for the company, not just in sales and profitability, but also for new product introductions and the entrance into core IT operations sectors like change and configuration management and performance and traffic management. Our constant contact with network managers worldwide and product growth through organic efforts and acquisitions made 2009 a banner year for Ipswitch’s network management division and these nominations for the Network Computing Awards validate our product strategy.”

Extreme Networks BlackDiamond 8900-Series Modules Named Finalist For Network Computing Awards


Extreme Networks’ high performance Ethernet data centre solution, the BlackDiamond® 8900-series modules, were named in the Network Computing Awards list of finalists in the categories of “New Product of the Year” and “Hardware Product of the Year” for 2010.

Extreme Networks data centre solutions address network scale and 10 Gigabit Ethernet performance requirements stemming from the trend for server virtualisation, emerging cloud computing services, the proliferation of IP video, and Web 2.0 social platforms. The 2010 Network Computing Awards Ceremony will be held on 4th March in London. The awards are voted on by thousands of readers and reflect a wide range of application areas that impact the modern day network.

For further information please contact extremenetworkspr@mccint.com

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Extreme Networks Exceeds Revenue Guidance For Quarter


Extreme Networks today announced financial results for its 2010 fiscal second quarter ended December 27, 2009. For the quarter, net revenue was $79.4 million, above the guidance for the quarter of $76 to $78 million. This represents a sequential increase in revenue of roughly 20 percent compared to revenue of $66.3 million in the previous quarter and approximately a 9 percent decrease compared to revenue of $87.5 million in the second quarter of last year.

Second quarter non-GAAP operating income was $4.3 million or 5.4 percent of net revenue, compared to $2.6 million or 3.0 percent of net revenue in the second quarter of last year. Additionally, non-GAAP net income was $4.8 million or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $3.5 million or $0.04 per diluted share in the second quarter of last year. Non-GAAP financial results exclude the impact of stock-based compensation and restructuring charges. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is included in the accompanying financial tables.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Extreme Networks To Discuss Data Centre Virtualisation With Upcoming Webcast

Extreme Networks today announced that it is hosting a data centre virtualisation webcast discussing the transition ahead for enterprises and hosting companies, from physical, to virtual to cloud networks. The webcast features experts from Extreme Networks, Microsoft, Network World and market research firm, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

Title: Data Centre Virtualisation – from Physical to Virtual to Cloud

Registration: http://www.networkworld.com/onlineresources.html?idglg=&fid=80587914
Date:
Wednesday, 3rd February 2010

Time: 9:00am GMT

Virtualisation promises tremendous benefits and its deployment is transforming data centres. The benefits of lower cost, flexible and scalable infrastructure are well understood, but there are many challenges to fully realising the benefits of virtualisation. Presenters from Extreme Networks, Microsoft, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and Network World will discuss the opportunity for organisations to migrate their data centres from physical to virtualised and then to cloud.

Frost & Sullivan Names Chloride 2009 European UPS Market Company of the Year

Analyst firm lauds Chloride for its robust growth during the economic downturn that saw its competitors being left far behind in the European UPS market

Chloride, one of the world’s leading suppliers of
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and services, today announced that it has been awarded the 2009 European UPS Market Company of the Year Award by independent analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has demonstrated great growth strategies and implementation. The award lauds the recipient’s innovation in business processes, products and/or technologies to garner leadership in customer value and market penetration.

“Chloride increased its sales by 15% in Eastern Europe in 2009 as compared to 2008 and its order book grew by around 16% during the same period, in spite of the economic downturn that began in the last quarter of 2008,” explained Malavika Tohani, Research Manager, Energy & Power Systems, Frost & Sullivan. “The company's success and consistent performance can be attributed to its innovative strategies of geographic diversification, high level of customer service, focus on upcoming applications and constant product innovation.”

DASCOM Appoints Trade Links As Major Distributor In Middle East


DASCOM GB, developer, manufacturer and provider of enterprise printing solutions, today announced that it has appointed Kuwait-based Trade Links as its Master Distributor in the Gulf Region. The arrangement reflects both companies’ commitment to development and expansion in the Middle East and will also allow both companies to drive new growth opportunities.

“DASCOM GB is pleased to announce this new partnership and we are very confident that Trade Links’ extensive knowledge and experience in this market will open up new opportunities for both companies,” said DASCOM GB’s Managing Director, Robin Edwardes. “We are in a unique position to be able to address a number of markets looking for printing solutions, whilst being capable of tailoring solutions to suit individual business’ needs.”