Monday, 29 March 2010

Mini-IGT Secretariat Responds to Publication of Government UK Nanotechnologies Strategy

The Secretariat of the Nanotechnology Mini-Innovation and Growth Team (Mini-IGT) welcomes the publication of Her Majesty's Government's UK Nanotechnologies Strategy – Small Technologies, Great Opportunities (March 2010). The strategy follows a recent report submitted to Government earlier this year by the Nanotechnology Mini-IGT, detailing recommendations for the further success of nanotechnology in the UK.

DASCOM GB Launches ACTIV8 Channel Initiative

DASCOM GB, developer, manufacturer and provider of enterprise printing solutions, today announced its ACVTIV8 reseller programme, a channel initiative to recognise top performing resellers by providing them with access to business resources and sales incentives, and to help them identify new opportunities and improve revenue.

“We have designed the channel programme to help resellers capitalise on emerging opportunities in the market,” said DASCOM GB’s Managing Director, Robin Edwardes. “We are looking forward to growing our reseller base and working closely with them to provide the support and opportunities they require to increase their printer sales.”

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Extreme Networks Defies Market Trend With Record Number Of New Customers

Extreme Networks is pleased to announce impressive growth in its UK customer base during the second quarter of its 2010 financial year (Q4 2009), winning a record 31 new customers. The increase marks the completion Gary Newbold’s successful first year as Extreme Networks’ Regional Director for UK and Ireland.

There is no doubt that many IT budgets have been affected by the recent economic climate, but UK businesses are still looking to increase customer retention and profitability. End users now demand a greater return from fewer network resources, and have been seeking new, innovative solutions at an attractive procurement price point.

“The credit crunch has presented many ongoing challenges for businesses and a thorough review of an organisation’s communication infrastructure will identify areas where significant savings can be made,” commented Gary Newbold. “We have been winning business from our competitors by demonstrating a clear technology advantage and by offering customers a lower total cost of ownership.”

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Intelligent Email Routing From Noetica Delivers Faster Response Times To Multi-Channel Contact Centres

Noetica adds advanced email management to customer interaction management suite

Noetica, a provider of agile customer interaction management (CIM) solutions for the contact centre, today announces the availability of intelligent email routing for its SynthesysTM 4.1 software. Using pre-determined rules and word-spotting, intelligent email routing automatically directs an inbound customer email to the right agent, or team, to deal with the enquiry based upon its content. Using this new feature, contact centres of all sizes are able to facilitate faster response times to inbound customer email enquires.


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Chloride Launches Smallest Ever High-End UPS

Chloride’s new 60-NET MPR is the only UPS of its size and class flexible enough to provide high-end power protection

Chloride, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and services, today announced the launch of its new 60-NET, a UPS designed to provide between 10 to 20 kVA of back-up power. The 60-NET offers high-end double conversion technology, previously available only to larger data centres, and with a footprint of just 0.27m2, it is suitable for even the smallest of IT facilities.

“The 60-NET is the only UPS of its size and class flexible enough to meet any power redundancy, harmonic control and battery backup time requirements,” said Chloride’s Technical Support Manager, Rob Tanzer. “Up to eight units can be set up in parallel to protect growing critical loads, whilst 60-NET is unique in its ability to supply uninterrupted power to any leading or lagging load power factor within its nominal rating. This means that the unit could support any future type of load - that may have some unknown electrical characteristic – without the user paying a price in terms of decreased efficiency or the need to buy additional equipment.”

DB Services Cleans Up With dhc

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions, today announced that the cleaning company DB Services is now using its Access Dimensions Lite financial management and accounting software with Stock Order Processing. The implementation will improve functionality and ease of management for the organisation, whilst computerising the accounts system.

Following a review, DB Services selected dhc to deliver Access Dimensions Lite (complete with Stock Order Processing and Repeat Billing), Payroll, Asset Manager and SDK Modifications, allowing the company to manage its timesheet entry and salary productions. The software has been distributed across a variety of departments including payroll, asset management, invoicing and accounts. On a day-to-day basis, DB Services use the customised software to compare, amend and process timesheets as well as creating proposed payment schedules.

With the new software in place, DB Services is benefiting from increased efficiency and system support. Says Brice, “The new software is much more user-friendly and seamlessly integrates across all our departments, ensuring much easier management of the entire system. This helps us to achieve a clear single view of all of our financial assets, and improves the efficiency of our debt collection process.”

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Monday, 15 March 2010

Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce Address Challenges in Auto and Aero Industries for Nano-enhanced Materials

The NanoKTN has announced the date of its next HiPerNano Conference, in partnership with Cranfield University, dedicated to raising awareness and promoting developments in nano-materials for the high performance engineering industry. The conference, exhibition, and poster presentations will showcase new scientific and commercial developments alongside far-sighting by industry professionals on challenges yet to be addressed.

Friday, 5 March 2010

NanoKTN and Institute of Nanotechnology Launch International NanoMicroClub to Encourage Global Investment in UK SMEs

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, and the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN), a professional membership organisation for the nanotechnology industry, has announced its collaboration that with the support of Technology Strategy Board funding, will encourage and support global business development for UK SMEs.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Kaspersky Lab Recommends ‘Patching Human Vulnerabilities’ On A Regular Basis To Protect Corporate IT Systems

Abingdon 4th March, 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 recommending that human vulnerabilities need to be patched, to prevent them from being the weakest link in an organisations IT security chain.

This recommendation is made in a new paper authored by David Emm, Senior Regional Researcher, UK, Global Research & Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab. The article considers the influence the human factor has on information security.


A survey of SMEs conducted by the leading IT solutions consultancy ramsac shows that whilst 60% of businesses had at least half their staff absent during the snow in January, only 33% actually had an effective business continuity plan in place. As a result 94% of the organisations polled admitted that whilst staff worked hard to try and maintain service levels, they were often unable to do so whilst working from home.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Interoperability of Electronic Public Services Across the EU to Take Centre Stage at the European e-ID Interoperability Conference 2010

16th – 17th March, La Hulpe, Belgium

eema, the Independent European e-Identity (e-ID) & Security Association, in conjunction with Innotribe (SWIFT) and supported by BBS, today announces that it will be providing insight into the current and future e-ID trends across the EU, at the European e-ID Interoperability Conference. Taking place on 16th and 17th March at the SWIFT headquarters in La Hulpe, Belgium, this annual event places the spotlight on the challenges faced in public service provision.

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Quest Worldwide Accounts for Change with dhc

Global change management consultancy reduces invoicing days with fully integrated finance and project costing software

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions, today announced that the global change management consultancy, Quest Worldwide, has significantly improved its cash flow and reduced invoicing days - following dhc’s recent implementation of Access Dimensions and dhc iConnekt at its UK headquarters. The introduction of the new software has also enabled Quest Worldwide’s highly experienced consultants to make better-informed operational decisions and build stronger client relationships, through complete visibility and control of client accounts, including remotely.

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