Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Why weeklies are no longer hot off the press

The news that Computer Weekly and Microscope will cease to be published in print at the end of April is certainly sad news for those of us here at MCC International who have been so familiar with them week in week out. After all, which PR professional during the course of their career hasn’t submitted a letter to the editor, laughed at Dilbert, or pitched their client for a Five Minute Interview (I have certainly done all of these many times over). I also remember the pride of seeing my first ever photo story on the front page of Computer Weekly many years ago for a software asset management company!

However, the fact that most of us will have found out about this story from Twitter and other Internet resources is testament to the fact that weekly publications are struggling to find a niche in the publishing market. So, whilst monthlies can deliver the more in-depth stories, features and analysis, the weeklies and looking at recent newspaper circulations, some of the dailies, haven’t been able to meet our thirst for consuming news as and when it happens.

Of course, I still want to see my client‘s stories printed on paper (maybe its ego, or maybe its age), but what matters far more is that the right people are reading them, wherever they may be published. Finally, I would like to add that with the quality of the journalists who are working on Computer Weekly and Microscope today I am reassured that they will continue to be the people that influence and set the news agenda that I will be following tomorrow and I look forward to helping them to do so.

dhc adds Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to Portfolio

Customers to benefit from productivity boost and improved communication with fully integrated business processes

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions, has added the popular collaboration software, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to its technology portfolio. Sharepoint 2010 will enable dhc customers to introduce a more efficient and effective Enterprise Content Management (ECM) strategy and programme. The company will also be integrating and building line of business applications, based on SharePoint’s architecture, to deliver productivity and flexibility gains to its client-base.

For further information on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 or dhc, please contact dhc's press office on dhcpr@mccint.com

Friday, 25 March 2011

Winfrasoft to launch AuthCentral with pin+, a cost effective pattern based token-less authentication solution at Infosecurity Europe 2011

Winfrasoft to launch AuthCentral with pin+ and ActiveSync security appliance at Infosecurity Europe 2011

Visit Stand J96 for a demonstration of the benefits of visual matrix-pattern authentication

Bracknell, 25th March 2011 – Winfrasoft, a UK company specialising in enterprise IT infrastructure and security solutions, announces it will be launching its new AuthCentral with pin+ two-factor authentication software and appliance offering on stand J96 at the Infosecurity 2011 show, Earls Court, London, 19-21st April. AuthCentral utilises pin+™ technology, a system which will allow the security industry to ditch traditional passwords, PINs and tokens for a much higher level of security and usability through the use of visual patterns. Also on the launch pad is the ActiveSync Gateway, an appliance dedicated to securing and filtering the ActiveSync mobile phone protocol which is used by most device manufacturers to access corporate email systems.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Tim Corkery to Lead Global Sales & Services at Ipswitch File Transfer

Experienced technology industry veteran joins Ipswitch team to drive global expansion; Company’s 2010 growth and momentum position it well for evolving MFT and integration market

Ipswitch File Transfer (FT), an innovator of high-performance integration and managed file transfer(MFT) solutions, welcomes Tim Corkery as executive vice president of Global Sales. Reporting to president Gary Shottes, Corkery will focus on growing the Company’s global footprint through direct, indirect and ecommerce channels, as well as its continued expansion into the enterprise.

ramsac: the 2011 Budget offers small businesses some valuable aids to growth

Robert May, Managing Director of Toast of Surrey Award winning IT solutions consultancy ramsac and Vice Chairman of the Surrey Institute of Directors - Budget time is often one that is met with reservation, or even genuine anxiety from business leaders as they brace themselves against possible additional financial burdens. However, I believe yesterday’s Budget (23rd March 2011) has offered some tangible benefits to businesses, not least in the form of the cut in Corporation Tax by 2% in April, as opposed to the planned 1% cut.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

NICE Introduces New Version of Security Situation Management Solution with Greater Openness and Interoperability

New version of NICE Situator also offers enhanced visualization and workflow, and pre-configured packages for addressing growing compliance requirements and the specific needs of various vertical industries

NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that extract insight to impact business performance, reduce financial risk and ensure safety and security, today announced enhancements to its open security situation management solution, NICE Situator. The new release of NICE Situator offers greater openness and interoperability, and enhanced situation visualization and workflow. NICE will debut the new version of NICE Situator in booth 7109 at the 2011 ISC West Conference, April 5-8, 2011 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Extreme Networks Partners With Nimsoft To Provide Cloud Monitoring Solution

Extreme Networks today announced that it has partnered with cloud performance management leader Nimsoft to better address managed hosting and cloud service providers who need to monitor and optimise their hosting connections and environments.

Extreme Networks has leveraged its automated and open network architecture, based on its ExtremeXOS® operating system, to integrate with Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) and offer real-time visibility of the network to its customers with NMS dashboards and reports.

For further information please contact extremenetworkspr@mccint.com

NanoKTN to Explore the Potential of Thermoelectrics for Energy Harvesting and Cooling

Wednesday April 6th 2011 – Institute of Physics, London

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce details of a one-day workshop to explore emerging technologies and opportunities in the development of next generation thermoelectric and thermionic devices. The event, hosted in partnership with Johnson Matthey and Royal Holloway, University of London, will see presentations from key players from industry and academia including Jaguar Land Rover.

Extreme Networks Teams With Citrix To Automate Mobility & Lifecycle Management Of VMs

Extreme Networks today announced that it is collaborating with virtual computing leader Citrix Systems to integrate server virtualisation within the network, through its XNV virtualisation lifecycle management solution which supports Citrix® XenServer® and VMware.

Extreme Networks’ XNV virtualisation and cloud architecture provides network-level virtualisation support, including management, reporting, configuration and mobility, enabling zero touch management and mobility between the server and network. XNV integrates the network management system with the virtualisation management platform to ensure full visibility and synchronisation between the server virtualisation environment and the network.

For further information please contact extremenetworkspr@mccint.com

Friday, 18 March 2011

Ipswitch File Transfer Achieves 32% Revenue Growth

Ipswitch File Transfer (FT), an innovator of high-performance integration and managed file transfer (MFT) solutions, ended 2010 with another strong year, closing business with customers including Enterasys, European Columbus Laboratory, Leggett & Platt, Salary.com, Secure EDI and the State of Michigan. The File Transfer Division achieved 32% growth in 2010, and has grown 125% or more than doubled its business over the last three years.

Demand for managed and secure file transfer capabilities continues to climb and evolve; according to industry analysts, the market is expected to double to more than $1 billion by 2014. Kicking off its 20th year in business, Ipswitch File Transfer is well positioned to continue to outperform and capitalise on the expanding market in 2011 and beyond.

French National Library Chooses Exalead to Accelerate Digital Revolution

Exalead, a global provider of search and information access software for the enterprise and the Web, has been selected by the French National Library (BNF/Bibliothèque Nationale de France) to provide the information access infrastructure for its "Gallica" digital library project. The BNF joins other prestigious French institutions in designating Exalead as its partner of choice in preserving and promoting the nation’s cultural assets in the digital age. These institutions include the French Office of the President (Elysée), the French Government News Agency (Journaux Officiels), the National Audiovisual Institute (INA/Institut National de l'Audiovisuel), and the French international news channel France 24.

“The Gallica project is a model of innovation. It is breaking new ground in leveraging digital technologies to preserve a distinctive cultural heritage in a global age, and in providing dual access to both public domain and copyrighted digital material while fully respecting copyright law and authors’ rights," explains Laurent Couillard, CEO of Exalead. “It's the perfect challenge for the 21st century, and we're thrilled the BNF has chosen Exalead as its partner of choice to fulfill its visionary mission.”

Capscan Whitepaper Reveals Simple Steps for Improving Data Quality and Saving Thousands of Pounds

New whitepaper commissioned by data quality experts reveals hidden return on investment is untapped by majority of businesses

Capscan, a leading provider of international address management software and data quality services, has today published a whitepaper revealing the widespread and often hidden benefits of data quality management (DQM). The report by Independent analyst and data management expert, Graham Rhind, entitled ‘The Hidden Returns on Your Data Quality Investment provides insight into the simple and low cost measures that deliver a quantifiable return on investment (ROI).

For further information please contact Capscans's press office on capscanpr@mccint.com