Tuesday, 26 April 2011

New Version of Capscan Integrity Combats the Cost of Customer Data Decay

Online data cleansing, suppression and enhancement tool offers the largest range of datasets to date

Capscan, a leading provider of international address management solutions and data integrity services, today launches a major version of Capscan Integrity, its online data cleansing, suppression and enhancement tool. Capscan Integrity ensures that organisations’ customer databases are populated with high quality, valid and enhanced data; delivering significant cuts to mailing costs, a higher return on marketing activity and improving customer service.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

NanoEntrepreneurs Focus Group to Address Issues Facing the Commercialisation of Emerging Nanotechnologies

11th May 2011, The Hauser Forum, Cambridge

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Networking (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced the date of its fourth NanoEntrepreneurs workshop, aimed at supporting the development of nanotechnology. The event, organised in partnership with the FP7 NanoCom Project, will visit Cambridge, one of the most innovative regions in the world, to stimulate interactions between the nanotechnology community and sources of investment to further ecnomic success in the UK nanotechnology market.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Exalead and Basis Technology Partnership Extends Capabilities of Exalead Information Access Platform to Asian and Middle Eastern Languages

Advanced linguistic analysis for Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other languages improves search accuracy for Exalead CloudView EL (Extended Language) customers

Exalead, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), and Basis Technology today announced a partnership that integrates Basis Technology’s Rosette® linguistics platform into the newly released Exalead CloudView EL (Extended Language). By licensing the Rosette technology – for languages including linguistically complex Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Persian, and Urdu – CloudView EL will offer enhanced search capabilities and greater accuracy to corporate users in Asia and the Middle East.

TDSi to unveil new Facial Recognition access control reader at IFSEC 2011

Visit Stand E30, Hall 4 for a demonstration of the benefits of using a highly secure, easy to use integrated access solution

Poole, 18th April 2011 – TDSi, a global leader in access control systems for all sizes of businesses and organisations will be demonstrating its new facial recognition reader at IFSEC 2011. On Stand E30, in Hall 4 of the NEC Birmingham, between 16th and 19th May, TDSi will also be showcasing the EXgarde access and integrated security systems management software, VUgarde IP digital video surveillance solution, MICROgarde networkable controller product and SOLOgarde stand-alone access control system.

Ipswitch File Transfer Wishes FTP Happy 40th Birthday

Simple protocol is foundation of data exchange and B2B integration technologies

From a simple protocol to copy files over a TCP-based network, the core element of FTP (File Transfer Protocol) technology has become a sophisticated, integrated model that provides control, visibility, compliance and security in a variety of environments, including the cloud. It is a far cry from when Abhay Bushan, a student at MIT, wrote the original specification for FTP (published as RFC 114) 40 years ago on 16th April 1971.

“From the huge ILLIAC IV supercomputer to the small handheld smartphones that we use today, it is incredible to think how far computing and technology has evolved in the past 40 years,” said Frank Kenney, Vice President of Global Strategy, Ipswitch File Transfer. “FTP has gone through a similar and drastic evolution, from a basic way of easily moving information, to the foundations for the majority of data transfer and application integration technologies that we all rely on so heavily today.”

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

NanoKTN Announces EADS Innovation Works and the European Space Agency as Keynotes for HiPerNano 2011

10 May 2011 - The Royal Academy of Engineering, 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 for it annual HiPerNano 2011 conference: 'Nanotechnology for Extreme Environments' to be held on 10th May at The Royal Academy of Engineering in London. This one-day conference and exhibition is the NanoKTN's highly successful annual showcase of new developments in nanomaterial, alongside industry end-user presentations on the challenges to be addressed within the performance engineering industries.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

MCC International vs. My In-House Experience

By Louise Carter, third year PR & Communications student at Southampton Solent University

Having only ever worked with in-house PR teams, I could only base my view of agencies on horror stories told by fellow students where they would sit in a busy office with no one talking to them except for when they wanted the tea made. However, when I met some of the MCC International team at a CIPR “Meet The Professionals” event my preconceptions of PR agencies suddenly changed - for the better.

After a chat with Kelly I was invited to spend a few days in their office in Winchester to get some work experience. When the day came I was slightly apprehensive of what I might be asked to do and worried that my tea making skills wouldn’t be up to scratch! But it turns out I had no need to worry. I spent the first part of the morning shadowing Sarah who was writing up reports from a client meeting. I eagerly watched, took notes and asked questions as this is something I have to do for one of my University assignments. The rest of the three days I was kept busy with updating clippings books, creating a media database, proof reading and one of my biggest tests, learning to use the binding machine!

The reason I like in-house is because I prefer to work in small teams where you can build strong relationships and work closely with a client/brand so that you can start a campaign from scratch and see it through to fruition, but having worked at MCC International, I have realised that you can still have all this in an agency. So as a final year PR and Communications student I will now be widening my job hunting to agencies too.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

dhc Seminar To Teach Publishers How To Improve Communication Between Business, Editorial and Production

Business Software for Publishing Organisations, 20th April 2011, Godalming, Surrey

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions, is today inviting senior managers in the publishing industry to attend a free board room event, which will demonstrate the business benefits of integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and financial management software. At Business Software for Publishing Organisations, which takes place on 20th April 2011 at dhc’s offices in Surrey, attendees will learn how to use technology to support their business processes and bring together the business, editorial and production departments to deliver time, money and efficiency gains.

For further information on dhc and its events please contact dhc's press office on dhcpr@mccint.com

Monday, 4 April 2011

Today the cost of Royal Mail postage increases Capscan gives businesses five-point plan for reducing mailing costs

Today, the Royal Mail’s new stamp price increase comes into effect. To help businesses counteract these rises Capscan, a leading provider of international address management solutions and data integrity services, has compiled a simple five point plan to help businesses reduce their mailing costs. From Monday 4th April 2011, Royal Mail’s new postage prices are as follows:

• First class stamp up 5p to 46p.
• Second class stamp up 4p to 36p.
• First class large letter stamp up 9p to 75p.
• First class franked mail up 3p to 39p.
• Second class mail up 3p to 28p.

For further information on Capscan and its products please contact capscanpr@mccint.com

Friday, 1 April 2011

Back to school...

Wednesday 23rd March saw a trio from MCC International attending Southampton Solent University’s third annual “Meet The Professionals” evening for second and third year PR & Communications students. Run in conjunction in the CIPR’s Wessex Branch, the speed-dating style event brought together 11 PR professionals from across Hampshire to give students the chance to meet with a mixture of practitioners from agencies, in-house, public and private sector, B2B and B2C.

Graham, Sarah and I are all Solent alumni ourselves from the past 20 years and so jumped at the chance to return to our old stomping grounds, though admittedly we didn’t get a chance to revisit the much loved Student Union! With 10 minute slots and a trio of chatterboxes on our side alone, it was a bit difficult to answer all the questions ranging from how to secure a job through to proper tea making etiquette. In fact, we even managed to mess up the timings somewhat by holding onto a particularly enthusiastic student group for two “dates”!

It was really inspiring to see such a well prepared turnout for the event and many business cards were handed out to interested students. As a result we’ve even arranged for one to come and join us next week for some work experience and shadowing.

Social media might be taking over the communications world but there is nothing as effective as face-to-face networking for both students and practitioners alike. As Catherine Sweet, Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for PR & Communications at Southampton Solent summarised: There is something to be said about synchronous communication of the good old fashioned face-to-face variety. How often does that happen on Facebook?”

For further information and a different perspective on the event, I recommend you check out Catherine’s blog at http://catherinesweet.wordpress.com/