Payroll Outsourcing Services Save Small-Business Owners Time And Money

Small-business owners often have to wear multiple hats: boss, human resources representative and payroll administrator, just to name a few. Thanks to National PEO, small-business owners can remove that last hat by outsourcing their company’s payroll administration. National PEO leads the payroll outsourcing services industry, offering payroll administration, tax payment and filing, online payroll entry, and EVerify, among other payroll-related tasks. The Scottsdale, Arizona, company helps small-business owners across the country save both time and money, as payroll administration is neither revenue-producing or an effective use of their time.

August 2010 – National PEO allows small-business owners to do what they do best: Run their companies. It does this by taking over all payroll services, including the important task of verifying work eligibility of employees. To determine whether or not a small business will benefit from payroll outsourcing services, including EVerify, National PEO does the following:

Performs a detailed analysis of the small business’ payroll operations and delivers an action plan showing the potential savings of time and money.

Outlines the many payroll outsourcing services National PEO provides, including:

Input Options – National PEO clients can decide how they want to upload payroll information. They can opt for WebPay, an online payroll entry solution, or they can fax, call, email or drop off their payroll information to be input.

Reports – National PEO’s powerful accounting software eliminates the task of compiling payroll reports.

Direct Deposit – Among National PEO’s payroll outsourcing services, is this versatile option: Small-business owners can give their employees the option of direct deposit, whether into one account or multiple, or via a pay card.

Deductions and Garnishments – National PEO handles health-care benefit deductions, child-support orders, levies and other deductions and garnishments.

PTO Tracking – Perhaps one of the most important of National PEO’s payroll outsourcing services, this system accurately tracks employee sick, vacation and personal time based on the policies of the small business.

In its action plan, National PEO also stresses the importance of employee verification. Not complying with state and federal law in this area can result in suspension and/or loss of a small business’ license. As part of its payroll outsourcing services, National PEO offers EVerify, which processes all new hires and consults with employees if they have questions. It also audits a small business’ I-9 forms and its employee filing system, and it follows up on discrepancies to comply with federal guidelines. EVerify also keeps small business owners informed of changes to federal and state laws regarding immigration.

National PEO also uses case studies to show small-business owners how they can save time and money through payroll outsourcing services, EVerify in particular. One case study focuses on a construction company that used National PEO to determine whether or not it was compliant with immigration rules and regulations. Through its audit, National PEO found potential violations that would have resulted in legal and financial consequences for the company had they been uncovered during an audit by a federal agency. Thanks to National PEO, the construction company was compliant within days and has since earned perfect scores on EVerify follow-up audits.

About National PEO: When it comes to payroll outsourcing services, National PEO leads the industry thanks to its successful leadership and innovative practices. To schedule an interview with a member of the National PEO team, call John Rico at 480-429-8098. To get more information about the payroll outsourcing services the company provides, including Everify, go to nationalpeo.com or call (480) 429-8098 or toll free (888) 221-0945.

Contact Details: National PEO
John Rico
hr@nationalpeo.com

Dementia Web UK Launches New Online Shop – Accessories Which Can Help You Live Well With Dementia

Dementia Web now offers a selection of award-winning specialist care products for positioning and pressure care, dementia, incontinence, end of life care, learning difficulties and special needs.

Oxon, UK, August 30, 2010 — The team at Dementia Web ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) has recently launched its new online shop with the aim of helping people with dementia, their family carers and professionals who care for them.

Dementia Web now offers a selection of award-winning specialist care products for positioning and pressure care, dementia, incontinence, end of life care, learning difficulties and special needs.

You will find a wide range of practical products for the disabled and elderly to improve your quality of life in nursing and residential care homes and to extend that range into your home. By combining local UK production and overseas manufacture we can provide a specialist service at an affordable price.

The current best sellers include:

* Ladies’ All-In-One Nightwear – Cotton Embroidered Pyjamas
* 16 Chamber Seat Cushion
* 9 Chamber Seat Cushion
* Finger Separator
* Ladies’ all-in-one Daywear
* Ladies’ Eyelet Knickers
* Snooz

There are various items suited to a wide range of uses specifically focused on the care of people who have a dementia. By using purposely engineered products these can make life so much easier and more comfortable. Any product that can offer a practical solution is worth its weight in gold, and the Dementia Web ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) team has gone that extra mile to find items that can really make a difference.

From sleeping products all the way through to catering solutions, we hope you will find every kind of product you could need to care for a person with dementia. Dementia Web ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) UK has tried to keep the prices as low as possible to make sure these amazing products are available to everyone who needs them, with innovative products, quick delivery and low prices the main aim of this new online shop.

So, if you are looking for products to make life easier at the lowest possible prices, visit the Dementia Web UK online shop at http://dementiaweb.org.uk/online-shop/

Press Contact:
David Beck
Dementia Web UK
Dementia web
Guideposts Trust
Two Rivers, Station Lane
Witney, Oxon OX28 4BH
01993 700061
dementia@clearwebservices.com
http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk

Brainloop Helps Businesses Identify Compliance Risks when Sharing Information

New white paper published by secure document collaboration vendor.

Boston, MA, August 31, 2010 — Brainloop, the leading supplier of software solutions for high-security management of confidential documents ( http://www.brainloop.com ), today issued a white paper titled “Ten Questions to Identify Compliance Risks When Sharing Information.” Authored by Cheryl Klein, CPA, CISA, CITP and founder of GRC Consulting Services, the paper analyzes 10 common business scenarios that expose companies to potential compliance risks when sharing documents with partners, auditors, vendors, or any other individuals outside the corporate network.

Traditional information security controls provide protection behind the firewall for most of a company’s documents, yet fail to address the issue of protecting documents that must be shared outside the enterprise.

“Corporate and regulatory compliance policies require companies to ensure information flows are documented, auditable, and highly secure,” said Klein. “Yet at the same time, companies must share sensitive information outside the firewall in order to conduct business, which introduces serious potential information risk.”

To help businesses address this challenge, the Brainloop ( http://www.brainloop.com ) white paper presents 10 questions that help businesses identify compliance risks and explore mitigation strategies, along with best practices suitable for each scenario.

The questions guide businesses on how to deal with compliance regulations, and how to interact with external auditors as well as regulatory bodies. The white paper also discusses extending centrally-defined policies to the departmental level, implementing appropriate access controls for diverse document types and user roles, managing personal information, and controlling external collaboration as well as other security measures to consider.

“Identifying compliance risk is crucial because even the most conscientious people can breach security policies unintentionally,” added Klein. “People are human, so it’s critical to confirm document access with audit trails and logs to ensure compliance regulations are followed correctly.”

To view the Brainloop white paper, “Ten Questions to Identify Compliance Risks When Sharing Information,” visit: http://www.brainloop.com/Identifying_Compliance_Risks.

About Brainloop:
Brainloop, ( http://www.brainloop.com ) with offices in Boston and Munich, is the leading supplier of software solutions for high-security document collaboration. Brainloop’s secure online workspace is a virtual document safe that enables secure filing, editing and distribution of highly confidential documents within a single company, and beyond. All contents are powerfully protected from unauthorized internal or external attacks, and all actions within the application are documented by a tamper-proof audit trail. Frequent uses include contract negotiations, collecting data and compiling quarterly reports, collaboration with external auditors and counsel, and any other communication that contains confidential information.

Brainloop ( http://www.brainloop.com ) is used internationally by hundreds of renowned companies including BMW, Deutsche Telekom, Eurocopter, Galileo Industries, Premiere and ThyssenKrupp. Leading law firms and investment banks use this solution for the complete life cycle of M&A transactions. Strategic partners of Brainloop are HP, IZB, Microsoft and T-Systems Business Services. http://www.brainloop.com

Copyright © 2010, Brainloop Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Press & Media Contact:
Victor Cruz, Principal
MediaPR.net, Inc
Boston, MA 02142
(401) 349-3369
vcruz@mediapr.net
http://www.brainloop.com

Dementia Web UK Offers Free Resources on Its New Website

Dementia Web UK offers all of the information you could need when it comes to learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Oxon, UK, August 31, 2010 — Dementia Web UK ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) offers all of the information you could need when it comes to learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and how to cope if you have or are caring for a person with this hindering condition. The aim of Dementia Web ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) is to help people with dementia, their family carers and professionals who care for them and on its recently launched website you will find a wealth of information about dementia and the support and care services available.

The Dementia Web site is arranged to make it easy to access dementia related information and services. This resources page draws together key contact information, and also includes links to some resources that are not found elsewhere on the site.

On the site you will find:
* Useful Contacts
The phone numbers, postal addresses, web addresses and contact email addresses for lots of different organisations that can help in your local area or nationally.

* Information For People With Dementia
A wealth of information for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and help with educating and informing people who have the condition and giving them the information they need to plan for the future and cope with the condition.

* Information For Careers
Quite often with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia there are complex emotions which the carers/family members need to come to terms with. It can also be physically demanding caring for someone with dementia. Dementia Web UK ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) offers guides and advice on all aspects of being a carer.

You can download the following leaflets from the Dementia Web UK ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) website on the resources page:

* The National Dementia Strategy
Published by the Department of Health February 2009

* Becoming a Carer
A booklet about looking after someone with dementia produced by the Mental Health Foundation. Download for free or call 020 78031100 to be sent a free copy

* Coping with Dementia
A Handbook for Carers written by Kate Fearnely published by NHS Health Scotland.

* Who Cares?
Information and support for the carers of people with dementia published by the Department of Health.

Living with dementia affects all aspects of life, from daily living to financial issues, everything at some point will need to be discussed and planned for. As dementia can develop slowly over many years it is important to get the right information at the right time to suit your needs.

For more details visit: http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk

Press & Media Contact:
David Beck
Dementia Web UK
Dementia web
Guideposts Trust
Two Rivers, Station Lane
Witney, Oxon OX28 4BH
01993 700061
dementia@clearwebservices.com
http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk

Dementia Web – Offering Support to People With Dementia & Their Carers

Dementia Web was launched to offer support for people who have dementia, carers and professionals. The national website contains information and support for people who have dementia and their carers.

Oxon, UK, September 01, 2010 — If you have dementia ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) or care for someone who does you will understand how it can change the lives of both of you. It is important that you do not feel alone in this situation and seek support.

Dementia Web was launched to offer support for people who have dementia, carers and professionals. The national website contains information and support for people who have dementia and their carers, there are separate county sites for local sources of information.

When a loved one becomes affected by dementia it can be a difficult time for everyone, raising many questions. These questions can often go unanswered. Dementia Web ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) was set up to provide answers to these questions with full in-depth information and support, this means that there is no need to feel alone and sidelined which many people with dementia and their carers feel.

It can also feel like a very uncertain future after a diagnosis of dementia, what do you do? What are the next steps? Who will understand? What treatments are available? Dementia Web ( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) helps you to make your next step a positive one by providing all of the relevant information such as dedicated organisations that can help, be it over the telephone or through support groups. If you want to talk to someone who understands your concerns there is a national helpline number to ring 0845 1204048.

The Dementia Web website is where all of the information you require is, whether it is practical help, money matters, help with living with dementia or links to national dementia-specialist organisations. There are external links and contact details to put you in touch with the relevant organisations.

If you have dementia,( http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk ) or if you care for someone with it, do not suffer in silence, visit Dementia Web today and find the relevant help for you.

For more details visit:http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk

Press Contact:
David Beck
Dementia Web UK
Dementia web
Guideposts Trust
Two Rivers, Station Lane
Witney, Oxon OX28 4BH
01993 700061
dementia@clearwebservices.com
http://www.dementiaweb.org.uk

Indamixx Portable Studio Debuts Indamixx Pro, a High Performance Line of Audio Computers and Music Laptops Built for the Professional Recording and Digital DJ Markets

Indamixx family of mobile DAW’s grows up. New Laptops includes faster processors, storage, memory and pre loaded Linux custom audio OS. Feature rich appliance is an ideal Music Computer and Audio Laptop for recording, broadcasting and music making.

Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 2010 — Trinity Audio Group Inc. announces the availability of it’s newest line of Music Computers, Indamixx Pro and Indamixx Pro SL. New Pro models maintain the Indamixx identity, small form factor mobile recording appliances, while adding performance hardware features ideal for professional audio recording. Pro models include additional music making applications, synthesizers, native plug-ins, and native virtual instruments (VST’s). Indamixx Pro models also include the debut of HDMIDJ’s. HDMIDJ’s utilizes the on board HDMI port as an all-in-one Digital DJ solution.

“Indamixx Pro is the most affordable and complete Music Laptop on the market today,” says Creative Director Ronald Stewart. “Anyone considering purchasing an Apple MacBook Pro for professional audio production should take a serious look at what Indamixx Pro offers. A similar Apple solution with Pro Tools, Logic with all the plug-ins and virtual instruments (VST’s) would cost more than three times as much as our most expensive solution,” says Stewart.

An Apples to Apples comparison is available here or at www.indamixx.com.

Music Laptops all the rage or just en vogue?
“Dr. Dre and HP’s Beats laptop is $400.00 more than our most expensive model and theirs doesn’t ship with any music production software or dedicated digital audio workstation. Public Enemy said it best, Don’t believe the hype,” says Stewart.

When technology meets innovation.
HDMIDJ’s (an Indamixx Pro exclusive) utilizes the HDMI port and a HDMI cable connected to an HDTV to replace the need for a 4 output sound card. “This is ideal for those ‘bedroom DJ’s’ just starting out and have a $9.00 HDMI cable laying around. Why go broke buying expensive and difficult to setup products, when Indamixx Pro solves those problems right out the box. With pre loaded Mixxx Digital DJ software, this setup behaves more like a gaming console and truly is an all-in-one solution,” says Stewart.

Indamixx Pro ships with 330 plug-ins, including 30 native plug-ins and effects, 312 synthesizers, full versions of energy XT, Renoise Super Tracker (a global exclusive), LinuxDSP Live and Native, VST Host, 2 Vocoders and much much more.

Indamixx features Intel CULV Dual Core and Core Duo processors, 800 FSB RAM and 7200 RPM hard drives.

Indamixx Pro $899.00 and Indamixx Pro SL $1199.00 are both available at Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend.

Website: indamixx.com

About Trinity Audio Group Inc.
Trinity Audio Group Inc. is a Washington state corporation specializing in the production and marketing of affordable, innovative field recorders and portable digital audio workstations.

About XT Software AS.
XT Software is a multimedia company delivering true community-based music software. Founded in 2006, the company puts the needs of the user in focus, rather that the needs of the software developers. The company is based in Norway and are selling products worldwide. Find us at http://www.energy-xt.com

The VST mark and logo is a trademark of Steinberg.

Press & Media Contact:
Ronald Stewart
Trinity Audio Group Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-733-9285
sales@trinityaudiogroup.com
ronaldjstewart@gmail.com
http://www.trinityaudiogroup.com

Penguin Books Announces Publication Of New Lorien Legacies Series

Penguin Books has announced it is to publish ‘I Am Number Four’ by Pittacus Lore, the first instalment of The Lorien Legacies, a mind-blowing new thriller series.

I Am Number Four is a tale of John Smith (aka Number Four) as he desperately tries to outrun his past, escape his mortal enemies the Mogadorian, blend into normal student life and above all pray his newly found powers, legacies from home; Planet Lorien, don’t give him away before he can complete his destiny and protect his future.

In an unprecedented move for Penguin, I Am Number Four will be published simultaneously in two editions on 26 August 2010 – one for adults (Michael Joseph) and a second for Young Adult readers (Razorbill). It has already captured the imagination of publishers around the globe and translation rights have been snapped up by over 18 territories worldwide. The film rights for I Am Number Four have been snapped up by Spielberg for DreamWorks and the movie will be hitting screens in early 2011.

“It became clear after only a few chapters that I Am Number Four is far more than an exceptional thriller, it’s a book to fall in love with”, said Mari Evans, Fiction Publisher for Michael Joseph.

“I Am Number Four has everything you could wish for: a killer hook, fabulous compelling writing, thrills, tension and surprisingly tender moments. It’s fantastic entertainment”, commented Puffin Fiction Editor, Sarah Hughes.

Film rights have been acquired by Steven Spielberg for Dreamworks and the movie is due to be released in cinemas in early 2011. I Am Number Four the film will be directed by DJ Caruso and produced by Michael Bay, with an all-star cast including Alex Pettyfer and Glee’s Dianna Agron.

Visitors to the site will be able to discover their own Lorien Legacy, as well as enjoying extended content such as character profiles, breaking news on I Am Number Four and background information. By taking the Legacy Test users will be able to video themselves in action with their new found power. Supported by social media sharing functions, the video and Legacy Test will be pushed out to Facebook, Twitter and other networks, extending the awareness of the series and the site functionality.

“Number Four is a hero for this generation”, Michael Bay.

About Penguin Books
Penguin was established in 1935 and is one of the world’s leading consumer publishing businesses. Penguin publishing comprises the following imprints: Allen Lane, Fig Tree, Hamish Hamilton, Michael Joseph, Penguin, Penguin Classics, Puffin and Viking. Penguin has offices in 15 countries and is part of the international media company Pearson as well as providing an online bookstore.

About Pittacus Lore
Pittacus Lore is a Loric Elder, from the Planet Lorien, which is three hundred million miles away. He is approximately ten thousand years old. He has been to Earth hundreds of times, and he is here now.

Pittacus Lore is available for interview.

PR Contact Details
Jessica Jackson
Jessica Jackson PR
C/o Penguin Books
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL+44 7866 675 877

ENER-G has launched a new ENER-G Sustainable Technologies division – specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pumps

Through its exclusive partnership with four leading manufacturers, the company is providing one of the widest selections of ground source, gas absorption, air source and water loop heat pump technologies in the UK.

The new division expands ENER-G’s existing ground source heat pump operation into a building services focused business that can provide total heat pump solutions for all types of heating and cooling applications utilising heat pumps ranging from 1kW to 1000kW capacity.

ENER-G Sustainable Technologies has relocated its Nottinghamshire base from Ollerton into larger premises in Mansfield, which will accommodate its anticipated year-on-year growth.

Managing Director, Paul Burley said: “Our in-house expertise and resources means we can see the whole job through from initial feasibility through to project handover. We operate our own drilling rigs and offer complete in-house services from specialist design, through to complete project management, installation and maintenance of heat pump technologies. We also have the ability to supply bespoke manufactured heat pumps in a variety of sizes to accommodate complex customer briefs, particularly where space is restricted.”

The introduction of the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in April 2011 is expected to stimulate further demand in the sector, providing significant subsidy payments of up to 7.5 pence per kWh for 15 to 23 years that will dramatically reduce the payback period on ground source and air source heat pump technology.

Explains Paul Burley: “This legislation will support a range of heating and cooling systems at all levels, from small businesses and offices, and public sector buildings right up to large factories. A 200kW ground source heat pump operating eight hours a day – typical for a school or moderately sized business premises – would create an annual incentive of approximately £18,000. Similarly, a 200kW air source pump operating in comparable circumstances would lead to a financial gain of around £7,000 per year.

“ENER-G’s expertise in delivering these technologies for all sizes and types of application is unsurpassed. We are currently looking at introducing attractive finance packages which will fund the installation, along with operation and maintenance of the technology at minimal cost to the client”.

Heat pumps supply more energy than they consume by using a refrigeration cycle to absorb heat from the environment and raise it to a suitable level for heating buildings or providing hot water. The process can operate in a reverse cycle to provide cooling for buildings as well. Heat pumps can provide a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional technologies.

When combined heat and power is used to drive heat pumps, further energy savings and CO2 reductions can be achieved. ENER-G is using these two technologies in tandem to power the new Malvern Community Hospital, which will be one of the greenest hospitals in the UK.

ENER-G Sustainable Technologies has won official certification for its expertise in renewable heat pump technology. The Approved Contractor certificate recognises the quality of ENER-G’s design, supply, and installation heat pumps, in line with exacting technical standards set out by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. The company is also a member of the UK Ground Source Heat Pump Association.

The business is part of the UK-based ENER-G group of companies which employs more than 760 people worldwide, with operating and joint venture companies in 16 countries. It develops, manufactures, delivers and finances energy efficient and renewable solutions, including: combined heat and power, biogas utilisation, geothermal energy, heat pumps, efficient lighting, controls, metering and data solutions, and new generation energy from waste. This is accompanied by a wide range of energy and water consultancy and energy procurement services.

For further information contact ENER-G Sustainable Technologies on 01623 666340,www.energ.co.uk/heatpumps

Read more: http://www.energ.co.uk/?OBH=69&ID=235#ixzz0xeoqoh49

Contact Details: ENER-G Holdings plc
ENER-G House
Daniel Adamson Road
Manchester
M50 1DT
UK
Tel : +44 (0)161 745 7450
info@energ.co.uk

British Airways Launches The Great Big Sale

British Airways launches its great big sale with thousands of flights in all cabins and hundreds of holidays on offer.

The twenty day sale offers discounted flights to over 100 destinations worldwide as well as 100’s of holidays for various travel departures from August 26, 2010 right through to June 30, 2011.

To launch the sale, model Nell McAndrew posed on a big deck chair (the size of a double-decker bus) outside Tower Hill in London wearing her favourite beach wear – a Melissa Odabash bikini.

Nell said: “I’m excited to be launching BA’s great big sale. Bag a bargain and jet off in style and comfort to one of many destinations.”

For a late summer getaway, hot spots include flights to Dubai, Antigua and Grenada. Those looking for ski breaks head to North America and experience the Rockies with deals on flights to Denver and Vancouver. For short city breaks, British Airways have a wide selection of destinations such as Zurich or Geneva.

Travellers wishing to jet-off in style and experience British Airway’s award-winning Club World beds can check out flights to Cairo, Delhi, New York,
Bermuda and Calgary. BA also offers flights to Barbados and Houston that allow customers to take advantage of the luxurious first class cabin.

Destinations closer to the UK include Jersey, Dubrovnik and Salzburg as well as Gothenburg in Sweden, which a new BA route takes-off to at the end of November.

As well as special offers on flights, British Airways is offering value for money holiday packages in a variety of destinations such as a two night stay at the 3-star Merton Hotel in Jersey that includes return BA flights from Gatwick and accommodation only. Package deals at Sharm El Sheikh’s 3-star Oriental Rivoli also include return BA flights from Gatwick and accommodation only.

A new BA non-stop twice weekly service to Cancun commences November 3, 2010 and customers can stay for seven nights at the 5-star Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort and Spa in Riviera Maya including return BA flights from Gatwick and accommodation on an all-inclusive basis. Those looking for complete escapism can check out holidays in the Maldives and relax for seven nights at the 4-star Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi including return BA flights from Gatwick, in-resort transfers and accommodation on an all-inclusive basis.

British Airways offer fly-drive holidays in exciting destinations such as Orlando including return BA flights from Gatwick and inclusive Avis car rental.

Richard Tams, British Airways head of UK & Ireland Sales, said: “This sale is a great opportunity for anyone looking for last minute getaways, winter sun, ski or city breaks to take advantage of savings in all our cabins. We also have a great range of holiday packages available on ba.com where you can save even more time and effort by using our new ‘lowest price holiday finder’ with the added reassurance of ATOL protection.”

– ENDS-

Notes to editors:
The sale runs from August, 26 2010 until midnight on September, 14 2010 All packaged holiday offers are based on two sharing and are ATOL protected

About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations – including holidays, hotels, flights, car hire and experiences. Customers can save time and money with ba.com when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers’ expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

For further British Airways / British Airways Holidays Ltd media information please contact:
Katja Cooper
Astral Towers
Betts Way
London Road
Crawley
RH10 9XA
01293 722513
www.ba.com

Companies around the world losing thousands of pounds in website downtime

Companies located around the World are being urged to become more aware of the financial costs of web downtime.

Andrew Hilton, Technical Director at QuadroNation, said companies were in danger of losing thousands of pounds in revenue after recent studies showed almost one in four companies have suffered an outage that lasted more than one business day.

Amazon and Twitter are just two of the major brands that have been affected, having both experienced one full hour of outage earlier this week.

In order to combat the problem and after requests from their customer base, Andrew and the team have developed a web monitoring service entitled ‘UporNot’, which alerts businesses the minute they have an issue with their website, email server or any web accessible service for that matter.

Andrew said: “When a company suffers from IT downtime it means that it is having a direct affect on that business. Some firms can lose up to £10,000 an hour or even a staggering £1m a day, which means that the problem needs to be taken more seriously.”

“What we have now created is a tool to stop that from happening. The moment there is something wrong with a website, we are alerted and the problem can be rectified as soon as possible.”

The need for strategic IT support is becoming increasingly important as firms strive to provide high levels of service to retain long-standing customers.

Andrew added: “IT support companies are still as invaluable as ever to any business, however, if a site goes down, it has to be treated in a different way than when there is something wrong with an email system, for example and being aware of the issue is really the first step.”

UporNot, which has now gone live, has already attracted global interest as it provides its services to companies around the world.

www.upornot.com