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Rackspace Hosting Announced That Leading Viral Video Advertising Agency, Keta Keta, Will Be Hosting Its Video Portfolio In The Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leader in hosting and cloud computing, has announced that leading viral video advertising agency, Keta Keta, will be hosting its video portfolio and movie previews in the Rackspace Cloud.

Ronen Lefler, CEO, Keta Keta said: “Effectively showcasing our viral videos has become a real challenge as the amount of content that we have to stream has grown. Moving to the Rackspace Cloud has enabled us to showcase videos to a global audience without interruption. We chose Rackspace due to its focus on customer service and support, as well as the flexibility and efficiency of The Rackspace Cloud Files solution.”

As the viral video market continues to explode, with traffic increasing 178% over the last 12 months (Source: Econsultancy’s 2009 Internet Statistics report), Keta Keta needed to maximize opportunities across consumer brands by promoting its videos to a global audience. It launched a new corporate website in March 2009 to support this need and turned to Rackspace Hosting to provide a reliable and cost-effective hosting solution to stream multiple movies to over 100 different countries.

Brian Thomson, EMEA Managing Director at Rackspace Hosting said: “Hosting business critical applications in the cloud is something we do on a regular basis and we are delighted that Keta Keta has chosen us to support its corporate awareness drive. We understand the demands placed on websites by streaming rich media content and believe the cloud’s flexible, pay-as-you go structure makes it an ideal choice to meet these new media needs.”

Keta Keta, the viral video partner of ad:tech 2009, is an advertising agency with in-house creative, production, seeding and tracking departments. It has launched hundreds of successful viral video campaigns that have entertained and engaged people around the world for customers including LG, Fiat, MSN, L’Oreal and Orange.

About Rackspace
Rackspace’s portfolio of hosted services includes hosted exchange, managed hosting, dedicated serverscloud hostingvirtualisation and managed exchange.

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Get CCIE R&S Version 4.0 Lab Workbook For Free With Pass4sure

The competencies required for CCIE R&S v4.0 certification were released on May 5, 2009. Pass4sure is making adjustments according to this update and proposes the “Free CCIE R&S Version 4.0 Lab Workbook” program.

Pass4sure, the world renowned IT certification exam material provider, announced today that it is making adjustment according to the competencies required for CCIE R&S v4.0 certification, and releases the “Free CCIE R&S Version 4.0 Lab Workbook” program.

To reflect the growth of the network as a service platform, Cisco has revised the certification requirements for CCIE Routing & Switching (CCIE R&S)–the expert level certification for network engineers. The new requirements were developed with assistance from Cisco enterprise customers and reflect the expectations of employers across industries.

The competencies required for CCIE R&S v4.0 certification were released on May 5, 2009, and are available on the Cisco Learning Network under the CCIE R&S v4.0 Written Exam topics and CCIE R&S v4.0 Lab Exam topics. Exams based on the new requirements are scheduled for release on October 18, 2009, and will immediately replace the currently available v3.0 exams. Candidates who plan to take their exams on October 18, 2009, or later should prepare using the new v4.0 exam topics.

Pass4sure is paying close attention to this update and proposes the “Free CCIE R&S Version 4.0 Lab Workbook” program.

From now on, if you buy the CCIE R&S Version 3.0 Lab Workbook, you can get the CCIE R&S Version 4.0 Lab Workbook and Open-Ended-Question for free after we release the Version 4.0. This program will expire on October 17, 2009. This is the first time for Pass4sure to take such attempt that is offering the new products to customers for free.

While according to Eliza Jencey, the Marketing Director of Pass4sure, “the Free CCIE R&S Version 4.0 Lab Workbook program is not only a marketing strategy, but a considerate gift to all CCIE candidates.”

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Foreign Translations, Inc. Unveils Its New French Language Website foreigntranslations.fr

This week Foreign Translations, Inc. unveils its new French language website (www.foreigntranslations.fr). The Company has created this new website specifically to offer French translation services for companies throughout Europe. As English slowly becomes less common as the primary business language of the Internet, Foreign Translations, Inc. is keenly aware of consumer interest in conducting business in the native language. In response to this ever increasing demand, Foreign Translations, Inc. is launching this French website on the heels of its Spanish language website.

Website Adapted For French Culture

This newly designed website provides a richer, more informative experience for the French community which is proud of its French language and culture and places great value in the French translation of content into its native language. With research indicating that French is the sixth most popular language on-line and the most widely used in Europe, Foreign Translations, Inc. decided that creating a French language website would allow the French speaking community an easy and verifiable way of connecting with this highly qualified company that assists in international communications and global ventures into new markets. Like its English counterpart, the French website delivers an array of helpful resources. Through the new French language website, Foreign Translations, Inc.’s French clients are given information on its quality assurance and guarantees, the ability to request quotes, and information about its translators, processes, and pricing.

Focus is on Targeting French Companies in Europe

As with all of Foreign Translations, Inc.’s ventures, the company completed its due diligence in analyzing the French culture and adapting its French website – www.foreigntranslations.fr, to include services and procedures that complement this target market, research and application of culturally appropriate color schemes as well as Multilingual Search Engine Optimization strategies. According to CEO, Ken Zwerdling, “The roll out of our French language website provides us direct access to French businesses in France, Germany, Spain and Italy as well as the French speaking population located in other regions around the world. French companies now have a more cost effective means of acquiring English to French and French to English Translations. It is another step in the process to expand the Foreign Translations brand worldwide.”

The continuing development of the Foreign Translations, Inc. multilingual website network is part of the company’s strategy to remain at the cutting edge of the highest quality translation services offered to its valued clients.

About Foreign Translations, Inc.

Foreign Translations, Inc. (www.foreigntranslations.com) is an 11- year old foreign language translation, interpreting and website translation firm headquartered in Greenville, SC.

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BT Business And Google Today Announced An Agreement To Offer Digital Marketing Services To Small Businesses

The alliance will involve BT Business becoming a Google AdWords™ Authorised Reseller. Small businesses can now access Google’s base of millions of UK users and receive professional, full-service AdWords account management, from account setup and activation to ongoing campaign monitoring and optimisation, through BT Business.

More than one million businesses already served by BT Business, including the 350,000 members of BT Tradespace, will benefit from the agreement.

“Small businesses are looking to the internet to compete and grow in these tough economic times,” said Bill Murphy, managing director at BT Business. “Our own research across 700,000 small business websites shows that the majority need help to optimise search and effectively use search engine marketing. They don’t often have the skills internally to manage this and need affordable services and support. Working with Google AdWords will enable us to help smaller companies promote themselves and engage with customers, partners and suppliers online as well as larger businesses.”

The addition of the Google AdWords online advertising platform means BT Business can now offer customers a complete range of digital marketing services to help them promote their businesses effectively on the Web. From setting up a website and managing an online marketing campaign to ensuring they can effectively extend their business relationships through customer management tools and business social networking profiles such as BT Tradespace and other business applications.

Matt Brittin, Managing Director at Google UK & Ireland said: “Many businesses already use Google AdWords to reach new customers locally, across the UK and across the world. BT Business can now offer targeted, accountable and cost effective AdWords advertising to more than a million small businesses in the UK. We look forward to working with BT to help more small businesses get the most out of the online opportunity.”

About BT Business
BT Business understands the challenges that businesses face in the current climate, and supports cost control, improved productivity and winning business with technology including business broadband & internet, domain names and web hosting packages, IT support and mobile services including BlackBerry.

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Data Cleansing Experts Shortlisted for Industry Award

Consumer data specialists Tracesmart have been shortlisted for a new industry award. Following the submission of an application into the ‘Best PR/Advertising Campaign’ category of the CSA (Credit Services Association) Awards, the Tracesmart Corporate ‘Nobody home?’ campaign has made the shortlist.The winner is to be announced at the CSA’s annual Gala Dinner, which concludes the CSA & DBSG (Debt Buyers and Sellers Group) Conference in Brighton later this month.

Tracesmart’s ‘Nobody home?’ entry, employs a variety of promotional mediums to communicate its message. The campaign promotes the Tracesmart Corporate data cleansing and debtor tracing services, which can be utilised to verify debtor residency and trace people.

The message which the campaign conveys is that Tracesmart’s services make it simple to confirm whether a debtor is resident or not – a task which is even more pertinent in the current economic climate, as more individuals attempt to avoid paying debt. Commenting on the imagery used to symbolise how difficult it can be to confirm residency, Adam Smith – Tracesmart’s Marketing Manager – commented,

“Our creative brainstorming session led to the idea of a vacant house to symbolise someone who may no longer be resident, however this concept did not deliver the striking imagery we required. It eventually evolved into the more abstract concept of an empty tortoise shell. This image ticked all the boxes; whilst the shell appears empty, it could still have a resident, thus epitomising the problem of confirming debtor residency.”

The concept has clearly worked for Smith’s team as Tracesmart have seen impressive results from the campaign. Commenting on the effectiveness of the ‘Nobody home?’ campaign, Chris Rothwell – Sales Director for Tracesmart – remarked, “The campaign’s creative concept has been well received by the industry and this has been reflected in the campaign results to date.

So far, in comparison to our last financial year, lead generation is up 53% for the sector, which has significantly boosted sales of the services promoted by the campaign. From a brand awareness point of view, this campaign has definitely helped to highlight how we can help debt collection agencies and enforcers verify debtor residency and locate gone aways.”

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Review Website Now Available That Is Out To Help The Consumer

People have been dealing with work from home, weight loss & fitness scams for years. With the internet the “Scam” industry multiplied by ten. You rarely ever see honesty when it comes to internet purchases.

Risk Easy Reviews has been one of the few sites that are out there for the consumer. They claim to have success with some of the products they have tested. But they also have some negative claims & put that “do not buy” tag ON some as well.

Bringing honesty to the industry. Risk Easy Reviews has reviewed many products from work from home, forex, health, fitness, weight loss, Warcraft, internet TV and more. They also have made it a point to only try products that come with a great money back guarantee. There are many review sites on the net that have another agenda. And although everybody has got to make a living, Risk Easy Reviews seems to really care what people are reading and knows that their credibility is at stake with each review. It’s good to see that some people can still take the initiative to help people. Helping people better their lives which in turn enhances the world we live in.

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Web Users Everywhere Have A New Way To Celebrate Their Loved Family And Friends At ILoveThisPerson.com

The I Love This Person website gives people an easy way to create permanent online dedication web pages for their loved ones. This is the perfect present any time of year, or simply a happy surprise. Don’t just tell the person, tell the whole world!

People can create a customized dedication page for any person they admire, respect, or love. Dedications are especially great for a family member or friend. Dedications can be anonymous, or the creator can display his or her name.

Users can create an editable lifetime dedication web page, containing up to 100 photos, for only $19.95. Dedication web pages are visible to anyone searching the Internet. Users also can link dedications to social media websites, such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, making them easy to share.

New users can create a test dedication web page and view it without committing to pay for it. Once they are happy with the results, they can purchase their editable dedication for only $19.95. The I Love This Person website is available at www.ILoveThisPerson.com.

About Robipau
The I Love this Person website is a service of Robipau. Robipau develops and promotes virtual products on the Internet that emphasize the good in humankind.

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Identity Verification Experts Reach Half-Million GRO Mortality Records

Tracesmart, the data and fraud prevention specialists, this week reached a landmark half million mortality records received from the General Register Office (GRO) as part of the Disclosure of Death Registration Information (DDRI) scheme. The UK Death Registration Information (DRI) was first released in September 2008 and Tracesmart Corporate were the first organisation to be approved by the GRO to receive the weekly update of the DRI following rigorous examination. The DRI is only accessible for the purposes prescribed by law and is stored within Tracesmart’s secure data facility.

Identity Verification Experts Reach Half-Million GRO Mortality Records

The Home Office estimate that identity fraud costs the UK economy over £1.2 billion a year and the half million death records accumulated since the beginning of the scheme less than a year ago, supplemented by Tracesmart’s additional and vast database, will significantly help combat today’s ever increasing and resourceful fraudster. Mortality data is a key tool in the battle to beat identity fraud, especially its derivatives – impersonation of the deceased (IOD) and the lesser known concealment fraud.

Although both IOD and concealment fraud involve deceiving organisations into the belief that a deceased person is still alive and dishonestly claiming and receiving lines of credit and other beneficial services, the perpetrators differ greatly.

IOD fraud is often committed by professional fraudsters who utilise previous occupant’s mail or obituaries to assume an individual’s identity and obtain credit or benefits illegally. In contrast, concealment fraud is often committed by the deceased’s spouse or dependents, who deliberately neglect to notify the correct parties of the deceased’s passing in order to receive illicit funds.

Tracesmart is one of the UKs leading providers of identity fraud prevention tools, and its clients benefit significantly from the DDRI scheme as electronic identity checks and mortality screening searches are conducted utilising the weekly feed of the DRI. In addition to its identity verification facility, Tracesmart also provides a data cleansing service and an online resource to trace people for positive or negative intentions.

Highlighting the benefits of the DRI to Tracesmart and its clients, Mike Trezise, the company’s Managing Director commented, “Regularly updated mortality information has become crucial in our fight against fraud. Obviously, the more information we hold, better the chance we have of highlighting discrepancies within client databases and possible cases of fraud. The half million records of new mortality data received since the inception of the DDRI scheme is certainly a landmark and has already significantly helped Tracesmart, and our service users, expose fraudulent activity.”

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Standards And Services Body Employ Tracesmart’s Proprietary Existence Checking Service

Origo, the eCommerce standards and services body for the UK financial services industry, has appointed Tracesmart Corporate as their exclusive service provider to deliver their new online facility – the Origo Data Matching Service (ODMS) on a 3 year contract. The bespoke data screening service allows financial providers to check their customer data against key sources of information, including records of deceased UK individuals and those no longer residing at a given address, which in turn helps them to manage payments in-force, reserves and identify fraudulent activity.

Tracesmart, the Cardiff based tracing, identity verification and data cleansing agency, is one of a small number of companies to receive a weekly update of the UK Death Registration Information f r o m the General Register Office (GRO), and this information, along with Tracesmart’s vast consumer database, drives the company’s proprietary service “Existence Alert” which distinctively fulfils Origo’s requirements for its new data matching service.

Paul Pettitt, Managing Director of Origo, commented on Tracesmart’s commission, “Origo is delighted to announce the launch of this service, which addresses fraud issues and delivers immediate bottom line benefits for providers. Origo is uniquely placed to identify collective requirements, following which we have procured a cost effective service to meet those requirements. We are looking forward to working with our chosen supplier, Tracesmart, to deliver immediate benefits to providers.”

The ODMS will assist providers in mitigating risks associated with annuity overpayment to the recently deceased, combat ‘Impersonation of the Deceased’ fraud and highlight ‘gone aways’ policyholders who have moved f r o m their last known address. Tracesmart currently provide similar services to numerous other financial institutions throughout the UK, including the vast majority of third party administrators within the pension sector.

Following exhaustive examination and assessment, Tracesmart emerged as the preferred data supplier for Origo’s new service and Mike Trezise, Tracesmart’s Managing Director, commented, “We are delighted to have secured such a significant account. Tracesmart’s ability to fully recognise Origo’s requirements is fundamental to our success. The provision of relevant data, accessed via an easy to use platform will significantly help Origo’s members to verify customer residency and flag gone aways, in addition to mortality screening their databases. We look forward to working with Origo and their associates, to deliver the best possible service.”

Rick Williams, Actuarial and Technical Support Manager of Friends Provident, one of Origo’s original members and sponsors, added, “ODMS will allow Friends Provident to keep in touch with its customers in a simple and non-intrusive manner, without the bureaucracy that annuity providers have traditionally used. Using better technology to reduce costs, whilst not losing sight of our customers, is what we are all about. As the first company to use ODMS we have been fully involved in the development of this service and are looking forward to our relationship with both Tracesmart and Origo.”

About Tracesmart
Established in 1999, Tracesmart Ltd is a leading provider of consumer intelligence services. It specialises in the provision of both online tracing and identity verification. Prominent in the pensions, legal, financial and retail sectors, their fraud prevention and anti-money laundering solutions are employed by a growing legion of businesses ranging f r o m SME to FTSE 100 companies.

The company’s management has recently embarked on a rapid growth strategy, recently doubling, staff numbers and office accommodation at its Cardiff Bay headquarters in addition to opening its City of London office to satisfy existing and anticipated future demands for its products and services.

Mike Trezise
Trezise is the founder and Managing Director of Tracesmart. With over 25 years tracing and fraud analysis experience, his unrivalled knowledge provides the company with a distinct competitive advantage.

About Origo
Origo was launched by 16 of the UK’s leading life assurance companies in June 1989 to facilitate the development of electronic trading between principals and agents for Life, Pensions and Collective Investment business. In February 2006, the scope of Origo’s activity was extended to include mortgage business.

Origo’s main purpose is to address cost and efficiency issues for the UK Life, Pensions, Investment and Mortgage sectors by delivering common eCommerce services and standards. Origo drives the adoption of eBusiness by creating a standards-based, competitive and secure trading environment in which industry goals are being met.

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Rackspace Announced Its New Private Cloud Offering, Which Allows Customers To Run The Centrally Managed VMware Virtualisation Platform On Private Dedicated Hardware Environments

Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leader in hosting, has announced its new Private Cloud offering, which allows customers to run the centrally managed VMware virtualisation platform on private dedicated hardware environments.

Private Cloud Offering

Rackspace recognises the demand from enterprises for a more flexible and scalable hosting solution. Although multi-tenant cloud solutions are very flexible and cost-effective, they are not always right for every segment. The Rackspace Private Cloud’s single-tenant architecture offers increased control and security, while still maintaining the scalability, flexibility and resource optimisation that make shared cloud offerings so compelling.

“Rackspace provides an excellent option for customers to take advantage of the cloud,” said Dan Chu, vice president, emerging products and markets, VMware. “Enterprises who purchase the Rackspace Private Cloud can count on the powerful combination of VMware’s industry-leading virtualisation platform and Rackspace’s reliable hosting environment and infrastructure.”

Rackspace Private Cloud is an evolution of its popular dedicated virtual server (DVS) offering within the managed hosting business unit. In the last year, revenue from virtualisation solutions has grown substantially, driven mainly by the increased flexibility, improved asset utilisation and lower capital and operating costs that VMware’s virtualisation provides.

“Rackspace is implementing a true hybrid hosting vision that allows customers to create a blend of the right hosting solutions – from a dedicated server, to multi-tenant cloud to specialised application hosting such as hosted exchange – each backed by our industry leading support. The Rackspace Private Cloud is one piece of the entire hybrid vision”, said John Engates, Rackspace CTO. “Computing is changing at a rapid pace, and customers require that we stay ahead of the curve to continue providing best-in-class offers. We view the Rackspace Private Cloud as having a large impact for our enterprise customers who need the flexibility, scalability, and reliability provided by VMware’s virtualisation, paired with the control and security of a dedicated environment. It is the best of both worlds for those enterprises looking to explore the benefits of external cloud solutions, without as much risk.”

About Rackspace Hosting:
As the world’s leader and specialist in hosting, Rackspace Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable.

A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support, furthering the company’s mission to be one of the world’s greatest service companies. Rackspace featured in the top 30 of both the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For list and the Financial Times Great Place to Work Awards, 2008.

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Enterprise Level CRM Data Cleansing By Acquirelists

Bad data within your CRM system can drastically reduce the effectiveness of your sales, service, and marketing organizations. Duplicate companies and contacts, incorrect addresses, and incomplete information results in a CRM system that 1) is underutilized by your employees, 2) creates conflict within your sales organization, and 3) is a wasted investment. Acquirelists CRM data cleansing services ensure that data within ERP or CRM silos, Data Marts or Legacy Systems is accurate and complete across the enterprise. Enhance the value of your data by intelligently enriching it with data from trusted sources.

Commenting, Acquirelists Marketing Manager George Goss said “Acquirelists new CRM data services are already widely used by all the industries; we are now bringing CRM data solutions to all types of business to business sales companies. Whether they require CRM data enrichment, CRM data cleansing, CRM data appending or market intelligence, Acquirelists have a commitment to ensuring the ongoing success of its partners.”

Enhance the Value of Marketing Data through Acquirelists CRM Data Enrichment Service

1) Append Contact Name, Title,Email, SIC Code, DUNS Number, Revenue, Phone & Fax Number etc or other internal or external information to your data
2) De-dup your data and merge duplicate records based on clearly defined business rules
3) Remove garbage data to reduce time wasted by your staff
4) Standardize and clean up addresses, phone numbers, and other existing data
5) Add new emails, phone numbers, and titles to your contact database
6) Add detailed company data such as assets, revenues, employees, and addresses
7) Identify parent-subsidiary relationships

Acquirelists CRM data cleansing services extract, deduplicate, standardize, analyze, validate and enrich data. The result of these services is a CRM system that is well organized with accurate information to be leveraged by your sales and marketing organizations. Our cleansing approach is driven by our experience in business rules management and in data governance compliancy.

• Remove any Existing Duplicates
• Match Phonetic, Miskeyed, Abbreviated Data
• Prevent the Addition of Duplicate Records
• Automatically Case Names & Addresses
• Relocate Data Elements to Correct Fields
• On Demand Cleansing, Real-Time or Batch
• Merge / Purge, Intelligent Lookup
• Data Enrichment

Company:

Acquirelists offers a range of email services to help Sales & Marketing Execs drive lead generation and build sales pipelines. AcquireLists is a leading provider of quality Business to Business and Information Technology mailing, email and telemarketing lists. Led by seasoned B2B lead generation experts, AcquireLists enables marketers to deliver higher quality and quantity of leads to sales teams We specializes in providing business and consumer mailing lists that are privacy-compliant, accurate and affordable. Our continuously updated email/direct mail lists allow you to target your market, grow your sales and increase your profits.

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Consumer Data Specialists Tracesmart Partners With NeuStar To Employ Their UltraDNS Service

Utilizing UltraDNS will greatly improve connection reliability from their Tracesmart Corporate and consumer services to their datacentres. The move forms part of the company’s disaster recovery program and their continued commitment to service quality and dependability.

Well regarded worldwide, NeuStar currently works with the likes of Tesco, SalesForce, Forbes, Oracle and My Space. With a reputation for technical superiority and service reliability, NeuStar’s UltraDNS service was the ideal choice for Tracesmart as it employs an external domain name system spanning continents and housed in 6 data centres, ensuring continuous availability and speed. Using UltraDNS, Tracesmart will now be able to interchange between their datacentres much faster – a benefit that is of great importance for disaster recovery planning.

As part of the company’s larger business continuity plan, the UltraDNS implementation means that in the highly unlikely event that Tracesmart’s core data centre fails due to a natural or human-induced disaster, the company can quickly switch to their backup datacentre. Discussing how their new approach will negate the impact of external physical catastrophes, Tracesmart’s Technical Director, Paul Weathersby, commented,

“The new UltraDNS service will enable us to have a standby response to any possible disaster that impacts upon our primary datacentre. The new service will divert service traffic to our reserve datacentre; which means our consumer and business clients should experience as little service degradation as possible.”

The new implementation also adds further reliability to Tracesmart’s services, such as their identity checks service, AML, which is used for anti-money laundering purposes. Additionally, the employment of the UltraDNS service will benefit Tracesmart’s internal functions, as it means their corporate specialist staff will still have access to the various datasets needed for manual tracing and data cleansing in the event of the company’s core datacentre failing. From a customer standpoint¬ this will further benefit Tracesmart’s corporate clients as it means their projects would have little or no additional delay in turnaround.

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BT Business Cuts The Price Of Web Hosting

BT Business has announced a major price cut to its web hosting Starter Pack to encourage small businesses to get online.

 Web Hosting

The cost of a 5GB web hosting package with BT Business has been reduced by 40 per cent to an exclusive online price of £2.99* per month, including a host of extra business tools to help small businesses promote themselves with a professional and secure web presence.

With enough web space to create hundreds of pages, a professional business domain name and business email for up to 10 accounts, the price cut makes the BT Business Starter Pack one of the most high value web hosting packages specifically designed for small businesses in the UK offering 24/7 support.

One in five small businesses don’t have their own web site, despite 25 per cent -£78 billion – of UK retail spend in this year projected to come from online sales. According to BT Business research the vast majority that do are also not getting the most out of their websites or using them effectively to attract customers.

Helen Costello, founder of Aardvark Cakes in St Helens, Merseyside, has been a BT web hosting Starter Pack customer for three years. The mother-of-two, who works from home, said: “My business is my website and it is important for me that it is easy for customers to find what they are looking for and place orders. Having a trustworthy web hosting provider is vital to me as the site is an indispensable tool of my trade. In the past 12 months, trade has really escalated, showing just how important it is for a small business to have an online presence in this day and age.”

“Having a professional web site presence could mean the difference between winning and losing customers in the current climate,” said Jerry Thompson, director online, BT Business. “We are listening to small businesses that are citing overall cost, ease of use and 24/7 support amongst their top considerations when getting online. By offering a complete range of high value digital marketing services we want to ensure that small businesses can compete as effectively as bigger companies and can grow their online presence with them.”

The BT Business Starter Pack is available immediately. Additional features include free web site building software with 400 templates to get businesses started on creating their own web site without the need for technical expertise.

*Pricing on a 12 months contract. Price reverts to £5 after first 12 months. Terms and Conditions apply

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group’s revenue was £21,390 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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People Search Website Receives Traffic Surge

Following the first episode of the new series of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, Tracesmart, leading providers of online people search tools, experienced a significant surge in visitors to their site. It would appear the programme has inspired viewers to research their family tree, in which Tracesmart can play an important role.

Over 10,000 people searches are conducted daily on the Tracesmart website, which helps people to find relatives and friends.The site provides people tracing and research tools, such as their address search tool, which are driven by a multitude of databases which cover recent history. Whilst users cannot research historical data such as census records, which are a useful resource for genealogists, they do provide a link to some of the most powerful resources for family tree research – living relatives.

Many people in the UK have lost touch with family members or have distant relatives who may hold the key to unlocking their family history, and Tracesmart has long been used to aid amateur genealogists in their quest for knowledge. Providing access to information such as current and historic Electoral Roll records and Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes, Tracesmart can be utilised to locate relatives that could provide vital links to the past.

The BBC’s ‘Who Do you Think You Are?’ series has raised the profile of genealogy. The first episode of this new series aired on Wednesday 15th July at 9pm and featured Davina McCall, who traced her French and English roots. It was following this broadcast that the Tracesmart website received an influx of visitors. Owen Roberts, Communications Manager at Tracesmart, comments on the role the company has to play in family research,

“Living relatives can often provide gems of information about a family’s history but, unfortunately, family members can often lose touch with one another. It is at this point that the genealogist will turn to us to help them locate those relatives they have lost contact with.

In addition to our online search facilities, we also have an experienced team of researchers who can offer advice to those who have lost contact with a family member – my advice to anyone who is searching for a relative is get in touch with us!”

This series of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ continues for another 5 episodes, with the forthcoming episode featuring Radio 1’s Chris Moyles.

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Tracesmart application usage swells on Facebook

Tracesmart’s new Names Directory has seen a dramatic increase in users, predominantly within social network site Facebook where the directory is accessed via the “My Name application. The facility, which was launched in December, enables users to discover statistical and geographical information relating to their name. The database contains 1.5 billion names from the electoral roll 2000-2009 and the application is free to use within Facebook or via the Tracesmart website.

Tracesmart are extremely pleased with the response to their new online search tool, We have been very encouraged by the feedback from individuals who have used the Names Directory, says Owen Roberts, Communications Manager for Tracesmart. We believe a third of our consumer traffic is directly attributed to this new search function, it’s great that the application has become such a popular tool.

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The United Kingdom has a wide range of different and unusual names from all over the world, and these will inevitably appear on the lectoral roll. An increase in the popularity of genealogy has resulted in many new researchers getting familiarised with the diverse spelling of similar sounding names. Commenting on this, Sarah Lawrence – Tracesmart’s Customer Service Manager noted, “This new database seems to fascinate many people. It offers help for those trying to find relatives and friends as it can assist with the spelling of names essential to get the spelling right when conducting a people search“. Tracesmart’s Names Directory also lists alternative spellings, helping researchers with often difficult names.

However, the most common reason for using the Names Directory is to explore how popular an individual’s name is. The database ranks the names in order of popularity; it will also predict how many other people in the UK have the same name and display their possible location.

Tracesmart is currently developing additional systems that will improve the visitor experience, and increase the profile of family research to a wider audience.

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Electoral Register Is Updated With 1m Changes

Over the last six months Tracesmart, one of the UK’s leading providers of consumer data services, has made over 1,000,000 amendments to their Electoral Register 2009 data. Conducted over the period January ’09 to June ’09, the changes were made possible through the Rolling Register updates which the company receives on a monthly basis – ensuring Tracesmart holds the most accurate data available.

Both the full and edited Electoral Registers play a key role in the company’s Tracesmart Corporate suite of services. Edited Electoral Register data is utilised in the business’s data cleansing, existence check and debtor tracing systems. Whilst Tracesmart’s electronic identity verification service, AML, draws upon full Electoral Register data.

Tracesmart’s Electoral Register records were refreshed using monthly Rolling Register updates. The Rolling Register is a monthly update which provides individuals whose personal circumstances change during the electoral year – for example a home move or marriage – with the opportunity to re-register on the Electoral Register with their new details. Prior to the inception of the Rolling Register this was only possible once a year.

These updates allow Tracesmart to refresh their records on a monthly basis – ensuring their clients can access the most up-to-date consumer information available. It is essential that the company’s d a t a s e t s are constantly updated, as many of their services are relied upon for legal compliance. For example their AML service which facilitates electronic identity checks, helps Tracesmart clients to ensure they comply with UK anti-money laundering legislation, making it imperative that data provided is as current and accurate as possible.

Commenting on the company’s continued commitment to data quality, Paul Weathersby, Technical Director for Tracesmart, noted, “All of our services, whether for corporate or consumer use, draw upon the most recent data available. We conduct updates on an annual, monthly, weekly and even daily basis to ensure accuracy. In addition to regular updates, the company conducts its own data collation projects; some of which involve extensive digitisation of data held in hard copy format. This commitment to data quality and diversity allows for constant service augmentation and innovation, which in turn allows us to retain our market leading position.”

About Tracesmart: Tracesmart Ltd was formed in 1999 and supplies a diverse range of consumer data cleansing, identity check and tracing tools to a wide variety of industries. Their client base ranges f r o m SME to blue chip companies; all recipients of bespoke solutions, built around their specific needs.

Paul Weathersby – Tracesmart’s Technical Director, Weathersby is the driving force behind the development and production of Tracesmart’s suite of web-based services, and manages and directs their experienced IT team.

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Online Grief Support Group Reaching Out World Wide

An online grief support group, Angel Families Online LLC, whose website services over 600 families throughout the United States and several other countries across the world, now plans to set up physical offices in several localities. The main headquarters for Angel Families is in Farmington, Connecticut, which houses the first office and conducts local support under the name, Eternally-Loved.

The group originated with a handful of individuals who had created online memorials for their loved ones. The interactive features of these memorials allowed visitors to leave condolences or tributes and even contact the website owners by email. As each read the other’s stories and viewed photos of loved ones who had passed, friendships began to develop.

They started to organize and post their loved ones Birthdays and “Angel” dates (anniversary of death), so that others could visit the memorials on these difficult days and post their messages of support.

In September of 2006, Angel Families held it’s first “gathering”. It was a weekend event and was held at a hotel in Virginia Beach. Over 30 people attended from several US states including people as far away as California. “It was the first time my wife and I actually enjoyed ourselves since our son passed.” Mike Smart relates, “We were free to cry, laugh and talk about our loved ones knowing that everyone else in the room didn’t expect anything from us and they knew our pain, because they were going through a similar pain themselves.” The weekend included a memorial slideshow and a candle-lighting ceremony.

The group has come a long way from that first meeting. There have been several meetings in various states. The website, which was then hosted on free websites, now owns their own Dedicated Server and hosts their own memorial websites for their clients.

The new plan is to plant “Eternally-Loved” group support offices in several key areas. This will enable a more “hands on” immediate approach for support. It will also reach those people who can benefit from the same type of support but may not be comfortable with the computer.

Eternally-Loved offers one-on-one as well as group support. Individual support is offered by appointment. The duration and frequency of support is determined by the client and his or her needs. Support group meetings are held weekly. These groups are designed to meet the needs of people with similar experience. These include parents, children, grandparents, spouses, and friends. Websites, personalized DVD slideshow, personalized memorial gifts, memory cards and year books are just some of the products available.

Memory Walks, Balloon launches and Candle-Light ceremonies are also held regularly. Please visit http://eternally-loved.com and http://angelfamiliesonline.com or call us at 860-676-7736 for more information.

Grief has no time limits. A person may find themselves in need of someone to talk with regardless of how long it has been since their loss. Many times after the loss of a loved one, the survivors experience a change in their relationships. Some family members may feel it is time to get back to “normal”. They do not understand that for the person who is grieving, there is no going back to what others think is normal instead; we will never be the same.

Friends of the grieving individual may become uncomfortable. Some avoid any mention of their loved-one’s name, while others are full of advice and clichés. It may be difficult to watch others “move on” with life, while yours has virtually stood still. Holidays, birthdays and milestone events such as graduations and weddings may trigger deep feelings of grief and depression.

Many people who are having difficulty find comfort in relating to others who have experienced the same pain from a significant loss.

We, at Eternally-Loved, know this pain and we care. We are on this grief journey with you and “together” we can get through it. not “over” it…..we know there is no getting over it. Keeping our loved one’s memory alive is very important in easing the pain and depression. We focus on this and offer several ways to do just that.

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Auction, Buy, Sell, Trade and even Twitter your items or post wanted ads all for FREE!

The Auction web site Multi-Sale.com announces their new u p d a t e d software to let you Auction, Buy, Sell, Trade and even Twitter your items or post wanted ads all for FREE that’s right NO listing fees for auctions, wanted ads, and you can even set up free stores. They Only Charge 1% of the final value fees for server costs and upkeep You can finally sell your item and keep all of the profit, instead of paying 10%, 20%, or even 30% of your hard earned money in fees at other auction websites.

At Multi-Sale.com you can import your feedback f r o m other auction venues (wow get rid of high listing fees and keep your established reputation. You can list an item for free and even upload 12 images at no cost. The only time you would encounter fees are if you wish to use specialty upgrade options such as make your auction a “featured auction” or you wish to make your listing title bold or highlighted or maybe upload a video/media of the item. A general auction listing in one category, with up to 12 uploaded images, and more is totally free.Twitter members your new listings use our integrated twitter api and tweets appear right on your Twitter profile immediately and at http://www.twitter.com/MultiSale that’s twice the tweet power.

Multi-Sale.com will allows users to create a store with up to 1,000 or more items for free. You can upload images, take offers, receive money, and more!

If you are looking to buy a certain item you can post a “Wanted Ad” for free at Multi-Sale.com.

Multi-Sale.com does charge a swap fee for trading items that’s right you read that correctly For a 1.00 fee you can trade items with other members that they have listed for sale (of course that’s based on the two parties agreeing to the swap)

In appreciation of its members and future members, the next 1,000 users that signup for Multi-Sale.com will receive a $40.00 credit to apply towards special auction features such as, Featured Item, Bold Title, Highlighted Title, Video/Media uploads and more!

Multi-Sale.com is a division of www.unitedimpactmedia.com and a Featured Business on www.ft-myersbeach.com www.tampabayarea.info www.ashevillearea.info city guide web sites.

You can check out Multi-Sale.com today at http://www.Multi-Sale.com

You can Follow MultiSale today at http://www.twitter.com/MultiSale

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Innovative Lifetime Membership Pricing Strategy to Online Daters By Lovetropolis.com

Lovetropolis.com, the groundbreaking internet dating site, is once again offering innovation to online singles looking to meet and find love with the launch of Lifetime Membership pricing. Starting today, millions of singles interested in dating online won’t have to stretch their budgets to do so. Singles joining Lovetropolis.com will pay only a one-time profile approval fee. Besides this nominal amount, which is less than the cost of going to the movies, members will pay absolutely nothing for the lifetime membership to Lovetropolis.com. “With the new Lifetime Membership offer, we are letting people connect with one another much more affordably,” said Michael Lombard, CEO of Lovetropolis.com. “With our Lifetime Membership pricing, we intend to change the scene of internet dating. We have eliminated the monthly recurring fees by giving members who take advantage of the offer lifetime access to the entire Lovetropolis.com network.”

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With Lovetropolis.com’s new pricing strategy, millions more singles will actually be able to afford to find love online and enjoy the inventive blend of technology that can only be found on Lovetropolis.com. After members have paid the one-time profile approval fee of less than twenty dollars, they will pay nothing again…ever.

“Imagine what Lifetime Membership pricing will do for average singles who are trying to balance their budgets and enjoy a productive social life,” said Michael Lombard. “They are thinking that the prices charged by sites like eHarmony and Match.com are cost-prohibitive; and suddenly they receive an affordable offer from Lovetropolis.com that guarantees them a lifetime of cutting edge dating services for less than the cost of one date. It will make online dating accessible to so many more singles and will revolutionize the industry.”

Current members simply upgrade to the Lifetime Membership from their Lovetropolis.com online account at http://www.lovetropolis.com/. And singles new to Lovetropolis.com can subscribe as lifetime members by visiting the site’s home page. According to Shandale Tucker, another operations executive at Lovetropolis.com, the Lifetime Membership pricing limited time offer is available worldwide beginning today.

For more information, visit http://www.lovetropolis.com/, email Shandale Tucker, Executive Vice President of Operations, at s.tucker@lovetropolis.com, or call The Lombard Company, Inc. at 800-760-6011.

About Lovetropolis.com
Lovetropolis.com, love’s premier hot spot, is a new, upscale dating agency designed to make certain that members enjoy a VIP experience in a dynamic, well-appointed environment. Lovetropolis.com caters to singles who are savvy and embrace the idea that everyone deserves to find love.

Lovetropolis.com is one of the major online dating sites, according to Online Dating Magazine and is “The Next Great Dating Service ” according to ALoveLinksPlus.Lovetropolis.com modernizes the online dating experience by providing a fusion of exceptional features that assist members in making a lasting match. Lovetropolis.com already has members from 23 countries worldwide.

The energy and atmosphere of Lovetropolis.com is vibrant and unrivaled, setting an ideal mood for matchmaking and social connectivity. Singles subscribing to Lovetropolis.com will enjoy their leisure social time, affordably fulfill their recreational and romantic needs, and appreciate the indulgent customer service afforded them each time they log in. See why we are the premier online dating site at http://www.lovetropolis.com.

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Foreign Translations, Inc. Launches Spanish Language Version of Website

Foreign Translations, Inc. has announced the launch of its new Spanish websitehttp://espanol.foreigntranslations.com. The new layout is specifically targeting Spanish speakers who have a need for translation services. The website will facilitate Foreign Translations, Inc.’s desire to reach the Hispanic market in the United States, Mexico, South America and other Spanish speaking countries of the world. Foreign Translations, Inc. values its multilingual customer base and appreciates the fact that they would like to conduct business in their own native language. This website works to accommodate them.

With the Hispanic population growing to 42 million in the United States, Foreign Translations, Inc. http://espanol.foreigntranslations.com believed that it was the right moment to provide those who are not native English speakers the opportunity to navigate its website as easily as those that do speak English. Visitors to the website will be able to read about Foreign Translations, Inc. quality assurance and guarantees, request quotes, and read about its translators, and processes and pricing. As with every project completed by Foreign Translations, Inc., it makes certain that it surpasses the standard requisite. With this, Foreign Translations, Inc. ensured that all of its company material, f r o m brochures to proposals, is translated into Spanish. As a result, its Hispanic clients are guaranteed to receive all company information in their native language. They will also have a native Spanish speaker available by phone if they need to speak with a live person. According to CEO, Ken Zwerdling, “We have developed a business model where the entire customer experience (keyword search, website, colors, navigation, checkout, company brochures, proposals and even customer service) is in the native language of the requestor.” Zwerdling says, “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with the entire Hispanic population of the world.”

When creating the new website, http://espanol.foreigntranslations.com, Foreign Translations, Inc. determined to develop a new and unique site, rather then just translate its current English website. A great amount of time was devoted to researching preferences in the Spanish market, and customizing it for the Hispanic market. Everything f r o m the color schemes to the images were selected based on how well the Hispanic market would receive them and connect with the company. Other key features of the new site are the ease of navigation so that visitors can quickly download the web pages, and the research behind identifying a hosting provider that would ensure fast connectivity. Foreign Translations, Inc. also extensively researched cutting edge Search Engine Optimization and Multilingual Search Engine Optimization techniques and practices to ascertain that the Spanish language website will be identified by the global Spanish search engines, including research regarding commonly misspelled Spanish words. According to Internet Marketing Director Daryl Woods, “The success of the website starts with the research and paying attention to every little detail. Researching, developing, and implementing the rules of persuasive architecture, copywriting and calls to action combined with search engine marketing and optimization, give our website the groundwork for success.”

About Foreign Translations, Inc.
Foreign Translations, Inc. (www.foreigntranslations.com) is an 11- year old foreign language translation, interpreting and website translation firm headquartered in Greenville, SC. We offer translation services for a wide range of projects: f r o m technical manuals, legal contracts and marketing collateral to financial statements, training manuals, e-learning courses, websites, medical journals, software, policy and procedure handbooks, and newsletters. With more than 1,500 native translators located in over 30 countries, we frequently translate documents ranging f r o m 1,000 words to over several million words in all the major languages of the world. In addition, we provide interpreters for depositions, trials, and conferences. We also offer a full range of Multilingual Desktop Publishing Services in any format and of any size. The company holds General Services Administration Contract (“GSA”) with the Federal Government.

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