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ikordo to be unveiled at the Microsoft Europe StartupZone Showcase 2007; One of 20 High Potential Empower Companies (HIPE) to be selected

Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK - June 5th, 2007 – Volutio, an innovator of collaborative software solutions that make peoples lives easier, today announced the unveiling of its first product, ikordo (www.ikordo.com) - an intelligent, free service that organizes and schedules meetings for busy business professionals.

ikordo will be unveiled today at the Microsoft Europe StartupZone Showcase 2007 in Brussels to an exclusive audience of Microsoft executives, European venture capitalists and CEOs of the global businesses of the future. ikordo was assessed against a Microsoft Empower partner base of more than 17,000 organisations and was selected as one of 20 twenty HIPE companies to be offered the chance to pitch to this world class audience.

ikordo was conceived by IT industry entrepreneur Jim Cook who founded Volutio in 2006. The Volutio team recognised that meetings are an essential part of modern business life, but that arranging them is increasingly becoming an arduous task, sometimes taking hours. The process of negotiation to find a time and date that fits with everyone’s schedule requires meticulous planning and, more often than not, the power of persuasion.

Ikordo was developed to make scheduling and organizing meetings simpler and works with busy professionals to organize their meetings using e-mail to negotiate with attendees on their behalf. Think of it as a virtual assistant. ikordo doesn’t require software downloads or shared calendars, it simply uses plain English and email to communicate and negotiate a convenient time.

“ikordo delivers upon our vision to make peoples lives easier,” said Jim Cook. “By taking away the burden of scheduling meetings, ikordo frees up busy business professionals to do other things. Uniquely ikordo does not expect the invitee to download any software or share calendars, they simply respond in plain English to an email and ikordo works out what they mean and negotiates a suitable meeting time for all the participants.”

David Coleman is founder and managing director of Collaborative Strategies, an industry analyst firm focusing on collaboration technologies. “ikordo deals with a wicked problem, that is helping people organize and schedule meetings more effectively through email. Today, some meetings take up to 12 emails to set up, but by using what we are already familiar with; Plain English in emails, ikordo can reduce the e-mails significantly and more efficiently set up the meeting.”
ikordo.com is now open for business. Simply visit www.ikordo.com, and register as a user. Ikordo is free to use.

About Volutio
Volutio is a software company specialising in collaborative solutions. Headquartered in Chippenham, UK with offices in Philadelphia USA, the company was founded in 2006 by software industry entrepreneur Jim Cook.

Volutio’s first product, ikordo (www.ikordo.com) is an intelligent, free software service that organizes meetings for busy professionals.
For more information on Volutio, please visit www.volutio.com.

PR Contacts:

Carina Birt
PR for ikordo
carina@sarumconsultancy.co.uk
+44 1722 411150

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