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EGS Invests in New IT Infrastructure To Scale for Growth and Improve Performance of its Market Leading eProcurement Solutions

EGS Ltd, the UK’s largest and fastest growing e-Commerce Exchange for the public sector and its suppliers, today announced significant new investment in its eCommerce IT infrastructure, including a new Level 3 Data Centre, upgraded Disaster Recovery support and a new server architecture.

The IT upgrade follows unprecedented demand for its eProcurement solutions, which now exceeds fifty percent market share with customer transactions through its electronic trading exchanges now surpassing 250,000 purchases per year.

“We have made a significant investment in our IT infrastructure to support the hundreds of customers and thousands of suppliers that are now using our solutions on a daily basis,” said David Cocks, Chief Operations and Technology Officer for EGS Ltd. “Not only will this IT upgrade significantly improve performance for our customers, but the live Disaster Recovery site will also give them added assurance and peace of mind in the resilience and robustness of our eCommerce Exchange and the services and solutions it supports.”

As part of its IT upgrade, EGS has migrated to a new architecture to scale for further growth, including Dell hardware with Linux running Red Hat Linux, as well as additional servers for its enhanced Disaster Recovery site. The system was seamlessly migrated to the new architecture earlier this month and is now live.

About EGS Ltd

Founded in 2000, EGS Ltd is the UK’s leading supplier of e-Commerce Exchanges for the public sector. The company’s Shared Service e-Commerce solutions are used by over 150 public sector buying organisations. EGS operates a series of inter-locking regional and sector focused e-Commerce exchanges, providing services designed to automate and reduce the costs and 
timescales associated with the procurement to pay lifecycle.

The services save considerable time and cost for both buying organisations and suppliers alike. EGS is the biggest and fastest growing e-Commerce Exchange for the UK public sector with more than 50% market share, making it the market leader in its field, and the most successful Exchange of its kind in Europe. With the largest Shared Services customer base, EGS has 150 public buying organisations linking with 33,000 of their chosen supplies and the main contracts from Public Purchasing Consortia. Electronic purchasing is taking off. EGS has seen a 500% growth in the use of its services in past two years alone, and expects the trend to continue.

For further information, please contact:

Vanessa Land
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: +44 (0)870 242 7469

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