NTL chooses iOra to mobilise Intranet for field engineers Thursday 28 June 2001 PDF Print 28 June 2001, Basingstoke, UK and Newark, CA - iOra (www.iOra.com), supplier of solutions for managing mobile content, today announced that NTL, Europe's leading broadband communications company has implemented iOra's software solution to deliver and manage information for its field engineers. NTL has chosen iOra's solution to ensure that the engineering workforce has access to vital information they need for maintenance work at remote locations. Technical information that engineers need while they are on-site is held on a corporate intranet. This information, which includes technical diagrams and connectivity details for many different types of installation, is updated almost daily. With engineers based mainly in the field or remote locations, this presented a problem of how to keep a large mobile workforce up-to-date with the information needed to complete maintenance effectively. Using iOra's software solution the intranet is maintained on the engineers' laptops, giving them immediate access to the information - without having to dial up. Updates are automatically delivered and applied whenever an engineer dials up to collect email or access the Internet. Andy Smith, at NTL's specialist support group, who developed the intranet explained, "The ultimate aim of the intranet is to enable engineers to share the latest knowledge quickly and easily. Keeping a mobile workforce up-to-date is a huge challenge, and iOra solves that challenge. Now every engineer always has the latest technical information on location." Andy Smith continued, "iOra's technology has helped us to improve our processes and productivity, and allowed our mobile workforce practical access to information that is vital for them to perform their jobs efficiently." Paddy Falls, CEO of iOra commented, "This is a great example of how iOra's solution improves productivity and efficiency, solving a common business problem - how to keep remote and mobile workers up-to-date with information they need to do their jobs." -ends- NOTES TO EDITORS About NTL NTL offers a wide range of communications services to homes and business customers throughout the UK and Ireland. 12 million homes are located within its fibre-optic broadband network, which covers over 50% of the UK including, Southampton, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Leicester, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow. NTL now serves over 4.6 million on-net residential, cable telephony and Internet customers and approximately 1.3 million off-net Internet and telephony customers. NTL has over 70,000 UK business customers, including Royal Bank of Scotland, Comet, AT&T and Orange. NTL offers a broad range of technologies and resources to provide complete multi-service solutions for businesses from large corporations to local companies. NTL has a 40-year history in Broadcast TV and radio transmission and helped pioneer the technologies of the digital age. 22 million homes watch ITV, C4 and C5 thanks to NTL's broadcast transmitters. About iOra iOra develops and markets Mobile Content Management solutions. iOra's family of products allows businesses to provide up-to-date business-critical information to remote and mobile users, with the benefits of improved management and security of information. iOra's Mobile Intranet product enables businesses to deliver centralized Intranet content to mobile professionals and supports dialup, wireless, and offline access - helping businesses to increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve productivity. iOra's approach enables immediate access to business critical information by providing offline access, with high-speed synchronization over low bandwidth dialup and wireless connections. Mobile Intranet supports Intranet content hosted on any Intranet server technology, including Microsoft and Lotus Domino servers. Mobile Intranet ensures that the content - including file and document links and attachments - is made available to mobile field workers even when no connection is available. Benefits to businesses include: . Mobile professionals have instant access to critical information anytime, anywhere - with or without a dialup or wireless connection . Information owners and management can deliver the same information to all users . Productivity and customer service is increased . Reduction in connection and download times . Reduction in dialup and wireless costs . Optimized use of existing dialup and wireless bandwidth At the heart of iOra's Mobile Intranet product is its unique, patent-pending, Epsilon Technology, which performs Internet updates at up to 100 times faster than competitive products. Using Epsilon Technology, updated information can be transparently downloaded during normal email or browsing activity - even over low-bandwidth dialup and wireless connections. iOra was started in 1997 by four internet data replication experts who have worked together since 1989. In 1999 iOra received $3m in Venture funding from MTI Partners. In April 2001 iOra won $15 million equity financing provided by European venture capital firm b-business partners and London-based Cazenove Private Equity. The funding enables the company to accelerate its growth in the mobile content management market. Over the past 18 months, iOra has won numerous independent awards, including e25-listing and a DTI Smart Award. For more information visit: http://www.iora.com US Media Contacts Barbara LaVigna iOra, Inc., Tel: +1-510-438-6825 Email: Barbara_LaVigna@iOra.com Xenia Moore 1-For-All Marketing, Inc. Tel: +1-619-275-0185 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UK Media Contacts Geoff Wells iOra Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1256 307823 Email: Geoff_Wells@iOra.com Andreina West PR Artistry Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1491 636191 Email: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of PR Artistry in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.