Consumer opinions platform selects IBM WebSphere solution for scaleability, security, support and useability
Strategic Thought Ltd, the e-engineering company, has completed another successful implementation of IBM WebSphere products at dooyoo.co.uk, Europe’s leading consumer opinions platform.
The successful dooyoo operation was formed in early 1999. Originally launched in Berlin dooyoo now have offices in Rome, Madrid, Paris and London. Users of dooyoo.co.uk can view the opinions of real consumers of a wide range of products and services and are invited to comment on their own experience, via the Internet. The goal of dooyoo is to offer independent opinions on each and every product and service that interests users. This creates the ultimate buying guide on the web.
Jonathan Menmuir, a founding director of dooyoo explains why they choose IBM WebSphere products from Strategic Thought, “Our objective is to offer a website that is dynamic, reliable, personalised, easy to use and useful for all. We did an in depth evaluation of products available in this area of the market. We narrowed the number down to five products and then down to two IBM WebSphere and Weblogic from BEA.
“We choose WebSphere because we were impressed by its scaleability, security, useability and the level of support offered by IBM and their business partners such as Strategic Thought. Because of the “spiky” nature of the traffic to the dooyoo.co.uk web site load balancing is very important to us. WebShere EdgeServer does everything we need it to in terms of both vertical and horizontal scaleability.
“In the same way with over 3 million unique users per month and numbers increasing all the time, we are looking to the future and want the best technology to support our vision. We know that WebSphere Transcoding Publisher will allow dooyoo to become a multi-channel offering ie accessed via PDAs, mobile technology etc and as we expand our operation the WebSphere Translation Server for different foreign languages will also be essential.
“In summary dooyoo.co.uk believe that with Strategic Thought and IBM WebSphere products it will become the number one truly independent forum for consumers to share information quickly and easily.”
Strategic Thought were one of only four out of 280 partners to receive a Partner Platinum Achievement Award from IBM for its work with WebSphere products. Chris Worgan, IBM Commercial Manager at Strategic Thought said, “Revenue at Strategic Thought for IBM business has grown by 700% in the last three years. We aim to work with customers and IBM to provide tailor made solutions in an efficient and timely manner.”
Notes to Editors
For more information on dooyoo please visit: http://www.dooyoo.co.uk
For more information on IBM software please visit: http://www.ibm.com/software
About Strategic Thought Limited
Strategic Thought Limited is a Solutions and e-Engineering company that works primarily in the finance, retail and telecommunications industries. Its core strengths are making middleware solutions function effectively and ensuring entire solutions are reliably delivered to customers.
A clear and consistent strategy based on excellence and fair value has lead to a loyal customer base and growth of over 700% in the last three years.
For more information on Strategic Thought please visit: http://www.strategicthought.co.uk
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