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Projectplace - the value-add solution of choice for Acumen


London, February 11, 2002 - Projectplace Ltd, the leading Internet Business
Service Provider for project collaboration in Europe, is announcing today
that the Business Continuity and Information Security Management consultancy
Acumen Business Services Ltd, will be offering the web-based collaboration
service to their clients as a means of enhanced communication between
geographically dispersed project teams. Acumen also plan to build on its
potential as an effective change management tool for implemented Business
Continuity plans.


Increasingly Acumen has been finding it essential to have an effective way
for clients and project teams to collaborate across organisational and
geographical boundaries. So Acumen researched for a product/service that
both themselves and clients could install and use with minimal
administration and training.



"Business continuity management is about protecting all critical parts of
the business. The overriding objective is to ensure that an organisation can
provide an acceptable level of service to all stakeholders, including
customers and other business partners, regardless of any disruptive events
or incidents that might occur. Achieving this at reasonable cost and within
reasonable timescales are key requirements. By using Projectplace both
Acumen staff and our clients have an effective communications process in
place," said Andy Osborne, Director of Acumen.



Andy continues, "Although the ultimate aim is for Business Continuity and
Information Security Management to become ongoing business processes,
project management is an essential element of their successful
implementation. As an integral part of the planning process, effective
communication in a project is vital. During the course of a project Acumen
consultants need to collaborate with client representatives from various
business units or even different companies. The people involved are often
spread across different departments, buildings, cities or even countries.
Project members need to be confident that they are working on the most
recent version of a document and are aware of any developments, which might
affect their ability to deliver.



Projectplace has provided the solution. It is easy to use and requires
little technical knowledge other than the ability to use a browser. It
provides a secure and central repository for our project documentation,
document version control, scheduling of tasks and meetings and a discussion
forum. It enables both our consultants and our customers to access all
relevant project information, share ideas, track progress and participate
more effectively in project delivery. We believe our customers will see
considerable benefits from using the technology, both in terms of project
efficiency and also cost effective, reliable team collaboration," Andy
concludes.


Dak Liyanearachchi, Managing Director of Projectplace is delighted that
Acumen have adopted the technology and is confident that web-based forms of
collaborative working are becoming increasingly the preferred option for
geographically dispersed businesses and project teams. "I consider it
significant that more and more serious businesses, such as Acumen, are
choosing web-based collaboration services such as Projectplace to ensure
smooth and efficient project delivery. Projectplace sidesteps the issues
shrouding interminable email trails and document tracking, and costly
extranets, by offering a simple web based solution to many businesses
collaborative working needs. Projectplace is a secure solution which we feel
companies can rely on to store and protect their data and documents. We are
very much looking forward to working with Acumen and their clients."



About Acumen Business Services


Formed in 1997, Acumen Business Services Ltd specialises in the provision of
independent Risk Management, Business Continuity Management and Information
Security consultancy services and currently supports a number of high
profile organisations in industries including Finance, Insurance,
Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Retail and Utilities.



For more information visit: http://www.acumen-bcp.co.uk




About Projectplace.



Projectplace is a fast-growing ASP founded in Sweden in 1998. The business
idea is to develop and operate specialised web services that enable people
involved in projects to collaborate and communicate efficiently and
effectively. A Project Place is a secure area on the Internet with numerous
services and features for project collaboration and communication gathered
in one place. It only takes a minute to set up a functional Project Place,
and this is available 24/7 to project members. Projectplace has more than
75,000 users in 30 countries.



For more information visit: http://www.projectplace.co.uk




Press contacts:


Dak Liyanearachchi, Managing Director,
Projectplace Ltd
Tel: 01895 876 122
E-mail: dak@projectplace.co.uk


Nicola Alvey/Linsey White
éclat Marketing
Tel: 0118 989 5600
E-mail: Nicola@eclat.co.uk
Linsey@eclat.co.uk

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