Collaboration service moves into the business continuity workspace Monday 11 February 2002 PDF Print 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: email@example.com Nicola Alvey/Linsey White éclat Marketing Tel: 0118 989 5600 E-mail: Nicola@eclat.co.uk Linsey@eclat.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.