London, July 19th 2004 - Attenda, Europe's leading specialist in operating enterprise and Internet applications, today announced that Benfield, a leading reinsurance intermediary, has selected Attenda to host its Internet application. Benfield selected Attenda due to the company's focus on application availability, performance and security, which echo Benfield's own service-orientated ethos. Previously, Benfield's Internet application had been hosted in the United States but suffered from frequent downtime and lack of resilience. By partnering with Attenda, Benfield will benefit from an industry leading business oriented Service Level Agreement.
Peter Stephenson, Global IT Co-ordinator at Benfield said, "As a global organisation, we know that it is essential that our Internet presence enjoys the highest possible levels of availability and security. Partnering with Attenda gives us the peace of mind; knowing that we are working with one of Europe's most successful companies in this area." Peter continued, "Attenda delivered our solution well ahead of the deadline and has been extremely professional throughout. We look forward to continuing to work with them."
Neal Gandhi, VP Marketing at Attenda said "We are delighted to welcome Benfield to our growing client list, and strengthening our position within the insurance industry, where security and reliability are crucial to ensuring a strong brand. We are confident that we will continue to meet or exceed Benfield's expectations of us and that they will add to the 100% client reference-ability that we already enjoy."
ABOUT ATTENDA Ltd
Attenda is Europe's leading specialist in operating enterprise and Internet applications. We enable clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business. Through a commitment to operational excellence, we manage, secure and optimise the performance of their applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure, either in Attenda's data centres or elsewhere.
Attenda is able to significantly reduce the cost of a client's IT operations. With over 5 years' investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda's operations platform, we provide the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels, but at a cost that is amortised across Attenda's entire client base - currently, 75 of the UK's leading companies.
The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including easyCar, Compass Group, Debenhams, Microsoft and Sun. Attenda is BS7799 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Hosting and Application Services and a SunTone accredited SunOne managed service provider. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK's Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years.
BENFIELD GROUP LIMITED
Benfield is the world's leading independent reinsurance intermediary and risk advisory business. Its customers include most of the world's major insurance and reinsurance companies as well as Government entities and global corporations. From advising on risk management to accessing contingent capital, Benfield's business philosophy is founded on working in partnership with its customers to enhance their success. Benfield operates from more than 30 locations worldwide. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BFD. www.benfieldgroup.com
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