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• FAST Corporate Services announces two free events taking place during October and November

Maidenhead, UK, 3rd October 2008: FAST Corporate Services Ltd, the Membership organisation providing education, training and consulting programmes around IT compliance to UK businesses has announced today that it has two exciting events coming up in the next few months.

With companies such as Microsoft, Adobe and Symantec auditing at an ever-increasing rate, it is becoming absolutely necessary to be licence compliant with all software. And, with the tightening economic climate, compliance is not only important for those organisations who are under-licensed and run the risk of getting a hefty fine, but also for those companies which are over-licensed with 41 percent of UK businesses admitting to wasting thousands of pounds every year doing just that. IT security is also rising up the corporate agenda and organisations must understand the legislation relevant to IT security and how they must comply.

FAST is holding two free seminars to help organisations get to grips with the legal requirements around IT security and understand key issues around compliance, licensing and SAM.

ITSG Event – Compliance Question Time - Legislation Relevant to IT Security

Date: 15th October 2008
Venue: Heritage Motor Company, Warwickshire

This half day seminar will explain the legislation relevant to IT security and show how the possible conflicts between the needs for businesses to comply with the legislation and commercial drivers may be resolved. Delegates attending this half day seminar will find out:

• Current security issues/legislation
• Introduction of the legal framework
• Solutions process and how they may be implemented

This session takes place between 9.30am - 1.00pm

After lunch, all delegates will have free access to The Heritage Motor Centre, which houses the World’s largest collection of British cars.

Federation’s Asset Management Group Event

Date: 27th November 2008
Venue: Windsor Race Course, Berkshire

Delegates attending this event will have the opportunity to choose between 2 breakouts; ‘Licensing’ and ‘Software Asset Management’, attending one session before and one after lunch. The AMG would welcome any questions or particular related issues that you would like to see covered during this event.

This seminar will run from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

After the event, delegates are invited to enjoy an exclusive one hour boat trip on the River Thames.

To book at place at either of these events, please contact events@fast.org or call 01628 760354


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Notes to editors

About FAST Corporate Services:

FAST Corporate Services Limited, part of IRIS, is a membership organisation that provides an education, training and consulting programme to the corporate end user, using proven tools and methodologies. The FAST programme focuses on helping organisations achieve ‘best practice’ in IT and software compliance. The business supports its 2,700 members to reach and maintain The FAST Standard for Software Compliance (FSSC–1:2007), a private Standard which was developed in collaboration with BSi. The FAST Standard also addresses a significant proportion of the requirements of ISO/IEC 19770-1 the International Standard for Software Asset Management. The Federation Against Software Theft (The Federation), which aims to combat software piracy, endorses it.

The Federation, which is a not for profit organisation limited by guarantee is owned and funded by its members – software publishers, solicitors, IT resellers etc. FAST Corporate Services Ltd has a mandate from The Federation to promote the legal use of software and educate corporate UK on the issue of software compliance.

For further information:
Paula Elliott
C8 Consulting Ltd for FAST Corporate Services Ltd
+ 44 (0) 118 9001132
paula@c8consulting.co.uk

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