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InterForum to offer free consultation to visitors of networks telecom europe 2002

London, 18th March, 2002. InterForum, the not for profit organisation that helps British business trade electronically, will be offering free, unbiased advice and information to visitors of networks telecom europe 2002.

The InterForum Advice Centre will offer visitors FREE one-to-one practical advice on issues relating to the latest information and communications technologies available. InterForum’s mission is to help UK businesses to prosper from the digital economy.

Phil Flaxton, CEO of InterForum comments, "InterForum provides a respected and impartial voice that is in demand as a contributor and commentator on key issues relating to the business use and development of the latest Internet communications technologies. The members of InterForum are committed to work in partnership with the industry, Government and other organisations to act as a catalyst in the education and awareness of methods and benefits of electronics trade."

He continues, "InterForum is delighted to be at networks telecom europe 2002, one of the leading IT exhibitions in the UK and offers a channel through the InterForum Advice Centre for show visitors to receive free, impartial advice to questions they may otherwise be reluctant to ask."

Visitors to the centre will be able to draw upon the knowledge and expertise on offer from InterForum
advisors to answer questions, such as:

What opportunities does mobile commerce provide?

How do I make sure my IT systems are secure?

How do I implement an e-strategy?

What are the key issues to address when setting up an e-commerce site?

What are the opportunities associated with Open Source Software?

Advisors are drawn from members of the InterForum's governing councils representing some of the best known and most influential organisations in the UK including Royal Bank of Scotland Group, ICL, Sun Microsystems and Computer Associates. The combination of both suppliers and users of information and communications technologies ensures the InterForum Advice Centre is an impartial and highly formed source of information.

Visitors to the InterForum Advice Centre will also receive free copies of InterForum's educational white papers, which cover a range of topics including - "m-Commerce - e-business without boundaries"; "Electronic Signatures"; "Convergence on the Network"; and "How to be secured in the networked world".

To pre-book a free appointment with one of InterForum's advisors, please visit . For further information about networks telecom europe 2002 or to register for free entry to the event, please visit or telephone 020 8987 7601.

Notes to Editors

About InterForum is a not for profit campaign group of companies that helps British businesses to trade electronically. All of InterForum's activities are governed by the need to raise awareness of the many business opportunities and challenges presented by new information and communications technologies (such as the Internet).

InterForum works to ensure that education, legislation and technology are in place to help British businesses to profit from the digital economy. Members of InterForum's governing charter and business council's are drawn from suppliers and user's of information and communication technologies and, excluding governing departments, have a combined UK revenue exceeding £100bn.

About networks telecom europe

networks telecom europe 2002 takes place from 25-27 June 2002 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Networks telecom 2001 attracted 18,780* visitors. (*ABC Audit) For more information please visit:

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