Attenda En-Gage's with Kaplan Financial

London, (PresseBox) - Attenda Limited (www.attenda.net), the Always On Managed Services Company, today announced that it had signed a five year contract with Kaplan Financial, to manage their new web-based training programme called En-Gage.

Kaplan Financial is a leading provider of professional qualifications and business training in the UK. Kaplan Financial is part of Kaplan Inc, a leading international provider of educational and career services, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. Kaplan Financial prepares over 40,000 students a year for professional accountancy exams such as the AAT, ACA, ACCA and CIMA. They also offer tax qualification programmes, training for investment professionals such as CPA®, CPD training and specialist corporate and government training.

Kaplan Financial has planned to increase their use of Internet technologies to generate new and innovative ways of providing training services to their clients. The contract with Attenda is to provide hosting and management services for their new e-commerce infrastructure which will support the increased use of the Internet to harness leading Content Management and Learning Management systems, to provide web-based training.

The new infrastructure is based on Microsoft Technology with a highly secure and scalable 3-Tier architecture, web, application and database. As this is a completely new project for Kaplan, they have chosen to invest in core components of Attenda's M.O., namely the scalable bandwidth and the high performance SAN which allow Kaplan to easily manage demand as it increases, especially at peak times and to ensure their clients receive the very best experience when using En-Gage.

"This is a strategic, high profile solution for Kaplan Financial and we were reassured that Attenda has the proven expertise in managing the e-commerce sites for some of Europe's leading companies," commented Gary Woodhall, CTO Kaplan Financial.

He adds, "We were convinced by their approach to client service and satisfaction which matches our own corporate philosophies."

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Attenda, the Always On Managed Services company, manages those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing our 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.

With over 8 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 134 of the UK's leading companies.

The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including bmi, Christian Aid, easyCar, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, St. James's Place and Travelodge.

Attenda is both ISO9001 and ISO27001 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Adaptive IT Hosting Provider, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. 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. It was voted Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards for both 2007 and 2008 and VMware's EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year 2007.

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