Leading Education ASP, Northarbour adopts Remote Access ICT Solution Ideal For The Education Market
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Leading Education ASP, Northarbour adopts Remote Access ICT Solution Ideal For The Education Market


Schools nationwide set to benefit as Northarbour employs Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect to provide anytime, anywhere access for teachers, pupils and parents.

Droitwich, Worcestershire, UK (26 April 2007) Ė Northarbour, a leading ASP within the UK education sector, has confirmed that following an exhaustive selection process, Ericomís PowerTerm WebConnect has been selected as an integral component of its new LearningPoint portal.

A key element in the recent Department for Education and Skills' (DfES) strategy document 'Harnessing Technology' is for schools and educational establishments to provide teachers and pupils with anytime, anywhere access to learning resources by 2008. LearningPoint, Northarbourís Learning Platform, enables schools to meet these tough requirements in a secure and cost-efficient manner whilst at the same time giving staff and governing bodies the opportunity to revolutionise the way that ICT is delivered within their organisation.

Since 2000 Northarbour has focused on the Education market with a single objective in mind, to simplify the delivery and use of ICT within teaching and learning environments.

Northarbour provides a single source of technology, skills and expertise to schools, colleges and other educational establishments that are cost-effective and scalable alternatives to maintaining in-house ICT resources. Over the years, the company has developed a number of innovative solutions that provide practical and reliable ICT for schools whilst removing complexity and reducing cost. The companyís latest innovation - LearningPoint - was developed to deliver higher levels of service and user functionality for educational establishments.

Martin Clarke, Managing Director at Northarbour said "Ericom Software is an essential component of Northarbourís LearningPoint, Learning Platform. Before taking a decision, we looked carefully at the market before opting for Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect. Key factors in our choice of Ericom were the quality of support, their cooperation in development and the local resources available to us. Ericom has been far more businesslike in its approach to partnership in the UK than its competitors and this has been borne out in our subsequent relationship with them."

Ian Platt, MD Ericom UK, Western Europe and South Africa said: "Our relationship with Northarbour has gone from strength to strength. Their business model and vision is very clear in that they want to work within the Education market to fulfil the standards being set out by Education Directives. As time goes on Iím sure that more and more educational institutions will see the benefits of what Northarbour is delivering and Ericom is delighted to be an essential part of the overall solution. PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView coupled with Northarbourís unique offering will certainly change the way education is delivered."

Editors Notes:

About PowerTerm WebConnect
PowerTerm WebConnect is an enterprise-wide application access software solution designed for today's complex IT environments, allowing access anytime, anywhere, on-demand.

Implementing PowerTerm WebConnect enables organisations to:

  • Gain better manageability via a simple to use central management administration console
  • Deliver secure high performance application access to their IT infrastructure and business critical applications
  • Provide on-demand access via an intuitive and customisable portal or application zone
  • Ensure application and data security are not compromised
  • Establish flexible and remote work patterns to meet employees' needs
  • Remove the need for costly multi-vendor solutions which are cumbersome and expensive to maintain - standardisation on a single solution simplifies management and reduces costs
  • Achieve cost savings compared to alternatives Ė due to PowerTerm WebConnect's lower license cost, support costs and simplified infrastructure requirements
  • Consolidate server infrastructures by utilising MS64 bit servers and virtual architectures

About Northarbour
Located close to Stansted Airport, and within easy reach of London and Cambridge, Northarbour Limited is a UK leader in server-based computing solutions. Since 2000, the company has used its experience of education and ICT to understand each school's particular challenge and provide them with a solution which maximises pupil access to ICT.

The company's latest innovation LearningPoint, is a secure web based solution, where applications and data are stored centrally on servers in the Northarbour data centre and distributed to participating schools via the internet.

For more information about LearningPoint, please visit: www.learningpoint.net

About Ericom
Ericom Software is a leading provider of Enterprise-Wide Application Access Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications. More than a decade later, Ericom continues to focus on its core business, while enabling access to applications running on a broad range of Microsoft® Windows® Terminal Servers, legacy and other systems; and helping organizations realise the benefits of their IT investments. With over 5 million installations in 45 countries, Ericom has offices in the UK, United States, EMEA, India and China and a network of distributors, strategic partners, and OEM partners in North America, Europe, Asia and the Far East.
For more information about Ericom and to evaluate the solution, please visit: www.ericom.com

Contact details:

Northarbour Limited
Martin Clarke
Managing Director
Northarbour Limited
0870 112 5102
0870 112 5103
martin.clarke@northarbour.com
www.northarbour.com


Ericom Software
Tracy Dolphin
Marketing Assistant
Ericom Software
0870 2000 176
0870 2000 179
hayley.edwards@ericom.co.uk
www.ericom.co.uk