Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership chooses Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect
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Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership Chooses Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect

Ericom’s leading alternative to Citrix reduces costs while streamlining Charity’s operations

Droitwich, Worcestershire (May 20, 2009) - Ericom announced today that the London-based charity, Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership (THEBP) has selected PowerTerm WebConnect to provide the Charity’s employees and volunteers with secure remote application access. Ericom’s alternative to Citrix enables the charity’s staff and volunteers to work more effectively in the office and on the move and at a significantly lower cost than the alternatives.

Tower Hamlets Borough covers the areas of Spitalfields, Bethnal Green, Bow, Stepney & Wapping, Poplar, Canary Wharf & Isle of Dogs. Despite its close proximity to the City of London, Tower Hamlets is one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK. For example 66% of pupils qualify for free school meals against a national average of 18%. For 64% of Tower Hamlets pupils English is a second language which is an additional factor on their progress through school.

The role of the Partnership is to encourage the public and private sectors to work with schools in Tower Hamlets on a range of projects designed to raise achievement and provide pupils with opportunities to improve their work related skills. Through the Partnership’s range of projects, business people help the pupils develop their confidence and raise their aspirations by bringing both practical experience of the world of work and presenting a positive role model. This also provides developmental opportunities for staff, raises employers' knowledge of the local area and allows firms to promote their role within Corporate Social Responsibility.

Ericom Managing Director for the UK, Ian Platt, commented “With the current economic conditions putting additional strains on discretionary spend; the charity sector is feeling significant pressure to ensure costs are reduced wherever possible. At a 1/3 of the cost of Citrix we have established ourselves as the #1 Citrix alternative. I am glad we can help the charity sector save money, so that they have more money for their front line activities.”

Employing a server based infrastructure, PowerTerm WebConnect delivers:

  • Centralised management of applications and user configuration
  • Enhanced security features included SSL and single sign on
  • Cross platform capabilities allows the software to run on Linux and Windows servers
  • Multi platform client support enables users to connect from Linux and Windows clients
  • The ability to reconnect to sessions without the need to login to systems
  • Secure on-demand application access – supports SSL encryption
  • Complete control over access rights – integrates with Directory services
  • Improves information confidentiality – no data copied onto clients
  • Reduces the support overhead – with built-in SupportView client
  • Improves employee and IT productivity – with access where it’s needed

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Ian Platt
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