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LiveOffice Wants To Help New Yorkers Telecommute

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TORRANCE, Calif., December 20, 2005 - To ease the burden the New York transit strike is placing on businesses and workers, LiveOffice (, a leading provider of web services, today announced that it is offering free web conferencing and teleconferencing services to any New Yorker affected by the strike.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) estimates that more than 7 million people ride the city’s busy transit system each day. By giving New Yorkers access to its conferencing services, LiveOffice wants to help commuters work from home using the Internet rather than wasting hours trying to get to the office. LiveOffice’s IMConferencing system allows users to conduct full featured online meetings, while the company’s teleconferencing solution provides access to on-demand, reservationless conference calling at any time.

“We want everyone in New York to have access to conferencing technologies so that they can effectively conduct business from home without commuting,” said Ted Heieck, product manager for LiveOffice Corp. “Our web-based services are easy to use and perfectly suited to help New Yorkers stay productive during the transit strike.”

For more information on how to obtain free access to LiveOffice’s web-based conferencing services, please call 800.374.2032 or visit

TORONTO, December 13, 2005 – Messaging service provider, Ceryx announced today that RAND Worldwide®, one of the world’s leading providers of professional services to the engineering community, has outsourced their messaging system to Ceryx’s Hosted Exchange 2003. The move enables over 380 RAND employees in 70 client service centres around the world to communicate and collaborate in a secure and reliable messaging infrastructure.

Through various acquisitions, RAND’s messaging infrastructure had become a mix of dated e-mail systems limiting the functionality and overwhelming their IT department with the amount of time it took to support and maintain. Managing their e-mail system and resolving related issues consumed much of the department’s time and diverted attention away from other projects integral to the company’s core business.

E-mail is critical to RAND. It is the primary means of communication between their global offices in different time zones and it is integrated with many of their business systems. “When you’re a global business, your messaging infrastructure holds the company together,” said Roger Smith, Director of Information Systems for, the company managing RAND’s Information Systems requirements. “RAND needed a more reliable and redundant system”.

“After a thorough evaluation, we chose to replace RAND’s internal messaging systems with Ceryx’s Hosted Exchange 2003 environment because of their experience in migrating from complex and unique messaging environments and their ability to deliver a secure, reliable and highly available service with 24 hour, 7 days-a-week customer support,” explained Smith.

“We are very pleased to have RAND, as a customer. Delivering highly available messaging and collaboration services and help desk support is critical for their business, we understand that and think we have the best solution in this market space,” said Gus Harsfai, President and CEO of Ceryx.

Ceryx Hosted Exchange 2003 is a full-service solution that includes 24/7end-user support, e-mail security with an advanced anti-virus and anti-spam with sophisticated quarantine management. Ceryx works closely with all clients to ensure a well-planned migration to our high availability service. The unique architecture is fully redundant, with real-time block-level data replication to secondary systems, in geographically dispersed data centers.

ABOUT RAND Worldwide
RAND Worldwide is one of the world’s leading providers of professional services and technology to the engineering community and companies looking to improve their competitiveness, productivity and profitability by enhancing key aspects of their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) capabilities, including planning, development, and management. As a leading technology independent systems integrator in the world, RAND Worldwide employs over 380 people in over 70 sales and client service centers around the world. The Company’s corporate head office in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada can be reached at 905-625-2000. Visit for more information.

Ceryx helps businesses achieve email reliability by bringing together operational experience, advanced infrastructure, and proprietary research and product development with leading messaging and collaboration solutions. With operations in Toronto and New York, as well as Tier 4 redundant data centres in both cities, Ceryx’s team of senior messaging professionals have met Fortune 500 companies’ messaging needs across North America for more than 17 years. Ceryx offers clients a suite of messaging services that include hosted and managed email systems, and email security. Visit for more information.

For more information, please contact:
Aine Magennis
Sequentia Communications
[email protected]
(416) 203-3656 ext. 224

Bill Di Nardo
Ceryx Inc.
(416) 482-9659 ext. 107
[email protected]

December 12th, 2005 LIVERMORE, CA - LANLOGIC announced today it has achieved the second milestone in Microsoft’s new Partner Program. This accomplishment consists of earning the coveted Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency. The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing complex infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory®-based and Microsoft Integration Server design and deployment solutions, or Microsoft Exchange Server migration or deployment solutions. Because customers are increasingly asking to do more with less, partners with the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency can identify their unique skill in helping customers access management solutions, improving operational efficiency and reducing security risks.

The Microsoft Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is sub-divided into several specializations. The specialization Lanlogic has earned is titled Active Directory and Identity Management. This competency specialization requires Lanlogic to have employed two or more Microsoft Certified Professionals who have achieved an advanced certification, such as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, and have passed a rigorous technical proficiency exam.

In addition, each competency award also requires submission and confirmation of 3 customer references featuring Active Directory design and deployment or Microsoft Identity Integration Server implementation.

“Our industry partners allow us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers. And we’re always looking at ways to improve our relationships,” said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of the Server Platform Division at Microsoft. “Solutions Competencies enable Microsoft to provide resources and training to partners seeking to meet, and even surpass, customer needs. The competencies also provide industry partners with a way to showcase their expertise to customers who depend on them for services, such as building their critical infrastructure needs such as storage and hosting solutions.”

“We are extremely pleased to have earned the Advanced Network Infrastructure Solutions Competency in the Microsoft Partner Program. The competency allows us to take the second step in demonstrating our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing. “Proving our specialization in Active Directory and Identity Management demonstrates our commitment to ongoing excellence and expectations with our team of senior network engineers. The benefits provided through this competency award will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”

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