Converter Technology Signs Camwood

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Nashua, NH and London, UK, 23 April 2008 – ConverterTechnology, experts in Microsoft Office™ deployment and migration projects, today announced a new partnership with Camwood, the leading application migration consultancy. Camwood will be using ConverterTechnology’s new OfficeConverter 2007 software solution as part of its end-to-end

consultancy and deployment offerings. The software will enable Camwood to help large enterprise customers understand the file compatibility challenges involved with application upgrades, recommend best practice, reduce risks, and deliver cost saving file remediation functionality.

Tony Probert, Business Development Director for ConverterTechnology says “Our solution gives Camwood the ability to help UK enterprises more easily manage their upgrades from older versions of Office to Office 2007, ensuring they maximise their business uptime, information availability and data security. Efficient and automated migration processes are things that these companies cannot afford to get wrong.”

Camwood provides consultancy based around an application-centric model across all Microsoft products, including Vista, XP, Office, Softgrid, System Center and SharePoint 2007. Many of their customers request help with file migration assessment of Vista and Office 2007 deployment projects.

Tony Fones, Professional Services Manager of Camwood said: “We deal with a number of corporates with a significant portfolio of applications. The drive is always towards effective application rationalisation to realise benefits of an effectively managed estate, reduction in licensing and business benefits of optimising the support services. Without exception, all of these organisations under-estimate the impact of data and will commonly miss-out on the full business benefits of application rationalisation.” He continued: “Adding the software solution from ConverterTechnology to our data migration framework enables us to proactively drive the business benefits. Couple this with our accreditation as a Microsoft Desktop Deployment Planning Services (DDPS) partner, which focuses on removing the deployment challenges of Vista and Office 2007, we are able to advise and implement a full end-to-end migration programme including the data.”

Using OfficeConverter 2007, Camwood will be able to advise their customers on the Microsoft Office data-sets that will run successfully after their upgrade and which data-sets can be consolidated. Files which will not open in the Office 2003 or Office 2007 format are identified by ConverterTechnology’s solution and the majority of these will be automatically fixed and converted. For data-sets that have extra challenges, Camwood will provide specific added-value services to remediate the data. Camwood consultants, fully trained in ConverterTechnology’s solution, will be able to provide a complete, end-to-end service including initial assessment, governance and rationalisation of data.

Tony Probert concludes: “Our solution is very complimentary to Camwood’s core business focus and this new partnership will bring increased value to the services they deliver for Office 2007 deployments.”

Jim Marshall