British Heart Foundation chooses Globix to pump new blood into charity’s website

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis British Heart Foundation chooses Globix to pump new blood into charity’s website About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 2 May 2006 | News  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Best-of-breed hosting ensures 24/7 access to vital health information & donation servicesMay 2 2006: The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and managed hosting provider Globix today announced major enhancements to the charity’s website infrastructure to improve online performance and reliability, helping enhance the user experience of BHF’s 450,000 monthly website visitors.The BHF, which is the largest independent funder of heart research in the UK, is confident that online donations will increase significantly in 2006 above the £1.5million raised in 2005.“We are continuously looking for ways to improve the service the BHF website offers to our visitors,” explained Randy Perkins, Web Development Manager at the BHF. “Globix offers a hosting solution that guarantees a 24/7 web presence. Since Globix began hosting bhf.org.uk in March 2006 we’ve not been let down once.”Globix has designed and implemented a bespoke hosting and security infrastructure for BHF, using best of breed technologies and PRINCE2 project management methodology. The solution offers the Charity increased capacity and is being housed in Globix’ state of the art London data centre, which has some of the most advanced power and cooling capabilities in the UK.“Good hosting is not cheap and choosing the wrong provider can cost an organisation dearly, not just in capital investment, but in terms of lost revenues and major brand damage. As a charity, the British Heart Foundation is very conscious about all of these, but especially about how it spends money,” explained Paul Court, Director of Operations, Globix UK. “We are confident that the improvements we have already enabled, alongside the new services we will underpin for BHF, will help us return the BHF’s investment very quickly.”Revenue generated by the website is vital to BHF. It directly funds research, education and care. The site also provides a valuable public service, giving people a resource for information on heart problems. It is therefore very important that the website is constantly available for users and that it is supported by the highest levels of security to protect financial information.“Globix fully understands the importance of service availability for BHF. The infrastructure we have built will make sure it can focus on creating new web services while we focus on ensuring that they can be used to their full potential,” added Paul.Randy concluded, “Globix has been extremely responsive and helpful. Currently we’re going to focus on expanding the content on the site to include video, something we haven’t tried before, and hope this will enhance the user’s experience by creating a more adventurous and interactive site. Moving forward we will look at adding to the services we offer BHF partners, including the possible development of extranets.”ENDSFor further press information please contact:Caroline Howlett or Dan WarrenNelson Bostock Communications+44 (0)20 7229 4400caroline.howlett / [email protected] TO EDITORSAbout Globix UK (www.globix.com)Globix UK is a leading managed hosting and security services provider, offering a one-stop outsourcing-shop for businesses looking to reduce the cost, complexity and risk associated with managing complex web infrastructures.It’s comprehensive portfolio of products and services includes: infrastructure (co-location, business continuity, networks); managed hosting and security (server admin, IDS, DDoS); application management (databases, custom code, web servers) and media services (streaming); supported around the clock by a team of highly experienced consultants and engineers.Globix provides expert solutions for SMEs through to large blue-chip businesses across a range of vertical markets, and has over 400 UK customers including Lloyds TSB, The Telegraph, Carphone Warehouse, 888.com and Ebookers. It owns and manages its own infrastructure and operates some of the most advanced data-centre facilities in Europe.Globix UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globix Corporation, which is headquartered in New York (AMEX:GEX).About British Heart Foundation (www.bhf.org.uk)The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is leading the battle against heart and circulatory disease – the UK’s biggest killer. The Charity is a major funder and authority in cardiovascular research. It plays an important role in funding education, both of the public and of health professionals, and in providing life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care. For more information on the BHF, visit bhf.org.uklast_img read more

Murder attempt against pro-Chávez journalist in Portuguesa state

first_img January 13, 2021 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en August 25, 2020 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more January 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Murder attempt against pro-Chávez journalist in Portuguesa state News Help by sharing this information News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outletscenter_img to go further News VenezuelaAmericas Receive email alerts Organisation Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Follow the news on Venezuela Reporters Without Borders today condemned a murder attempt against Rafael Finol, political correspondent on the privately-owned daily El Regional in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, central-western Venezuela. The 62-year-old journalist was leaving his office on the evening of 13 January when two people travelling in a Tucson-type truck opened fire on him and then took flight, witnesses said. A nine-millimetre bullet grazed the journalist’s head, leaving him with only slight injuries.The motive for the attack is as yet unclear but Finol himself, who quickly recovered after hospital treatment, said he was convinced that it was for political reasons. “I knew this would happen after the recent interview I had with President Chávez”, he said. “It was the work of the extreme-right who want to kill me”, he told colleagues.Finol, who is an avowed supporter of the President, also said that he had recently been active in the Palestinian cause. Members of the local press, who spoke to Reporters Without Borders, were unable to confirm whether the journalist or the newspaper had previously had any threats. Rafael Finol and his family are now under protection. “First of all we are relieved that Rafael Finol has recovered and we hope he can quickly get back to work”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “An investigation should now swiftly establish if the attack was linked to his work, since theft can already be ruled out. An attack of this kind should also mean that security should be provided at the offices of El Regional”, it added. Newslast_img read more