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SportsMark selects WinMagic Encryption technology to protect critical data at London 2012 Olympic Games

WinMagic Inc., the global innovator in disk encryption, today announced SportsMark has chosen WinMagic’s SecureDoc data security and encryption software to protect sensitive corporate hospitality program data for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Of the many events SportsMark will be involved in this year, including Super Bowl, The Masters, and the America’s Cup World Series, the London 2012 Olympic Games will be a pinnacle event. SportsMark has been preparing for this momentous event for over four years, working side by side with its clients to create unparalleled guest experiences and optimize their brand building and sales objectives. SportsMark’s clients will host more than 45,000 guests throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games, working with a staff of over 1,000 and managing tens of thousands of Olympic event tickets on behalf of their 15 clients.

“We’ve been working with SportsMark for quite some time and we’re very pleased that they selected SecureDoc as their data encryption solution to protect the personal information of all the guests they’ll be hosting during the London 2012 Olympic Games,” said Mark Hickman, worldwide vice-president of sales at WinMagic Inc. “As an existing customer, SportsMark recognized the ease of use and flexibility of SecureDoc and we were more than happy to help ensure this continued for a project of this importance and profile.”

SportsMark’s information services team determined that they required a rapid OS and encryption deployment ready for a highly mobile and diverse workforce to securing log in onto any of their laptops at any of the locations.

“WinMagic SecureDoc was clearly the answer to our requirements,” said Scott Shuemake, systems engineer at SportsMark. “We needed an encryption solution that we could quickly and easily implement, manage centrally and provide all temporary staff with access to all the devices, so we had the flexibility to move staff around the hospitality venues across London, sometimes at short notice.”

SportsMark Group has contracted 1000 temporary hospitality event staff to work for the duration of Olympic and Paralympic Games in more than 15 pop-up offices around central London. These staff will be supplied with rented laptops that require the hard drive to be fully encrypted.

The technical solution consisted of 300 temporary licenses of WinMagic SecureDoc and SecureDoc Enterprise Server to install the SecureDoc packages and provide recovery. SportsMark also utilized WinMagic consultancy services to ensure the smoothest and quickest deployment in the fastest possible timeframe. At the end of the project, SportsMark will take advantage of SecureDoc’s Crypto erase feature to decommission the devices used for the event.

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Young Gymnast To Train With Olympic Hopeful

The winner of the training session with an Olympic hopeful from Corby has been announced, by his sponsors, Opus Energy. Zoe Parker, aged 8, won the training session with Gymnastics World Championship silver medallist, Daniel Keatings, plus four tickets to the European Gymnastic Championships, after entering the competition run by business energy supplier, Opus Energy.

Competition winner, Zoe Parker commented:

“I am so excited about my training session with Daniel and I get to see him compete at the European Championships too. He is a very good gymnast and I hope I can learn some new techniques from him to help with my gymnastics.”

The competition was launched by Opus Energy, to offer young gymnasts the opportunity meet a local gymnastics’ hero and to experience the world of European gymnastics first hand.

Zoe’s Senior coach, Marie Mitchell from Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, said:

“We are delighted that Opus Energy has created this fantastic opportunity that will inspire young gymnasts to excel in the sport. The club is thrilled at having an Olympic standard gymnast, such as Daniel run a training session with Zoe.”

Daniel is showing huge potential for the 2012 Olympics having already won Britain’s first ever medal at the men’s All Around event at the 2009 World Championships.

Despite suffering from two dislocated fingers after falling in a training routine, Daniel has been confirmed to represent Great Britain at the European Championships and is confident about team GB’s performance;

“The preparations for the Europeans have been tough. The whole team has been working really hard and hopefully we will get a place on the podium for the first time as a team at a major championship,” says Daniel.

He adds, “I am looking forward to meeting Zoe. It’s good to know I can help young gymnasts, through opportunities such as these, to achieve their aspirations to become a professional athlete.”

Opus Energy is committed to working within the Northampton community and supports many local initiatives, including, a pledge to raise £10,000 for the Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

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Opus Energy Gives Young Gymnasts The Opportunity To Win Four Tickets To The European Gymnastic Championships

Opus Energy, the UK’s largest independent business energy supplier, is giving young gymnasts in Northamptonshire the opportunity to win four tickets to the European Gymnastic Championships, and a training session with Olympic hopeful Daniel Keatings. The energy supplier sponsors 20 year old artistic gymnast, Daniel Keatings and has launched the competition to offer keen youngsters the opportunity to experience the world of Europe’s gymnasts first-hand.

Opus Energy Gives Young Gymnasts The Opportunity To Win Four Tickets To The European Gymnastic Championships

Senior coach of Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Marie Mitchell, said:

“We are delighted that Opus Energy has created a fantastic opportunity that will inspire young gymnasts to excel in the sport. The club is thrilled at the prospect of having local hero Daniel run a training session. Who knows, one of the competition winners may one day emulate Daniel and be in with a chance of Olympic success.”

Daniel is showing huge potential for the 2012 Olympics having already won Britain’s first ever medal at the men’s All Around event at the 2009 World Championships. Having trained hard in Mexico for the European Championships, Daniel is hopeful for this year’s competition, commenting: “Hopefully we will get on the podium for the first time as a team at the major championships.”

Opus Energy has supported many local initiatives including a pledge to raise £10,000 for the Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Entry details, terms and conditions can be found at www.opusenergychallenge.com

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Opus Energy To Sponsor One Of Britain’s Most Promising Young Hopes For London 2012, Northamptonshire-Based Gymnast Daniel Keatings

Hailing from Corby, 19 year old Daniel has been in world-beating form this year. With a silver medal in the All Around final at the Senior European Championships, Britain’s first ever All Around medal in a major championship, and a bronze on the Pommel Horse at a World Cup Event.

He set the gymnastics world alight last year when he became Junior All Around Champion at the European Championships, including an amazing four gold medals. His final haul, which also included team gold and another individual bronze, was the first time a British gymnast had ever achieved such a feat.

Daniel’s current focus is the World Championship coming up in October, taking place at the O2 Arena in London. The event will be a glimpse of his ultimate dream of winning a medal on home soil at London 2012. Daniel has already had a taste of the Olympics after representing Great Britain in Beijing.

Opus Energy, whose head offices are in Northampton, will be supporting Daniel all the way up to London 2012. The firm’s sponsorship, which will cover essentials such as coaching, competition fees, equipment and travel, will allow him to dedicate his time solely to achieving success in the sport without having to find alternative ways of generating income.

Currently a Junior Ambassador for Northamptonshire Enterprise, Daniel also promotes sport and exercise in local schools.

Daniel studied at Kingswood School and his potential for stardom was evident from the age of nine when he became part of the Junior British Gymnastics Squad, after winning his first national gold medal. His first major medal came in 2007 when he won silver on the Pommel Horse at the Senior European Championships.

Daniel will be keeping a blog that will provide updates on his progress, which can be found at: www.opusenergychallenge.com

Commenting on Opus Energy’s sponsorship of Daniel, Charlie Crossley Cooke, Managing Director at Opus Energy, said:

“Opus Energy is proud to be sponsoring a local world class athlete. Daniel is showing huge potential and we are delighted to be able to support him in a way that will allow him to focus on his dream of success. He’s had a great year and we wish him every success for the World Championships in October. We will all be following his progress closely.”

Daniel Keatings said:

“I’m delighted to have the backing of a local business like Opus Energy. Their support gives me the peace of mind that I know I can dedicate all my time to training towards my dream of Olympic success.”

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