Email Systems has won a contract with major European TV network Sveriges Television AB, based in Sweden, to provide specialist email management services including anti-spam and anti-virus solutions - for all 3,000 employees of the business.
Public service television company Sveriges Television (SVT) is the largest broadcast media by volume in Sweden, with a market share of 45% of viewers. The company operates five channels which are available via terrestrial and satellite for viewers in Sweden and across Europe. SVT is funded, as with the BBC, by a compulsory licence fee for possession of a TV-set in Sweden and reaches an estimated 99.8% of the countrys 9 million population - or 4.2 million households.
The email management service will be primarily centrally managed by SVTs IT team but will benefit employees at all 27 offices across the country, which were experiencing rapidly growing numbers of spam.
A fixed trial has determined SVT to proceed with a full implementation of the services, primarily based on the level of protection that SVT now receives from incoming mail and the simplicity of the service to use. Prior to implementing the service, SVT had tried different solutions for spam-protection without reaching a satisfactory resolution to the problem.
Leif Brdefors, Technical Manager at Sveriges Television AB, said:
Our entire company was suffering of unnecessary email on a daily basis, which restricted emails effectiveness for both end users and our internal support organisation. Since the trial email management service has been implemented, weve noticed a considerable improvement in the situation, with both spam and viruses removed before they reach our server, allowing our employees to use clean, junk-free email. We also see the protection from denial of service as an important insurance for our e-mail platform.
Outside the UK, Scandinavia is a leading market to benefit from Email Systems international roll-out, and this contract represents one of several recent wins for the Scandinavian arm of the business.
Neil Hammerton, CEO of Email Systems, added:
We believe that Scandinavia represents an excellent opportunity for Email Systems given the high penetration of broadband, the prevalent use of email and the extremely high level of technical competence of many of the businesses there. As weve seen in the UK, its not just companies in the IT sector which are being targeted its a problem that spans the economy. Consequently, since setting up in Scandinavia in 2004 weve already noted a real demand for email management and are confident that our Swedish business will continue to grow extremely quickly.