London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – September 8, 2008 – Managed Services company, Attenda Limited, has been awarded the ISO 20000 certification, the first worldwide standard specifically aimed at IT Service Management.
Mark Fowle, CEO of Attenda noted, ”This certification is industry recognition of the process discipline that we have adopted to drive availability, consistency, efficiency and high client satisfaction. ISO 20000 is an important differentiator in providing clients with an independent assessment of the quality of our IT Managed Services. It will be significant in helping to attract and retain clients, putting us on the top of vendor and industry accreditations.”
The accreditation, which complements Attenda’s existing ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications, reflects eight years of ITIL expertise which is at the very core of the company’s business operation. ISO 20000 is the first international standard for IT Service Management promoting an integrated process approach to effectively deliver managed services to meet business and customer requirements. It comprises two parts: a specification for IT Service Management and a Code of Practice with best practice for Service Management.
Attenda centralises and shares as much as possible of the people, process and technology costs of managing IT infrastructures. Attenda M.O., its industry defining technology automation platform, is the result of this shared set of expert resources, working to ITIL best practice and with world-class supporting tool sets.
This investment is shared across Attenda’s client base, which includes many of Europe’s leading companies, allowing clients to selectively outsource their IT operations to Attenda.
Mr. Fowle concluded, ”ISO 20000 Certification will ensure that we provide value for our clients in a uniquely, differentiated way, enabling all of our clients to benefit from high quality, consistent and predictable IT infrastructure services at an optimised cost.”
Attenda Limited, the Always On Managed Services company, manages those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing our clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business. The company manages, secures and optimises the performance of applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure, with over 8 years of experience. The company has attained substantial financial backing, the industry’s leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including bmi, Christian Aid, easyCar, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, St. James’s Place and Travelodge. Attenda is ISO9001, ISO2001 and ISO27001 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Adaptive IT Hosting Provider, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK’s Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years. It was voted Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards for both 2007 and 2008 and Vmware’s EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year 2007.
To learn more, please visit: www.attenda.net.