iomart Group plc has announced today that it has won a 2-year contract to provide a fully-managed dedicated web-hosting service on behalf of sportscotland, the national body for sport in Scotland dedicated to increasing participation for sport by all Scots.
iomart will provide the hosting architecture, infrastructure and ongoing management to enable sportscotland to develop web services that will support its vision and facilitate the building of key partnerships with the public, private and voluntary sectors. sportscotland will implement a range of extranets and community of practice/interest web sites that will offer public information services such as events calendars, facility finders, profile databases and library catalogues.
Sarah Haran, Operations Director for iomart commented: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are delighted to have won this prestigious contract from ScotlandÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s leading sports agency and we look forward to repaying the trust they have put in us by helping sportscotland to enhance and improve their services over the next two yearsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
Ronnie Macquaker, Web Manager for sportscotland said: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis is an exciting time for sportscotland. We will be launching our new online information services soon and consequently needed a new hosting infrastructure. We asked iomart to provide hosting services for sportscotland after a rigorous tendering exercise and we look forward to working with iomart over the next two years.