LONDON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Girlguiding UK's new secure and dynamic online services portal will be ready in time for their Centenary Year celebrations which begin in September 2009 and continue until October 2010. Through a partnership with BIS this technology investment underlines Girlguiding UK as a modern, forward thinking organisation and reflects their commitment to providing relevant skills to their members in the 21st century.

Hilary Chittock, Girlguiding UK's Head of Membership Support Services said, For obvious reasons our data needs to be secure. With BIS as our technology partner we have been able to design and deploy a secure hosted web platform within a BIS Datacentre. This new platform will free our 80,000 adult volunteers from time consuming paperwork, leaving them to focus on providing new adventures for the half a million young members aged between 5 and twenty five across the UK.

Eddie Thomas, Girlguiding UK's IT Services Manager said; BIS have reduced the headache of managing and monitoring the systems. In addition, real value has been added via BIS' involvement in the evolution of the new system's design and testing.

Initially BIS tendered for just the hosting services that Girlguiding UK required. It soon became apparent that BIS could provide invaluable advice on the design of a new system given the company's experience in this arena.

Samantha Keating, Sales Director of BIS said; We have been able to work with Eddie and his team to create an environment that Girlguiding UK will be proud of when they launch their new system.

About BIS Ltd

BIS has been designing, building and managing IT infrastructure solutions for over 10 years. The company established its reputation as a customer focused technology partner following a number of high profile implementations with leading clients, primarily in the insurance, shipping, legal and media sectors.

As an independently owned service provider, our UK based team of leading technical, project and operational experts provide impartial advice on how best to meet your IT service delivery objectives.

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About Girlguiding UK

A dynamic girl led organisation, we've been going strong for almost 100 years. Our methods have changed with the times, but our aim remains the same, to enable girls to unleash their potential in a fun, challenging environment.

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For more information, please contact Samantha Keating BIS Ltd Tel: +44(0)20-7861-9322, Email:

For more information, please contact Samantha Keating BIS Ltd Tel: +44(0)20-7861-9322, Email: