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IT Solution Provider Logicalis Launches New Blog to Give IT Pros a New Communication Forum, No Registration Required

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The content on HypeOrRipe.com will give readers brief, to-the-point items of interest. More importantly, it will give them a forum where they can interact with each other quickly and easily.

Is it hype or ripe? With so much information vying for readers’ attention on the Web today, CIOs and IT managers need a source to filter out the hype and provide just the news they want to know in a quick-hit, succinct forum. Add the ability for high-level IT pros to share ideas on-the-go without a clunky registration process, and you have the forum that Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, is now offering through its newly launched “Hype or Ripe” blog site – http://HypeOrRipe.com.

“The content on HypeOrRipe.com will give readers brief, to-the-point items of interest. More importantly, it will give them a forum where they can interact with each other quickly and easily,” says Lisa Dreher, Logicalis’ vice president of marketing and business development. “This is a forum where IT pros can come together for fast conversations without the hassle of registrations before chatting. They can even sign up for updates on their mobile device by texting Ripe to 55678 and give their opinions while on the run. It’s the perfect format if you only have a limited amount of time and need a quick idea or second opinion from your peers.”

Logicalis’ new HypeOrRipe.com blog asks its readers to vote on the importance of each topic so the company can weed out what’s not of interest and focus on what CIOs and IT managers want to discuss. The goal of the blog site, though, is to have just enough news items to create meaningful dialogue, and to give IT professionals a place to come where they can talk openly with peers and share ideas.

Hype or Ripe – What It’s All About

(1)    Information: Short, quick-hit, to-the-point posts are updated several times a week.

(2)    Opinions: Reader polls give instant feedback on the importance of a topic to the IT population.

(3)    Connections: The blog encourages interaction among CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, and other IT pros.

(4)    Ease of Use: No registration is required to begin posting and connecting with other readers.

(5)    Mobile Enabled: Text Ripe to 55678 to receive updates, post comments and vote on topics presented right from a mobile device.

(6)    Credible Source: Logicalis is a trusted solution provider with IT experts who are frequently quoted by well-known IT media outlets.

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About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data center; and professional and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues in excess of $4 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.

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