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Ixxus Keep Everything Shipshape for Aker Oilfield Services

LONDON, UK – March 28, 2011 – Ixxus today announced that it has recently carried out a number of projects for Aker Oilfield Services (“Aker”), a leading global oil services company based in Norway.  Boasting annual revenues of $3.5bn, Aker provide engineering services, technologies, product solutions and field-life solutions for the oil and gas industry.

Ixxus has been working with Aker to improve the efficiency of their documentation management system, which has been suffering from a number of speed and performance issues.

Aker’s Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS) is an Alfresco installation, and as Alfresco Platinum Partners with an extensive track record of working with enterprise clients, Ixxus were chosen to take over support and development of the platform.

Aker also enlisted Ixxus for a number of further projects, including integration of Teomaki (a ship management system) with Alfresco.  This functionality is due to go live in April 2012.

Timely and accurate maintenance of records and ensuring their strict compliance with governance procedures is of vital within the oil and energy business,   and the improvements made by Ixxus have been of critical importance to Aker.

Øyvind Vallestad, Project Coordinator for Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS), said, “We have been very pleased with what has been delivered by Ixxus this far. Until Ixxus took over we couldn’t rely on our developers, and discovered a lot of errors in the day-to-day work in Alfresco. After Ixxus had first fixed our performance issues, we felt further work could be placed upon them, and they have also helped us with several releases with new functionality that has further enhanced our system. We hope to keep a good and long relationship with Ixxus, and are looking forward towards new and exciting upgrades in the future.”

About Aker

Aker Solutions is a leading global oil services company based in Norway, which provides engineering services, technologies, product solutions and field-life solutions for the oil and gas industry.

With annual revenues of approximately NOK 35 billion ($3.5bn), Aker employs around 18,500 people across 30 countries.  One of the largest employers in the north-east of Scotland, the company has around 2,500 employees working at bases across Aberdeen, Dyce and Portlethen.

About Ixxus

With headquarters in London, Ixxus is an experienced global consultancy and systems integration organisation. The company specialises in the design, development and operational support of enterprise content management and search solutions, with a modern and innovative approach to project delivery.
Ixxus is an Alfresco platinum partner with unrivalled implementation experience.  The company has worked across all industry sectors; including publishing finance, higher education, government, legal and manufacturing. Customers include, Virgin Money, Amnesty International, Clifford Chance and