Global Marketing Agency Outsource to European Open Source experts

Sirius Corporation, a European Open Source services group, has announced it has been awarded a contract by TLC Marketing plc, the world's largest sales promotion and incentives agency, to provide technical support for their online services.

As part of their integrated marketing services, TLC have developed hundreds of campaign focused websites targeted to provoke specific actions amongst a defined group of consumers. By outsourcing the websites' Linux-based infrastructure to Sirius, TLC plan to transform their development team into a profit centre.

The contract covers all aspects of technical support for the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) including software maintenance. A case study of the project can be a found on the Sirius website.

Richard Gilbert, IT Director, TLC Marketing said: "Campaign focused websites are an increasingly important part of what we do for our clients

"We run hundreds of high-traffic sites concurrently and outsourcing the deployment and management of our new datacentre to Sirius will add even more value to our service portfolio."

Mark Taylor, CEO, Sirius Corporation said: "Open Source technologies drive the Internet and provide the most robust, secure and scalable platform for web services. By outsourcing its technical support needs to experts, an enterprise can get all of the benefits of Open Source without the overhead of specialist recruitment."

About TLC Marketing plc

TLC Marketing is the number one global provider of sales promotion and corporate incentives to blue chip companies. With offices in over 20 offices around the world, TLC Marketing plc their clients include Gillette, Nissan, Coca Cola, Pepsi, NatWest, HSBC, RBS, Vodafone, Sony Ericsson and Siemens. For more information visit

About Sirius Corporation

Sirius Corporation is a European Open Source consulting, support and outsourcing group that provides depolyment and support for Open Source technologies such as Linux, Apache, MySQL, Python, Plone, Zope, PostgreSQL, TYPO3, PHP, OpenLDAP, JBoss (J2EE), Sendmail, Tomcat and Xen Virtualization. Its clients include the European Commission, Specsavers, Boc Linde, Linklaters and Pentax.