Internationaal Media Concern
BUMI plc, London, August 8th, 2013
I worked with Chris of DMC Group over a period of one year or so at my previous company which had extensive media operations in The Netherlands.
We were aware of attempts to hack our systems, particularly email, and we were concerned about data leakage and some degree of espionage involving our competitors. This happened at a time when we were outsourcing our systems to India and we had to ensure that Dutch and European data protection laws were being respected and migrating our email to Gmail at the same time.
Chris and his colleagues were very engaging, not pushy, from the outset and gave up their time to ensure that they understood our requirements. This was very important to us since we were outsourcing our systems to India and people in Holland were at risk of losing their jobs. Chris and his team handled this aspect with great care and sensitivity and were patient when things did not go according to plan. Much of what my organisation did at that time was not always clear but Chris and his team remained enthusiastic and helped us work through our problems so that we could make clear decisions and proceed along the appropriate path.
Over the months, as we progressed, Chris was able to show in-depth technical knowledge and help us to apply generally accepted good practices to our business. Chris had worked with many hi-tech companies and government organisations where security standards needed to be far higher than our own but he was able to adapt standards to our specific needs.
Before I left my previous employer Chris and his team were adding value, for example, they would introduce my colleagues to individuals on their network who had experiences of our situation and through their good offices with Chris, were prepared to share their experiences with us. This provide very valuable as we gradually tightened our security and implemented Gmail with suitable security around it.
When I changed jobs I had no business need to return to The Netherlands but I would have no hesitation in using Chris and his team again or in recommending them to others.
Please feel free to contact me with any queries using the contact details below.
Group Head of Internal Audit and Risk
173 Victoria Street
Tel: +44 207 201 7500
Direct: +44 207 201 7522
Fax: +44 207 201 7501
Company URL: www.bumi-plc.com
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