Postcode Anywhere Joins Capgemini’s Immediate Platform

By Postcode Anywhere, PRNE
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WORCESTER, England, July 14, 2011 -


Software and services specialist href="">Postcode Anywhere
joins the href="">Capgemini Immediate
platform this month, delivering its address auto-fill services
to Immediate’s first client.

Postcode Anywhere specialises in geographic and address data
services. Established in 2001, the company now serves over half of
the addresses that are looked up and auto-completed online.

The Immediate platform, a “best of breed cloud computing
solution,” enables organisations to select and manage outsourced IT
services from several suppliers, under a single contract with

Simon Macwhirter, Vice President, Capgemini, said: “Immediate
helps customers combine the benefits of web-based, or ‘cloud’
computing with the expertise of leading suppliers in the digital
marketplace. The platform helps businesses avoid the commercial and
logistical headache of contracting and managing multiple providers,
the worry of delivery risk, and in particular, the complex issues
arising from integrating web-based and legacy systems.

“By providing customers with rapid access to leading specialists
who deliver solutions to unique customer challenges, Immediate is
an ecosystem of the most up-to-date, market-leading digital
services available. It’s a best of breed cloud computing

“Cloud computing technologies are increasingly used for managing
information which is non-sensitive and changes rapidly, such as
address and geographic data. Postcode Anywhere is a specialist with
very technical expertise covering not only the PAF® address dataset
in particular, but the provision of rapid and reliable data
services online. The business has proven itself to be exceptionally
dependable, something which is reflected in its rapid growth and
majority market share for online address auto-fill.”

Postcode Anywhere’s managing director Guy Mucklow said: “For us,
powering the address
look-up service for clients on the Immediate platform is the
icing on the cake, after ten years of rapid growth in the address
verification and geographic data sectors.We continue striving to
use the latest proven technology to make life easier and more
cost-effective for our customers.”

Postcode Anywhere’s co-founder and IT Director Jamie Turner
oversees the team of developers responsible for maintaining the
service. He added: “For the load testing of the service, we assumed
a need for data speeds of up to 70 megabits per second, with
potential traffic level peaks of up to 50 transactions per

“Although this is a lot of usage from one single source, traffic
across our platform already routinely exceeds 100 transactions per
second and can currently manage up to 500. This may sound like a
lot, but it’s all made possible by globally loaded-balanced
servers, internal load balancing, and high-performance database
servers with over a terabyte of RAM available. All storage is on
solid-state drives. In fact, due to solid-state drives’ lower
access times and latency, there are no traditional hard disk drives
in sight.

“For the last five years, the Postcode Anywhere service has
provided 100% availability across its distributed web
services-based platform, including planned maintenance. Vital
issues such as reliability, scalability and security have been
addressed to ensure our customers obtain the fastest response times
of less than 20 milliseconds - less time than it takes to

Capgemini Immediate is made up of three main

  • An operating model which helps organisations vet and select
    suppliers, and then manage and monitor their performance.
  • A Federated Business Platform that securely and seamlessly
    integrates these chosen suppliers with existing systems. The
    platform is fully flexible, so suppliers can be plugged in and out
    at will.
  • A commercial management model - Capgemini Immediate clients
    have only one contract, aligned to business outcomes or service
    delivery. Capgemini takes the commercial and delivery risk, and in
    turn contracts with several baseline suppliers.

For more details on the Immediate platform, please visit the
website at href="">
You can find information about Postcode Anywhere through href="">

Notes to Editors:

About Capgemini

Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of
consulting, technology and outsourcing services.

About Postcode Anywhere

Postcode Anywhere supplies software and services which improve
the day-to-day operations of over 8,000 organisations worldwide.
Best known as a provider of href="">address auto-fill and
verification software, the company offers a range of
data-driven services, including route planning, customer profiling
and bank account validation. It is now the fastest-growing reseller
of Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF®) and the market leader
for online address auto-fill. A multi-award-winning organisation,
it has also appeared in Deloitte’s European fast-growth technology
company list for three years running. For more information about
Postcode Anywhere, please visit href="">

Recent Awards and Recognition for
Postcode Anywhere

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008/9, 2009/10 &
  • Red Herring Top 100 Europe - 2010
  • Best Small IT Supplier of the Year - UK IT Industry Awards
    (finalist) - 2009
  • Dell Small Business Excellence Award (UK finalist) - 2009
  • Small-Medium Sized Business of the Year (regional finalist) -
    National Business Awards 2009
  • Orange Best Use of Technology (Midlands) - 2008 National
    Business Awards
  • Growth Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
  • Small Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
  • Customer Service Team of the Year (finalist) - National
    Customer Services Awards 2008

Press centre at: href="">

Media contact for Postcode Anywhere: Jim Williams - PR Manager, Postcode Anywhere, jim at , +44(0)1905-888-562

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