By: E&P Staff
The Rheinische Post, Düsseldorf, Germany, has commissioned ppi Media GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, to operate the platform for all ppi printing and publishing applications and, in future, support employees should they require assistance in using the ppi software.
Ppi Media and circ IT, the IT service provider, will work together on the project, which forms the basis for further collaboration.
“We are continuing to back the successful cooperation between these partners. We will ensure that IT services will be continuously adjusted to the needs of the Rheinische Post,” its publishing coordinator, Stephan Garre, said in a statement.
According to ppi Media, which began offering IT services this spring, possible alternatives to a customer’s workflow, individual adjustments and standardized solutions can be installed and maintained with little effort. Apart from remote services, it offers monitoring solutions such as capacity analysis for the exact evaluation of the IT infrastructure and a server check to assess all ppi installations at a publishing house. The services also include cloning guidelines, i.e. customized instructions for duplicating production and test systems as well as possibilities for replication to ensure production security in case all primary servers fail.
RP Media Group is among Germany’s largest German media corporations. Its Rheinische Post flagship is the Rhineland’s highest circulation daily and one of the country’s largest subscription newspapers. The group’s RP Online subsidiary is ist Web portal operator.