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PlusNet's Sister Companies

Midnight_Caller
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PlusNet's Sister Companies

Hi PlusNet Teem
Wouldent it be better for you to integrate the sister companies in to PlusNet, so that you can save money & at the same time ofere more services to your customers, for example better web hosting.
If you integrated Madasafish in to PlusNet, you would have 1 less platform to maintain, plus 1 less portal to maintain, plus easier to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act for example!
I think that it is a win, win for you!  Don't you think so?  Wink
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talpa
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Re: PlusNet's Sister Companies

You really think they haven't thought of that  Wink
What was your real question? The DDA one?
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Its a sensible suggestion, but you have to remember that PNs systems run on largely self-coded software (workplace)
As its not an industry standard solution, you'd expect it to take a fair bit of work to pull the two together, if that was the aim.
The website is just a tiny part of the whole system, but as it integrates so tightly with everything else, its not as simple as ditching one, and using the other.
If they were to do such a thing, you'd expect it to be done in stages - for example doing the billing platform in one go, then perhaps the hosting platform and so on...
Midnight_Caller
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Quote from: talpa
You really think they haven't thought of that   Wink

Yep I think they haven't thought hard enough.
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What was your real question? The DDA one?

No, the real question is as clear as day.
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If they were to do such a thing, you'd expect it to be done in stages - for example doing the billing platform in one go, then perhaps the hosting platform and so on...

Hi James_H that is watt I thought
James
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Re: PlusNet's Sister Companies

Gary,
We're fully aware of your concerns.  To say that we haven't thought about it hard enough with no prior knowledge of the situation is a touch on the silly side.
Midnight_Caller
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Jameseh wrote:
(We're fully aware of your concerns. )
I think that you are jumping to conclusions
Jameseh wrote:
(To say that we haven't thought about it hard enough with no prior knowledge of the situation is a touch on the silly side.)
That is your opinion & you are entitled to it.
James
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I'm not jumping to any conclusions.
We're aware of the benefits of brand consolidation and if we were to be doing so then we would announce it.
itsme
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Are these companies owned by BT? If so it's not up to PN to consolidate the businesses but BT. Or am I missing something Huh
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Jameseh wrote:
(We're fully aware of your concerns. )
I think that you are jumping to conclusions


I ment that you are jumping to conclusions on where I am coming from!
James
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They are owned by BT but managed by PlusNet.
Gary - OK.
Midnight_Caller
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Hi James I am glad we got that cleared up.  Smiley
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Interesting, I would have thought that this would have devalued Madasafish et. al. if they are integrated into PN.
James
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It's certainly not currently planned.
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Gary, be careful what you wish for. Following your logic the next step would be to fully integrate Plusnet into BT and make further savings.  I for one would not wish that to happen.
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I recken BT will sel of PlusNet to pay off the fines for the Phorm mess.    Grin