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Portal Signs UK Distribution Deal with Point Duty

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.... Portal appointed as a technology partner in the UK for Point Duty’s products, including the SNAPD social analytics tool which enables the intelligent capture of data from leading social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

BRACKNELL, UK – 01st September 2016 – Portal, a leading business and technology consultancy, today announced a partnership agreement with Point Duty, an Australian software company and a world leader in the development of open source intelligence data capture and social analytics solutions.

Under the agreement Portal is appointed as UK distributor for Point Duty’s SNAPD (Social Network Analytics by Point Duty), a powerful software application which allows investigators in law enforcement, government agencies and commercial organisations to capture information from a range of social networking sites.

Fully integrated with IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook, users can collect and analyse information on potential targets using social media data collected from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and most recently, LinkedIn. Point Duty’s product suite represents a significant up-scale for Portal’s market-leading analytics products and services, which are powered by IBM’s i2 technologies.

The addition of SNAPD provides a powerful social analytics dimension to the solutions Portal has developed for organisations that operate in the law enforcement, retail, local government and financial services sectors.

“At last we can offer a truly compelling solution set for analysts who, until now, have struggled to find a simple and fast way to harness intelligence from social networks when investigating fraud, child abuse, terrorism or anti-social behaviour scenarios,” said Ali Bazhad, Head of Analytics at Portal.

Enabling organisations to analyse social networks to gain a wider picture of the activities and affiliations of persons of interest and groups, SNAPD enables i2 Analyst’s Notebook users to:

  • Collect profiles, status updates, pictures and wall information
  • Display hyperlinks to the original content
  • Determine degrees of separation between different persons of interest
  • Export data for analysis using IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook.

As distributors of the solution, Portal will also support organisations looking to leverage their existing IBM i2 investment and implement this powerful new enhancement as a tactical tool.

“This tool promises to give organisations looking to leverage social media for intelligence an enormous edge, enabling them to make sense of a wealth of data and connect how individuals or groups of interest are working together,” said Ali Bazhad.

For more information contact James Barrett, i2 lead at Portal, 01344 386000

About Portal

Founded in 2006, Portal is an award-winning technical service and analytics business that supports some of the world’s best known brands; we put ourselves at the centre of your organisation working alongside you as a trusted partner - providing you with the right solution and support to make your business work better. Whilst we are an IBM Premier Business Partner, we represent a diverse vendor list -using technology to help organisations to transform their business for growth, productivity and profitability.

We take pride in ensuring our solutions and managed services are tailored to every customer’s individual needs. We believe in offering honest, independent advice and always being available to provide support and guidance; we  believe that every project is a partnership and commit to it with the highest levels of dedication and enthusiasm, ready and available when you need us.

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