The Week in Technology

Lewis opens office in Lisbon, Portugal.

Lewis PR, the b2b tech specialist, has opened an office in Portugal. The Lisbon office will be headed by Fernando Batista, previously at enterprise software and service firm Sybase. The agency now has 38 offices worldwide and is looking to achieve a target of 42 offices by the end of 2009.

Kinross + Render has been hired to provide UK media relations and financial PR services for global telecoms and IT recruitment agency NetworkersMSB. The agency will work to build the NetworkersMSB brand and will target prospective corporate clients and candidates. Kinross + Render will liaise will James Joyce, head of marketing at NetworkersMSB.

The UK Film Council has brought in Bondy Consulting to launch its film search engine The agency won the consumer and trade account with the government-backed body following an eight-way pitch. Visitors to can search when and where a film is available in the UK, whether in the cinema, on TV, DVD or Blu-ray. The website allows people to check if a film is available for sale, rental, download or streaming.

The Logic Group, a company that specialises in card transaction processing and loyalty programmes for businesses, has chosen Octopus Communications as its retained agency. The Windsor-based PR agency won the account in a three-way pitch.

BroadGroup, the consulting firm, has published a report predicting enterprises will be more likely to adopt cloud computing technology as the recession bites. The report argues that the effectiveness of cloud strategies are measurable and can reduce costs.

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