29th July 2007 – Cairo, Egypt: ITWorx, the largest software professional services firm in Egypt, announced today the delivery of the Durham Learning Gateway (DLG), a customized education portal based on Microsoft Learning Gateway (MLG) 2005; introducing 25 Durham County Council schools to the e-leaning experience.


ITWorx delivered MLG in 25 secondary schools using its key education service offerings including: consultancy, customization/development, deployment, testing, and support. This premium service offering was further enhanced with ITWorx use of its own in-house developed tools: the Auto-Deployment Tool and Enterprise Provisioning Application.


Phillip Smith, Head of Information and Technical Support Services for Durham County Council, said: “ITWorx professional education team was able to counsel us on the best course of action to implement a robust, user-friendly education solution. ITWorx team demonstrated their technology expertise and infrastructure resourcefulness deploying the solution throughout the 25 schools. Their prompt responses and on-time delivery highlighted ITWorx quality of project management and focus on customer satisfaction.”


Durham County Council has worked with ITWorx, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and education expert to deploy MLG 2005 in 25 of its schools. Starting with a bundle of customizations and development efforts, the solution has been readily compliant with the learning standards specified by Durham County Council. Leveraging ITWorx own developed tools, Durham County Council was further able to extend the elearning solution to up to 60 schools and more are yet to come.


Shahira Habib, Education Engagement Manager, ITWorx, said: “Education is proving to be the key to unlocking community wealth. The North East of England has a proud heritage as the home of industrial invention. With the deployment of a state-of-the-art educational technology portal, the MLG 2005 solution will enable the next generation of workers in Durham to have the opportunity of taking advantage of the technological revolution in the workplace.”


By implementing the customized MLG, Durham County Council extends its outreach to teachers and parents as well as creating an exciting learning experience for the students. Tangible improvements in students’ performance are bound for elearning as collaboration between students, teachers, and parents has proved to be the best vehicle to enhance education.


About Durham County Council:

Durham County Council provides a wide range of local authority services to almost 500,000 people. With a mission to “make County Durham the best place in which to live, work and bring up a family”, Durham County Council focuses on promoting strong, healthy and safe communities, building a strong economy, looking after the environment, and developing lifelong learning. For further information, please visit www.durham.gov.uk

About ITWorx:

ITWorx is the largest software professional services firm in Egypt. The company offers Portals, Business Intelligence, SOA and Application Development Outsourcing services to Global 2000 companies. ITWorx serves Financial Service firms, Educational institutions, Telecommunication operators and ISVs in North America, Europe and the Middle East. For further information please visit www.itworx.com

For more information on ITWorx please contact:

Dalia Kamel

Senior Marketing Executive, ITWorx

[email protected]

Tel: +202-673-6111

Fax: +202-276-6188