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With eZ Publish, EAB holds the key to a successful content management system

Tired of remembering different usernames and passwords for different websites? A growing trend over the last few years has been the 'single sign-on' approach whereby you can register on multiple websites using a single identity. Typically the identity used is your Google, Facebook or LinkedIn user account. Other social networks such as Tumblr are also possible. As you browse from one website to another you can quickly register and logging in again is achieved through a single button with no need to type anything in. Another benefit is that your avatar (photo) is automatically imported into your identity on the new website, again saving time.

EAB's website development team have added Google and LinkedIn single sign-on functionality to the eZ Publish Content Management System (CMS) to provide the Plaine du Var community in the Côte d'Azur with a quick and convenient login process. Try it out at www.laplaineduvar.fr or contact us to find out more about how to integrate social media authentication with eZ Publish CMS.

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View of La Plaine du Var, Côte d'Azur, Fance

EAB's French team at Entreprise AB have launched a new bilingual website for the beautiful Plaine du Var region just inland from the Côte d'Azur. The website serves two main purposes:

  • to promote this beautiful and historic part of the south of France
  • to promote communication and cooperation between the various communities that are spread out through the Var valley.

Our French content development specialists provided each of the 15 local communities with photo albums and slideshows of the Plaine du Var's stunning scenery, historical information, blogs and news as well as information about the government's extensive development plans for the region.

Regional and national news is provided by the Nice Matin newspaper.

Local community members can make use of the classified ads system, online chat, local directories and discussion forums – all available at both the village level and the district level.

André Bottin, EAB's managing director said:

“As a native of Saint Martin du Var I'm very pleased that our team has made this contribution to the communities of the beautiful Plaine du Var district. From the beginning EAB has always kept the corporate social responsibility (CSR) ethic central to what we do so it's been very satisfying to make use of our content development and website development skills to provide for free such a significant web-based tool to the local community where I grew up.”

The website was built using the multilingual eZ Publish content management system (CMS) with bespoke PHP and jQuery extensions providing extra functionality.

Visit the website at www.laplaineduvar.fr.

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Cote D'Azur Business Network Logo

Andre Bottin and Dave Cooper are hosting the first meeting of the Côte d'Azur Business Network which will be at Nice's le Café de la Place,  11 Place Garibaldi - tonight, Friday 5th April at 7:30pm.

The network imports informal, 'English-style' networking to businesses on the Côte d'Azur. Andre says;

"Côte d'Azur Business Network is a free, informal and independent group for French Riviera-based businesses to network with the aim of exchanging services, leads, additional revenue streams and support. The group is for you if your company has a location in the Côte d'Azur and is or intending to doing business internationally. This is the group with no name badges, no elevator pitches, no business card thrusting, no meeting agendas. Do you like this idea? Come and join us!! Companies can be of any size (ie just you if you're a sole trader!). We aim to meet once a month, in different towns to allow different people to attend."

You can join the network's open Linked In group online.

  

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Just back from 6 weeks in Nice. Did you notice I had gone? This is me outside our new office at Premier A, Promenade des Anglais!

Andre Bottin standing outside Premier A, Nice

Andre at our new offices at Premier A, Nice

More exciting news to come….

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Enterprise AB Ltd has joined the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry. With hundreds of significant member businesses in Hertfordshire we look forward to taking advantage of its excellent networking, training and export support opportunities.

This development coincides with our MD Andre Bottin’s recent mission to the South of France where we have had a Representative Office since 2008. We have now established a permanent business address in the Côte d'Azur.

Andre will be spending more time in France creating stronger links with business and social contacts in the region of his birth. Thanks to mobile working technology, Andre’s presence in Nice should not hamper his responsiveness to clients in the UK and abroad.

He says, “I am very excited about our French prospects. We are talking to a potential partner design agency about collaboration, and we have joined the Union pour l'Entreprise des Alpes Maritimes - a very successful and active organisation which represents bosses in the French Riviera.”

For more information see our international business activities section.

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