HR Directors' Club
The HR Directors' Club exists to provide business
inspiration, networking opportunities and quality information to the UK's most senior HR executives.
The web site was developed for Reed Business Information's (RBI) Personnel Today, and is designed to
compliment the activities of the club. Information about upcoming events can be viewed in the on-line event diary, and members can
even register for events with a simple mouse click or two. A members' directory, notice board and post-event attendee lists enhance
the networking experience for all the club's members.
The entire web application is database driven. In order for RBI's staff to manage the site, a separate web-based
administration application was developed. This administration application allows the staff at Personnel Today to perform advanced
searches, download mailing lists, view statistics and manage the site in general.
The technical bit
This application runs on a load-balanced pair of Windows 2000 servers running Microsoft Internet Information
Services. The database is replicated across two Microsoft SQL Sever 2000 servers. This means that the public part of the application
can run off one server, while all the administration and analysis is carried out on the other. This approach ensures that any high
loads produced by data analysis or administrative tasks do not impede the web site's performance.
» Go to http://www.hrdirectorsclub.com
"Gyre has a clear understanding of how to develop an easy-to-use website, which has been carefully thought out to provide sophisticated functionality. Feedback from members and administrators has been very positive."
Caroline Berry, Marketing Executive,
Glen Kieran, Projects Manager,