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Mr. Cliff Stanford

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Managing Director

Email: c***@***.com
Company Description: Ifonic plc is dedicated to improving communications systems for British businesses of all sectors and sizes. Ifonic plc is dedicated to improving communications...   more

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Ifonic plc — Personnel, 24 July 2014 [cached]
Cliff Stanford - Managing Director
Cliff Stanford
In 1992 Cliff formed Demon Internet, the UK's first Internet Service Provider for individual subscribers. Cliff spotted a major business opportunity in bringing the benefits of the Internet to individuals and businesses, at a time when email was still something of a novelty and the Web was unheard of.
Six years later he sold the business for £66m and founded Redbus Investments, a venture capital firm involved in film production and a variety of other ventures.
Interxion and Telecity; spot the difference? « Colocation & data centre consultants, London UK – [cached]
n particular, Redbus went to great efforts in its early days to attract smaller clients as exemplified by their simple pricing strategy (£4000 per annum or £350 per month per rack) and a customer friendly monthly rolling contract, somewhat harking back to the ISP background of Redbus founder Cliff Stanford, who had co-founded Demon Internet before selling out to Scottish Telecom in 1998.
NetApp Press Release - 03/16/98, 2 Aug 1999 [cached]
NetApp appliances' unprecedented price/performance , reliability and ease of management made them the unquestionable choice for our data access product standard , said Cliff Stanford , managing director of Demon Internet , the largest ISP in the UK and a recently announced NetApp customer.We trust NetApp to help ensure our customers' satisfaction today and for years to come - we endorse the appliance technology approach and are confident in the company's ability to consistently deliver excellence..
About Alteon NetworksBased in San Jose , California , Alteon Networks is a technology pioneer in server-efficient networks.Uniquely applying Gigabit Ethernet to enhance server communications , the company is a leader in the rapidly emerging Gigabit Ethernet market.Alteon Networks' award-winning server switching products include Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet switches , intelligent network interface cards and host-optimized drivers designed to offload system CPUs , delivering peak performance to end-user applications.
Demon Internet: Press Releases: 18th October 1995, 22 Dec 2001 [cached]
Demon was founded by Cliff Stanford (41), the current Chairman and Chief Executive.Cliff Stanford has over 15 years experience as a pioneering programmer for Internet related services.
Commenting on the transaction, Cliff Stanford said, "We are delighted at the reception we have had from the venture capital community in raising these funds.Demon is currently experiencing prodigious growth - our subscriber base grew by 400 per cent during the last financial year alone - so we are confident that this fresh capital will allow us to drive forward our subscriber base in the UK and in Continental Europe.
"We believe that the next five years will be very exciting for Demon.Independent commentators believe that the total Internet subscriber base will grow by 200-300 per cent per year during that period.This stock issue will ensure that Demon wil play a leading role in the worldwide provider market and reap the rewards of our strong position in the Internet market."
Cliff Stanford, aged 41, Managing DirectorCliff Stanford has over 15 years experience as a pioneering programme for Internet related services.He trained as an accountant with AW Mudd & Co.He founded Demon through Demon Internet Services in April 1992 and Demon in August 1992.He has been responsible for growing the subscriber base of Demon Internet from 200 subscribers in June 1992 to approximately 45,000 dial-up subscribers in September 1995.He is widely regarded as a leading authority on the Internet and as a pioneer in providing Internet services in the UK.At Demon, Cliff Stanford is Chairman and Managing Director with overall responsibility for the Group's operations.
Stanford to appeal email intercept conviction - ZDNet UK News, 16 Sept 2005 [cached]
Stanford to appeal email intercept conviction
Clifford Stanford, founder of Demon and Redbus, is planning to launch an appeal after receiving a suspended prison sentence for illegally intercepting emails.
Stanford was sentenced on Thursday to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years, for unlawfully intercepting and redirecting the emails of John Porter, former chairman of Redbus.
In a telephone interview, Stanford claimed that his involvement in the intercept was legal as someone "on the inside who had total permission to run the server put in a redirect".
Stanford said that he had sought informal legal advice before the redirect was set up, and that "seven top lawyers ... thought that what I did was not illegal."
The appeal will hinge on Stanford's claim that the judge hearing his case had misinterpreted RIPA, under which he was charged.Stanford will attempt to defend his involvement in the interception of the emails under Section 1 subsection 6 of RIPA which states that a person is "excluded from criminal liability" if:
"(a) he is a person with a right to control the operation or the use of the system; or (b) he has the express or implied consent of such a person to make the interception."
This week's court case began with legal argument over whether Stanford had a valid defence to the charges.Stanford's lawyers entered a plea of guilty after the judge ruled that Stanford did not fall into either category of person defined by RIPA.
Stanford's argument against the judge's decision appears to be predominantly semantic."He's tried to use the wording out of a previous case to understand what 'control' is," Stanford said.
Stanford said that the judge had taken 'control access' to mean 'permit or forbid' access, which he claims is incorrect.Stanford was adamant that this ruling was the only reason for his guilty plea.
It emerged during the trial that Stanford had hired a private investigator called George Liddell to gather information about John Porter after the two men fell out.
Stanford, who resigned from Redbus in 2002, had hoped to win control of the company by forcing Porter to resign from the board.
I still believe I was innocent, and I'm determined to prove my innocence," said Stanford on Thursday.
Cliff Stanford: The maverick Internet pioneer
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