An increase in interest in Second Life as a business environment has seen greater traffic in the depo business park, which includes firms such as Field Fisher Waterhouse, Market Truths, Codexx and Jefferson Salt amongst its tenants. To cater for this, the park is now to be manned from 10am to 6pm UK time, with an additional shift run from 4pm to 6pm PDT.

In addition, Friday afternoons from 4pm to 6pm UK time will see all the offices on the park manned by their respective businesses to allow visitors to wander around the offices and discuss either traditional or virtual business issues.

Peter Dunkley, depo director, says: “Second Life is a social environment. It is important that visitors have the option to talk to someone, and we have found an increased number of our real life clients are coming to us through our presence on Second Life. Increasing the hours makes absolute business sense.”

Details can be found on depo’s website,

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Notes to Editors:

About depo consulting ltd
Founded in 2001, depo consulting is a consultancy based in Northamptonshire, near Milton Keynes, that focuses on the commercialisation of websites and the use of the Internet to drive revenues and profitability. They are also a full service developer in Second Life. Full service developers are those capable of providing end-to-end management of large and complex projects within Second Life, such as building an entire island. depo have already completed several such projects, including their recent delivery of European law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse's in-world office facility. They now have staff in Europe, the USA, South America and Asia.

Published on: 12:00AM on 1st August 2007