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Hostpipe Ltd launched an innovative program that claims to yields substantial savings for businesses. Working outside busy office periods, the HostPipe program automatically scans selected websites for specified data and images. It then collates it to a chosen format for analysis and reporting, the production of estimates, or use in online brochures. For example, one of HostPipe's clients is an online resource for booking UK holiday rental cottages. With over 30,000 holiday cottages listed on its website, keeping the photos, pricing, description and availability information up to date would be a mammoth task performed manually.

On a regular basis, automated programs held on the server at HostPipe carry out these tasks. The programs visit the agents' websites, gathering the necessary information and automatically update the cottage database overnight, when UK Internet traffic is at a minimum. HostPipe can also allow companies to create clones of online product catalogues. There are many other applications for HostPipe's...

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