Microsoft Exchange White Papers from Hosted Exchange Provider
September 26, 2007 - Leading Microsoft Exchange Server resource site, MSExchange.org, announced today that Intermedia Exchange Hosting was selected the winner in the Exchange Hosting category of the MSExchange.org Readers’ Choice Awards.
“Our Reader’s Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category,” said Sean Buttigieg, MSExchange.org manager. “MSExchange.org users are specialists in their field who encounter various solutions for Exchange Server at the workplace. Their vote serves as a solid peer-to-peer recommendation of the winning product.”
MSExchange.org conducts regular polls to discover which product is preferred by Exchange administrators in a particular category of third party solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server. The awards draw a huge response per category and are based entirely on the visitors’ votes. MSExchange.org users can submit their votes for the current Readers’ Award poll in the site’s left-hand bar.
MSExchange.org (http://www.msexchange.org) is a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2003/2000 resource site. It is the leading Exchange site, attracting over 300,000 Exchange administrators and specialists a month. The site provides the latest Microsoft Exchange Server news, articles and tutorials by leading Exchange experts, message boards, software listings and product reviews.
MSExchange.org forms part of a group of sites run by TechGenix Ltd., including http://www.windowsnetworking.com - a comprehensive Windows Networking resource site; http://www.isaserver.org, a Microsoft ISA Server resource site; http://www.windowsecurity.com, a Windows security resource site and http://www.msterminalservices.org, a Server Based Computing resource site.
GULF BREEZE, FL, September 25, 2007 – AppRiver LLC, a leading provider of managed email security solutions, today announced a milestone in its growth as an IT Services company as it became a recipient of the 2007 Florida Governor’s Business Diversification Awards.
The awards program, sponsored annually by Enterprise Florida (EFI), recognizes companies for diversifying and enriching the state’s economy through job creation and distinctive community involvement and investment.
Recently ranked by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing private IT Services company in Florida, AppRiver was one of 12 Florida companies honored by Governor Charlie Crist at a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee.
Florida companies competed for the awards in five leadership categories: Business Expansion, Entrepreneurship, Export Excellence, Innovation, and Newcomer. Each nominee competed with other companies, organizations, universities and colleges in similarly sized markets, including Mid Market (county population up to 75,000); Major Market (county population 75,001 to 750,000) and Mega Market (county population 750,001 and higher).
AppRiver was recipient of the award as Florida’s top Major Market business in the “Entrepreneurial” category.
AppRiver helps businesses, government agencies and institutions increase network security and boost productivity with its SecureTide™ spam and virus prevention service and High Availability Hosted Microsoft Exchange™ powered by Akamai.
The five-year old company, which has 70 employees and boasts more than 25,000 total customers worldwide, also develops core spam detection technologies that it makes available under license to equipment suppliers and other service providers.
“AppRiver is deeply committed to expanding our Florida-based operations as we deliver new and important email security and messaging collaboration services to our global customer base,” commented AppRiver’s CEO Michael Murdoch, who co-founded the company with Chief Technology Officer Joel Smith. “Our location in Santa Rosa County has been instrumental in our success by enabling us to attract highly-skilled workers thanks to the affordable cost of living and outstanding quality of life in the Pensacola Bay area.”
Founded in April 2002, AppRiver – based in Gulf Breeze, Florida – is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider offering secure messaging solutions to businesses of all sizes. In addition to spam and virus protection, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft Exchange. With more than 25,500 customers around the world – and an impressive 97% customer retention rate since its inception – AppRiver is one of the largest email security managed service providers worldwide. In 2006, Red Herring magazine named AppRiver one of 10 private security companies to watch, and more recently the company was named to CRN Magazine’s 2007 Emerging Tech Dynamos list. The company is a member of Team Santa Rosa, the business development agency for Florida’s Santa Rosa County.
September 18, 2007 - Managed hosting and dedicated service provider Fpweb.net is offering FREE Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007.Â With this product, clients can build custom applications on the Microsoft SharePoint platform to fit the needs of their business.
SharePoint Designer 2007 is offered on the Pro Plus and Semi-Dedicated Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) v3 plans, all dedicated WSS v3 plans and all Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 plans. Through the use of this free software, customers can create specialized solutions faster, thus decreasing setup time and increasing functionality of the site.
If you are looking for professional- quality interactive solutions to automate your business processes, but you don’t have the time or know how to write code, SharePoint Designer 2007 is just what you need. “This product allows customers to create powerful, rich-looking sites with little design time,” said Rob LaMear, President of Frontpages Web Hosting Network. “We hope, by offering SharePoint Designer free to our clients, we are increasing the efficiency of their business,” LaMear added.
Frontpages Web Hosting Network is a leader in providing managed web hosting services for SharePoint, Exchange, CRM and dedicated server solutions to websites around the world. As one of the largest independent, U.S.-owned, managed hosting providers today, they serve companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to the SME (small and medium-enterprise) market.
Annual Honor Identifies Apptix as One of the Top 20 Fastest Growing
Technology Solution Providers in North America
Herndon, VA, September 18, 2007
Apptix (OSE:APP), the premier provider of on-demand business communications solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that it has been recognized by CMP Media’s Computer Reseller News (CRN) as a “2007 Fast-Growth 100″ company. The prestigious annual list ranked technology solutions providers by revenue growth for 2005 and 2006 and recognized the top 100 companies that are developing custom applications, vertical market solutions and generating industry-leading sales volume in the technology services areas. Apptix moved up to #14 on the annual list, from last year’s ranking of #36, by achieving an astounding 272.63 percent two-year growth
“Making the CRN 2007 Fast-Growth 100 list is a great honor. Our success is a testament to our ability to deliver versatile business communications solutions and unsurpassed customer service that meet the unique needs of the SMB market,” said Amir Hudda, CEO of Apptix. “The SMB market is just now realizing the benefits of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model for enterprise-class business communications solutions for Email, Voice, Collaboration, Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) and Mobile Messaging. Given our suite of Web-based solutions, Apptix is perfectly positioned to continue to capitalize on the growth within the on-demand market.”
Over the past year, Apptix has taken concrete steps to build out its comprehensive portfolio of business communications solutions for the SMB market. The company’s unprecedented growth has been marked by continued portfolio expansion through a series of investments, including the acquisition of WebMessenger, a technology leader in Mobile IM and Presence Management, and Mi8, a long-time provider of on-demand email and collaboration solutions. The foundation of success built in 2006 has continued into 2007. Key accomplishments in the first half of 2007 include:
* Launch of VoIP Services - In March, the Company introduced Apptix Voice, a new hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution, to provide customers with reliable, affordable and feature-rich IP telephony services. As announced, Apptix Voice is initially available through its MailStreet division and is built on the enterprise-class BroadSoft platform. Apptix Voice is delivered through a SaaS model, similar to the Company’s email and collaboration solutions.
* Acquisition of WebMessenger - In May, Apptix announced the acquisition of WebMessenger, Inc., a market-leading technology company with a suite of Mobile IM products that work across more devices, platforms, and public & private IM networks than any other provider. WebMessenger provides Apptix with market-ready mobile messaging & collaboration products and extensive engineering expertise in critical emerging Mobile IM and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) markets.
* Sales Success - Apptix continued to attain both bookings and revenue success throughout the first half of 2007. In Q2 of 2007, the company achieved significant bookings growth across its divisions of MailStreet, ASP-One and Mi8, resulting in a net increase in provisioned seats of 8% compared to 4% in the first quarter, and an increase in monthly recurring revenue of 12% compared to 7% in the first quarter.
CRN’s Fast-Growth 100 identifies the 100 fastest growing solution providers across all specialty areas and business models. The profiles and data developed by CRN’s editorial staff provide insights into which models and technology are proving to be the most lucrative. Apptix will be recognized by CRN for its accomplishments at the CRN Channel Fast Growth 100 Executive Summit, which will be held on September 18, 2007 in New York City, NY.
“What makes this list so unique, and compelling, is that it represents such a large cross-section of the channel universe. This list recognizes the Solution Providers that have worked tirelessly to support their customers. We salute them on their superior growth,” said Robert C. Demarzo, vice president and editorial director of CMP Media.
CRN gives Solution Providers and Technology Integrators the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company’s sales. As an advocate for and voice of the Channel, Solution Providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. With more than 20 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for 117,000 channel professionals. CRN can be found on the Web at http://www.crn.com.
About CMP Media
CMP Media is a marketing solutions company serving the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Media is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.
AppRiver is First to Integrate Akamai’s Application Performance Solutions into Exchange Hosting Service
GULF BREEZE, FL, September 12, 2007 – AppRiver LLC, a leading provider of email security solutions, today announced it is the first Microsoft Exchange Hosting provider to utilize Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) Application Performance Solutions to increase the performance, availability and scale of its secure hosted exchange service, providing customers with faster performance and more reliable connectivity at no additional cost.
The Akamai Application Performance Solutions platform transforms the Internet into a business-quality application delivery infrastructure by bringing performance, scale, visibility and control to mission-critical applications delivered over the Internet. It combines a global network of 25,000 specialized servers with Akamai’s proprietary transport and routing protocols to offer global sub-second response times, secure delivery and control of applications from a single, centralized data center to meet the needs of customers, partners and employees around the world.
By implementing the Akamai platform within its service, AppRiver ensures that Internet disruptions such as circuit failures, which are typically out of the control of a hosting company, can be dynamically avoided. This assures that users will always have quick and reliable access to their Outlook and Outlook Web and Mobile Device applications, regardless of their location or what is happening on the Internet. The enhancement will prove especially beneficial for AppRiver customers who use Hosted Exchange on handheld devices as well as multinational companies and businesses with multiple branch offices.
The integration improves the scalability of AppRiver’s business by reducing support costs and making its operations more efficient, allowing the company to provide enhanced Hosted Exchange service for all its customers without an increase in price.
“AppRiver is excited to become the first Hosted Exchange provider to use Akamai, which is the most comprehensive platform for content delivery and application acceleration,” said Michael Murdoch, AppRiver’s CEO. “Implementing Akamai within our service makes it possible to achieve LAN-like network consistency, performance and reliability over the Internet, allowing us to provide an easy, effective and affordable Hosted Exchange solution for our customers worldwide.”
“As a leader in the Microsoft Exchange Hosting market, AppRiver understands the need for high performing, always available applications,” said Willie M. Tejada, vice president of Application Performance Solutions Product Line for Akamai. “We are pleased we could work together with AppRiver to deliver an industry-leading solution leveraging Akamai’s Application Performance Solutions platform.”
Michael Osterman, president, Osterman Research, a leading analyst firm in the messaging and collaboration space, commented on the announcement, “Businesses today face increasing pressure to ensure performance and reliability of mission-critical communications for a far-flung network of employees, including the growing number of workers connected through wireless networks. AppRiver is addressing this challenge for Microsoft Exchange users through its innovative deployment of the Akamai solution.”
Targeted at the corporate, government and educational markets worldwide, AppRiver’s Exchange Hosting with Shoreline™ reduces the complexity and investment required to provision and maintain Microsoft Exchange email and collaboration solution. Built from scratch by AppRiver, the Shoreline Control Panel empowers administrators by providing a web-based Outlook configuration wizard that allows them to set up accounts, access email settings for mobile devices, view mailbox usage and reset their own passwords.
AppRiver’s Exchange Hosting environment features a redundant architecture that eliminates the possibility for a single point of failure. The hosting facilities are SAS 70 level II audited semi-annually, and Microsoft-certified staff members are on site to provide any necessary technical support.
Akamai is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and applications online. Thousands of organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is “The Trusted Choice for Online Business.” For more information, visit www.akamai.com.
AppRiver is a privately held provider of business email solutions, including Microsoft Exchange hosting and spam and virus filtering, with more than 17,000 customers using its managed services and over 25,500 businesses worldwide using its solutions. Founded in 2002, AppRiver is headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Florida. For more information, visit www.appriver.com.
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