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“This new solution from Microsoft gives us the remote access we need to stay connected. We can now seamlessly access e-mails, documents, and schedules from all of our branch offices.”
Jody Morrissey, Owner, JPA Landscape & Construction

JPA carries out commercial landscaping services across the San Francisco Bay area. As the company grew to more than 100 employees, it faced challenges with e-mail, file sharing, calendar scheduling and providing stable remote access for a branch office. After implementing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server with terminal services, JPA gained more productivity, improved scheduling of projects and solid remote access for branch workers.

Business Needs
JPA Landscape & Construction provides a full range of commercial landscape services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. As the company grew to more than 100 employees and opened a branch office, it found that the Microsoft technology it had installed many years before no longer was meeting its needs and was eager to upgrade from Microsoft Windows 2000 to a later, more advanced Windows server.

With more people and more locations, JPA was having difficulty in its current configuration with e-mail, file sharing and calendar scheduling. Productivity was suffering as an increasing number of employees spent hours trying to share more files. Customer relationships were impacted because scheduling with clients was uncertain when e-mail and calendaring were overtaxed. Additionally, remote access for the branch office was sporadic. JPA looked to a more powerful and flexible server to support its growing staff both in the main office and remotely.

Working with Microsoft Gold Certified partner Lanlogic, of Livermore, California, JPA implemented Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 (SBS) with terminal services to enable secure access to the server from remote sites. Lanlogic developed a new IT network for JPA that created a truly collaborative work environment with safe and seamless remote access for the branch office. All of the user profiles and data were migrated to SBS so that users could retain the same identities and group permissions they had been using. Within two weeks of launching the implementation, JPA had begun operating with its new IT network.

With its advanced Microsoft technology, JPA is functioning much more productively and is able to attract more new business than it could manage previously. The solution is helping to drive process improvements, cost reductions in regaining lost time, a stable e-mail and calendaring system, and solid contact with branch office employees.

  • JPA is gaining improvements in business intelligence, communication and collaboration.
    By eliminating the time previously spent locating lost information and making duplicate entries, JPA has reduced its costs.
  • The company now is better able to schedule client projects for efficiency.
  • Workers in the branch office now have highly reliable access to the server. As a result, the process of working with company files, e-mail, calendars and client contacts has become consistent and seamless.

Customer: JPA Landscape & Construction
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Customer Size: 100-5,000
Country or Region: United States
Industry: Landscaping & Construction
Partner: Lanlogic

Customer Profile
JPA Landscape & Construction, founded in Pleasanton, Calif., provides a balanced and complete line of landscaping services for commercial, retail and residential properties across the Bay area.

ST. LOUIS, MO (June 27, 2008) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it will provide managed Windows application hosting to DeVry University. DeVry selected Connectria to host their application because of Connectria’s managed services capabilities for complex infrastructure environments, their ability to add infrastructure quickly and for the application support services for this new product. Devry will leverage Connectria’s advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in hosting custom applications.

About DeVry University
As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, healthcare technology, business and management. More than 57,000 students are enrolled at its 92 locations in 26 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University Online. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA). More information can be found at

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable, growing and privately held provider of world-class IT Infrastructure Solutions targeted to large and mid-sized organizations worldwide. Connectria’s business has been built through reinvesting profits and without any debt or equity financing. Thus, Connectria is beholden to no one except our customers. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and St. Louis, Missouri, USA. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of our clients’ IT organizations.

Connectria’s services allow our clients to do more and spend less on their IT infrastructures, typically by 25 - 60% or more. Connectria is staffed 24 hours, 365 days per year to build, monitor and manage mission critical IT environments for our clients. Connectria offers an array of services including full outsourcing of IT infrastructures, managed hosting, disaster recovery, remote monitoring, onsite facilities management, and custom software development and engineering services. For more information, please contact Connectria at 1-800-781-7820 or visit us online at

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Senior Talent to Aid in Addressing Evolving SMB Solutions Marketplace

CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 24, 2008 - Verio, a leading provider of online business solutions, including hosting, application, and managed services, today announced that Wendy St. Clair Pearson has joined the company as senior director of marketing and communications and Kenneth Giffin has joined as director of marketing. Pearson and Giffin will work from the company’s corporate headquarter in Centennial, CO., and will lead the relaunch of Verio’s global marketing strategy.

“As the online business sector continues to grow and evolve, Verio is working to become the provider that small businesses everywhere turn to for guidance implementing smart and scalable web-based business applications,” said Steve Renda, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Verio. “Wendy and Ken bring outstanding leadership and experience in web based business solutions that support the expansion of Verio’s hosting and SaaS initiatives worldwide.”

With more than 15 years of strategic marketing experience in the business-to business, hosting and technology arena, Wendy Pearson will immediately assume responsibility for all aspects of Verio’s marketing and communications initiatives, leveraging her expertise to further establish the company as a global leader in hosting, applications and managed services for small and midsized businesses.

Pearson joins Verio from Breakthrough Management Group International, (BMGI) a global Lean Six Sigma consulting firm, where she led the company’s marketing, branding and communications efforts since 2003. Prior to BMGI, she served as director of marketing and communications for hosting and colocation provider ViaWest, and as marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Internet, solidifying her expertise in marketing communications for the online business solutions industry. Pearson holds a Bachelor of Science, Journalism, from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

In his role at Verio, Ken Giffin will use his more than 15 years of B2B and technology marketing experience to further enhance Verio’s new team. As director of marketing, Giffin will hold overall marketing responsibility for the Via Verio reseller program and leading the company’s product marketing .

Giffin joins Verio from Quark, where he served as vice president of marketing. Prior to Quark, he held several marketing leadership positions in General Electric’s Access Distribution division, involving corporation marketing and communications, customer loyalty and demand generation. As an expert in developing high-performance programs and teams, Giffin has helped companies such as 3Com, American Express and Sun Microsystems navigate significant global, distribution, technology, and marketing changes.

About Verio Inc. (
Verio is the leading provider in delivering online business solutions to SMBs worldwide. Distributed through its global network of OEM and viaVerio channel partners, Verio’s solutions provide web hosting, application hosting and SaaS that enables SMBs to drive online success. Verio is a subsidiary of NTT Communications, one of the largest companies in the world and supports its operations with their highly reliable and scalable Global IP Network providing customers and partners with access to business solutions in more than 200 countries. In January 2009, Verio was named “Best Web Hosting Company 2008? by For more information, visit:

June 23, 2008 Garden City, NY, and Livermore, CA -Proginet Corporation (OTCBB: PRGF), a leading developer of enterprise software for advanced managed file transfer and security applications, and Lanlogic, Inc., an innovative provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange solutions, today announced a new partnership to deliver hosted e-mail attachment management solutions to businesses of all sizes. Through this agreement, Lanlogic will offer Proginet’s CFI Slingshot to customers of its hosted Microsoft Exchange services, enabling users to easily exchange files of any size within and outside their organizations.

Lanlogic provides hosted services and technology support to over 4,000 customers worldwide. Its dedicated Exchange server hosting programs provide customers with the same IT foundation as the world’s largest companies without the complexities and costs of maintaining the systems themselves. By adding Proginet’s Slingshot solution to its hosted offerings for Microsoft Exchange users, Lanlogic will enable its customers to send and receive large files without the need to deploy and manage additional software locally within their organizations.

“With Slingshot, Proginet has an innovative solution that addresses the major attachment management challenges faced by businesses,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales and Marketing for Lanlogic. “At Lanlogic, we recognize that as the size of files exchanged by businesses continues to grow, so too must our ability to provide customers with the best solutions for exchanging them. Partnering with Proginet gives Lanlogic a distinct competitive advantage by helping its customers overcome the file-size limitations enforced by most e-mail systems. This will enable our customers to conduct business more efficiently.”

The hosted e-mail market represents a significant growth opportunity for CFI Slingshot. According to recent research by Gartner, “Driven by dropping prices and new vendors, the market for hosted e-mail mailboxes is poised for rapid growth over the next five years, from 1% of enterprise seats in 2007 to 20% in 2019.” *

“Lanlogic has a strong history of leadership in the hosted Exchange market,” stated Kevin Bohan, Chief Information Officer for Proginet. “By incorporating Slingshot into their solution, they completely eliminate file-size limitations for their clients. In a market that’s becoming increasingly competitive, this translates into a major competitive differentiator. In addition, the partnership enables Proginet to gain a solid foothold in the rapidly growing market for hosted e-mail solutions. We look forward to working together closely to solve the attachment-management challenges of our mutual customers.”

* Gartner, Inc., E-Mail Hosting: Poised for Explosive Growth, Matthew W. Cain, February 22, 2008.

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About Lanlogic
Lanlogic was founded in 1995 as a network service company. This was at the beginning of the Internet revolution and the company’s original focus was on bringing e-mail and Web browsing services to the marketplace. In the process of doing this, the company discovered that most customer networks were not properly configured to efficiently leverage the Internet, and that the ISP’s of the day were so overwhelmed that they could not provide an acceptable level of service. To solve these problems, Lanlogic decided to build its own ISP network and to expand its consulting services to provide full support for its customer’s networks. Over time, the company has proven capable of providing a much higher level of service at a lower cost by combining both disciplines. In 2001, the company began offering its ISP and hosting services to consultants and integrators looking for a partner rather than just another vendor. Lanlogic currently has customers located in all 50 states and in 20 countries. For more information, visit

About Proginet Corporation
Proginet Corporation is a leading developer of enterprise software for advanced managed file transfer and security applications. Throughout its 20-plus year history, the company has earned an excellent reputation for its multi-platform expertise and dedication to customer service. The company’s flagship solution, CyberFusion Integration Suite (CFI)T, is the world’s most advanced managed file transfer solution, and supports all major computing platforms, from Windows to the Mainframe. Proginet’s global customer base spans more than 30 countries and includes many Fortune 500 companies. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in Toronto, Canada, and is publicly traded under the symbol (OTCBB: PRGF). For more information, visit

AppRiver to provide enhanced email performance for upgraded Apple iPhone 2.0

GULF BREEZE, FL, June 17, 2008 – AppRiver LLC, a leading provider of Microsoft Hosted Exchange email service, today announced it is ready to offer Apple iPhone 2.0 users the only network optimized for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync enabled devices.

Apple unveiled a new, upgraded iPhone at the Worldwide Developers Conference that allows a whole new set of mobile business users to take advantage of Microsoft Exchange. iPhone 2.0 software directly communicates with Microsoft Exchange Server via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, giving Apple users push email, calendar and contact syncing on their mobile devices.

“We are pleased Apple is adding the iPhone to the growing number of mobile devices that connect with Exchange,” said Michael Murdoch, CEO of AppRiver. “Like Apple, AppRiver strives to provide groundbreaking innovation as demonstrated by being the first — and only — Hosted Exchange provider to integrate Akamai’s IP acceleration technology, delivering dramatic improvements in security, connectivity and performance to our Microsoft ActiveSync customers and especially to the iPhone 2.0 community.”

Understanding the need for high performing, always available applications, AppRiver teamed up with Akamai to make the Internet behave more consistently for business-quality application delivery. By implementing the Akamai platform within its service, AppRiver assures its users will always have quick and reliable access to Outlook, Outlook Web and Mobile Device applications, regardless of their location or what is happening on the Internet.

“Mobility, reliability and security are among the most important trends impacting messaging today,” said Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research, a leading analyst firm in the messaging and collaboration space. “When Apple announced its plans to license Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for the iPhone, it opened the door for enterprises to take advantage of Exchange’s rich communications platform. Couple that with AppRiver’s robust mobile messaging services, and businesses now have optimized security solutions at their fingertips. AppRiver leads the way by offering its customers such innovative, high performance features.”

About AppRiver
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 30,000 customers around the world – and an impressive 97 percent customer retention rate since its inception – AppRiver is one of the largest email security managed service providers worldwide. In 2008, Red Herring magazine selected AppRiver for the prestigious Red Herring 100, recognizing it as one of the 100 “Most Promising” companies driving the future of technology. The company was also named to CRN Magazine’s 2007 Emerging Tech Dynamos list. For more information, visit

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Cloud Storage Back-End Gives Clients Unlimited Storage and Retention

TORRANCE, Calif., June 16, 2008 —To complement its existing financial services email archiving offering, LiveOffice, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS), email hosting, email archivingand email continuity solutions, today announced the release of LiveOffice Mail Archive. This new email archiving service is designed for businesses and public organizations of all sizes that need the benefits of e-discovery and mailbox management solutions, but are unable to devote the significant internal financial and IT resources required to deploy an on-premise system.

“With the amendments to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the unrelenting explosion in email volume, interest in email archiving has expanded from the financial services giants to nearly every organization worldwide, large or small,” said Nick Mehta, new CEO of LiveOffice and former vice president and general manager of the market-leading, on-premise email archiving product, Symantec Enterprise Vault. “Speaking from personal experience, an increasing number of organizations with limited IT resources need an email archiving solution, but are struggling with the cost, complexity and risk of an internal deployment.”

LiveOffice Mail Archive’s proprietary archiving platform leverages the latest Web 2.0 and cloud computing technologies to deliver an intuitive, Microsoft Outlook-like user interface, rapid search and retrieval in seconds and a flat monthly cost per user, regardless of storage amount or retention period. Plus, with Mail Archive, customers are up and running in hours or days, not the traditional weeks or months required for on-premise deployments.

“More and more businesses are selecting SaaS email archiving solutions to satisfy their message retention, mail server management and legal discovery requirements,” said Carolyn DiCenzo, research vice president for Gartner, Inc. “In addition to meeting this immediate business need, companies are also realizing benefits unique to the SaaS delivery model, including rapid deployment, zero investment in IT infrastructure, guaranteed network availability and a reduced burden on in-house IT resources.”

Mail Archive Features

Simplify Mailbox Management: Users access, search and restore historical email from an unlimited archive using an intuitive, Microsoft Outlook-like interface, helping IT staff to:

  • Reduce storage costs and backup windows through tight email server limits
  • Minimize help desk calls by allowing users to restore email via self-service search
  • Eliminate the need for users to create PST files (which result in IT management issues)

Protect Your Organization: Email is automatically and securely captured without user intervention. The emails and attachments are then archived and indexed, enabling organizations to:

  • Enforce regulations and internal policies around email retention
  • Quickly and cost effectively search, hold and produce email for e-discovery purposes
  • Proactively monitor email for inappropriate language and intellectual property theft

Shift the Burden, Maintain System Control: Most importantly, LiveOffice Mail Archive is not software - it’s software-as-a-service, ensuring clients benefit from:

  • No upfront hardware, software or ongoing maintenance costs
  • No delays in getting their organization up and running on an archiving solution
  • No worries with 99.99% uptime and geographically dispersed data centers

“Our focus at all levels is to continually improve the experience we provide our guests, which we accomplish by setting and meeting measurable goals. Over the last year, we have been migrating from on-premise applications to SaaS solutions,” said Christopher Moyson, director of IT for Give Kids The World, a non-profit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families with a staff of over 130. “As part of this initiative, we needed an email archiving and compliance solution that was compatible with our current enterprise messaging and mobile servers, reduced total cost of ownership by eliminating time-consuming backups and provided search and tag capabilities, while allowing our IT department to focus on Give Kids the World’s corporate goals and business plan. LiveOffice met all these requirements, plus we were able to rapidly deploy the system.”

Pricing and Availability

Available today, LiveOffice Mail Archive starts at $8/mailbox/month with unlimited storage and retention. For more information about today’s announcement, please visit our online press kit at:

About LiveOffice

LiveOffice is a leading provider of software-as-a-service email archiving and Hosted Exchange 2007 solutions, with more than 8,500 clients and a 99-percent client-retention rate. Founded in 1998 and backed by leading private-equity firm Summit Partners, the company has more than 100 employees with deep experience in messaging, including executives and board members from Symantec, Microsoft, FrontBridge and Postini. For more information, call 800.374.2032 or visit Visit the LiveOffice Blog at

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 12, 2008 — Strong flooding in downtown Cedar Rapids have caused businesses to leave their offices and seek alternative business plans. Ascott Transcription Service, a Cedar Rapids company which provides medical transcription services for Veterans Administration hospitals, today reacted to the flooding by moving company servers and key staff to a business continuity facility located in Altoona, IA.

Ascott, a LightEdge Voice-over-IP and Business Internet customer since 2005, has provisioned a server rack and seats in the business recovery workspace for key employees through an emergency action initiative by LightEdge Solutions. The company’s Voice-over-IP phone system will be quickly redirected to phones already provisioned in the workspace.

“I’m at a loss for words,” said a still shaken Bernard Gill, the Vice President of Ascott Transcriptions Service. “When our best plans failed, we turned to LightEdge for support and to ensure the survival of our business.”

On Tuesday, June 10th, LightEdge Solutions announced an initiative to clients allowing them to provision servers rack space and business recovery workspace seats on short-term, emergency agreements. In two days, over 15 customers have relocated servers and other equipment from at-risk areas to dry and secure data center space within the facility.

“The crisis that Cedar Rapids is experiencing now is likely what Des Moines will be facing in the days ahead,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “The Business Continuity Center in Altoona was specifically built for challenging situations such as this. I am glad that the facility and our team can be helpful to the business community.”

The facility, operated by LightEdge Solutions of Des Moines, is resilient dual-purpose building including both data center facilities and business recovery workspace. Its data centers are fed with redundant access to power, Internet and telco services and the facility itself is able to withstand up to 200 mph winds. The business recovery workspace has been provisioned with cubicles, PC’s and phones to accommodate up to 300 workers. Located just outside the Des Moines metro area, the facility is not impacted by either the Des Moines or Raccoon Rivers.

For additional details on server rack space and employee workspace, contact LightEdge at 877-771-3343.

TORONTO, June 12, 2008 – Ceryx, the leading provider of secure and reliable hosted and managed Microsoft® Exchange, email messaging and collaboration software, today announced that Subex has selected its messaging solution for its 1,300 employees in India, Canada, the US, the UK, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Australia.

“We were looking for a global player who was stable, with robust administrative tools, and who could scale with us,” said Jay Kashyap, Subex’s Director of Information Technology. “We found that Ceryx was the best company to go with, in terms of support, product and pricing.”

Ceryx was able to offer Subex, a leading global provider of OSS solutions, a tailored Microsoft Exchange hosting solution that facilitates employees’ messaging across the globe, through a mix of full MAPI, POP3 as well as a BlackBerry solution.

“We literally work with a business and design a custom solution that fits its unique needs - and, more important, adapts seamlessly as the company grows,” said Gus Harsfai, Ceryx’s Chief Executive Officer. Ceryx’s hosted Exchange solution, with its dedicated, 24/7 technical support, close relationship with Microsoft and 100 per cent SLA, allows businesses like Subex Azure to focus on its business, confident in the stability of its mission-critical messaging.

For Subex, outsourcing its e-mail and messaging to Ceryx is the only solution that makes sense. “It’s going to be the norm in the future,” said Kashyap. “Hardware, licensing, virus protection and administrative costs are all escalating,” he points out. “With Ceryx we know the costs. They’re predictable, and affordable. We don’t have to worry about anything. Their support is available 24/7, and their wide experience with customers with 500-plus employees in invaluable.”

This announcement follows other significant Ceryx partnerships, including Canada’s largest wireless carriers, Rogers Wireless and Royal LePage, Canada’s leading provider of franchise services to residential real estate brokerages, clearly establishing Ceryx as the market leader in hosted messaging services.

Ceryx is a Microsoft(R) Gold Certified Partner and a member of the Gold Certified Excellence Program. With operations in Toronto and New York, as well as Tier 4 redundant data centers in both cities, Ceryx’s team of senior messaging professionals have met Fortune 500 companies’ messaging needs across North America for more than 17 years. Ceryx offers clients a suite of messaging services that include hosted and managed e-mail systems, e-mail security, mobility solutions as well as message archiving and compliance services. Visit for more information. Visit for more information.

For more information, please contact:
Gus Harsfai
Ceryx Inc.
[email protected]
(416) 482-9659 ext. 101

Ceryx, a Microsoft Gold Partner of Excellence, is recognized by Microsoft for two new additional specializations in Hosting and Unified Communications

TORONTO - June 12th, 2008 - Ceryx, the leading provider of secure and reliable hosted and managed Microsoft® Exchange Server, email messaging and collaboration software, today announced it has been recognized by Microsoft for two additional areas of specialization - in Microsoft Hosting and Unified Communications.

These new competencies complement an array of specializations already earned by Ceryx, as a Gold Partner of Excellence, including Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency, Security Solutions Competency, Mobility Solutions Competency and Small Business Specialist Community.

“We are really pleased Microsoft continues to develop and refine this program”, says Gus Harsfai, President and C.E.O. of Ceryx. “The Unified Communications Solutions Competency is a broad category that encompasses not only IM and more advanced communications integration, but also the messaging migration work we help our customers with every day.”

The Unified Communications Solutions competency includes three specializations:

IM/Presence, designed to showcase expertise in the planning, deployment, and management of instant messaging solutions
Messaging, designed to showcase expertise in migration and deployment solutions for email and calendaring
Voice, designed to showcase expertise in implementing VoIP, unified messaging, and conferencing solutions
Ceryx had to achieve four or more solutions competencies within the Microsoft Partner Program in order to qualify for the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Excellence Program. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a technology partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft-based technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that technology partners bring to the industry.

“With this program Microsoft is clearly recognizing that not all partners have developed the same skills and subsequently, not all hosted solutions are alike,” says Harsfai. “Ceryx continues to develop a differentiated offering and deliver a hosted solution with a unique set of features and services that cater to the mid-market and Enterprise.”

Through it’s while-label reseller division, ThinOffice, Ceryx has been also able to deliver those same innovations to the SMB through a broad base of resellers.

Ceryx is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner and a member of the Gold Certified Excellence Program, that helps businesses achieve email reliability by bringing together operational experience, advanced infrastructure, proprietary research and product development with leading messaging and collaboration solutions. With operations in Toronto and New York, as well as Tier 4 redundant data centers in both cities, Ceryx’s team of senior messaging professionals have met Fortune 500 companies’ messaging needs across North America for more than 17 years. Ceryx offers clients a suite of messaging services that include hosted and managed email systems, and email security. Visit for more information.

ThinOffice, launched in October 2006, is a white-label Exchange-based messaging solution for Ceryx’s partner channel. Ceryx, an award-winning provider of messaging infrastructure services, worked with Microsoft to deliver ThinOffice, Canada’s leading white label solution provider. ThinOffice provides partners with a privately-branded solution and a web-based delegated administration tool for management as well as providing technical, sales and marketing support. Visit for more information.

For more information, please contact:
Gus Harsfai
Ceryx Inc.
[email protected]
(416) 482-9659 ext. 101

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 11, 2008 — Businesses in downtown Des Moines and in parts of Eastern Iowa are moving servers and other devices to the EdgeBCC business continuity facility and Data Center operated by LightEdge Solutions and located in Altoona, IA. In this challenging time, these businesses are able to keep their critical business application and processes online by moving to a facility that was designed to withstand the worst weather Iowa could dish out.
Due to the impending risks associated with the flood, LightEdge is currently offering temporary server rack space for existing and new customers. Employee disaster recovery workspace is also being offered on short contracts.

At the time of this release, at least 12 companies are actively moving servers into the business continuity facility and are reestablishing their network connections and regaining critical business systems that were at risk from the flood. It is expected that additional businesses will begin to move servers and employees to the business continuity center as the Des Moines River approaches its crest.

“Simply put, this is about helping people when you can. The LightEdge team will be working diligently through this crisis to uphold our business commitment to our customers,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “The EdgeBCC was designed to provide services through disastrous events such as this. We’re grateful that we can be of service in this time of great need.”

The Edge Business Continuity Center (EdgeBCC) is a state-of-the-art facility located in Altoona, IA offering over state-of-the-art environmentally controlled data center space and over 300 disaster recovery workstations provisioned with desktops and Voice-over-IP phone handsets. The facility has been built around a highly redundant private IP network infrastructure, allowing for some of the highest service level agreements in the industry.

For additional details on server rack space and employee workspace, contact LightEdge at 877-771-3343.

About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions empowers businesses to be productive, mobile and effective with managed voice and data services delivered through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network data center environment. By out-tasking voice, data and IT services, small and medium-sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration. For more information, visit

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Leader in Business Email Supports Hosted Microsoft Exchange on iPhone with the Addition of ActiveSync

New York, NY (June 9, 2008) - Intermedia, the worldwide leader in business email services, today announced immediate support for business email and collaboration features on the iPhone 2.0 software, through the addition of ActiveSync capability. Available upon the launch of iPhone 2.0, iPhone users, with Intermedia’s cost effective and hassle-free hosting services, will be able to access all of Microsoft Exchange’s rich, productive and secure mobile features through the iPhone, including always-synced email, calendars, contacts and more.

For businesses, the addition of ActiveSync to the iPhone means increased security. iPhone users, eager to use just one device for work and home, have previously accessed their corporate email through IMAP/POP3 functionality and by doing so have compromised corporate security through an insecure connection. By instead accessing corporate email via Exchange through ActiveSync capability, businesses can rest assured that their information is synced securely. In addition, ActiveSync enables remote wiping, which allows the administrator to remotely erase all corporate email or data should the device be lost or stolen.

“Data security is a serious concern for all businesses,” said Danny Essner, Director of Marketing for Intermedia. “Our extreme focus on protecting our clients from any email security risks is a primary reason why customers choose Intermedia, and we are happy that we can now also provide a secure solution for iPhone users through hosted Exchange and ActiveSync.”

While Apple products have traditionally been considered consumer-oriented, Apple enthusiasts have always been eager to integrate products such as the iPhone into their business lives. According to leading IT analyst firm IDC, the sale of converged mobile devices, such as smartphones with entertainment-oriented features, will grow from 7.3 million units in 2005 to 63 million in 2010 – a 763% increase in just five years. Now, with hosted access to Microsoft Exchange from Intermedia, and the addition of ActiveSync to the iPhone 2.0, users can easily set up just one device for work and play.

Intermedia offers hosted Microsoft Exchange plans, now completely compatible with the iPhone, for small to midsized business with 3 to 1,000 employees. Users can quickly and easily access full Exchange collaboration capabilities on the iPhone by activating ActiveSync through their HostPilot™ control panel. To learn more about Exchange access on the iPhone, please visit

Businesses looking for a more cost-effective and manageable solution for enterprise-class email and collaboration solutions through Microsoft Exchange, should visit Intermedia’s Web site at

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