07/11/2006 Hosting Industry News Briefing

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 07/11/2006

ASPOne Sees 45% Increase in Customers

ASP-One, a provider Exchange hosting services, announced that they have had an increase of 45% new customers over the period of six months. The company is now home to 20,000 Exchange users.

The company stated that, “it has achieved a 45% increase in subscribers in the last six months. Over the last year, we have experienced a significant increase in the number of customers moving from an in-house solution to our outsourced model. The company claims provides customers who have limited, internal resources and staff with improved IT capabilities, service flexibility and scalability. ASP-One delivers Exchange Hosting and Hosted SharePoint to the burgeoning SMB market.”

“SMB organizations now truly understand the clear advantages of hosted application delivery for software solutions like Microsoft Exchange,” said Alex Yevelev, Vice President of Web Direct Sales for ASP-One. “Over the last year, we have experienced a significant increase in the number of customers moving from an in-house solution to our outsourced model.”

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WebCinch Officially Launches

WebCinch, a new hosting company, announced that they have officially launched their new website, after the original planning phase took six months. The company’s servers will be residing in Texas, a location that was hand picked by the company’s founder.

‘’With over 12 years of experience in the industry, I’m in a position to point WebCinch in a direction that will ensure our ability to not only grow and stay competitive, but also to offer our clients the superior level of service that they expect,’’ says Eric Barbaglia, founder of WebCinch.

According to the company, they offer, “a wide range of real-time customer support methods, including video tutorials, a download library and a user Knowledgebase. Live server monitoring data has also been posted on the WebCinch Web site. All company sales and technical support representatives, including Barbaglia, may be reached directly by customers via MSN, Yahoo, AIM, Skype and ICQ instant messaging.”

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ModernGigabyte Launches ModernBill 5.0

ModernGigabyte, the software company behind the widely used application ModernBill, announced today that they have released version 5.0 of the popular billing tool.

“We developed ModernBill Version 5.0 completely from scratch in order to build a solid product that enables companies of all sizes to begin billing their customers using an online, automated billing system and provides a foundation for developers to integrate or build their own applications using the MBAPI,” said Jon McCarrick, Vice President of Sales at ModernGigabyte.

The company stated that, “Developers can use the SDK, exclusively available to ModernBill customers, to integrate 3rd party applications into the ModernBill 5.0 core engine, also known as the MBAPI. Developers also have the ability to develop their own applications using the MBAPI engine. Major features of the new ModernBill 5.0 include multiple language, currency and tax capabilities. It extends support to larger companies requiring more powerful databases including Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. It also uses the Smarty template engine to allow complete customization of the administration, client and order system.”

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EDS Provides CMS Site Support

EDS, a provider of IT solutions, announced that they are now offering hosting solutions for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (cms.hhs.gov) outward facing Web sites. The contract is worth a reported $41 million.

This new contract is the second task order that was issued to EDS through the CMS Enterprise Data Center $1.9 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract. The goal of the project is to consolidate operations.

“This task order will allow CMS to cut data center costs and improve responsiveness to the millions of users of Medicare services,” says Don Picard, VP of EDS Civilian Healthcare. “The work performed by EDS under these task orders begins CMS’ first step toward consolidating the agency’s mid-tier applications into an EDC environment.”

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