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Netfirms Announces Launch of Google Apps Premier Edition

June 11, 2009 by  

WebHost ToolsToronto, Canada and Mountain View, CA – Netfirms, one of the world’s largest web hosting and domain name registrars today announced the launch of Netfirms for Google Apps™, a suite of communication and collaboration tools including the newly released Google Apps Sync for Outlook powered by Netfirms 24/7 customer service.

“We are delighted to announce Netfirms for Google Apps solution for business customers. Our tightly integrated solution is a significant win for our customers in the United States and Canada,” said Thomas Savundra, CEO of Netfirms. “As one of the world’s largest service providers with plenty of real-world experience assisting customers with their hosting, domain and IT needs, we are confident we add significant value to make Google Apps work seamlessly for businesses. We make this process simple — from registering a domain all the way to getting their new ‘Office 2.0’ setup with Google Apps Premier Edition.”

With Google Apps Premier Edition, Netfirms customers can use applications such as Gmail™ webmail service (without any advertising), Google Talk™ instant messaging service, Google Calendar™ calendaring service, Google Docs™ program, Google Sites™ intranet/extranet web application, and Google Video™ for business on their own domain to work together more effectively. Best of all, you have 24/7 service and support provided by Netfirms for Google Apps, so there’s no additional HR requirements to download, install or maintain the application.

“Over the past 10 years, Netfirms has been offering ‘Fortune 500’ capabilities at a small business price. This new offering supports this philosophy, extending Netfirms services into the rich email, collaboration and communication space, alongside our well established Grid Hosting offerings.” said Thomas Savundra, CEO of Netfirms.

Other benefits of Google Apps with Netfirms include 99.9% uptime guarantee, 25GB of email storage, mobile phone support (Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Android), built in Postini spam and filtering tools, SAS70 Type II compliance certification for security, custom branding in your company name, and future service upgrades at no additional cost, and dedicated expert 24/7 support for your account from Netfirms.

“We continue to hear from our larger customers a need to significantly reduce their IT costs,” says Dan Kershaw, General Manager of Netfirms. “These same customers are telling us — why continue to dedicate staff and resources to maintaining dozens of servers and fighting spam when those resources could be pointed at revenue generating projects or go straight to the bottom line? With Netfirms providing Google Apps and the new Google Apps Sync for Outlook we can now help organizations make such a migration.”

Netfirms received training, support and deployment services from Google, as well as a clean integration of Google Apps into the Netfirms Hosting Control Panel. This allows Netfirms staff to provide additional service and support when needed. The customers of Netfirms using Google Apps will benefit from the additional attention to their specific needs.

For more information on Google Apps and Google Apps Sync for Outlook program please visit www.netfirms.com/googleapps or www.netfirms.ca/googleapps

About Netfirms, Inc.
Netfirms, Inc., founded in 1998, provides hosting solutions and Grid Hosting technology to successful small and medium-sized businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide. Netfirms hosts over 1,200,000 websites and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For more information about Netfirms. Come Visit www.netfirms.com.

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