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SMB’s Lack of Knowledge of IT, Including Cloud Computing, Prohibits Adoption Even with Plans to Maintain or Increase Technology Spend

May 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on SMB’s Lack of Knowledge of IT, Including Cloud Computing, Prohibits Adoption Even with Plans to Maintain or Increase Technology Spend 

Webmaster ToolboxCENTENNIAL, COLORADO & WASHINGTON – “You don’t know what you don’t know” may be the expression most appropriate for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) when it comes to the benefits of technology and their business, according to an independent survey of more than 500 SMB decision makers released at National Small Business Week.

The study, commissioned by Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, showed that more than two-thirds of respondents are uncertain if they will purchase a Cloud solution in the near future. However, despite this lack of knowledge, respondents seek the benefits of a Cloud offering, with 21 percent citing the ability to share resources and 20 percent citing on-demand resources as important, showcasing a need for education on Cloud benefits specific to small businesses.

With the proper knowledge and education on Cloud technology, 20 percent of decision makers stated they were likely or very likely to implement a Cloud Computing solution in the next twelve months while almost 10 percent were likely or very likely to implement in the next three months.

“This data clearly demonstrates that there continues to be a need for educating SMBs on the benefits of Cloud and more importantly, correlating those benefits to their current IT requirements,” said Mitch Merrifield, Senior Director of Managed Computing Solutions for Verio. “SMBs want to drive efficiencies, and Cloud technologies are some of the most innovative solutions to assist them in doing that.”

The survey also found that 19 percent of SMB decision makers are looking to cut technology costs, an improvement from 30 percent from last year, so the SMB appetite to purchase IT solutions continues to grow. Other findings include a sustained focus on building out and maintaining IT infrastructure as well.

“There are several considerations, including use cases, benefits, applications and purchasing, when SMBs are deciding how to best implement IT solutions such as Cloud,” continued Merrifield. “We believe as their understanding of these key factors and benefits evolve, this will significantly contribute to the adoption of Cloud technologies in 2011 and beyond.”
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Verio Announces Agenda for Annual viaVerio Partner Summit, May 23 – 25, 2011

May 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verio Announces Agenda for Annual viaVerio Partner Summit, May 23 – 25, 2011 

Webmaster ToolboxCENTENNIAL, Colo. Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including web hosting, application hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), today announced the agenda and speakers for the annual viaVerio Partner Summit, May 23 – 25, 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida. Registration is still open for the event and partners interested in registering can click here.

Verio’s annual Partner Summit will offer a combination of keynote presentations, business-building tracks led by industry experts and interactive product sessions helping partners to navigate new business opportunities. The primary goal of the Summit is to deliver informational topics that partners can utilize immediately to expand their service offering and maximize profitability.

At this year’s Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry-leading experts including:

CJ McClanahan – Reachmore – will outline to partners how to sell more solutions to existing customers while providing new revenue streams in the process. The session will also highlight a simple system for setting powerful goals that provide clarity and vision for a company’s success.

Ed Turi – Turi Business Coaching- will highlight how partners can effectively incorporate automation tools and processes to free up valuable time so they can focus on growing their business instead of managing their business.

Brandon Kennington – Bluekube Technologies and Matt Dotson- Momenta – will outline how partners can work more efficiently in the areas of Marketing, Sales, Operations and Delivery, to surpass their competition.

Matt Smith – The Contractor’s Friend – will provide best practices on how partners can build and harness the value of their Sales Funnel.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in peer led panel sessions and hear first-hand about the success of selling Verio’s solutions from current Verio partners. To view the complete agenda for this event, click here.

In addition to learning from market luminaries during the event, attendees will also have the ability to meet with event sponsors including:
• Accrisoft
• CM4all
• cPanel
• GlowTouch
• CompTIA
• Parallels
• ShopSite
• Trend Micro
• TZO
• VMware Zimbra Read more

Vialtus Solutions Launches New, Flexible, Application Hosting Services

June 15, 2009 by · Comments Off on Vialtus Solutions Launches New, Flexible, Application Hosting Services 

Website ToolsLONDON – Vialtus Solutions (formerly Pipex Business) launches its new Application Hosting services today, aiming to help businesses take advantages of an increasing array of enterprise applications delivered from one of the company’s two UK datacentres to any IP-enabled device. The new hosting services are designed to offer businesses the most appropriate combination of technology, customer service and flexibility to enable them to use hosted applications to improve productivity and reduce IT costs.

Included as part of the new standard application hosting package is management and monitoring, a 99.97% uptime SLA, a 4 hour hardware replacement commitment and round the clock technical support (24/7×365). The service comes with a range of HP server specifications (suitable web, application and database), as well as a supported or managed Microsoft Windows Server with IIS, and REDHAT Linux v4 or v5 with Apache or Personal Home Page (PHP).

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NaviSite Selected to Host PetsUnited

March 17, 2009 by · Comments Off on NaviSite Selected to Host PetsUnited 

NaviSite 190x60 BannerWebmaster News – ANDOVER, Mass. – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of Enterprise Hosting and Application Services, today announced that PetsUnited, LLC of Hazleton, PA has chosen NaviSite’s expanded line of managed infrastructure services to run its online storefronts for selling pet-related products, including www.dog.com and www.horse.com.

PetsUnited owns a line of world-class online brands that deliver value-added pet and outdoor supplies to customers. Horse.com is the world’s leading e-retailer for horse tack, horse supplies, horse blankets and saddles. Dog.com is your destination for dog supplies, dog treats, dog toys, dog crates and much more. Read more

Pointivity Launches Global Relay Email Archiving for Partners

February 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on Pointivity Launches Global Relay Email Archiving for Partners 

Webmaster NewsSAN DIEGO, CA. – Pointivity, a leading application hosting and managed service provider offering enterprise level IT solutions to businesses and partners, today announced the availability of Global Relay email archiving and compliance solution as part of its private label hosted services program.

Pointivity partners will be able to offer Global Relay’s secure, easy-to-use, email archiving, email continuity and email compliance solutions to customers that are subject to strict regulatory mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, FINRA, HIPAA, as well as proactively be ‘litigation ready’ in connection with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Read more

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