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Parallels EMEA Partner Roadshow Bolsters White-label Reseller Opportunities to Help Hosters Increase Revenue & Grow SaaS Offerings

August 20, 2009 by · Comments Off on Parallels EMEA Partner Roadshow Bolsters White-label Reseller Opportunities to Help Hosters Increase Revenue & Grow SaaS Offerings 

ParallelsWeb Hosting ToolsMUNICH, Germany — Virtualization and automation leader, Parallels, will conduct a seven-country partner roadshow targeting Parallels’ partners and other hosters, cloud services providers and ISVs. The EMEA Partner Roadshow will provide attendees with insights and best practices to deploy applications and services in a hosted environment. The roadshow will also provide practical examples of how hosters can use white-label reselling to create a lucrative indirect sales channel with a wider portfolio of applications, while maintaining brand independence and client loyalty.

White-label reselling enables hosters to resell and deliver SaaS applications including Microsoft Exchange, Windows SharePoint, Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), etc. in a hosted environment. In the SaaS model, end user customers subscribe to applications instead of purchasing them, typically on a monthly basis. In this pay-as-you go approach, SMBs are afforded an easy-to-use low-cost service.

An April 2009, study by IDC finds that growth in the SaaS market will be strong in Europe despite — and in some cases because of — the weak economic conditions. The overall SaaS market will grow from €237 million in 2004 to €6,005 million in 2013 (1). From this and other recent IDC studies, it is clear that SaaS has become accepted by the mainstream of user organizations around Europe. This will result in continued strong growth, making SaaS a rising star in a very largely depressed European software market.

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Aplus.net Partners with PRWeb

February 17, 2009 by · Comments Off on Aplus.net Partners with PRWeb 

Webmaster NewsOVERLAND PARK, KS – Aplus.net, a leading Web hosting company and Internet solutions provider, has added PRWeb.com to its growing list of online Marketing Resources. PRWeb resources are designed to help small businesses increase the visibility of their news, drive Web site traffic, and improve search engine rankings.

PRWeb is a leader in online news and press release distribution. Founded in 1997, the service has been used by more than 40,000 organizations to leverage the Internet to communicate their news to the public. PRWeb was acquired in 2006 by Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leader in on-demand software for Public Relations, and has been featured in publications such as Fortune and The Wall Street Journal.

“Small businesses often produce news stories of interest to their customers and prospective customers, but they may lack the resources necessary to generate the publicity they deserve,” notes Alex Yevelev, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether established or start-up, these organizations can tap PRWeb’s expertise and distribution channels to boost their online visibility using all the tools the Internet has to offer.” Read more

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