Joint initiative to provide cloud-based, advanced collaboration services and generate new revenue streams for VARs
Denver, CO. March 4, 2009, USA.NET, a leader in business e-mail hosting, announced today that they signed an agreement with HP to provide their hosted messaging and collaboration solutions as a part of their software-as-a-service offering for HP channel partners. This joint initiative will enable value-added resellers (VARs), managed services providers, IT integrators, and other channel partners to benefit from a hosted business email model by providing new revenue streams and helping them to become strategic advisors to their clients. USA.NET will work with HP to equip VARs with comprehensive tools and guidance to enable them to offer USA.NET’s industry-leading suite of hosted messaging, collaboration, email archiving, security and mobility services. As a result, they can generate new revenue streams by offering their small and midsize business (SMB) customers a greater choice of solution delivery methods.
This will make it easier for VARs to plan for and deploy hosted Business Email services. USA.NET’s hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, Commercial Messaging Services, Mobile Messaging, Email Archiving, Enhanced Messaging, and Secure Messaging Services can be sold to VARs and managed service providers looking to expand their hosting business and to level the competitive playing field relating to size and scale.
“This initiative builds on the strength of the existing relationship between USA.NET and HP and expands it to help VARs deliver best-in-class solutions and services that help customers streamline their operations and cut costs,” said Doug Howard, President, USA.NET. “This agreement provides a new source of SaaS offerings for VARs, the next step in empowering the channel to grow their businesses.”
In addition to generating recurring revenues for a highly reliable hosted business email solutions, VARs also can provide value-added services such as integration, customization and remote provisioning to managed services provider customers.
“In this challenging economic climate, Channel partners want to grow. They can evolve their business model and leverage the collaboration between HP and USA.NET to become successful in the software as a service marketplace,” said Duncan Campbell, vice president, Small and Midmarket Business, HP. “Our collaboration with USA.NET combines a comprehensive suite of reliable business email services along with the necessary elements to help them to enter this market. Through our offerings, customers can acquire critical elements of their technology environment from their trusted advisor — their channel partner — as a monthly subscription.”
USA.NET offers a comprehensive suite of highly reliable business email, email archiving, security and mobility services and advanced collaboration solutions that are modular and infinitely scalable to ensure customers can grow their businesses without having to invest additional resources, time or capital into their mission-critical messaging infrastructure. USA.NET is a SAS 70 Type II Audited, Microsoft Gold Certified, vendor and a member of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program for Exchange. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Perimeter eSecurity, the industry’s leading provider of complete IT security on demand, USA.NET manages over 1 million business mailboxes in 120 countries. Its multiple redundant Tier IV data centers provide 24x7x365 monitoring and management along with dedicated account management. USA.NET has recently received top rankings for its service offerings by The Radicati Group, Inc., MSExchange.Org, Microsoft and others. For more information about USA.NET visit USA.NET website or call 800-653-0179.