Hostway Now Offering Microsoft Collaboration Solution
SharePoint Provides Easy-to-Use Platform for Information Sharing
Chicago, IL—Thursday, January 21, 2005—Hostway Corporation, a global leader in Web hosting and managed services, today said it has added Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services collaboration technologies to its hosting services, enabling its customers to easily create, manage and build their own collaborative websites and make them accessible throughout their organizations.
“Windows SharePoint Services enhances work-team productivity for small to medium-sized businesses through an easy-to-use, Web-based collaboration tool,” said John Lee, Hostway’s VP of marketing. “With SharePoint Products and Technologies, building and managing an intranet becomes much easier than ever before.”
Hostway offers new clients two Windows SharePoint Services plans, Standard and Advanced. For up to 35 users, the Standard plan provides Windows SharePoint Services disk quota of 300MB, 10GB of traffic, and 25 email accounts. The Advanced plan, designed for up to 85 users, offers disk quota of 600MB, 30GB or traffic and 65 email accounts. The Standard plan is available for $19.95 per month or $215 per year. The Advanced plan is available for $39.95 per month or $431 per year.
Current Hostway “Windows Gold” or Linux Web hosting clients may add Windows SharePoint Services to their hosting plans at an incremental monthly charge of $10 for each 20 users and 50MB of disk space. Current clients of Hostway’s premium “Gold Plus” and other premium Windows Web hosting plans will enjoy free access to Windows SharePoint Services.
Windows SharePoint Services, a collection of services for Windows Server™ 2003, provides tools to share information, collaborate with other users on documents, and create lists and Web Part pages. Companies also may use SharePoint products and technologies as a platform for creating collaboration and information-sharing applications.
With the powerful tools of Windows SharePoint Services, teams can keep connected and productive, enabling better decisions and stronger relationships with customers, partners and suppliers. Users can more efficiently create and review any type of document with built-in document versioning and check-in and checkout capabilities. Teams may also distribute business-critical information more securely through password-protected SharePoint sites rather than relying on email.
Hostway clients also will benefit from SharePoint Products and Technologies secure and scalable feature set. Its additional features include News and Topics; My Site, with personal and public views; information targeting to specific audiences; powerful indexing and searching across file shares, Web servers, secure Web servers, Exchange Public Folders, Lotus Notes and SharePoint sites; alerts that notify when changes are made to relevant information, documents or applications; single sign-on for enterprise application integration; and integration with Microsoft BizTalk® Server.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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