New York, NY (PRWEB) October 9, 2006
ShareMethods (http://www.sharemethods.com) today announced that it upgraded its operations into a SAS 70 Type II data center provided by AppSite Hosting, a division of Vericenter. By hosting the ShareMethods service at Appsite’s state-of-the-art datacenter, ShareMethods can provide their customers with a higher level of security, reliability, and responsiveness. AppSite Hosting will also allow ShareMethods to boost redundancy and scale more easily when adding customers. ShareMethods delivers an on-demand sales and marketing library to securely manage, share, and distribute materials such as proposals, marketing collateral, customer agreements, and partner documents on a global basis.
SAS 70 Type II certification designates that the data center complies with the internationally recognized auditing standard, developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, Service Organizations, audit or service auditor's represents that a data center has been through an in-depth audit of their control activities, which generally include controls in security monitoring, change management, problem management, back-up and environmental controls, and logical and physical access to the data center. A Type II report not only includes the service organization's description of controls, but also includes detailed testing of the service organization's controls over a minimum six month period. It is an independent assessment of whether the controls were placed in operation, suitably designed, and operating effectively. The AppSite data center received an "unqualified" audit opinion, the highest level attainable.
“We are pleased to be able to provide a robust and scalable infrastructure for ShareMethods to grow and become successful,” says Craig Schmidtke, General Manager of AppSite Hosting. “Our strong technological background and SAS 70 certification gives ShareMethods the utmost confidence in our data center as they expand their capabilities and bring on more customers.”
“The upgrade to a SAS 70 data center is part of our ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of service to our customers,” says Eric Hoffert, CEO of ShareMethods. "ShareMethods has provided 99.9%+ availability over the last two years and we expect an even higher level in the new data center. Our global user community of 135 companies operating in 23 countries will benefit from this upgrade to a higher level of industry standard reliability. We are also pleased that AppSite’s nationwide reach allows us to expand to additional data centers on an as-needed basis.”
AppSite Hosting is an enterprise-class, dedicated hosting provider operated by highly trained IT professionals employing the technological resources and expertise of VeriCenter, Dell, and Sprint within a world-class, SAS 70 Type II Certified data center. Appsite offers secure, tailored solutions built on a strong technological foundation to ensure the availability that a business demands. Everything Appsite builds is based on four key elements: the latest in server hardware, a highly reliable network, a world-class data center and highly capable and dedicated support personnel.
VeriCenter is the IT infrastructure and managed services company that provides a comprehensive range of secure, reliable, enterprise-level IT operations. These inclusive enterprise services are centrally delivered through automated systems to our nationwide data centers or customer locations. VeriCenter’s solutions help maintain and improve all levels of enterprise service and support while extending IT departments’ in-house capabilities. VeriCenter customers rely on the company’s expertise for hosting, security, monitoring, OS & database administration, and storage & tape backup requirements. Customers benefit from scalable, cost controlled, high-quality IT services and infrastructure all from one source. For additional information on VeriCenter and the scalable solutions, visit: http://www.vericenter.com or call 866.411.8287.
With ShareMethods, sales and marketing teams can store, manage, and share documents easily and securely, collaborating with extended selling networks to close more business, providing a cost-effective alternative to developing and supporting a sales and marketing intranet or extranet. ShareMethods combines advanced document management, collaboration, and CRM integration into powerful on-demand solutions. The “Sales and Marketing Portal in a Box” approach can cost less than one tenth of the price of traditional enterprise software. ShareMethods received an “Excellent” rating for usability from eWeek and scored 9 out of 10 for “Ease of Use, Implementation, and Value” from InfoWorld. The company was recognized together with salesforce.com in the InfoWorld Top 100 for one of the Best IT Projects of 2004 and as one of the CRM WizKids for 2006 by noted CRM analyst Denis Pombriant. ShareMethods provides on-demand services to more than 135 companies on a global basis with users in 23 countries and customers including BusinessWeek (a division of McGraw-Hill Companies), CNET Channel (a division of CNET Networks), salesforce.com, HID Corp., JMJ Associates, TI Broadcast Solutions Group, Evolution Benefits, and others. ShareMethods on-demand services include ShareNow for AppExchange, ShareFree for AppExchange, and ShareMethods. Visit http://www.sharemethods.com or call 1-877-SHARENOW for more information.
Paul Soukup, ShareMethods LLC