USA Datanet Migrates More Than 50,000 Messaging Users to BlueTie

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Ease of transition gives customers immediate access to better communication tools and increased spam protection

BlueTie, Inc., the leading provider of Software as a Service for small to mid-sized businesses and service providers, announced today the full, private-label implementation of its email and collaboration services for USA Datanet. More than 50,000 USA Datanet residential and commercial users experienced a fast and seamless transition from an internally-managed UNIX-based email system to the new BlueTie services thanks to BlueTie's new automated provisioning system that is capable of provisioning over 5 million accounts per month.

USA Datanet provides integrated IP communications services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Internet access to commercial, consumer and carrier customers. In May 2006, USA Datanet introduced its Hosted IP Communications Service for businesses in the Upstate New York market, and announced its intention to expand its offering on a regional basis. With BlueTie, USA Datanet now has the scalability and functionality they require for email and collaboration services and the appropriate tools to protect their customers from the escalating threat of spam and viruses.

"The user migration process was very well thought-out and executed," said Scott Matukas, President and COO, USA Datanet. "Now we can focus on our core service offerings and expanding our business, confident that BlueTie will deliver the best available email and collaboration services to our customers."

Residential customers now have email with 1 Gigabyte (GB) of storage and contacts management. Business customers have received BlueTie's Personal Information Manager offering, which features 2GB of email storage, as well as personal calendaring and task management. All of USA Datanet's users will have access to BlueTie's award-winning AJAX web client along with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP, which allows users to send, receive and manage emails from the desktop client of their choice. BlueTie's WAP 2.0 client enables business users to access their email from wireless devices, and DirectConnect facilitates synchronization with Microsoft Outlook®.

USA Datanet also offers BlueTie's full-featured Collaboration suite as an optional upgrade for its business customers. The Collaboration suite provides users with a powerful and affordable alternative to expensive collaboration solutions like Microsoft® Exchange, delivering valuable features such as 10 GB of email and file storage, instant messaging, calendar sharing, and online file sharing.

"It's exciting to be recognized as the best choice for email and collaboration outsourcing by a leading VoIP services provider of USA Datanet's caliber," said Kevin Beatson, Vice President, BlueTie Service Provider Sales and Marketing. "Their focus on delivering affordable, enterprise-class voice and data services to small and mid-sized businesses is directly in line with BlueTie's services and business focus, making this an ideal partnership."

About USA Datanet

USA Datanet is a leading provider of IP-enabled voice, Internet access and enhanced communications services for commercial, consumer and carrier customers. Founded in 1998, the Syracuse, NY-based company is at the forefront of the development and commercial application of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and softswitch network technology, a powerful convergence of voice and data that is rapidly transforming the communications industry across the United States and around the world. USA Datanet operates its advanced SIP-based VoIP network in providing a full range of IP-enabled communications services to over 300,000 customers across the United States. For more information about the company, visit

About BlueTie, Inc.

BlueTie is the leading provider of hosted email and calendaring solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and service providers worldwide. BlueTie revolutionized the Software as a Service sector in 1999 by introducing the first hosted suite of small business tools that require no hardware, software or IT support. BlueTie continues to lead the SaaS movement by delivering incredibly simple applications that are fast, inexpensive and reliable. BlueTie's software is licensed by channel partners, ISPs and other service providers. For more information about BlueTie, visit or call 1-800-BlueTie.


Rob Chamberlin, BlueTie, 585-419-6408

Crystal Prince, Text 100, 585-697-2650

Bill Doolittle, USA Datanet, 315-579-7005


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