iFUEL VOTED "ASP COMPANY OF THE YEAR" Friday 9 March 2001 PDF Print iFuel, Europe's fastest growing ASP aggregator, today announced that it has been voted the ASP Company of the Year by delegates attending the IIR ASP European Summit at Rome's Cavalieri Hilton Hotel this week. The accolade came as delegates from across Europe recognised the success of iFuel's innovative, partnership-based business model, which enables Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to securely deliver their applications, regardless of design or build, through either their direct or indirect channels in an ASP style. "It is a real honour to have iFuel's efforts recognised in this way, and especially to see our security partner RSA Security also receiving an award," said Eamus Halpin, founder and CEO of iFuel, who accepted the award. "iFuel provides a vehicle that end-users sign up to because of its service reliability and security, that channel partners trust because of the transparent business model and that ISVs want to be part of, because we take the pain out of transitioning their applications to an ASP environment." Security Partner RSA Security Wins Most Innovative ASP Security Solution In addition, RSA Security, whose SecurID two factor authentication software is provided as standard to all iFuel users, won the IIR award for the Most Innovative ASP Security Solution. "RSA Security is pleased to accept this award, which acknowledges our work to ensure secure application delivery over any network, to any device," said Tim Pickard, strategic marketing director at RSA Security. "iFuel and RSA Security were the first companies to offer two factor authentication as a standard part of an ASP offering, and a year down the line, our commitment to providing powerful, robust and easy-to-use security solutions for today's ebusiness environments remains as strong as ever." The ASP European Summit Award Ceremony Presented this year at the Cavalieri Hilton, Rome, the ASP European Summit Awards give recognition to those technologies, services, skills and achievements that are shaping and driving forward the ASP industry. Delegates attending the summit voted on the day for previously nominated companies, thus ensuring that the winners were chosen by their peers from within the industry. Entertainment Company Finds Asp Really Useful iFuel recently announced that it is to host and manage applications for Andrew Lloyd Webber's International Entertainment Company, The Really Useful Group (RUG). iFuel will provide RUG employees in London and New York with key office productivity applications including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange, Sun Systems, Forest & Trees and Vision. The Really Useful Group was introduced to the ASP concept by iFuel ASP reseller Integration Ltd, a long term IT supplier to RUG. iFuel's ASP solution allows RUG to offer its employees secure, ubiquitous access to its line-of-business applications whilst dramatically simplifying the management of its IT infrastructure and providing a predictable cost path through a monthly scheduled payment scheme. -ends- About iFuel iFuel is Europe's fastest growing ASP aggregator and enables ISVs to deliver applications, whatever their design or build, through either direct or indirect channels via the software as a service model, on a pan-European basis. In contrast to a number of ASPs, iFuel does not sell directly to the end user, but instead adds value for ISVs and their reseller channels by enabling them to provide fully hosted, managed and integrated application packages to their existing and prospective customer base. iFuel was formed in November 2000 as a spin-off company from 10 year old systems integrator and reseller The Integration Group. iFuel currently has over 11,000 contracted users, using more than 30 fully hosted applications from 11 ISVs. For more information, visit the iFuel web site at http//:www.ifuel.com For further information please contact: Alistair Verney, AxiCom, Tel: 020 8600 4616, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Sara Hassett, AxiCom, Tel: 020 8600 4610, Email: email@example.com Alissa Quinn, iFuel, Tel: 01895 444420, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of AxiCom in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.