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iFuel, Europe's fastest growing ASP aggregator, today announced that it
been voted the ASP Company of the Year by delegates attending the IIR
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
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,
especially to see our security partner RSA Security also receiving an
award," said Eamus Halpin, founder and CEO of iFuel, who accepted the
"iFuel provides a vehicle that end-users sign up to because of its
reliability and security, that channel partners trust because of the
transparent business model and that ISVs want to be part of, because we
the pain out of transitioning their applications to an ASP

Security Partner RSA Security Wins Most Innovative ASP Security
In addition, RSA Security, whose SecurID two factor authentication
is provided as standard to all iFuel users, won the IIR award for the
Innovative ASP Security Solution.

"RSA Security is pleased to accept this award, which acknowledges our
to ensure secure application delivery over any network, to any device,"
Tim Pickard, strategic marketing director at RSA Security. "iFuel and
Security were the first companies to offer two factor authentication as
standard part of an ASP offering, and a year down the line, our
to providing powerful, robust and easy-to-use security solutions for
ebusiness environments remains as strong as ever."

The ASP European Summit Award Ceremony
Presented this year at the Cavalieri Hilton, Rome, the ASP European
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
companies, thus ensuring that the winners were chosen by their peers
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
Group (RUG). iFuel will provide RUG employees in London and New York
key office productivity applications including Microsoft Office,
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
line-of-business applications whilst dramatically simplifying the
of its IT infrastructure and providing a predictable cost path through
monthly scheduled payment scheme.


About iFuel
iFuel is Europe's fastest growing ASP aggregator and enables ISVs to
applications, whatever their design or build, through either direct or
indirect channels via the software as a service model, on a
basis. In contrast to a number of ASPs, iFuel does not sell directly to
end user, but instead adds value for ISVs and their reseller channels
enabling them to provide fully hosted, managed and integrated
packages to their existing and prospective customer base.

iFuel was formed in November 2000 as a spin-off company from 10 year
systems integrator and reseller The Integration Group. iFuel
currently has
over 11,000 contracted users, using more than 30 fully hosted
from 11 ISVs. For more information, visit the iFuel web site at

For further information please contact:
Alistair Verney, AxiCom, Tel: 020 8600 4616,
Sara Hassett, AxiCom, Tel: 020 8600 4610, Email:
Alissa Quinn, iFuel, Tel: 01895 444420, Email:

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