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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.

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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:alistair.verney@axicom.com
Sara Hassett, AxiCom, Tel: 020 8600 4610, Email:
sara.hassett@axicom.com
Alissa Quinn, iFuel, Tel: 01895 444420, Email: alissa.quinn@ifuel.com

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