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Netstores ASP Solution Chosen Over Traditional Alternatives


John Laing plc has chosen Netstore's Exchange 2000 (E2000) product to replace its cc:Mail system. The initial contract is for 300 seats of E2000 and of mobile access to Exchange (MAX2000).

Outsourcing the mail system to Netstore made a lot of sense for John Laing plc, freeing up valuable IT time and allowing the IT staff to focus on the more strategic aspects of their work. "We chose to outsource our mail system to Netstore because they offer a 'one stop shop' solution that means I don't have to worry about upfront infrastructure costs, security or administrative issues," said John Laing plc IT Manager Martin George

"Even better, budget-wise I now have a predictable cost per user and the flexibility to roll-out the service to new, remote locations whenever I need to 30 to 40 per cent of our employees work remotely and with Netstore's E2000 being available from any web-enabled PC, it does not matter if our staff are at home, out on site or wherever, they can still access information quickly and securely."

David Blundell, VP Sales, Netstore said: "We are delighted that John Laing plc has elected to switch to our ASP-based version of Microsoft Exchange 2000. The withdrawal of support for cc:Mail has meant that many organisations are now looking at ASP-based groupware as a strong and viable alternative. Forward-thinking companies are choosing the cost-saving benefits of our E2000 offering. They really appreciate the functionality of our outsourced option, which also enables them to predict their annual messaging service budget upfront."

Netstore's E2000 service delivers industry-leading groupware with the added benefit of Internet-enablement. Being Internet-based, Netstore's E2000 can provide users' messaging service to any web-enabled PC in the world. The service provides the best functionality over the most flexible medium - the Internet - and comes with automatic updates to the latest software releases and access to a huge resource of technically skilled experts.

In addition John Laing plc's full migration, including training, was spread over a period of five weeks in order to fit in with the users and take into account the challenges of a multi-site environment. Training was given to users onsite while their laptops/ desktops were changed over to the new system. When the users returned to work they found they were fully 'migrated' and able to put their newly learnt skills into action.

Netstore is presently offering companies a special migration package for current users of the cc:Mail platform that gives customers 6 months' free mobile access to its messaging product, MAX2000.


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About Netstore


Founded in 1996, Netstore is Europe's leading Application Service Provider (ASP), offering software as a service on a multi-tenancy basis (a central infrastructure shared between many users across many customers) and delivering its services on a predictable 'pay-per-seat' basis via the Internet. Netstore's ASP services provide businesses with the flexibility to access the software and support services they require, on a subscription basis.


Netstore currently delivers fully scalable, reliable and secure services including Microsoft Exchange 2000, mobile access to Exchange 2000 (MAX2000), Netstore On-line Backup and Netstore iRoam. Netstore complements these services with a portfolio of Professional Services offering migration, training, implementation and project management to over 32,000 business users including Cisco Systems, Avon, BT, NTL, NatWest Bank, Axon, Go-fly, EMR and Laing.
Netstore is headquartered in Bracknell, UK.


For more information, visit Netstore at http://www.netstore.net
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