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Titan Internet staff gain Microsoft Gold

News Release
5th May 2011

Titan Internet gains Microsoft Gold Hosting and Server Platform Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

Cloud hosting specialistTitan Internet has today (May 5) announced that it has achieved not one but two Gold Competencies for its technological expertise from global software giant Microsoft.

Titan, which is part of iomart Group plc, achieved Microsoft Gold Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network for two core areas of its business - Hosting and Server Platform solutions. This means that Titan has staff with the highest level of skill and achievement to implement and support Microsoft hosting solutions for its customers.

Lee Christie, Director of Titan Internet, said: “It’s now far more difficult to achieve this elite status with Microsoft because they require the very highest of standards, so I’m absolutely delighted we have achieved not one but two of their Gold competencies. This means Titan customers can be assured we have both highly qualified and experienced staff to support their business web hosting needs.

The Gold Hosting and Server Platform Competencies differentiate us from the competition and establish us as market leaders, further demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of customers relying on Microsoft-based solutions.”

Titan Internet provides hosting solutions to over 3,000 customers across the UK, serving a mixture of organisations from large corporates and Government bodies through to local businesses and hobbyists. Clients include the number one flight search engine Skyscanner, Deloitte LLP, British American Tobacco, Ministry of Defence, and the National Parks.

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organisations that deliver products and services on the Microsoft Platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with a superior experience and outcomes. Titan Internet offers dedicated hosting on Microsoft platforms. Titan is also a hosting partner through Microsoft’s two schemes for business start-ups and SMEs, called WebsiteSpark and BizSpark. Titan has also become a Microsoft Small Business Specialist.

Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp, said: “The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support.”

Titan Internet was founded by Lee Christie over ten years ago. It has 25 staff based at its offices in Rochford, Essex. Titan was bought last year (2010) by AIM-listed iomart Group plc , one of the UK leaders in the delivery of mission-critical managed hosting and cloud computing services, because of its skilled technical expertise particularly in the areas of virtualisation and network management.
Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart Group plc, said: “Titan’s achievement of Microsoft Gold Competency in two core areas of its business illustrates why it is such an important addition to the iomart Group.”
Titan Internet will carry Microsoft Gold recognition for Hosting and Server Platform solutions, encompassing a range of Microsoft technologies:
• Windows Server hosting
• Windows SQL Server hosting
• Windows Exchange hosting

In addition to the Microsoft Gold Competencies, Titan Internet already has VMware, Linux, Oracle, and Adobe Certified staff.

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News release issued on behalf of Titan Internet by Jane Robertson, Head of PR for iomart Group plc. For more information please email jane.robertson@iomart.com or call 0141 931 6474.

Notes for editors:
Photo: Lee Christie, Director of Titan Internet (front row, second from left) and staff at Titan Internet. Photo is free to use.

About Titan Internet

Based in Rochford, Essex, Titan Internet Ltd was founded by Lee Christie in 2001. Titan Internet was bought by iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) in November 2010 for £4.2 million. It currently manages over 1000 servers on behalf of clients ranging from SMEs to large corporates.

Titan Internet has grown each year since it was established. Titan has expanded to become one the UK’s most respected and technically advanced hosting companies, particularly in the areas of virtualisation and network management.
For further information about Titan Internet, please visit www.titaninternet.co.uk

About iomart Group plc

iomart Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of managed hosting and cloud computing services. From a single server through to private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the delivery and management of mission-critical hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and online applications.
By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure, including five state-of-the-art data centres in the UK, iomart offers world-beating levels of service to its customers. The Group offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee with all hosting services being engineered to ensure no single point of failure.

iomart Group operates in its chosen markets through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Titan Internet, Easyspace and West Coast Cloud. The group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market since April 2000.
For further information about iomart Group plc visit www.iomart.com

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