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New research indicates that UK sites see the ASP model as an integral building block for disaster recovery

London, December 5th 2000 - Recent research reveals that many IT departments are looking at Application Service Providers to form part or all of their disaster recovery policy. The survey, which was co-sponsored by ASP enablers SevenMountains Software, shows that 67% of IT manager respondents conduct would use as ASP as part of a disaster recovery policy.

Patrick Coates, Managing Director at SevenMountains Software expands: "With increasing pressure to provide 24x7 computing, regardless of what disasters may take place, the ASP model has two roles to play. Firstly, companies see the ASP model as a good disaster recovery model in itself. Alternatively, those who have not embraced the ASP model for the first level of application provision can see it playing a secondary back-up style role. Either way normal service to end users is resumed in a timely and controlled manner. This emphasis on up-time may also indicate why 63% of respondents saw reliability as a most important factor when choosing as ASP."

Robert Kelly, Business Development Manager at the ASP Community, a knowledge share end user initiative concludes: "It is good to see that companies are looking beyond the benefits that the industry itself is promoting. It is increasingly apparent that they can see how this model can be implemented to provide many real business advantages. Many organisations are now seeing that the ASP model has wider implications. It gives access to more than reduced costs and manageable expenditure, it can also be used to safeguard data and increase the overall level of security."

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Additional Information:

THE RESEARCH: "ASPs - Is it your route to better computing?"

The research survey was conducted in November 2000 by The ASP Community http://www.aspcommunity.org


Over 350 IT Managers across industry were surveyed. An Executive Summary of the full research results will available in late January. Please contact Rose Ross at Omarketing on rose@omarketing.co.uk for further details.

About SevenMountains Software

SevenMountains Software is a leading developer of infrastructure software for application service providers (ASPs) and enterprise customers. The company offers an application hosting management solution that leverages a corporation's existing infrastructure and simplifies the management of all corporate applications, content and security through one interface. SevenMountains also enables collaborative computing over terrestrial and wireless networks that can be accessed remotely from any Internet enabled device. SevenMountains has formed partnerships with leading technology companies including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Psion, Citrix Systems, and SilverStream Software.

Founded in 1997, SevenMountains Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices in London, San Francisco, Boston and Bergen. More information and a copy of a recent IDC white paper on the ASP marketplace SevenMountains can be found on the SevenMountains’ website at http://www.sevenmountains.com


For more information, please contact:

Rose Ross, Omarketing

+44 (0)20 8255 5225

rose@omarketing.co.uk

Patrick Coates, Managing Director, SevenMountains Software

+44 (0)20 8324 1515

pcoates@sevenmountains.com

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