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Unified Communications Provider Apptix Re-Launches MailStreet.com for Hosted Small Business Services

August 09, 2010

Apptix – a provider of hosted Unified Communications services – is re-launching MailStreet.com, the e-commerce and educational site for Apptix’s small business-focused MailStreet brand.

Accessible now, the new MailStreet.com is a shopping portal for businesses interested in hosted communications services, as well as a resource site, which provides educational information on each service offering and the value it can provide a business.

“Small businesses continue to recognize and adopt cloud-based hosted services to meet their communication and collaboration needs,” said Chris Damvakaris, vice president of sales and marketing for Apptix. “Our newly-launched MailStreet site not only makes it easier for our small business clients to purchase and use these services, but it also helps educate them about cloud-based services and how to best incorporate these services in their overall IT strategy.”

The re-launched MailStreet.com features:

- An “Education” section on each service page, which provides quick access to helpful information, as well as detailing the service features, specifications and requirements.

-  Each product page also highlights what products and services can be integrated with their selection. This makes customers aware of special offers or bundles that may be available, saving them time and money when it comes to buying and implementing their services.

 - A new “Resources” section provides industry information and best practices about cloud-based service in the SMB market.

MailStreet.com will offer all of Apptix’s enterprise-class hosted business communications services individually or as integrated solutions, including:

Microsoft Exchange Email

Microsoft SharePoint Sites

Voice over IP (VoIP)

Web Conferencing

Secure Instant Messaging with Presence

Website Hosting & Domain Registration

Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Apptix is a provider of business-class hosted e-mail, voice, and collaboration services for 300,000 users worldwide. A pioneer in the hosted services sector, Apptix and its MailStreet subsidiary offer a variety of cloud-based services including: Microsoft Exchange plus Outlook Voice Access; VoIP; Microsoft SharePoint; Web conferencing and secure Instant Message with Presence via Microsoft Office Communications Server R2; Online Backup by EMC's Mozy; mobile email (including BlackBerry, Palm, Android, Windows Mobile, and iPhone); e-mail archiving, compliance, and encryption; and a Web presence solution that includes domain registration, DNS hosting, and Website hosting. Apptix is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Hosting and Application Services.

In other company news, unified communications recently reported that Apptix has announced the completion of a nearly two and a half year project to consolidate legacy systems onto a network and service delivery platform. Company officials say they had more than 300,000 full Exchange users at nearly 22,000 companies and organizations under contract at the end of the second quarter of 2010, "including 100,000 employees of one of the largest U.S. healthcare providers."

Ed Silverstein is a contributing editor for unified communications's InfoTech Spotlight. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Ed Silverstein

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