UK managed hosting provider, NetBenefit, has announced it has been selected to join the Microsoft Bizspark Programme as a network partner. The programme provides software start-ups with full-featured Microsoft tools and platforms at no initial cost, as well as licenses for servers to host them on. London, UK – 3 November 2009 – UK managed hosting provider, NetBenefit, has announced it has been selected to join the Microsoft Bizspark Programme as a network partner. The programme provides software start-ups with full-featured Microsoft tools and platforms at no initial cost, as well as licenses for servers to host them on.
Aimed at accelerating the success of early stage start-ups involved in developing software, Microsoft BizSpark is designed for privately held companies that have been in business for less than three years. The programme also offers the support and expertise of network partners, such as NetBenefit, and the visibility amongst potential investors and clients that working with Microsoft can provide.
Colin Bell, managing director at NetBenefit comments: “NetBenefit works with a number of software developers and sees the importance of providing start-ups and innovative internet entrepreneurs with the ability to develop products effectively and efficiently. Not only does the Microsoft BizSpark programme deliver this, but it also offers the professional support needed for a company to establish itself and grow.
"As a hosting partner in the Microsoft BizSpark programme, NetBenefit can combine its expertise and experience in providing flexible, scalable hosting platforms that are essential for start-ups with access to the current full-featured Microsoft tools and platforms they need to succeed.”
Further details about Microsoft BizSpark are available from the NetBenefit managed hosting website at www.netbenefit.com
For further information please contact Jonathan Bawden or Louisa Constable, Portfolio Communications – 0207 240 6959 or [email protected]
NetBenefit is part of London listed Group NBT plc (LSE: NBT.). Established in 1995, NetBenefit is an experienced provider of managed hosting services in the UK, with a range of solutions to suit every business type. Its market leading network infrastructure allows it to guarantee resilient, available and secure managed hosting for businesses that need a hosting provider they can depend upon.
Group NBT plc is a leading provider of domain name management and Internet-related services through the six trading brands, NetNames, NetBenefit, Easily.co.uk, Speednames, Ascio and Envisional. Group NBT has over 300 employees and is headquartered in London with offices in Copenhagen, New York, Nice, and Munich.
For further information about NetBenefit or Group NBT please visit www.netbenefit.com or www.groupnbt.com
Ref: 09-154 Date: 03.11.09