E-consultancy has appointed hosting specialist Intercea to provide proactive hosting and managed services for their website and email server. E-consultancy provides UK marketing and e-business professionals with access to an online resource of 100,000+ pages of information including specially commissioned reports and white papers and advice from 40 specialist e-business consultants. The site is a core component of E-consultancy’s business strategy. Together with their email application, the site forms the main communication mechanism with E-consultancy’s subscribers and target market, providing a valuable and useful resource. It is crucial to E-consultancy’s success for their site and email solution to be available and delivering high levels of performance.

Ashley Friedlein, CEO of E-consultancy, says “We selected Intercea based on their attention to detail, particularly around their comprehensive application, data and physical security procedures and their flexible, “can-do” attitude. Intercea are willing to go the extra mile in the service they provide and how they provide it to their clients. That has impressed us.”

Intercea are providing application support and proactive application, network and system monitoring services, high capacity bandwidth, daily back-ups and emergency retrieval of backed-up data if required. A 24/7 manned technical support capability provides E-consultancy with around-the-clock access to highly skilled engineers for complete peace of mind.

Friedlein continues “We are particularly impressed with Intercea’s commitment to high quality of service, their application understanding and proactive approach to managed hosting. The migration of our servers has happened very smoothly and efficiently. I have no doubt that entrusting Intercea with the management of our core systems means that our business is in safe hands”.

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About Intercea
Intercea specialises in delivering proactive hosting and e-business solutions to corporate and public sector clients. Intercea is independent, debt-free and profitable with origins going back to 1991. We provide managed hosting, creative design, application development and integration solutions with a focus on client value and service. Intercea has delivered projects for more than 100 customers such as Cadbury Schweppes, Vodafone, Prudential and Met Office. Intercea’s multi-million pound state-of-the-art data centre facility coupled with in-depth experience in technologies including Java, Microsoft .Net, Flash and ColdFusion ideally positions us to support mission-critical enterprise business applications.

About E-consultancy.com:

Since 1999 E-consultancy has provided UK e-business professionals with access to the best information and advice:

* Information - 100,000+ pages of archive content and specially commissioned reports and white papers.

* Advice - via exclusive roundtable events, expert forums and a network of over 40 specialist e-business consultants.

E-consultancy charges for individual subscriptions and corporate membership as well as for consulting work. E-consultancy has over 13,000 registered users, 30% of whom are CEOs, Directors or Senior Management.

E-consultancy was co-founded in 1999 by Ashley Friedlein and Matthew O'Riordan. Ashley is a twice best-selling Internet author. E-consultancy's shareholders include Philip Redding, former Managing Director of Wheel, which he helped grow to the largest UK new media agency.

About Ashley Friedlein, CEO, E-consultancy.com:

Ashley Friedlein is co-founder and CEO of E-consultancy.com (http://www.e-consultancy.com), an online and offline service for UK e-business professionals providing access to the best e-business information and advice. He began his career in digital media at Pearson and Bloomberg, before becoming Lead Strategist at Wheel, where he successfully managed the development, delivery and ongoing maintenance of several major Internet sites, in particular for media owners.

Ashley is also the author of the books "Web Project Management: Delivering Successful Commercial Web Sites" and "Maintaining and Evolving Successful Commercial Web Sites: Managing Change, Content, Customer Relationships and Site Measurement" [Publishers Elsevier Science & Technology Books].

More information at: http://www.e-consultancy.com/book2/

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Ashley Friedlein, CEO, E-consultancy.com
Website: http://www.e-consultancy.com
Email: ashley@e-consultancy.com
Address: 85 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5AR
Telephone: +44 [0]20 7071 8612

Immediate Future (Press contact):
Katy Howell
Email: Katy.howell@immediatefuture.co.uk
Telephone: 01932 706 810

Maria McCann
Marketing Manager
t: 0118 9169952
e: maria.mccann@intercea.co.uk
w: www.intercea.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 5th December 2003