*** E-consultancy announces its Supplier Showcase for Managed Hosting, 8 September, London W1, free to all comers ***

How can your business benefit from outsourced managed hosting? Which providers are offering best-in-class services? What costing and pricing models is each vendor offering?

London, 31 August 2005: Some of the top names in managed hosting will gather in central London this month (September) to answer these questions while presenting their services to an audience of dozens of potential clients.

Providers including Intercea, Globix, ForLinux, Fresca and Active24 will be represented at the E-consultancy Supplier Showcase for Hosting and Managed Services Providers on Thursday 8 September.

Organisations from all sectors still have the opportunity to book online for this free event where a range of vendors can be assessed at a single venue, in a single afternoon.

Book your seat here:
http://www.e-consultancy.com/about/supplier-showcase/829/hosting-and-managed-service-providers.html

The supplier showcase, which will take place between 13.30 and 17.30 at 76 Portland Place, coincides with the publication of two eagerly awaited reports which are now available to E-consultancy subscribers or for individual purchase.

Managed Hosting – a Buyer’s Guide 2005 contains 127 pages of information including an analysis of the UK market as well as in-depth profiles of 13 vendors. It is thought to be the first report of its kind for the UK marketplace.

Market trends identified in the guide include:

 Increased outsourcing as customers seek to focus on their own core business

 An appetite for selective rather than wholesale IT outsourcing

 New opportunities created by increase in e-commerce activity

 Resurgence of ASP model

 An increase in regulatory demands which is driving need for best-in-class services

E-consultancy has also just published a white paper called Managed Hosting Service Level Agreements – Business Value & Contents which covers the vital role that SLAs can play in shaping the relationship between services providers and customers.

The report, which also covers essential content for service level agreements, was compiled following interviews with leading providers, customers and website performance monitoring companies.

Both reports are essential reading for companies who are about to embark on new relationships with hosting suppliers or who wish to evaluate their current strategy and the marketplace.

Journalists and bloggers can find out more by contacting E-consultancy editor Chris Lake.
e: chris@e-consultancy.com t: 0207 6814052.

About E-consultancy
http://www.e-consultancy.com/about/

E-consultancy is the UK's leading online publisher of best practice internet marketing reports, research and how-to guides. It also publishes buyer's guides and has a directory of 100,000+ third party internet marketing white papers.

Since moving to a paid-content model (March 2003) E-consultancy has amassed thousands of paying subscribers, around 30,000 registered users and 115,000 unique users sessions per month. Its weekly newsletter is sent to 18,000 e-marketing professionals. Subscribers pay from £99 per year to access the exclusive and highly practical content, which helps internet marketers get the most out of their websites.

E-consultancy events include roundtables and monthly 'Supplier Showcases', where six suppliers pitch to an audience of pre-qualified buyers in a Central London venue. E-consultancy also provides a range of in-house training programmes, such as seminars and workshops, and has recently launched a new media jobs channel to help internet teams find new recruits.

Published on: 12:00AM on 31st August 2005