NaviSite Europe, the UK-based provider of managed application, infrastructure and messaging services, has been selected by property investment specialists, Inside Track, to provide managed web hosting services and database support. This latest customer win comes soon after NaviSite’s announced intention to acquire Surebridge, a privately-held provider of managed application services for mid-market companies, clearly demonstrating the company’s solidity in the market.

Inside Track’s operations provide individuals with both the education and opportunity to build significant wealth through investment property. The business relies heavily upon a number of extensive databases for which access must be carefully managed. NaviSite’s solution provides a managed web hosting service and 24-hour support for the delivery of the databases and website links to Inside Track’s 5000 members and 120 staff.

Christine Potter, IT Manager, Inside Track, said: “Due to the nature of our business we must have a high availability web solution in place to ensure both our clients and staff are able to log in and access all the properties on our database. After much research into finding a suitable supplier, we felt most comfortable with NaviSite’s level of knowledge and experience.

The secured web solution is hosted from NaviSite’s London-based data centre and has been implemented to maximise the site’s availability and retain the flexibility to scale supporting Inside Track’s strategy of expansion into Asian and US markets.

She continued, “Since the solution went live we have been very impressed with the level of support received. The knowledgeable helpdesk staff have also been working closely with us on a partnership level to ensure we get the best out of the solution.”

Stephen Scott, Managing Director, NaviSite in the UK, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Inside Track to provide a web-based solution which will offer the company’s customers a greatly enhanced facility with which to search for property and source advice.

“This new business win follows our announced intention to acquire US-based Surebridge and is proof of NaviSite’s ability to succeed in what is still a volatile marketplace. Winning this contract is a significant milestone as we continue to strengthen our position in Europe and strive toward our goal to become the leader in the managed application services market.”

Inside Track joins a growing portfolio of satisfied NaviSite customers including well-known organisations such as Hyundai, UKTV, Virgin Travelstore, Frost & Sullivan, Interflora and The Savoy Group.

Published on: 12:00AM on 26th May 2004