Leading UK eCommerce solutions supplier turns to Managed Hosting expert to drive revenue

Reading, UK – 3 February 2010: When Actinic spotted a gap in the UK market to support SME retailers with multichannel and eCommerce solutions, it turned to DediPower Managed Hosting as a key partner. Now, the new hosting income stream accounts for 10% of Actinic’s entire revenues.

Chris Barling, CEO of Actinic Software Ltd says “Many of our customers have been in retail a long time, but had a burning need to go online. We were able to step in with a one stop shop solution they can rely on. Focusing on the day-to-day needs of our clients has been important way of generating new and sustainable revenue streams. Today, we are hosting between 10-15% of clients sites, so there is still significant opportunity to develop and grow our hosting revenue stream”.

For Actinic, DediPower Managed Hosting was able to deliver a range of solutions tailored specifically for an internet retailer. DediPower provided bespoke server configuration, together with open source & Windows dedicated web hosting options. DediPower’s secure data centre access, close circuit video surveillance, precision air conditioning systems and leading edge environmental controls, coupled with round the clock monitoring and expert customer support, provides the optimum managed hosting environment.

Actinic also joined DediPower’s partner programme, giving access to other value added services, as part of a full service eCommerce capability.

Craig Martin, CEO of DediPower Managed Hosting comments: “Actinic’s revenue success is testimony to the benefits of secure and reliable Managed Hosting, plus the strength of a genuine commercial partnership. By offering a complete solution DediPower has helped fuel Actinic’s brand recognition and reputation as the UK’s top eCommerce provider for SME’s.”

About DediPower Managed Hosting:
DediPower is a leading UK provider of managed hosting and data centre solutions, making the internet and eBusiness innovation a reality for businesses of all sizes. Focused on delivering service excellence through our Support with Passion® philosophy, DediPower’s enterprise class data centres support business critical applications. Providing innovative solutions and expertise in dedicated managed hosting, virtualisation, multi-server clusters, security, business continuity and co-location services. DediPower is a winner of numerous hosting awards and is a Microsoft Gold certified partner and RedHat Ready hosting partner. DediPower’s headquarters is located in Reading Berkshire, UK. For additional information, call 0870 252-3600 or visit www.dedipower.com and keep up to date with DediPower via Twitter, twitter.com/dedipower.

About Actinic:
Founded in 1996, Actinic is recognised as the UK’s largest supplier of eCommerce solutions for the SME market with over 10,000 live sites. Specialising in helping small and medium sized companies with both online and traditional retailing solutions, Actinic powers more online stores than anyone else in the UK. Clients include the Royal Opera House, the British Film Institute and Vivienne Westwood.

Published on: 8:30AM on 3rd February 2010