Fusepoint Managed Services Inc.

Fusepoint Managed Services Inc.

July 31, 2008 10:20 ET

Canadian Liver Foundation Selects Fusepoint for Enhanced Managed Services

Acute need to maintain high-availability of mission-critical applications prompts move to eliminate downtime and gain peace of mind

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Fusepoint Managed Services, a leading provider of outsourced IT infrastructure services, today announced it has been selected by the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) to host and maintain its mission-critical infrastructure - the organization's primary vehicle used to drive education, research and funding efforts.

Founded in 1969, the CLF is a national, charitable organization dedicated to promoting liver health and reducing the impact and incidence of liver disease through programs, research and education. Recently, the CLF recognized it needed to improve its infrastructure capacity to meet demand in the market and keep pace with the expectations of its end users. In an effort to not only keep pace with technology related to operations and fundraising, but also to take additional steps to guarantee the security and safety of donor information, the decision was made to undertake a major technical overhaul.

"With no in-house IT staff, it was a true challenge to keep up with our hardware and software needs," recalls Sandra Taylor, Vice-President, Health Promotion, Canadian Liver Foundation. "Ensuring the highest levels of stability and reliability go hand in hand when scaling for the future and thinking about new and innovative ways to improve public awareness and raise funds for research. Moving to Fusepoint allows us to focus on internal processes and programs, while giving donors and supporters peace of mind that the confidential information provided to us is secure - with zero downtime."

Fusepoint provides the CLF with enhanced managed services including colocation, bandwidth, tape back-up, monitoring, and firewall protection - guaranteeing the security, availability and performance of its servers and related infrastructure at all times.

"With limited technical skill-sets and available resources, Canadian non-profit organizations face the same security and technology challenges as large businesses with deeper coffers," says George Kerns, President and CEO, Fusepoint Managed Services. "Staying ahead of the threat curve and maintaining high availability of mission-critical applications is by no means easy in today's day and age. Leveraging the muscle and bench strength of a managed service provider like Fusepoint makes both business and economic sense."

About Fusepoint Managed Services

Founded in 1999, Fusepoint is a privately held company with offices and data centres in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. Through our proven record of success we have built a loyal base of over 400 customers and strong, strategic relationships with Canada's leading technology and communication companies.

Fusepoint's managed IT solutions are SLA-guaranteed, scalable and designed to reduce cost structures while mitigating risk. Fusepoint is also SAS 70 Type II, CICA 5970, and most recently Tier 1 PCI compliant, which means our processes are rigorously and continuously audited by an accredited third party and consistently operate at the highest levels within the industry. For more information, visit www.fusepoint.com.

About The Canadian Liver Foundation

Founded in 1969 by a group of doctors and business leaders concerned about the increasing incidence of liver disease, the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) was the first organization in the world devoted to providing support for research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of all liver disease. Throughout the Foundation's 35+ years, we have served as a model for similar organizations around the world. Today, our focus remains virtually unchanged from those early days. Our mandate is to promote liver health and to reduce the incidence and impact of all liver disease. To achieve this goal, we work through our volunteer chapters across the country to improve public awareness and understanding of liver health and liver disease, raise funds for research and reach out to liver disease patients and their families. For more information, visit www.liver.ca.

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