SOURCE: Concentric

October 21, 2008 09:00 ET

Concentric Professional Web Services Increase Online Presence for SMBS

Bookhaven Press LLC Profits From Affordable, Secure, Reliable, and Easy-to-Manage Web Hosted Services

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - Concentric announced today that its Professional Web Site Services are being embraced by small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) to enhance their online presence with enterprise-class hosted solutions. The Concentric Professional Web Site Services are specifically designed for SMBs that need an affordable turnkey solution to design, deploy, and manage critical web sites and e-commerce applications.

The proven experience of Concentric spans more than a decade of providing services for hosted applications. By leveraging the Concentric Professional Services, SMBs can outsource development tasks, saving them time and money. Services range from basic HTML edits to custom web design and scripting. Enabling e-commerce is one of the most popular web site applications the company is asked to complete.

"Concentric is committed to providing SMBs with affordable, high-quality web hosted applications to help them manage and grow their online business," said Barbara Branaman, executive vice president of product and marketing at Concentric. "We take pride in our customer's business and treat it as our own, which is why we provide highly-trained 'can-do' staff to get the job done so our customer's staff can focus on their core business."

Proven Hosted Applications Success

Through Professional Services, Concentric provides custom and packaged technical services built on a highly reliable, secure hosting platform. Benefits to SMBs include access to the company's expanded hosted product suite, including Microsoft Hosted Exchange, and the expertise of a Professional Services group.

Bookhaven Press LLC, a publishing house, looked to Concentric to migrate their existing e-commerce web site to a Concentric web site hosting plan because of the Concentric reputation for reliability and security. Bookhaven also needed to increase web traffic and performance. Bookhaven Press selected Concentric because of the company's Clustered Hosting architecture, a patented technology platform that delivers a highly reliable hosting service with greater speed, performance, and security than traditional shared hosting. With the unique Concentric Clustered Hosting technology configuration, Bookhaven Press benefits from virtually inexhaustible server resources with multiple tiers of security, including intelligent routing, redundant switching fabric, built-in firewall, and proxy technology.

"We left our previous web hosting provider because of constant downtime and their inexperienced staff," said Dennis V. Damp, president, Bookhaven Press LLC. "The Concentric technical staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Concentric's Clustered Hosting architecture is unparalleled. As a result of our experience with the Concentric technology platform and the Professional Services team, we plan to move additional sponsored web sites to the Concentric platform in the coming months."

Concentric provides a variety of commonly used SMB web site packages:

-- Web Site Design: Provides customers with web site design or redesign, including 17 hours of design and production time and eight hours of maintenance and updates for the web site over a 12-month term. Included is a Concentric web site hosting account, a "Contact Us" form, configuration of users and email hosting, search engine optimization, Google Analytics set-up, and thirty minutes of Google Analytics training.

-- Web Site Migration: Designed for organizations that already have a web site but want to move it to the Concentric platform and need help with routine maintenance and enhancements. Included is a Concentric hosting account, configuration of users and email accounts, optimization for search engines, Google Analytics with thirty minutes of training, and eight hours of maintenance and updates over a 12-month term.

-- Web Site Maintenance: Ideal for customers who have a web site and need resources to perform ongoing maintenance or make enhancements. The Basic Package includes HTML, content updates, and hosting administrative help. The Advance Package covers more advanced tasks such as ecommerce set up, PHP coding, databases, and Content Management Systems. These packages are sold at a discounted rate with a minimum contract time of eight hours and a 12-month agreement.

Pricing and Availability

Concentric Professional Services are available through the Concentric web site at http://www.concentric.com. The Web Site Design Package is priced at $89.95 a month. The Web Site Migration package is priced at $69.95 a month. All packages are based on a 12-month agreement with a three month prepayment, and include web site hosting and email. For further information on Concentric Web Site Service packages or Professional Services, please visit http://www.concentric.com or call (866) 500-9696.

In addition to web site packages, SMBs can benefit from a free Concentric web site planning tutorial provided by Concentric and SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business," a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide. To view the online tutorial visit http://www.score.org/online_courses.html and click on "Learn Online" and then the "Creating an Online Presence" hyperlink.

About Concentric

Concentric provides enterprise hosted IT solutions that streamline IT management, improve security and uptime, and reduce costs for organizations of all sizes. The company's innovative technology platform is based on patented, clustered architecture that delivers superior reliability, scalability, and security. Services include applications hosting, business-class email, anti-spam and anti-virus solutions, and managed servers, all backed by 24x7 live customer support and an in-house Professional Services group to help businesses that need additional resources. Concentric is a business unit of XO Communications, a leading national telecommunications provider. For more information, visit www.concentric.com or call (866) 500-9696.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across

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