Intermedia

Intermedia

September 08, 2010 04:33 ET

Intermedia Launches UK Affiliate Program

Company builds on success of US partner network and investment in UK market

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2010) - Intermedia, the world's largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced the launch of its affiliate program in the UK and Europe. The program provides a platform for affiliates to deliver Intermedia services to their customers, under the Intermedia brand. The launch of the affiliate program follows Intermedia's significant investment in the UK market this year, including the launch of a UK datacentre in Slough, England – the company's fifth worldwide.

Intermedia affiliates sell hosted Exchange and other Intermedia services – such as instant messaging – to their customers. Affiliates earn commissions on each deal, with the option to be paid on a one-time or recurring basis. Intermedia handles customer support and billing. Affiliates can sign up for the program in minutes online and there is no charge to join. With over 5,000 partners worldwide reselling its services, Intermedia is the global distributor of choice for hosted Exchange. The company boasts a range of organisations benefiting from its services, from regional MSP and VAR partners, to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 technology firms. The new UK affiliate program is managed in-country and tailored to the requirements of European partners.

"The market for hosted Exchange is continuing to grow worldwide." says Tony Cohen, senior business development manager, Intermedia. "In Europe alone, Radicati Group is predicting the number of hosted Exchange mailboxes to increase to 28 million by 2014, an annual growth rate of 19%. Our affiliate program provides resellers with a proven way of tapping in to this lucrative market and generating additional revenues, bolstered by the global strength of the Intermedia brand and the reliability of our premium hosted solutions. It is particularly appealing for smaller IT resellers, as we have made it easy for them to start selling our solutions, and respond quickly to the demands of their customers."

Key features of the Intermedia Affiliate Program include:

  • Simplicity: Intermedia manages customer support and billing.
  • Free: There are no fees to join and no minimum sales requirements.
  • Flexibility: Option to receive recurring or upfront commission on new business.
  • Sales support: Access to relevant marketing information and tools.
  • Industry credibility: Affiliates can build on Intermedia's position as the world's top-selling hosted Exchange service.

Intermedia is the recognised global leader in hosted Exchange with over 250,000 premium mailboxes under management worldwide, more than any other provider. The company offers and integrates the full ecosystem of business communications services, including Exchange 2010 with Outlook 2010, Microsoft Office Communications Server, SharePoint, and mobile email support for devices including BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. The company also provides a range of proprietary technologies, including its HostPilot® Control Panel, which gives users full control over their Exchange experience.

More information on the Intermedia Affiliate Program can be found online at www.intermedia.co.uk. Alternatively, call +44 (0)20-7828-6722 to speak to Intermedia's UK reseller team.

About Intermedia

Intermedia is the premier provider of communications services, including hosted Microsoft Exchange to small and mid-sized businesses. For an affordable monthly fee, customers get business email, smartphones, instant messaging, fax and other communications delivered as a service with 24x7 support. Intermedia also empowers thousands of smaller VARs and MSPs – as well as select Fortune 500 companies – to sell communications services under their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first company to offer cloud-based business-class email and now has over 250,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes under management – more than any other provider. For more information, visit www.intermedia.net.

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