SOURCE: RampRate

May 22, 2006 08:00 ET

RampRate Offers Complimentary Content Delivery Analysis at Streaming Media East

Benchmarks Allow Companies to Determine Technology Needs and Secure Most Effective Combination of CDN Price, SLAs and Contract Terms

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- CITY STREAMING MEDIA EAST (Booth 114) -- RampRate, Inc., the authority on Information Technology Outsourcing Services, today announced that it will offer a complimentary content delivery benchmark assessment for Streaming Media East 2006 attendees spending $10,000 a year or more on content delivery network (CDN) services including streaming, downloads, web content, live broadcasts, and applications. This complimentary service is valued over $5,000. Streaming Media East 2006 will be held at the NewYork Hilton Hotel on May 23-24, 2006.

RampRate will benchmark a company's existing content delivery needs and vendor quotes, and contract terms against the market with its proprietary SPY Index™ (Service Provider Intelligence Index). The SPY Index is a robust database of pricing, service level, and vendor capability assessments, developed from RampRate's historical transactions, partnerships with industry analysts, end-customer interviews, and Vendor Partner profiles for over 165 vendors. Streaming Media attendees can register for the complimentary benchmark analysis at RampRate's Booth #114.

"We arm our clients with the knowledge they need to find a vendor partner with the right value mix of service, technology, terms and price for their content delivery needs," said Tony Greenberg, CEO of RampRate. "Because of our commitment throughout the IT procurement process, we help our clients reduce costs by 30 percent or more, while simultaneously aligning vendor capabilities with their streaming media and content delivery applications."

Recently the company appointed Steve Lerner as Practice Leader, Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and Management. He brings a legacy of experience to the company working with media, entertainment and high content companies and was most recently with Speedera. He will be working with companies at the show to quickly evaluate their existing IT services and provide customized benchmarks to best meet their business goals.

RampRate navigates the CDN sourcing process from start to finish. The firm oversees the lifecycle of the deal, providing vendor management assistance, problem resolution and contract modifications. RampRate also builds actionable business planning and go-to-market strategies based on current customer data. Ensuring market-based pricing, business terms and service levels, RampRate's methodology helps clients manage costs, risks and performance. RampRate's clients include Sony, iFilm, Blizzard, Microsoft, CBS, Audible, NPR and Intel.

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About RampRate

RampRate is the authority on Information Technology Outsourcing Services, and offers procurement and lifecycle management and business planning research. RampRate's advisory experts work closely with technology-dependent businesses to ensure their IT sourcing decisions are achieved quickly and affordably for wide range of services including hosting, content delivery, streaming, telecom, messaging, desktops and bandwidth. By leveraging the company's extensive vendor portfolio and its data-driven SPY Index, RampRate is transforming the IT sourcing industry to reduce procurement costs and bring more value to both customers and vendors with significant cost and time savings. As a result, RampRate reduces the decision making time from months to weeks saving businesses on average 30 percent. RampRate's customers include CBS, Microsoft, Sony, Knight Ridder, Primedia and iFilm and dozens market leaders. Privately held, RampRate was founded in 2001 and is based in Santa Monica, Calif. with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and New York. For more information visit

About the SPY Index™

RampRate's proprietary SPY Index™ (Service Provider Intelligence Index) is a robust database of pricing, service level, and vendor capability assessments, developed from RampRate's historical transactions, partnerships with industry analysts, end-customer interviews, and vendor profiles. The SPY Index provides RampRate sourcing experts with a data driven tool to facilitate IT decision analysis and IT outsourcing processes -- ensuring the right investment decision is being made in the initial procurement and ongoing life cycle of client-vendor relationships. Leveraging the SPY Index, RampRate's sourcing advisors help businesses dramatically accelerate the sourcing process while reducing costs and improving the quality of the vendor relationships. For more information on SPY Index, go to

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