Digital Technology International Announces DTI Cloud, with Network Performance Assurances from Internap Network Services
ATLANTA, March 04, 2009 — Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, together with Digital Technology International (DTI), the leading provider of audience-centric multimedia solutions, have today announced the DTI Cloud platform aimed at revitalizing the news media industry with acomplete cloud computing solution for newspapers.
DTI Cloud is the first fully integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for newspaper companies and includes applications for circulation, advertising, content publishing and financials. DTI Cloud creates new operational efficiencies and competitive advantages for an industry experiencing the loss of readers to Web competitors ― combined with declining ad revenues. DTI believes the innovative applications they have developed to run all aspects of a typical newspaper operation in DTI Cloud ― along with the network architecture powered by Internap ― represents a competitive advantage and a brighter future for the news media industry.
“In this unprecedented environment, media organizations have to transform their business infrastructure and business models from process-oriented ‘manufacturers’ of newspapers into nimble audience-centric media businesses,” said DTI CEO Don Oldham. “Our software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, DTI Cloud, helps newspapers immediately lower costs and will put them on the path toward higher revenue, targeted advertising models, which capitalize on synergies between digital and print publishing.”
DTI knows the newspaper industry very well. They have been serving publishers for over 25 years and have 2,000 customer locations around the world. When they first considered the move to a Cloud computing solution, they understood the apprehensions publishers would have about an outsourcing strategy for managing all aspects of the company’s IT systems — editorial, Web publishing, advertising, marketing, circulation and business office. DTI under took an exhaustive search to find a networking company that could provide the performance and data security guarantees that would assure publishers. Their search concluded with Internap because it had a unique, layered offering of modern andsecure data centers, responsive network operations centers, and a patented Internet route optimization architecture that would avoid any failures due to congestion or outages on the public Internet.“
“Internap is a cornerstone of our DTI Cloud computing strategy. We needed to have extreme confidence in our vendor to have this tight association,” said DTI cio / vice president, business development, Jeff Carpenter. “Internap not only provides a level of service that we find unsurpassed―like DTI, it offers a global presence. The problems in the industry are not unique to the U.S. or North America. We are expecting to grow rapidly as more newspapers around the world embrace the business benefits of DTI Cloud.”
“In these tough economic times, it is important to recognize that significant business challenges can be addressed in the Cloud,” said Internap chief technology officer Tim Sullivan. “DTI is enabling a transformation of the newspaper industry with its innovative DTI Cloud solution. Internap’s data center colocation, IP networking, managed servers, and content delivery network (CDN) have been engineered for reliability, performance and global reach making them an excellent infrastructure to support Cloud applications.”
Digital Technology International (DTI) delivers audience-centric Web, print, and mobile solutions to publishers around the world. The company’s unique technology and professional services help media organizations engage audiences by delivering targeted news, ads and entertainment. Whether onsite or via SaaS (Software as a Service), DTI software helps customers generate new revenue, reduce costs, manage resources, and make more informed business decisions. Its solutions are successfully implemented at more than 2,000 customer locations around the globe. DTI is headquartered near Salt Lake City, with offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, Panama, the United Kingdom and USA. DTI may be found on the web at: http://www.dtint.com
Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience™ by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with 100% performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services and a content delivery network (CDN), Internap frees its customers to innovate their business, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. More than 3,000 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit internap.josh.ux.voxel.net.
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