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Application Service Provider Mi8 Expands to Europe; Company Offers Online Application Netsourcing in United Kingdom.



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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2000

Mi8 Corporation, the leading Application Service Provider (ASP) for small to mid-sized organizations, today announced it has launched operations in Europe under the nameMi8 Europe Ltd, and has opened its European headquarters near London, England, UK. Mi8 now offers European businesses the ability to Netsource (rent over the Internet) Microsoft Outlook For the e-mail and news client bundled with certain versions of Microsoft Windows, see .

Microsoft Outlook or Outlook (full name Microsoft Office Outlook
 plus Exchange, Microsoft Office Microsoft's primary desktop applications for Windows and Mac. Depending on the package, it includes some combination of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook along with various Internet and other utilities. , Lotus Notes Messaging and groupware software from IBM Lotus that was introduced in 1989 for OS/2 and later expanded to Windows, Mac, Unix, NetWare, AS/400 and S/390. Notes provides e-mail, document sharing, workflow, group discussions and calendaring and scheduling. , and Goldmine.

"European businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of Netsourcing applications from an application services See ASP and Web services.  provider," said Dave Castellani, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Mi8 Corp. "This is an untapped market in Europe, but small to medium sized European companies It may never be fully completed or, depending on its its nature, it may be that it can never be completed. However, new and revised entries in the list are always welcome.

This is a list of companies from the countries in the European Union.
 are quickly realizing the advantage of having Mi8 handle the hassles associated with managing their application and mail servers. Our Netsourcing solutions enable companies to focus their attention and resources on their core business functions."

Mi8 Europe Ltd. is headed by Fraser Danbury, Managing Director of Mi8 Europe. Prior to joining Mi8, Mr. Danbury was a Vice President at Salomon Brothers, in their Emerging Markets Department. In addition, Mi8 Europe Ltd. has appointed Roger Little as Director of European Sales Prior to joining Mi8, Mr. Little, directed the trading floor at Abbey National.

Mi8 has signed up eight European customers, including OrgasmicWines.com, one of Europe's premium online wine sellers, TheChildrensBookcase.com, an online bookseller, and Apptap.com, a reseller of Mi8's product line. These dot-com, early adopters are excited to have a company providing application software subscriptions over the Internet in the UK. Mi8 provides its UK subscribers with free phone support and will launch a separate UK Web site this spring. Mi8 also has signed contracts with two resellers in the UK and one in Ireland to promote its Netsourcing services, and plans to continue expansion throughout Europe.

The UK office is located just south of London at First Point, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 0NT and can be reached at 01293 897153, or from the US 011 44 1293 897153.

ABOUT MI8

Headquartered in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
, Mi8 is the leading ASP for small and mid-sized organizations, providing a scalable suite of business applications to organizations undergoing rapid growth, enabling them to save time, expense and effort on their computing infrastructure. Mi8 is using the ASP model to deliver applications such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, Lotus Notes, Goldmine, SalesLogix, and financial and business applications. Mi8 has over 2,500 subscribers, including employees at UBO UBO Ultimate Baseball Online
UBO Université de Bretagne Occidentale (French University Britanny)
UBO Urban Box Office
UBO Ultimate Beneficial Owner
UBO Unidentified Bright Object (radiology) 
, Arch Venture, and BabyGear.com. More information is available at www.mi8.com.
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