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Press Release -- June 15th, 2010
Source: Navisite

NaviSite Hosts “Path to SaaS Success” Webinar With Industry Leaders Analyst Jeff Kaplan and SaaS Provider WorkPlace Systems

Experts Share Real-World Customer Experiences and Discuss How to Avoid Common Mistakes Independent Software Vendors Make When Transitioning From On-Premise to On-Demand Software-as-a-Service

ANDOVER, Mass., June 15, 2010 – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVI, news, filings), a leading provider of cloud-enabled enterprise hosting and application management services, announced today that it will host a “Path to SaaS Success” webinar, along with moderator Jeff Kaplan, Founder and Managing Director of strategic consulting firm THINKstrategies, and leading SaaS company and NaviSite customer WorkPlace Systems, on Thursday, June 24th at 1pm Eastern Time.

The webinar will review the state of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) evolution, the common mistakes independent software vendors (ISVs) make when moving to a SaaS model and how to avoid them. The webinar will also share real world customer experiences in making the transition to an on-demand environment, followed by a question and answer period. To register for the webinar, click here:

Jeff Kaplan is the Founder and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, a strategic consulting firm that helps IT enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies. Kaplan is also the founder of the Managed Service Showplace® and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace® free, online directories. THINKstrategies’ online directories provide an easy-to-use listing of SaaS solutions by application and MSPs by service category, and extensive information and insight about industry best practices to help organizations fully leverage the growing array of SaaS solutions and managed services.

WorkPlace Systems is a world leader in the development and supply of standard software products and innovative consulting services for Workforce Management. With over 23 years of experience, WorkPlace Systems has more than 200 deployments worldwide in major corporate and medium-sized organizations, managing some of the largest and most challenging work environments, including many in the retail sector.

NaviSite’s SaaS and Cloud Enablement Solutions

NaviSite’s Managed Hosting and Managed Cloud Services are optimized for enterprise-class application hosting, and designed to meet the requirements of ISVs that need a scalable, flexible, and responsive SaaS infrastructure that allows them to deliver their SaaS applications with greater agility and speed, while meeting all regulatory requirements and security and data protection needs. NaviSite has assisted dozens of ISVs in the transition to the SaaS model, and is a leading SaaS host to several well known applications, such as the Oracle ERP suite and Microsoft Dynamics applications. NaviSite Managed Hosting solutions for SaaS providers enable a multi-tenant architecture, recurring user-based billing and metering integration, and offer support for the application and its users including 24×7 monitoring and management, troubleshooting and maintenance. All of NaviSite’s on-demand hosting solutions are built on a foundation of consistent and rapid deployments, reduced costs, multiple data protection systems and world-class data centers.

About NaviSite

NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI) is the premier provider of complex hosting, application management and managed cloud services for enterprises. The Company provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for enterprises looking to outsource IT infrastructures and lower their capital and operational costs. Over 1,400 customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers supported by approximately 600 professionals. For more information on NaviSite services, please visit

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