GoIWx Joins Microsoft BizSpark Program as Hosting Network Partner – Program offers Valuable Cost Savings, Support, and Resources


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Minneapolis, Minnesota – June 24, 2009 – GoIWx, a leader in application hosting for Software Plus Service (S+S) and Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, today announced they have been approved as a partner in the Microsoft® BizSpark™ Hosting Program. As a BizSpark hosting partner, GoIWx can provide qualifying startup groups, firms and companies with a hosted software offering in one of their 76 data centers across North America and provide Microsoft development software and tools which can be quickly implemented for use in developing S+S and SaaS applications.

“We are really quite excited to be offering start ups the pricing and hosting that the BizSpark program entails. It extends our existing startup customers several key benefits including, dynamic platforms, access to technology leadership and vital support during the fragile stages.” says RJ Burgess, GoIWx Hosting CEO. “As a long time Gold Certified Partner of Microsoft, we are thrilled to have yet another advantage to offer our partners and customers. As a technology leader, we are always excited to bring yet another value-added service to create competitive advantage they require to survive and succeed. With our hosting and Microsoft’s software, together we will become tomorrow’s solution leaders.”

Microsoft® BizSpark™ is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing key resources when they need it the most.

Qualified startups receive a wide range of benefits including:
• Receive fast and easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools, platform technologies, and production licenses of server products for immediate use in developing and bringing to market innovative and interoperable solutions. There is no up front cost to enroll.
•Get connected to Network Partners around the world — incubators, investors, advisors, government agencies and hosters — that are equally involved and vested in software-fueled innovation and entrepreneurship who will provide a wide range of support resources.
• Gain global visibility to potential investors, clients, peers, and partners.

As a Microsoft BizSpark member, software developers will be tapping into a rich, vibrant ecosystem of peers, partners and support resources around the globe, helping you grow and succeed. Microsoft BizSpark is the quickest way to get your Startup fired up.

The requirements for startups to participate in the BizSpark program are relatively minimal. Chief among them, eligible organizations must be privately held companies that are developing a software-based product or service. For more information and a complete list of eligibility qualifications, visit http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark.

About GoIWx:
Founded in 1995, GoIWx is a leading provider of IT Hosting—services that link business and IT. Our products and services have helped many companies reduce IT administration and increase integration in business tasks. GoIWx is a privately held corporation based in Minneapolis, MN. For more information about GoIWx, call 1-952-258-6300 or visit www.GoIWx.com.

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