Denver, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – January 25, 2008 – High-speed Internet, data, video and voice services firm, Qwest Communications International Inc., has signed a new 2-year agreement with pharmacy and specialty products and services firm, PMSI, to provide hosting and disaster recovery services.
Mark Agustin, Chief Financial Officer at PMSI noted, ”It is critical to our mission that we provide our valued customers with an IT infrastructure platform that enables scalability, flexibility, security and 24/7 reliability. Qwest’s CyberCenter has the strength and knowledge base to deliver on our hosting services and disaster recovery requirements. We were also attracted by our shared commitment to providing customer-centric, best-in-class products and services that deliver real results.”
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., for more than 30 years, PMSI has promoted quality care for injured workers while helping clients contain costs, mitigate risks and control utilization. Under the terms of the contract, Qwest will serve as the exclusive provider of hosting services, connecting five PMSI locations, each with multiple site connections. Qwest will also house PMSI’s infrastructure at Qwest’s state-of-the-art CyberCenter in Tampa. Qwest’s hosting solutions will allow PMSI to centralize all of its accounting functions, streamlining operations and saving costs annually.
Tom Richards, Executive Vice President, Qwest Business Markets Group noted, ”PMSI’s customers require constant and reliable accessibility to their services and information. Qwest is dedicated to delivering the hosting solutions that will allow PMSI to continue providing the high-quality service that their customers have appreciated for years.”
PMSI is s single-source solution for workers’ compensation. Founded in 1976, today PMSI is the nation’s largest full-service network provider of pharmacy, Medicare Set-Asides, medical services and equipment, and clinical services. PMSI promotes quality care for injured workers while helping clients contain costs and control utilization. PMSI is a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation–a Top 50 company in the Fortune 500 list and among the Top 5 in the Pharmaceutical Service Providers category.
Qwest Hosting Services offer an integrated portfolio of Internet solutions that begin with the secure, reliable environment of our state-of-the-art CyberCenter facilities and the speed and performance of our global, all-optical IP network. Qwest Hosting Services offer a complete spectrum of fully customizable solutions. Qwest recently opened its 15th world-class CyberCenter to provide secure, reliable and scaleable hosting services to businesses.
The CyberCenters provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex Web sites, offer geographical redundancy, and manage entire IT environments, including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.
Qwest CyberCenters were developed for businesses seeking hosting solutions to manage and protect all critical data and systems. Businesses are hoped to maximize efficiencies and realize significant cost savings, by outsourcing hosting and application services. Qwest CyberCenters provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex web sites, and manage entire IT environments including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.
Qwest was voted ”Hosting Center of the Year” in an InfoWorld reader’s choice survey and was also ranked number one for providing application services in a recent America’s Network end-user survey. Business customers also ranked Qwest a top data provider in a recent issue of Spokane Business Catalyst magazine resulting in an award in the ”Best Web Hosting Business” category.
To learn more about PMSI, please visit: www.pmsionline.com.
For more information about Qwest, please visit: www.qwest.com.