London, England – (via THE HOSTING NEWS) – August 31, 2005 – Some of the top names in European managed hosting will gather in central London on September 8, to answer questions and present their services to an audience of dozens of potential clients.
Managed hosting providers including Intercea, Globix, ForLinux, Fresca and Active24 will be represented at the E-consultancy Supplier Showcase for Hosting and Managed Services Providers. The event is being offered free of charge. Information on signing up for the managed hosting showcase can be found at:
The supplier showcase coincides with the publication of two eagerly awaited reports which are now available to E-consultancy subscribers or for individual purchase.
Managed Hosting – a BuyerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Guide 2005 contains 127 pages of information including an analysis of the UK market as well as in-depth profiles of 13 vendors. It is thought to be the first report of its kind for the UK marketplace.
Market trends identified in the guide include:
* Increased outsourcing as customers seek to focus on their own core business
* An appetite for selective rather than wholesale IT outsourcing
* New opportunities created by increase in e-commerce activity
* Resurgence of ASP model
* An increase in regulatory demands which is driving need for best-in-class services
E-consultancy has also just published a white paper called Managed Hosting Service Level Agreements – Business Value and Contents which covers the vital role that SLAs can play in shaping the relationship between services providers and customers.
The report, which also covers essential content for service level agreements, was compiled following interviews with leading providers, customers and website performance monitoring companies.
Both reports are potentially valuable for companies who are about to embark on new relationships with hosting suppliers or who wish to evaluate their current strategy and the marketplace.