Centennial, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – August 16, 2007 – Web hosting and managed services firm, Verio, will host its inaugural viaVerio Partner Summit at The Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, scheduled to take place from September 20-21, 2007.
The theme of the two day conference, ”Welcome to the Services Evolution,” will address how solution provider partners can leverage online business enablement services for their customers, as well as for their own businesses. Attendees will be offered unparalleled exposure to top industry practitioners and thought leaders, and granted exclusive previews of key product developments and initiatives. Verio’s Partner Summit will take place immediately following Tier1 Research’s 2007 Hosting Transformation Summit, laying the foundation for industry trends and predictions.
At the first annual viaVerio Partner Summit, it is anticipated that solution provider attendees will gain unique perspectives on the latest online business trends from industry leaders. The event will also feature viaVerio partners who will discuss and share their individual paths to success. In addition, Verio will feature 16 unique breakout sessions across four different tracks to arm attendees with practical, actionable information that can be used to create and drive personal company roadmaps. Not to mention white-boarding sessions where attendee’s get to lead and participate in discussions with their peers.
Event keynote speakers include Jeff Kaplan, founder and managing director of strategic consulting firm THINKstrategies, who will speak to solution provider attendees on the progression of their businesses from providing web hosting to the business services that are increasingly required by their customers. Philbert Shih, research analyst with Tier1 Research will broach the topic of the evolution of the hosting industry to a business solutions model.
Additionally, Verio executives Kiyoshi Maeda, President and Chief Executive Officer; Dennis Boyle, Chief Operating Officer; Toshiyuki Yamasaki, Vice President of Products; and James Ciampaglio, Senior Director of the viaVerio Partner Program, will all address Summit attendees on various topics. For more information about the viaVerio Partner Summit, please visit: www.viaverio.com/index.cfm?page_id=829.
Recently, Verio improved the site structure of its viaVerio partner destination, viaVerio.com, to include greater community interaction and navigation, in response to the desires expressed by existing partners. The viaVerio partner program gives exclusive access to a variety of higher value online business services targeting the SMB market, including web hosting on a shared, virtual or managed dedicated server platform, online business services and applications, and e-commerce solutions. In addition, viaVerio partners receive volume discounts, private label opportunities, and technical sales and marketing support.
After several months of direct interviews with viaVerio partners, Verio garnered extensive qualitative and quantitative market research to help identify partners’ top needs related to the portal, and gather requests for future improvements. The resulting site delivers a product with simplified navigation and an expanded resource section, with private-label and co-brandable marketing and sales support materials, including whitepapers and sales sheets. Tutorials are more prominently displayed, and the site allows for increased online interaction among the partner community.
The new site addresses all solution provider audiences, ranging from those with little to no technical experience to tenured partners with advanced technical backgrounds and industry specific requirements. Verio will continue to expand on the viaVerio.com portal in future updates and enhancements.
Existing partners can benefit from the new password-protected area of viaVerio.com, which contains an array of resources including white-labeled PDFs and marketing materials that partners can procure and use with their own customers, helpful webinars and tutorials, as well as the latest discount information. Other features include RSS capabilities that enable existing partners to signup for customized RSS feeds alerting them when content has been updated on viaVerio.com. Partners can also take advantage of the RSS feeds to receive XML updates for use in updating their own sites. For example, when Verio updates new products, partners can copy the XML feeds and then upload and apply them to their own site’s product information.
Verio Inc. is a provider of hosting and managed services for small and midmarket companies and partners worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT America, US subsidiary of NTT Communications, which provides complementary global network access reaching over 200 countries worldwide. The company offers businesses a range of Internet services, including web hosting, managed services and value-added professional service offerings. Verio supports its operations with scalable global infrastructure and systems including the NTT Communications Global IP Network, and provides business solutions to customers and partners in more than 146 countries.
To learn more about Verio, please visit: www.verio.com.