Overland Park, Kansas – (The Hosting News) – August 23, 2007 – Web host and Internet solutions provider, Aplus.Net, has finalized its acquisition of full-service Internet marketing and website development company based in White Plains, New York, WebImage. Aplus.Net was represented by RBC Daniels in the transaction and financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
WebImage is best known for its highly streamlined approach to volume web design, with its business model focused on premium Internet presence solutions for small businesses. In addition, WebImage positions itself as a business partner for small- to medium-sized businesses seeking a single business partner to provide an Internet presence solution complete with design, hosting and marketing services.
Gabriel Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aplus.Net noted, ”We firmly believe that the remaining 40 percent of small businesses that have yet to establish an Internet presence are unlikely to rely on do-it-yourself web design solutions. Instead, they will demand a complete Internet solution with web design, hosting and marketing services fully integrated into one package. The acquisition of WebImage offers a significant component to our focus on providing a fully integrated Internet presence solution to small businesses. WebImage’s reputation for providing high-quality web design services based on a streamlined, efficient process was very attractive to us. The company is far ahead of other bulk web design firms in terms of their value proposition, quality of design and process efficiency.”
Tyler Newton, Chairman of Aplus.Net and a partner with New York-based Catalyst Investors, the majority owner of Aplus.Net offered, ”The WebImage acquisition furthers our vision of providing a broad portfolio of web presence and software services to small- and medium-sized businesses. By bringing together these two companies, Aplus.Net advances its position as a leader in the fragmented web hosting industry.”
WebImage was formerly a business unit of White Plains, New York-based TSV Group. Felix Rodriguez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TSV Group remarked, ”We’ve worked hard to make the WebImage brand synonymous with excellence and value, and we have complete confidence that under Aplus.Net, with its distinctive history of technological innovation, that reputation will grow even stronger.”
Ryan Elledge, Chief Operations Officer of Aplus.Net added, ”We’re here to help small businesses succeed online, period. You could be a fledgling start-up with no web presence, or a 10-year-old business with a fully developed eCommerce site. Either way, Aplus.Net can provide what’s needed to take your company to the next level. And we feel that this change to our slogan is a better reflection of our capability to do just that. It may seem like a minor change, but those two words make all the difference.”
Recently, Aplus.Net relocated from the West Coast to the Midwest and revamped its entire line of dedicated servers. Poised to announce several additional significant changes in the near future, the company also updated its corporate philosophy, as a means to reassure its customer base, which numbers over 200,000.
The Aplus.Net Standard server processor has been upgraded to an Intel Celeron D, with the Standard XR now featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU – among the most premium technology available. Both Standard and Standard XR servers are now also equipped with new and improved Intel motherboard chipsets to facilitate dual core processor support and increased memory capacity. The Intel motherboards are known to be more reliable and scalable than previously used motherboards. The Aplus.Net dedicated server plans have also received significantly increased bandwidth, and all six are now equipped with an enormous 250 GB SATA of default configuration disk space.
Aplus.Net has provided web services since the Internet’s commercial start in 1995. Aplus.Net is one of the top ten privately held hosting companies in the United States. Specializing in helping small businesses build a customer base via the Internet, Aplus.Net offers award-winning services that include web hosting and design, dedicated servers, online marketing, e-commerce, domain name registration, and much more. Aplus.Net has been awarded many honors for excellence, including the prestigious CNET Editors’ Choice Award, and has been featured in top U.S. business publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, and PC Magazine.
To learn more about WebImage, please visit: www.webimage.com.
For more information about Aplus,Net, please visit: www.aplus.net.