Phoenix, Arizona – (The Hosting News) – March 5, 2008 – Subsidiary of Newtek Business Services and a provider of Windows-based web hosting, CrystalTech Web Hosting, will sponsor the Sandbox-in-the-Sky event at Microsoft MIX08, beginning March 5, 2008, at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Robert Cichon, President of CrystalTech noted, ”As a key participant at MIX08, CrystalTech is further solidifying its status as an important partner to Microsoft with respect to web hosting and web-related technologies. MIX08 affords us a great opportunity to not only meet with individuals who count on CrystalTech for their web hosting needs, but also allows us to interact with the designers and developers who will produce the next generation in cutting-edge websites and web applications.”
The sandbox will be held on the fourth floor of the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino meeting space and will consist of over 60 personal computers (PCs) in a 4,000 square foot area. Developers and designers will be able to take part in high-quality hands-on labs, as well as test samples of products and technologies showcased at MIX08.Participants will also have the opportunity to try demos, dive into code, and publish web content on complementary Sandbox-in-the-Sky websites hosted by CrystalTech.
The conference will also highlight the latest on ASP.NET and Expression, among other key technologies. In conjunction with products discussed at MIX, CrystalTech is thrilled to announce its offering of free Microsoft Expression licenses to dedicated hosting customers. Expression is a professional design tool with built-in support for today’s modern web standards, and makes it easy for users to optimize accessibility and cross-browser compatibility.
The first 300 customers to select the Expression software option when purchasing a dedicated server will be provided with a free license.
Mr. Cichon noted, ”Our ability to provide free Expression licenses, through our partnership with Microsoft, is an incredible opportunity for our customer base to experience the innovation this product has to offer.”
Newtek Business Services, Inc. is a direct distributor of a wide range of business services and financial products to the small- to medium-sized business market under the Newtek brand.
Since 1999, Newtek has provided small- and medium-sized business owners with tools to manage and grow businesses. Newtek provides one or more of its services to over 84,000 business accounts, and has positioned the Newtek brand as a one-stop-shop provider of business services to the small- and medium-sized business market. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 26.8 million small businesses in the United States, which in total represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
Newtek’s 10 business service lines include:
Electronic Payment Processing: electronic solutions to accept non-cash payments, including credit and debit card, check conversion, remote deposit capture, ACH processing, and electronic gift and loyalty card programs.
Business Lending: broad array of lending products including SBA 7(a), conventional commercial real estate and SBA 504 loans, account receivable financing, business lines of credit and business credit cards.
Web Hosting : Full-service web host which offers shared and dedicated web hosting and related services including domain registration and online shopping cart tools.
Insurance Services: commercial and personal lines of insurance, including health and employee benefits in all 50 states, working with over 40 insurance carriers.
Web Design and Development : Customized web design and development services for a powerful web presence.
Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval : Fast, secure, off-site data backup, storage and retrieval designed to meet the specific regulatory and compliance needs of any business.
Payroll: Complete payroll management and processing services.
Outsourced Digital Bookkeeping : Bookkeeping and financial information management solutions at a fraction of the cost of in-house staff.
Tax Preparation and Advisory Services : Expert tax planning and consultation for your business.
Business Plan Preparation : Professional business plan development.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Newtek Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWT), CrystalTech Web Hosting, Inc. is one of the largest Windows-based web hosting companies in the world, hosting customers in over 100 countries, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. CrystalTech is responsible for hundreds of millions of visits each day on the Internet and uses a state-of-the-art data center that includes redundancy throughout core systems like power, air conditioning, network connectivity, network transportation, as well as a secured environment for their network operations center.
Founded in 1992, CrystalTech Web Hosting, Inc. is one of the largest Windows-based web hosting companies in the world, hosting customers in over 100 countries, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. CrystalTech is responsible for hundreds of millions of visits each day on the Internet and uses a data center that includes redundancy throughout core systems such as, power, air conditioning, network connectivity, network transportation, as well as a secured environment for their network operations center. CrystalTech is a subsidiary of Newtek Business Services, Inc., a provider of business services and financial products to small and medium-sized businesses. For more information about CrystalTech, please contact 877-323-4678.
To learn more about CrystalTech at MIX08 and the Microsoft Expression offering, please visit: www.crystaltech.com/visitmix.aspx.
For more information about CrystalTech, please visit: www.crystaltech.com.