RAGINGWIRE’S IT SERVICES ALLOW ALIBRIS TO FOCUS ON CORE BUSINESS OF SELLING BOOKS
SACRAMENTO, California (March 15, 2006) - RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (RES), a leading IT outsourcing provider of infrastructure, software as a service, and on-demand solutions, today announced it has been selected by Alibris, the premiere online destination for used, new, and out-of-print books. According to the terms of the multiyear contract, RagingWire will provide a fully hosted and managed IT solution for Alibris' mission-critical systems that drive the online sales of books to millions of customers worldwide.
Alibris, which specializes in connecting book lovers with independent booksellers around the globe, is one of the world's top online retailers. The decision to find a financially stable IT provider capable of delivering first-class service was critical for Alibris' future business growth.
"Partnering with RagingWire has freed us from a host of technical issues that would have otherwise distracted us from our core business," said Michael Schaffer, chief technology officer at Alibris." We needed a provider who was going to be there for us in the long haul. RagingWire's strong financial standing and commitment to provide world-class IT solutions is a tremendous value to a company like ours. We selected RagingWire to focus on the business of IT so we could focus on what we do best - selling rare, new and used books."
According to the agreement, RagingWire will provide Alibris with a host of fully managed IT solutions, 24x7. Through partnerships like this, RagingWire has grown its client base by 328% over the past three years.
"We are pleased to partner with a recognized industry leader like Alibris," said John Hoffman, CEO of RagingWire." As one of the world's leading online retailers, Alibris delivers highly innovative solutions to book lovers everywhere. RagingWire is committed to Alibris' growing success in providing its customers with a more pleasant and seamless book buying experience."
RagingWire Enterprise Solutions (RES) provides highly custom and flexible managed services and world-class IT infrastructure solutions that accommodate the business needs of large, data-intensive enterprise companies. RagingWire operates a reliable and secure Enterprise Data CenterSM facility that offers "five nines" (99.999%) availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutions that maintain Fortune 1000 companies' mission-critical, back-office IT systems and applications. RagingWire enables its clients to reduce their operating costs, speed time to market, and focus on their core competencies. For more information about RagingWire, access www.ragingwire.com.
Alibris connects people who love books to thousands of independent booksellers from around the world. One of Internet Retailer's "Top 100" online retailers, Alibris employs proprietary technology and advanced logistics to offer more than 60 million used, new, and out-of-print books to millions of consumers, libraries, and retailers. Alibris is a rapidly growing business with strategic partnerships with the best and largest players in the bookselling industry.