DENVER, Jan. 22, 2008 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced that it has signed a new 2-year contract to provide hosting and disaster recovery services to PMSI, the nation’s largest provider of pharmacy and specialty products and services for the workers’ compensation industry. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., for more than 30 years, PMSI has promoted quality care for injured workers while helping clients contain costs, mitigate risks and control utilization.
Under the terms of the contract, Qwest will serve as the exclusive provider of hosting services, connecting five PMSI locations, each with multiple site connections. Qwest will also house PMSI’s infrastructure at Qwest’s state-of-the-artCyberCenter in Tampa. Qwest’s hosting solutions will allow PMSI to centralize all of its accounting functions, streamlining operations and saving costs annually.
”It is critical to our mission that we provide our valued customers with an IT infrastructure platform that enables scalability, flexibility, security and 24/7 reliability,” Mark Agustin, PMSI Chief Financial Officer, stated. “Qwest’s CyberCenter has the strength and knowledge base to deliver on our hosting services and disaster recovery requirements. We were also attracted by our shared commitment to providing customer-centric, best-in-class products and services that deliver real results.”
“PMSI’s customers require constant and reliable accessibility to their services and information,” Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest Business Markets Group, said. “Qwest is dedicated to delivering the hosting solutions that will allow PMSI to continue providing the high-quality service that their customers have appreciated for years.”
Qwest Hosting Services offer an integrated portfolio of Internet solutions — solutions that begin with the secure, reliable environment of our state-of-the-art CyberCenter facilities and the speed and performance of our global, all-optical IP network. Qwest Hosting Services offer a complete spectrum of fully customizable solutions. Qwest recently opened its 15th world-class CyberCenter to provide secure, reliable and scaleable hosting services to businesses. The CyberCenters provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex Web sites, offer geographical redundancy, and manage entire IT environments, including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.
Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class Spirit of Service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest’s powerful combination of award-winning high-speed Internet, home and wireless voice solutions and digital TV includes a new generation of fiber-opticInternet services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.