DENVER – March 30, 2010 – Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) today announced the launch of two new managed solutions: Qwest iQTMManaged Security Service (MSS) and Qwest iQTM Network Management Service (NMS). The new offerings deliver on a relationship Qwest andIBM (NYSE: IBM) previously announced to provide a powerful yet easy-to-use technology ecosystem specifically designed for businesses with 15,000 employees or fewer yet robust enough for the Fortune 100.
Qwest pilot customer TEAM Industries, Inc.—a designer and manufacturer of transmission assemblies, components and CVT’s for a variety of on and off-highway markets—is already experiencing the benefits. Qwest worked with TEAM Industries to: implement a scalable and cost-effective solution to provide more capabilities to offload router and existing web filtering; increase security to mitiffic going through TEAM Industries’ six locations and interconnect those locations with resilient technology.
Krysten Westrum, IT Manager, TEAM Industries, Inc.
“Our smaller manufacturing firm’s needs mimic that of a larger enterprise. We found that Qwest and IBM’s solution addresses those needs and provides us with access to security and network experts. Although two companies are involved, our experience with support and visibility into service information has been seamless. We are confident that as we grow, Qwest and IBM are there to provide us with scalable solutions to meet our needs.”
Eric Bozich, vice president of Qwest Business Markets Group Product Management
“When we announced our relationship with IBM, we showcased that Qwest would design and deliver new solutions that let customers redirect their operational dollars to strategic initiatives and make IT a competitive differentiator rather than a cost center. Qwest is now delivering new mid-size business solutions that customers like TEAM Industries can leverage for success.”
Scott Stainken, general manager of IBM’s Telecommunications Industry
“Together IBM and Qwest have moved swiftly to offer mid-market customers a comprehensive set of network infrastructure requirements. Users will appreciate the powerful new tools that come from aligning IBM’s expertise and capabilities with a world-class services provider to deliver an exceptional end-to-end customer experience.”
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