NEW YORK, August 17, 2004 — Business Communications Management, Inc. (BCM), a voice and data technology management firm, today announced it has signed a Business Partner Agreement with SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS) enabling the BCM network of more than 100 agents to present SAVVIS’ managed utility services to clients worldwide.
BCM provides small and mid-sized enterprises with a full suite of “Virtual Telecom Department” services to help businesses achieve and maintain competitive advantage and operational efficiencies from the latest communications technologies. BCM places great emphasis on understanding and recommending the most productive and cost-effective services and solutions based on careful analysis. Other consultants and carriers focus solely on savings on a particular unit cost (i.e. long distance rates, IP ports etc.), which improves the bottom line, while the BCM approach takes the additional step of driving top line revenue as well.
Under the agreement, BCM joins the SAVVIS Business Partner Program and designates SAVVIS as a premiere managed services provider. SAVVIS is a leading global IT utility services provider that leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network and application services. SAVVIS operates a single global IP network spanning 45 countries that securely delivers managed utility IT services to enterprises. It is the second largest provider of web hosting services and the second largest provider of IP VPN services according to IDC and In-Stat/MDR respectively.
“SAVVIS has successfully integrated network, hosting, storage, and server architectures into one virtualized service delivery platform and we are very excited to recognize them as a premier outsourced solution for our enterprise customers,” said John Cunningham, CEO of BCM. “By deploying a secure, private and completely virtual IT infrastructure, our customers will significantly cut costs by eliminating expensive, outdated hardware while minimizing the complexity of IT infrastructure with SAVVIS’ simple and flexible, pay-as-you-go managed utility services.”
“BCM’s focus on optimizing IT infrastructure, combined with their experience in network, voice, and data services, will further enhance our ability to compete with the largest global carriers and hosting services providers,” said Jack Finlayson, President & COO of SAVVIS. “Superior business partners such as BCM open new sales channels and broaden our reach worldwide.”
SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global IT utility provider that leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network and application services. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines the use of virtualization technology, a utility services model, and automated software management and provisioning systems. This allows customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT infrastructure. With the acquisition of the assets of Cable & Wireless America, SAVVIS becomes one of the world’s largest providers of IP computing services. For more information about SAVVIS solutions, visit: . For more information about SAVVIS’ end-to-end media services platform including WAM!NET, visit: www.wamnet.com.
About Business Communications Management (BCM)
BCM provides small and mid-sized enterprises with a full suite of “Virtual Telecom Department” services. Acting as their offsite voice and data staff, BCM provides its customers with a single point of contact for all their communications needs. Employing a full Life Cycle service approach, BCM small and mid sized businesses access to the highest quality carriers and the latest technologies to help them achieve - and maintain - competitive advantage and operational efficiencies from their communications systems. For more information about BCM, log on to www.bcm-tel.com. Forward-Looking Statements This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from SAVVIS’ expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results are set forth as risk factors in SAVVIS’ SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 24, 2004, and all subsequent filings. SAVVIS assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.
Carter B. Cromley