Denver, June 1, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced it has joined the fast-growing Application Service Provider (ASP) Industry Consortium.
As an Executive Member of the Consortium and major supporter of ASP services, Qwest has contributed greatly to the success of the industry by providing ASP services in two capacities. Qwest Cyber.Solutions directly serves the enterprise market, and Qwest's Q.ASP program provides independent software vendors and systems integrators with the tools and services they need to migrate to an ASP business model.
Qwest also announced that Doug Mow, vice president of product marketing and strategy for Qwest, has been appointed to the 2000 Board of Directors for the Consortium. This year's board was chosen during the Consortium's Global Members Meeting in London on May 2. The 44-member Board was expanded from the original 25 members to reflect the tremendous growth in the Consortium during its first year.
"I am extremely honored to be working with Doug Mow on our Board of Directors," said Traver Gruen-Kennedy, chairman of the ASP Industry Consortium. "This is a group made up of some of the top names in the ASP field, representative of the international nature of the Consortium. I know their talent and dedication will result in much success for the Consortium this year."
The Consortium is an international advocacy group formed to promote the application service provider industry by sponsoring research, promoting best practices, and articulating the measurable benefits of the burgeoning application service provider segment of the computer industry.
"Enhancing the state of the ASP industry is one of Qwest's primary goals," said Mow. "I am honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of this influential organization."
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 25,500 miles in North America. In addition, KPNQwest (Nasdaq: KQIP), Qwest's European joint venture with KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company, is building and will operate a high-capacity European fiber optic, Internet-based network that will span 11,800 miles when it is completed in 2001. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
About the ASP Industry Consortium
Founded in May of 1999, the Application Service Provider Industry Consortium is an international advocacy group of more than 460 companies formed to promote the application service provider industry by sponsoring research, promoting best practices, and articulating the measurable benefits of this evolving delivery model. Its goals include educating the marketplace, developing common definitions for the industry, as well as serving as a forum for discussion and sponsoring research. Among the technology sectors represented among the ASP Industry Consortium membership are Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Network Service Providers (NSPs), Application Service Providers (ASPs), as well as emerging business models and other sectors supporting the industry.
Information on the ASP Industry Consortium – including a full list of member companies – is available at www.allaboutasp.org or by contacting the Consortium's headquarters at: ASP Industry Consortium, Inc., 401 Edgewater Place, Suite 500, Wakefield, Mass. 01880; Tel: 781-246-9321; Fax: 781-224-1239; e-mail email@example.com.
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