July 23, 2008
D&E Communications Partners With Jamcracker to Bundle Business Applications
D&E Communications, Inc. (D&E) (Nasdaq: DECC), a leading provider of integrated communications solutions in central and eastern Pennsylvania, and Jamcracker, the on-demand services delivery company, today announced a partnership to deliver software services for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Pennsylvania. D&E will use the Jamcracker Services Delivery Network (JSDN) to offer Business Applications On-Demand, a suite of Internet-delivered security, collaboration, and business applications on a monthly subscription basis.
The partnership enables D&E to offer on-demand applications alongside its business-class Networking, Business Continuity, IT, Security and Voice solutions without making any major capital investments in a delivery infrastructure. The JSDN provides name-brand software applications that D&E customers can mix and match with their current technology solutions.
"Our new Business Applications On-Demand are a natural complement to the advanced technologies we currently offer our customers in Pennsylvania," said Dave Moore, VP of Business Development & Marketing of D&E Communications. "Providing our small and medium sized businesses with on-demand applications that do not require maintenance by an onsite IT professional is just part of D&E's focus on cutting-edge services for today and tomorrow's interactive environment."
D&E Business Applications On-Demand leverages the JSDN services delivery infrastructure, billing and settlement services, as well as customer administration and support for all on-demand solutions sourced from the JSDN services catalog.
Small/Medium Business Suite
D&E will initially offer a set of key software services, which can be purchased individually or as a bundle, that meet the security and collaboration needs of SMBs. These include:
-- Hosted Microsoft Exchange
-- Hosted Microsoft Exchange with Goodlink
-- Hosted Microsoft Exchange with Blackberry
-- McAfee Total Protection for Small Business
-- ViaRemote PC backup and restore
-- VMobility - Remote PC Access
"D&E Communications has a tradition of providing exceptional communication services for businesses in Pennsylvania," said Steve Crawford, vice president of marketing for Jamcracker. "We are pleased to be working with D&E to extend new on-demand software applications to their portfolio of services."
D&E's Business Applications On-Demand are available now.
About D&E Communications
D&E is an integrated communications provider offering residential Voice, Video and High Speed Broadband services as well as business-class Networking, Business Continuity, IT, Security and Voice solutions. Based in Lancaster County, D&E has been serving communities in central Pennsylvania with industry-leading innovation and enterprising spirit for more than 100 years. For more information, visit www.decommunications.com, or call 1-877-4DE-TODAY to sign up for services.
The Jamcracker Services Delivery Network enables SaaS and other managed solution vendors to profitably deliver on-demand services to business customers through a fast-growing ecosystem of carriers, VARs, and MSPs. Founded in 1999 by K.B. "Chandra" Chandrasekhar, the founder of Exodus Communications and chairman of e4e Inc. and Aztecsoft, Jamcracker's mission is to enable on-demand service delivery on a global scale. Jamcracker is a privately held company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, and offices in Bangalore, India. For more information, visit www.jamcracker.com.