and Affinity Partner to Deliver Complete Solution for
Small and Medium-Sized Businesses [12th November
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. & SAN FRANCISCO,
Nov 12, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Affinity Internet, a
leading hosting services provider, and Macromedia (MACR)
today announced a wide ranging partnership to deliver
a feature-rich website solution for small and medium-sized
businesses (SMBs). Combining Macromedia Contribute -
software tailor-built for non-technical users to update,
create, and publish web content to any HTML website
- with Affinity's industry leading web site hosting
services and e-business applications will provide a
complete co-branded solution for the SMB market.
"Partnering with Macromedia to
deliver a compelling small business website solution
reinforces Affinity's commitment to delivering the best
web solutions for our customers," said Peter Chambers,
CEO of Affinity Internet. "By leveraging Macromedia's
experience in web development with Affinity's web hosting
expertise, we are providing a complete package enabling
customers to establish and enhance a web presence that
is valuable, successful, and easy to maintain."
Contribute is built on the same software
engine as Macromedia Dreamweaver, the market-leading
website development solution for web professionals.
Contribute incorporates an easy-to-use interface that
enables non-technical users to develop websites and
edit site content.
Affinity's award winning solutions and
services include professional tools for small businesses
to maintain a successful web presence. Included in the
Affinity web hosting solutions are hosting services,
secure business-class email, merchant solutions, as
well as marketing and analysis tools that are easy-to-use
and backed by 24 hour a day, 7 days a week customer
service. Affinity's hosting brands include Bigstep,
HostSave, WinSave, and ValueWeb.
"In our aim to reach small and
medium-sized businesses, Affinity provides a wide scope
of web hosting services and the SMB market expertise
to help us create a complete offering," said Beth
Davis, senior vice president of product marketing, Macromedia.
"This partnership will enable us to provide customers
with a one-stop solution to effectively deliver great
About Affinity Internet
Your business on the web is our business.
Affinity Internet has guided over 1 million businesses
to web success. Our award-winning web hosting solutions
combine a rich portfolio of features that deliver a
valuable and trusted web presence for business owners
and web professionals. Affinity hosting solutions are
supported by secure and reliable data centers and unparalleled
Experience matters. Macromedia is motivated
by the belief that great experiences build great businesses.
Our software empowers millions of business users, developers,
and designers to create and deliver effective, compelling,
and memorable experiences -- on the Internet, on fixed
media, on wireless, and on digital devices.
SOURCE: Affinity Internet
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