ENGINEERING.com Selects Fusepoint for High-Availability Managed Hosting Services
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ENGINEERING.com Selects Fusepoint for High-Availability Managed Hosting Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 01, 2008 -- Fusepoint Managed Services, a leading provider of outsourced IT services and infrastructure, today announced it has been selected by ENGINEERING.com (TSX VENTURE: EGN) to host the Mississauga-based company's industry leading primary website.

Catering to a global audience of engineers and related professionals, ENGINEERING.com provides unique content and online services including everything from downloadable files and software, email services and job postings to online games, calculators, videos and blogs. The site has experienced 100 per cent year-over-year growth and continues to steadily increase its monthly page views, with visitors from as far away as the UK and Australia.

With a growing audience reach and roster of free online services, ENGINEERING.com has emerged as a favorite with advertisers looking to target the site's loyal and tech-savvy community of engineering professionals. In order to further grow its business and win additional advertising dollars, ENGINEERING.com chose Fusepoint as a critical partner to help expand its international reputation as the leading community for engineers that's always available, 24x7.

"If the site experiences downtime, we start losing money that very second," says Jon Semkiw, Director of Operations, ENGINEERING.com. "Fusepoint was the clear choice for us when it came to meeting our need for a flexible IT infrastructure solution that would allow us to scale up our bandwidth to accommodate spikes and growth in web traffic. Our site houses our product offerings and online advertising, but it's also our public face. We simply can't afford any downtime."

ENGINEERING.com's arrangement with Fusepoint enables the company to leverage the data centre's redundancy for power, cooling and Internet connectivity while retaining full control over the content management of the site with its in-house skill sets.

"The reality today is that for many companies, their online presence is as important as their offline efforts when it comes to growing their business and building their reputation," says George Kerns, President and CEO, Fusepoint Managed Services. "We are pleased to partner with ENGINEERING.com, an organization that is realizing tremendous growth, and is a great match with our ability to offer services that scale on demand."

ENGINEERING.com recently completed the full migration of its hardware to Fusepoint's Mississauga facility, and will rely on Fusepoint for IT services including colocation, bandwidth, data back-up, RSA authentication, and end-to-end monitoring and reporting.

About ENGINEERING.com

ENGINEERING.com Incorporated (TSX VENTURE: EGN) is the developer-owner of the www.ENGINEERING.com website and internet-based software business. ENGINEERING.com offers hosted and deployed engineering software and services to manufacturers, design consultants and engineering academia around the world. The ENGINEERING.com head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and can be reached toll-free at 1-877-997-9917 or at ENGINEERING.com.

About Fusepoint Managed Services

Founded in 1999, Fusepoint is a privately held company with offices and data centres in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. Through our proven record of success we have built a loyal base of over 400 customers and strong, strategic relationships with Canada's leading technology and communication companies.

Fusepoint's managed IT solutions are SLA-guaranteed, scalable and designed to reduce cost structures while mitigating risk. Fusepoint is also SAS 70 Type II, CICA 5970, and most recently Tier 1 PCI compliant, which means our processes are rigorously and continuously audited by an accredited third party and consistently operate at the highest levels within the industry. For more information, visit www.fusepoint.com.

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Environics Communications
Jill Yetman
(416) 969-2722
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Environics Communications
Laura Butcher
(416) 969-2766
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Fusepoint Managed Services
Roger Hamshaw
Director Channel Marketing
(905) 363-3796
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Website: 
www.fusepoint.com

ENGINEERING.com
John Hayes
President
(905) 273-9991 x280
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ENGINEERING.com
Jonathan Semiw
Director Operations
(905) 273-9991 x244
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Website: 
www.ENGINEERING.com