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Inforonics to Provide Customized Managed Hosting and Application Management to WANT AD Publications
Oct 03, 2007 (10:10 AM EDT)


LITTLETON, Mass., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Inforonics, LLC, a custom managed services and branded technical support provider, announced today that it has signed a two-year contract with WANT AD Publications, Inc. to provide managed hosting, application maintenance and web development to New England's largest online marketplace for used items for the home and business. Visitors to thewantad.com can view ads for approximately 30,000 items every week from WANT AD Publications, Inc.'s two print publications, The WANT ADvertiser - Original and The WANT ADvertiser - Powered.

Under the agreement, Inforonics will provide managed hosting for WANT ADvertiser's http://www.thewantad.com website and will include a custom built monitoring solution, conditioned bandwidth, back-up and restore services, management of a shared firewall, and Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attack protection.

"The online classified ad market is increasingly competitive. To maintain our leadership position, we need to continue to deliver our customers the best online advertising experience possible," said Robert W. Grellier, President and CEO of WANT AD Publications, Inc. "As we discussed taking our popular online publication to the next level, we identified the need to partner with an IT services provider that could deliver highly customizable solutions and offer the flexibility and scalability needed to grow with the company as needed. Inforonics' experience touched upon all of our IT managed service and custom application needs. This, coupled with their keen insight into our needs via our dedicated Inforonics client service coordinator, provided us with the ability to accomplish our goals and the confidence needed to move forward with them."

"Inforonics has been working with publishers since its inception in 1962. We have a unique long-term perspective on this industry and have evolved our services throughout the years to best meet the specific needs of this market," said Bruce Mills, president of Inforonics LLC. "WANT AD Publications, Inc. is a leader in their niche and a staple in New England. We are pleased to add them to our portfolio of publishing clients and look forward to working with them to optimize their back-end systems and improve their customer interface to improve the overall http://www.thewantad.com experience."

About WANT AD Publications, Inc.

WANT AD Publications, Inc., publisher of The WANT ADvertiser - Original and The WANT ADvertiser - Powered and owner of http://www.thewantad.com , is a New England institution known as the largest and most trusted source for buying and selling used items. Dedicated to providing New Englanders with the best place to advertise and shop for used items, for the past 50 years. The original WANT ADvertiser (now known as The WANT ADvertiser - Original) was launched on a shoestring in 1957 by Arthur "Bill" and Nancy Grellier.

Today, The WANT AD - Original has approximately 30,000 items listed every week. The company's companion publication, The WANT ADvertiser - Powered is a full color photo classified magazine providing New Englanders with a regional marketplace for used powered items and services for sale by private individuals, dealers and related businesses.

About Inforonics

Inforonics helps its clients succeed with solutions to their business and technology challenges. Inforonics' team of professionals deliver premium managed services and branded technical support to small to mid-sized businesses. Clients benefit from the company's unique ability to create, deploy and support highly customizable, scalable and flexible services to meet changing business needs.

Inforonics offers branded, multi-tiered technical support -- up to 24/7; device management and monitoring solutions in its clients' data centers or in their scalable, secure facility; custom application management and SaaS- enablement services. Based in Littleton, MA, Inforonics has been a privately- held company for over 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.inforonics.com .

Inforonics LLC, Inforonics and all other Inforonics product names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of Inforonics, LLC. All other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Media and Analysts, Julie Gowel, +1-978-698-6317, julie.gowel@inforonics.com, or Jacqueline Sagl, +1-978-265-3663,, both of Inforonics, LLC

Web site: http://www.inforonics.com/ http://www.thewantad.com/