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ZINFI Technologies and Level Platforms Partnership Delivers Winning Technology and Infrastructure Support With Worldwide Collaborative Network
Feb 25, 2008 (08:02 AM EST)


PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ZINFI Technologies Inc., a master provider of managed IT solutions for small and medium businesses, today announced that it is partnering with LPI Level Platforms Inc., the leading provider of remote monitoring and management software, to develop new web- based sales and marketing platforms for small and mid-sized channel partners worldwide. Under the agreement, ZINFI and Level Platforms will create an extended set of technologies, processes and support infrastructure services to help channel partners easily and affordably participate in the profitable managed services provider (MSP) market.

Approximately 85% of North American small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) use some type of managed service with the goal of increasing their ROI from the IT infrastructure while controlling costs and staffing levels. To respond to the ever-evolving innovation in this market, IT solutions providers must offer a broad range of support covering the entire IT infrastructure and must be able to guarantee appropriate levels of service to their client base.

Through its innovative collaborative network architecture and a broad range of industry partnerships, Level Platforms has become the leading provider of managed services software for channel partners serving SMB customers. Level Platforms' award-winning remote monitoring and management software, Managed Workplace(R), is at the core of an extensive offering enabling channel partners to participate in the profitable IT service delivery market. To date, Level Platforms has equipped over 2500 IT solution providers in 29 countries for success in collaborative managed services.

"ZINFI's sales and marketing processes and services are highly complementary to our collaborative ecosystem," said Ryck Marciniak, Director of Vendor Relations at Level Platforms. "Our partnership will help channel partners make a rapid transition to profitability as an MSP".

ZINFI provides an integrated channel solutions automation platform for vendors and channel partners worldwide, serving the growing international market for managed services, which has grown at an estimated CAGR of 18% or more since 2004. OEM vendors and their channel partners around the globe can leverage ZINFI's sales and marketing technologies, processes and support infrastructure to increase the effectiveness of their MSP businesses. Together, ZINFI and Level Platforms will build further capabilities for channel partners supporting the international SMB managed services market.

"ZINFI's offerings are a good fit for SMB service providers looking for ways to augment their services and move their businesses ahead at an even faster rate," commented Sugata Sanyal, President and Chief Executive Officer at ZINFI. "We can help minimize or even eliminate the high upfront capital costs normally associated with moving to an MSP model. By using our services, resellers can be up and running as MSPs within just 90 days. We're looking forward to taking many more businesses to the next stage."

ZINFI and Level Platforms will showcase their solutions at SonicWALL's Peak Performance channel partner event in Las Vegas, February 25 - 28.

About Level Platforms

Level Platforms is the leading provider of managed services software for IT solution providers servicing small and mid-sized end customers through its award-winning remote monitoring and management software, Managed Workplace(R). Managed Workplace provides everything a managed services provider needs to remotely monitor and manage their end customers' IT networks through a single web-based central dashboard. For more information, visit Level Platforms at www.levelplatforms.com .

About ZINFI Technologies, Inc.

ZINFI Technologies helps OEM vendors and their channel partners worldwide achieve profitable growth rapidly and affordably by streamlining the transition to a managed services provider model. OEM partners can increase their market reach by leveraging ZINFI's dynamic partner portal platform to deliver services including recruitment, training, support, deal registration and fulfillment. IT solutions providers can use ZINFI's automated managed services platform and strategic OEM relationships to migrate their business models to MSP with minimum investment. ZINFI's integrated channel solutions automation (CSA) platform comprises technologies, automated processes and services delivery. For further information, go to www.ZINFI.com .

Press contacts: Sugata Sanyal Mary McEvoy Carroll ZINFI Technologies ZINFI Technologies 866 707 1944 408 691 4283 sugsan@ZINFItech.com

CONTACT: Sugata Sanyal, +1-866-707-1944, sugsan@ZINFItech.com, or MaryMcEvoy Carroll, +1-408-691-4283, , both of ZINFITechnologies

Web site: http://www.ZINFI.com/ http://www.levelplatforms.com/