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Details Announced for Reception Honoring the Boston SaaS Communities Outstanding IPOs in 2007

Hosted Solutions and Mass Technology Leadership Council headline the reception honoring the top IPOs from Boston’s Software as a Service community.

Boston, MA, November 29, 2007 --( Hosted Solutions and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council announce the details of the “Mass SaaS Goes Public” 2007 SaaS Leadership Honors at the Waltham Doubletree Suites on December 11th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. These honors recognize the best and brightest Software as a Service company’s innovators and leaders. The honors are bestowed upon companies within this vertical that had outstanding Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) during 2007. The recognition highlights recent and significant contributions to the broader industry.

“The 2007 “Mass SaaS Goes Public” honorees highlight the creativity and success of their companies and individuals that define and exemplify the Boston SaaS community,” said Gary McAuliffe, Vice President and General Manager of Hosted Solutions. “The honors are an important part of our continued efforts to raise awareness and to bring together the leaders within this industry to share their success with on-demand services and how to capitalize on the rapidly evolving opportunities within SaaS industry.”

The 2007 “Mass SaaS Goes Public” honorees are:
- Jonathan Bush- President and CEO of Athena Health
- Gail Goodman- President and CEO of Constant Contact
- Kent Plunkett- Founder and CEO of

"With the recent explosion of SaaS applications, industry knowledge and networking have become increasingly important to the flourishing of the marketplace. As such, this reception was created to provide a venue to honor these great leaders, but a forum for leaders in the industry to share their experience. We are excited for this unique opportunity to gain the honorees perspective and absorb acumen on their keys to success," quotes Tom Hopcroft, Vice President of the Mass Technology Leadership Council.

The “Mass SaaS Goes Public” reception’s sponsors include Hosted Solutions, Mass Technology Leadership Council, Ping Identity, Level 3 Communications, and F5. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 11th, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on the mezzanine level of the Waltham Doubletree Suites. The event is by invitation only. To attend the event, or for more information on the reception please call Gary McAuliffe at (617) 812-2000.

About Athena Health:

athenahealth is a leading provider of internet-based business services for physician practices. The Company's service offerings are based on proprietary web-native practice management and electronic medical record (EMR) software, a continuously updated payer knowledge-base and integrated back-office service operations. For more information visit

About Constant Contact:

With more than 65,000 customers, Constant Contact® is the leading email marketing service for small businesses, associations, and nonprofits. Constant Contact is a web-based email marketing solution that enables small organizations to easily create and send professional email newsletters, promotions, announcements and more with no technical expertise required. The service is marketed through over 1,500 Business Partners and more than 100 marquee channel partners including American Express OPEN, AOL, Corel, FTD, IBM, Interland, Network Solutions,, Website Pros and Yahoo Search Marketing. Constant Contact is a founding member of the Email Service Provider Coalition (ESPC), a group formed to fight spam while protecting the delivery of legitimate email. Constant Contact is funded by Greylock Partners, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Longworth Venture Partners, and Hudson Ventures. For more information, please call 781-472-8100.

About Hosted Solutions, Inc.:

Hosted Solutions’ high quality Data Center and Managed Hosting solutions maintain and protect customers’ mission-critical, back-office IT systems and applications, enabling them to reduce operating costs, lower the risk of downtime, focus on core competencies, and achieve their top business objectives. The company operates four SAS 70 Type II audited Data Centers in Boston MA, Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC, and Cary NC providing best-of-breed data center operations with hardened physical infrastructure, the highest level of security, and a complete managed services portfolio. For more information please visit

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.

The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. is the only association that addresses the critical leadership issues of innovative software and technology-enabled companies. It is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology. The Council conducts educational programs; hosts industry events; facilitates networking; sponsors research; advocates in favor of technology policies that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and competition; and recognizes industry-leading companies and people. For more information please visit

About, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand compensation management solutions helping businesses and individuals manage pay and performance. provides companies of all sizes with comprehensive on-demand software applications that are tightly integrated with its own proprietary compensation data sets, thereby automating the essential elements of the compensation management process and significantly improving the effectiveness of its clients' compensation spend. For more information, visit

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