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Planet Technologies Announces Hosted Application Readiness Evaluation

New Solution Aims to Assist Federal Agencies with Hosting Applications.

Germantown, MD, April 17, 2008 --( Planet Technologies, a global IT services company and a three time Microsoft Federal Partner of the Year award winner, today announced the release of a new solution offering for Federal Agencies: the Hosted Application Readiness Evaluation.

This fixed-fee service offering is designed to provide CIOs and their staff with assistance in making practical decisions on providing IT infrastructure services in an outsourced or hosted model. This new offering assists organizations in addressing areas such as how to begin evaluating hosting options, whether an application is hosted internally or externally, the pros and cons to a hosted application, how to assess the impact on their current infrastructure and resources, and providing insight in evaluating the right model for success.

As a company with over 10 years experience providing business and technical best practices support to the world’s leading hosters, combined with an outstanding track record of IT consulting in the public sector, Planet is the ideal company to offer and support this service.

“We are responding to our Federal customer’s desire to deliver secure and accessible IT services to their users while dealing with an influx of support options that need to be seriously evaluated. The landscape is changing fast; organizations are asking for an independent analysis of a hosted approach. They now have a trusted and independent partner with deep experience and understanding in the software as a service model to help jumpstart their analysis,” says Scott Tucker, President and CEO of Planet Technologies.

While not a hosting company, Planet Technologies has consulted with more than 300 of the world’s leading hosters on service positioning, delivery and deployment. This experience translates into significant value to the public sector community by providing thorough and independent support on the capabilities of hosting applications and hosted architectures.

Curt Kolcun, Vice President of Federal for Microsoft Corporation cites, “With Microsoft’s growing investments in Software+Services and our focus on how hosted solutions can enable our government customers to enhance their existing Microsoft product capabilities, we see great value in Planet’s new offering.”

About Planet
Planet Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, is an international IT services and business consulting firm with expertise in the integration and customization of Microsoft technologies and data center solutions for the Public Sector, Service Providers and enterprise clients. Visit them at

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