Archive for May, 2012

iWeb.com’s New Chief Operating Officer; Company’s 2nd High-profile Hire in 3 months

Published on May 23, 2012 at 10:22 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

MONTREAL, May 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – Christian Primeau has been appointed president and chief operating officer of iWeb, the Montreal-based Cloud service and Internet hosting company co-founded by Martin Leclair and Eric Chouinard. Primeau takes office today with a clear mandate: to implement the company’s strategic plan and compound its growth.

In February, iWeb added Bruce Knooihuizen, former Rackspace CFO, to its Board of Directors.

“I have long talked about our intent to grow iWeb into a $100 million business, and the Chief Operating Officer’s role is vitally important to attaining that level of revenue. It’s hard to overstate its importance, strategically speaking.” comments Eric Chouinard, CEO, who had been acting as interim COO since the company’s privatization, in June 2011. “Success leaves a trail, and since iWeb’s privatization, last year, we have been following the impressive trail left by Christian. It takes a particular mix of expertise and vision to lead iWeb’s operations to the next level, and Christian’s resourcefulness and drive will be important elements of iWeb’s future!”

Christian Primeau’s career, in a snapshot;

Bell Canada > 2006-2012
– Vice-President, Quebec Sales
– Vice-President, Client Delivery Services
– General Manager, Infrastructure Services

Sun Microsystems > 1994-2006
– Vice-President, Partners and Alliances
– National District Manager
– Business Development Manager, E-Commerce and ERP Solutions

“The mission is clear: to make it possible for iWeb to triple revenues in the near future, in a sustainable way, while respecting the values that have enabled the company to become what it is today”, says Christian Primeau, on his first day on the job at iWeb’s Montreal head office. “In addition, from a more personal angle, I am returning to the exciting reality of a growth-oriented environment, mixed with the entrepreneurial spirit for which iWeb is known. It’s a challenge I simply could not refuse! ”

iWeb, ranked among the largest IT companies in Canada by the Branham Group (107th in Canada, 18th in Quebec), recently released a new “kinder” Cloud Server service, powered by its Smart Layer technology. Continuing its financial and technological growth, iWeb employs over 200 people, operates four IT and data centers in Montreal and, after being publicly-traded for eight years, completed its privatization in June of 2011.

About iWeb (iWeb.com)

iWeb provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 20,000 customers worldwide to deliver today’s Internet-based technologies and to create tomorrow’s online innovations. Since 1996, Montreal-based iWeb has been rated among the world’s top web infrastructure providers based on performance and reliability and among Canada’s fastest growing companies.

http://www.iweb.com
For further information:

Bernard Dahl
Public Relations
514-762-6468
bernard@presentis.ca

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iWeb’s latest product updates

Published on May 14, 2012 at 9:43 am by iWeb Technologies in: Product updates

Cloud Servers
You can now rename your Cloud servers with the alias of your choice.

  • It is now possible to visualize your Cloud server usage for each billing period and see a detailed list of all your VMs and the total minutes consumed. You can view your current billing period which lets you know what to expect on the upcoming invoice.

  • Control Center
    The Control Center has been optimized for better performances. Customers with multiple Smart Servers will see a major difference in performance gain.

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    iWeb Closing In On Top 100 Canadian Tech Companies; 2012 Branham 300 Ranking

    Published on May 2, 2012 at 9:52 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

    Montreal, QC, May 2nd, 2012 – iWeb ranks 107th in the 2012 edition of Branham300, the annual list of the 300 largest Internet and Communications Technology (ICT) companies in Canada, based on revenue. iWeb, who incidentally provides cloud computing infrastructure to several of the companies that made this year’s ranking, continues its climb, from 241st in 2006 to 107th in 2012.

    First things first: congratulations to all our clients and partners who made it into the 2012 ranking!” says Eric Chouinard, iWeb President and Chairman, recently back from a trade mission in Brazil.

    The company’s 2011 revenues exceeded US $36M, up 24% from $29.5M in 2010.

    “This year’s ranking suggests that the Canadian technology industry is in good shape, a very promising indicator for our future growth in the Canadian market,” adds Chouinard, who co-founded the Montreal-based IT Infrastructure company in 1996 with Martin Leclair. “We are delighted to be recognized among the leading Canadian IT companies, and we are particularly proud that our 24% growth rate compares very well with the ranking’s 11.75% average. It would be great to break into the Top 100 next year! ”

    According to the Branham Group, Canada’s ICT industry got back on track in 2011, as cumulative revenues for the Top 250 Canadian Tech companies combined to set a new Branham300 revenue record in 2011, increasing sales by 11.75% to $82.62B. The previous year’s growth was only 3.66%.

    Since its inception, iWeb has created over 200 jobs, opened four IT and data centers in Montreal and, after being publicly-traded for eight years, completed its privatization in June of 2011. iWeb recently released a new “kinder” Cloud Server service, powered by its Smart Layer technology. Furthermore, it ranked 18th among the 42 Quebec companies who made it into the 2012 ranking and has no intention of slowing its financial or technological growth.

    About iWeb (iWeb.com)

    iWeb provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 20,000 customers worldwide to deliver today’s Internet-based technologies and to create tomorrow’s online innovations. Since 1996, Montreal-based iWeb has been rated among the world’s top web infrastructure providers based on performance and reliability and among Canada’s fastest growing companies.

    http://www.iweb.com

    About Branham Group Inc.

    Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting company servicing the global information, communication, and entertainment (ICE) technology marketplace. Branham Group assists technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client research subscription programs (Digital Health, Green IT and Cloud). Branham also produces an annual listing of the top ICT companies in Canada (www.branham300.com) and monitors over 450 Digital Health vendors
    http://www.branhamgroup.com.

    Contact:
    Bernard Dahl
    Media Relations / Public Relations
    514-762-6468
    bernard@presentis.ca

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