PINS Group and IS Interned Services Join Forces

By Is Interned Services, PRNE
Monday, September 13, 2010

The Largest Independent Provider of Hosting and Managed Services now Operational Under the Name IS

AMSTERDAM and PURMEREND, Netherlands, September 14, 2010 - ICT service provider IS Interned Services and PINS Group, provider of
hosting and managed services, will be joining forces effective immediately
and will continue under the name IS. In addition to the brand name IS, the
Customer Self Service label PlusHosting will continue and be further expanded
as a one-stop ICT shop for small businesses. With an expected consolidated
annual turnover of approx. EUR 21 million in 2010 and a collective workforce
of 135 FTE, the new IS will become the largest independent Dutch provider of
hosting and managed services solutions for SMEs and large businesses.

IS board of directors consists of Jan Willem des Tombe (former CEO for
PINS) and Arjan Steevels (founder and general director for IS Interned
Services). The company will be located in Purmerend.

Jan Willem des Tombe: "The significance of ICT for organizations'
continuity and performance is increasing. Therefore, the need for a stable,
strong and reliable partner with the right knowledge and experience, who is
able to grow with the client and willing to invest in the client
relationship, is increasing accordingly. By joining our forces, we now
possess the right scale to meet the market's needs. Moreover, by merging we
can now offer our clients a total product and service portfolio for hosting,
managed services, outsourcing and connectivity."

Arjan Steevels: "PINS and IS Interned Services recognize each other in
their conviction that it is the people, the knowledge, the experience and the
level of service that makes the difference between an average and a winning
solution. Our services stand for flexibility, speed, accessibility, short
lines, a personal approach from motivated staff, as well as for reliability,
integrity and honesty. The new IS will continue under the motto which both
companies maintained: do what you promise and perform better than the

That PINS and IS Interned Services have joined forces stems from a
concurrent vision on the market which is characterized by the fast
developments in ICT. As a result of both companies' strength, IS can now
offer customers an improved and more complete service package. The company
provides a total product and service portfolio for hosting, managed services,
outsourcing, and connectivity to support customers in achieving their
business goals. IS in its new composition has a large number of highly
qualified professionals at their disposal. IS is ISO 27001 certified and
before the year 2010 is out they will obtain the ISO 20000 accreditation.
This will enable the company to guarantee up to 100% availability and is
proof of how they secure these service levels in the organization.

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