The Planet Sponsors Webinar on Financial, Business Fundamentals of Hosting

The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, announced it will host a free webinar on the financial and business fundamentals required to operate and grow a web hosting company. Moderated by Liam Eagle, editor of Web Host Industry Review, the session features The Planet’s General Manager of Dedicated Hosting and Global Services Todd Mitchell. Titled “Developing Your Hosting Business Model: Planning for Growth and Success,” it is scheduled for May 19, 2010, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Prior to joining The Planet, Mitchell was president and chief operating officer of web hosting company Site5, where he led its growth from a small startup to a mid-sized profitable company.

“We’re seeing increased requests from our customers and from resellers about how to grow and optimize their businesses, and it’s through our collaboration with them that we identified an opportunity to share our expertise with the broader community,” said Mitchell. “We will offer a framework for building a successful hosting business, including how to evaluate systems, maintain impeccable service and support, and market and sell the business.”

For more information or to register for the webinar, visit http://www.theplanet.com/events.

About The Planet

The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 18,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 12 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit http://www.theplanet.com

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