BASCOM's Platinum Reseller Program Opens Doors to Booming Small Business Market

Company's VAR/ISP Platinum Program enables resellers to offer small businesses an out-of-the-box "big business connectivity" solution via BASCOM's IQ2 NetConnect; the program includes wide-ranging sales, technical and marketing support.

Hauppauge, NY - July 13, 2000—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. (BASCOM), pioneering developers of thin server productivity solutions for small businesses, today announces its Platinum Program, designed to give VARs and ISPs unmatched technical, sales and marketing support for the company's flagship small business connectivity solution, the IQ2 NetConnect. BASCOM's program enables ISPs and VARs to provide small businesses with an out-of-the-box, "zero administration," secure, high-performance DSL connectivity solution. It provides VARs and ISPs with entr?e into a highly desirable market while enabling them to extend the customer lifecycle; this provides small businesses with a "productivity platform" on top of which additional services can be layered.

"Our Platinum Program is designed to provide ISPs and VARs with a complete, integrated technology and support package that enables them to penetrate and garner their share of the booming small business market," said Peter Cirasole, BASCOM President. "Our program is essentially two-fold: it arms VARs and ISPs with a high margin, big business connectivity solution designed to address the specific needs of small businesses, while providing them with a full complement of support services designed to facilitate-indeed, accelerate-sales. This is a particularly attractive package to VARs and ISPs seeking a means of leveraging the surging demand-particularly among small businesses-for DSL-based services."

The Platinum Program centers on BASCOM's IQ2 NetConnect, which provides universal Internet access (from dial-up to broadband), a pre-configured firewall and a Web cache system for optimum performance. Easy to install, the IQ2 is remotely administered and upgraded, making it a hassle-free "drop-in, turn-on" solution-ideal for small businesses. As part of a small business Platinum package, the VAR or ISP can now offer bullet-proof network security and high-performance connectivity-immediately. The IQ2's "Instant On" feature delivers value as soon as it's plugged in. Before a DSL line is even provisioned, small business networks are up and running with secure Internet access, offering out-of-the-box productivity. The IQ2 also eases "access migration" from dial-up to DSL or to whatever access method becomes available. Small business owners tap the power of the Internet without any of the attendant security headaches and the VAR or ISP retains control from the very point of access.

Being a BASCOM Platinum Partner entitles a VAR or ISP to the following benefits:

Program Benefits:
  • Technical training for key staff
  • Sales training
  • Leads Referral Program for exclusive first access to all leads generated in a defined region
  • Custom Collaterals: VAR-branded collaterals can be generated from the Web, printed and distributed on-the-fly to prospects. These include branded product sheets, technical product briefs and more.
  • Public Relations: branded user story featuring VARs implementation of the IQ2
  • Premium Tech Support
  • Discounted price
  • Platinum Status provides VARs and ISPs with a rock-solid connectivity solution for small businesses, while offering aggressive marketing and sales support.

About the Global Chalkboard

BASCOM's Global Chalkboard is an innovative and flexible teaching tool that uses the Internet for learning. The Global Chalkboard provides immediate access to educational Web sites and builds Web-enriched lessons mapped to curriculum goals and state standards.

The Global Chalkboard is both flexible and easy to use. It offers a novice user immediate access to educational sites with the Web Library; it offers an intermediate user prepackaged, ready-to-use BASCOM lessons; and it offers an advanced user a method of building their own, web-based lessons using the Global Chalkboard's Lesson Creator.


BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. is a software development company specializing in curriculum-based, Internet management solutions for K-12 schools. From our beginning in 1996, BASCOM has focused on producing, next-generation, curriculum tools for the K-12 education market.

BASCOM's goal is to help children become successful learners by safely extracting the educational content of the Web. This is accomplished by building Internet teaching tools based on input we've received from K-12 educators. We are constantly adapting our products to meet the changing needs of today's teachers.

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