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Fujifilm Selects Breakaway Solutions to Host myfujifilm.com

Press release from the issuing company

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 18 - Breakaway Solutions, Inc. a Full Service Provider (FSP) of integrated strategy, implementation and application hosting solutions for collaborative ebusinesses, today announced that Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. has engaged Breakaway Solutions to provide managed hosting services for Fujifilm's myfujifilm.com e-Production Web site, created to address the specific business-to-business needs of the graphic arts industry. myfujifilm.com allows subscribers and their clients to fully utilize the Internet to enhance business relationships and manage workflow. In addition to providing printers, trade shops, advertising agencies, publishers, designers and print producers with new e-Production methods, myfujifilm.com eliminates the need to over-invest in equipment and plant expansions. In establishing the offering as a hosted model, Fujifilm chose Breakaway Solutions over other vendors for its global reach and quick implementation, vital for allowing myfujifilm.com to capture a larger share of the market in a short amount of time. "We had the option of spending extensive time and resources to develop similar in-house services,'' said David Murray, director of sales and marketing for myfujifilm.com. "Breakaway Solutions' integration knowledge, application hosting expertise and infrastructure was there to get us up-and-running in a fraction of that time, guaranteeing an immediate return on our investment. What could have been a costly process became an immediate solution and a strong relationship.'' As part of this initiative, the company has selected Breakaway Solutions to provide rapid hosted and managed support services for myfujifilm.com's digital production and asset management application, incorporating solutions from Engage, GroupLogic, and Markzware. In addition to reducing costs, myfujifilm.com's managed and hosted solution will enable Fujifilm's customers to benefit from the following: * System Monitoring - Leverages sophisticated tools and processes to provide end-to-end monitoring. * Capacity Testing - Provides advanced knowledge of site performance under stressful conditions. Armed with this knowledge, customers can stay one step ahead of performance-related issues. * Application Monitoring - Monitors pre-defined business processes from multiple locations. * Storage - Provides large amounts of cost-effective storage with the flexibility to tap into additional immediate storage, based on myfujifilm.com's customer needs. myfujifilm.com plans to release the product to the general market in July 2001. "Breakaway Solutions' ASP group has the infrastructure, personnel and expertise in place to provide these services to larger customers like Fujifilm,'' said Bill Loftus, president and CEO for Breakaway Solutions. "Being able to deliver services outside our data centers enables us to provide a lower cost of entry. It's this global reach and guaranteed return on investment that attracted Fujifilm to Breakaway Solutions. We look forward to continuing our relationship and working with the company in the years to come.”