Discover Technologies, a provider of email hosting solutions, has recently received a five year, $40,000,000 contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in order to power Microsoft's (News - Alert) SharePoint 2010 platform as well as optimize supporting technologies including Fast Search, Exchange, Active Directory and System Center Configuration Manager.
Microsoft SharePoint is an effective tool for email hosting, sharing and collaborating. Organizations that leverage this robust offering are able to build custom applications and components to rapidly respond to business needs.
"The technology needs of this initiative fell right within our strong suit," said Discover CEO Dave Truitt, in a statement. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to positively impact the FDA's mission around protecting the public health."
With the successful completion of this contract, the FDA will be able to gain access to an enterprise-wide unified communications platform that will support real-time collaboration, seamlessly integrated with the desktop to support their mobile global workforce.
Discover Technologies is headquartered just outside the nation's capital in Virginia and has remote offices in Virginia Beach, Charlotte, NC and Dallas, TX. It provides professional IT services including implementation and migration of collaborative platforms like SharePoint and custom development efforts around enterprise search solutions and data management. The firm also builds and deploys unique enterprise class software to enhance the search and collaboration capabilities of today's knowledge workers.
Currently, the email hosting provider works in the private sector with Fortune 500 companies and also supports all divisions of the federal Government including DOD and intelligence agencies and their initiatives.
In related news, TMCnet recently revealed that the company Giacom has the largest hosted Exchange reseller network in the U.K. with more than 1,200 IT support companies, and provides a white label platform to allow IT professionals to deliver Microsoft’s popular Exchange e-mail server and SharePoint storage and collaboration server under their own brand.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein