March 8, 2012 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – ServInt
, a pioneering provider of managed cloud hosting for enterprises worldwide, today named the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) as the first quarterly finalist for the inaugural ServInt Sextant Award. The Award recognizes ServInt customers who are making the most profound community impact with their Internet-based enterprises.
Each quarter, a finalist for the $5,000 Sextant Award will be chosen from among ServInt’s customers. These finalists will be given three free months of hosting services to recognize the positive difference their web-based enterprises make in their community. In December, all ServInt customers will be given the chance to vote to choose the organization that they believe best embodies the Award’s values.
The Sextant Award’s values mirror those found in ServInt’s own core values:
Create possibility … for yourself, for the customer and for the Company. ServInt empowers its employees to create possibility every day.
Invite challenge. Never sit still. Embrace the new, the unknown. Look for challenges that can be overcome to create better products and a better customer experience.
Better yourself and the next guy. Always strive for improvement. Pursue new knowledge, advance relationships and embrace change.
Be open to most everything and everyone. From open doors to open minds, welcome the input of others.
ServInt Chief Operating Officer Christian Dawson explained the purpose behind the Sextant Award, saying, “There’s a reason why this award is named after a trusted technology that has helped humankind find its true course for nearly a thousand years. In a sense, we’re looking for the ServInt customers who show all of us the way toward a better tomorrow, through the use of the Internet and our hosting technology.”
Dawson added, “MCAN is one such customer. It uses its network of web sites to help ensure that no Michigan student is denied the opportunity to move on to postsecondary education - a vitally important service in a state still struggling to rebuild after the near-collapse of its manufacturing sector. We’re proud that MCAN chose ServInt to host its sites, and prouder still to recognize its good work by naming it a finalist for our 2012 Sextant Award.”
About the Michigan College Access Network
MCAN makes access to higher education a priority and path to prosperity in the State of Michigan. Its mission is to dramatically increase the college participation and graduation rate in Michigan, particularly among low-income students, first-generation students and students of color - with a stated goal of reaching 60 percent degree completion by 2025. As part of its mission, MCAN has two innovative web-based solutions that help students learn about and apply for college. The Michigan College Access Portal is a one-stop web portal for students to plan, apply and pay for college. Also, “It’s MI Life” is a social networking site that engages students directly in planning for life after high school.
ServInt is a pioneering provider of high-reliability, managed cloud hosting services for enterprises worldwide. Founded in Northern Virginia in 1995, ServInt provides a range of IaaS, PaaS, VPS and dedicated server packages to hosting service resellers, web designers, developers and online businesses in more than 130 countries.