Messaging and Collaboration Solutions Provider Apptix Acquires Mi8

September 12, 2006
September 12, 2006 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Messaging and collaboration solutions provider Apptix ( has acquired Mi8, it was announced yesterday. The acquisition “establishes Apptix as the dominant provider of on-demand messaging and collaboration solutions to the SMB market”.

Based in New York and with operations in Austin, Mi8 is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company that was established in 1997 and one of the first companies to offer Microsoft Exchange “on-demand model”. Alongside Hosted Exchange Services the company offers a number of products including archiving, mobility and advanced email virus protection, anti-spam and content filtering. The company has around 1,750 customers and 40,000 Exchange end users.

“This acquisition brings together two pioneers in the delivery of Hosted Exchange as an on-demand service,” suggested Huw Thomas, CEO of Mi8. “This transaction will provide our customers with the same high quality service and support they have come to expect and provide them with an expanded services and support infrastructure.”

"Service providers such as Apptix and Mi8 are an essential delivery channel for Microsoft offerings such as Hosted Exchange to small and medium-sized businesses seeking enterprise-class messaging and collaboration services," added John Zanni, Director of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. "With more than 130,000 subscribers, Apptix has built a very successful business with Hosted Exchange as the anchor service offering. Microsoft looks forward to a continued successful relationship with the new company as they bring new offers to their customers.”

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