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Bath, 7th October 2010 - As the Cloud Computing movement gathers pace with the convergence of data and communications becoming increasingly beneficial to businesses, Activator UK has today joined forces with Backup Direct, a major player in the Online Backup and Disaster Recovery market.

By gaining access to the marketing and financial resources of Backup Direct, Activator will be able to expand its services in the managed business communications market and provide added value cloud applications that users are now requesting.

Brett Raynes, CEO of Backup Direct commented: “The synergies between the two companies stood out when I first began talks with Activator and our ability to now offer managed connectivity will be a major benefit to our existing customer base. Both companies have developed skills and expertise which, when combined, will offer a very powerful portfolio which will address critical areas of a client’s business.”

Backup Direct, a 2010 Customer Kings award winner and a finalist in this year’s National Customer Service Awards, is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service.

Ian Hanson the Business Development Manager in the new operation commented “Activator has developed a loyal and growing customer base in the Security, Retail and SME markets and we felt we needed the backing of a larger organisation to take Activator to new levels of managed services. With Backup Direct’s service excellence and portfolio of cloud based solutions we are confident our customers will see immediate advantages from the two organisations coming together.”


About Activator UK

Activator UK is an innovative business communications provider, offering the latest in connectivity solutions as part of a range of managed services for business users in the UK and internationally. Activator UK takes the risk out of cutting edge technology - to deliver its customers real business advantage – flexibility and cost savings.

For more information about Activator UK visit www.activator-uk.com or call us on 0845 4565960 for more information.

About Backup Direct

Backup Direct is the business-backup company. Backup Direct combines enterprise-class technologies with service excellence. Today we protect over 2000 UK small-medium businesses with a suite of trusted, affordable IT subscription services, including online backup for PCs, Servers and Macs, disaster recovery, managed encryption, email security, remote support and help desk.

Visit www.backupdirect.net or call 0800 0789 437 for more information.

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