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iomart appoint BigPlanet co-founder as ASP Director

Added: (Wed Jan 10 2001)

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iomart appoint BigPlanet co-founder as Director of ASP Services

Glasgow-based integrated telecommunications and internet services company,
iomart Group plc have announced the appointment of Daniel Smith as Director
of ASP Services for iomart.

The former co-founder of American internet multinational, Big Planet, Daniel
brings over ten years of high tech experience to iomart and will lead the
roll out of the company's outsourced email platform, ThinkMail, which is
aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises, as well as the legal,
accountancy, utilities and public sectors.

In his new role at iomart, Daniel will be responsible for the management of
the day-to-day technical operations including the systems, network and
Network Operations Centre teams. Daniel will also manage iomart's key
internal product areas including Messaging (ThinkMail), Web Applications
(EasyBuild, eCommerce, ASP), Hosting/Co-location, and Storage product lines.

Said Daniel: "I am joining iomart at a very exciting phase of the company's
development, and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. Europe is the
internet hotspot at the moment and I have no doubt iomart will be at the
forefront in the UK."

Immediately prior to his appointment to iomart, Daniel was Vice President of
Technology for Pakana Corporation, a San Francisco based Professional
Services start-up focused on providing internet systems integration
solutions to business customers.

However, Daniel first came to prominence in the internet industry by
co-founding Big Planet, a USA-based internet and communications company with
overseas operations in Japan and Taiwan. Daniel led the technical operations
and engineering units for Big Planet, and also held responsibilities for
product management and international business development.

In earlier assignments, Daniel served in technical capacities at CheckFree
and Microsoft.


Contact -
Daniel Smith 0141 931 7000
Taylor Edgar 01851 777702 / taylor.edgar@iomart.com
PR Manager

Notes to Editors
jpeg head and shoulders picture of Daniel Smith available on request by
contacting Taylor Edgar

About iomart Group plc (www.iomart.com)
iomart Group plc are an integrated telecommunications and internet services
company with offices in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a customer
support centre on the Isle of Lewis.
iomart is positioning itself to become a major player in the UK broadband
iomart offers web hosting, co-location, website building, Virtual Internet
Service Provider services, DSL, ISDN, voice telephony, bandwidth on demand,
internet access and domain name registration.
iomart is a fully licensed telecommunications company with its own world
class network infrastructure.

Issued by iomart Group plc, Fleming Pavilion, Todd Campus, West of Scotland
Science Park, Glasgow, G20 0XA

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