Chairman and chief executive Philip Seifert christened its new corporate
moniker, stating that the name change reflects a dynamic adjustment in the
company’s core business.
“PLATFORMIX, formerly enginenumber9.com, is offering any business or
organization private label desktops that provide access to technical
applications from anywhere in the world, anytime, regardless of the user’s
operating system,” Seifert said.
Seifert declared that it would utilize the ASP business model to deliver
its private label desktop services for general businesses and vertical
“We are an ASP+,” Seifert said. “Meaning we have a distinct, valuable edge.”
“Companies will be able to access their data through applications they need
and want over the Internet, whether they operate on Microsoft NT,
Macintosh, Linux or any other operating system,” Seifert added.
PLATFORMIX is capable of providing business customers with customized
desktops with only two to three week’s production time. Its integration
skill set is an important benefit to companies doing business on the Net
that demand speed to market services that the only an ASP business model
Seifert said that PLATFORMIX service portfolio can speed-up software
upgrades over the Web regardless of a client’s operating system and can
save e-businesses a significant amount of time and money.
“PLATFORMIX signals the end to downloading or purchasing software upgrades
and the end to concerns about operating systems, versions, technological
obsolescence and unending change,” Seifert said. “Our support teams will
keep our customers up to date and even ahead in this fast-moving business
The company’s evolution into the ASP business grew out of business
development with its subsidiary tribeside.com.
National Internet service provider RMI.NET,
Inc. took a near 20 percent stake in the subsidiary early in April.
initiated the financing as part of its move
into the “Y Generation” demographic group that is aggregated at the
tribeside.com Web portal.
Pete Kirsch, PLATFORMIX president, said the company to the unique technical
capability of its popular college-aged tribeside.com Web site and expanded
it to meet significant business needs.
“We are now solidly in the B2B market as an ASP +, and we’re rolling the
business out to start with as a B2A, business to associations,” Kirsch
said. “By partnering with associations, we provide the PLATFORMIX desktop
to the association itself and offer the value of the PLATFORMIX services
from the association to its members so everyone benefits.”
PLATFORMIX was founded in 1999 as enginenumber9.com and is headquartered in
Vienna, Virginia. The company is a vertical market ASP that develops
private label desktops for businesses, associations, organizations and its
own wholly owned Web entities.
PLATFORMIX partnered with Cyrus
InterSoft, Inc. in March for its Speiros technology to launch its
youthful portal tribeside.com. Cyrus InterSoft’s flagship software helps
PLATFORMIX create, deploy and customer Web desktops compatible with nearly
any legacy system.