Everything Channel Forms Strategic Partnership With My Virtual Business Office, Offers Revolutionary Business Tool to Enhance Productivity and Simplify Business Operations for Solution Provider Community

Dec 1, 2009

Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced a strategic partnership with My Virtual Business Office (MyVBO) to give the solution provider community a revolutionary new business tool that enhances productivity, simplifies business operations and assists solution providers in running their business at maximum efficiency.

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MyVBO is the first in a new category of software applications known as "Centralized Information Management", or CIM software. MyVBO pulls all of the information and productivity tools needed to conduct business together in one powerful application. MyVBO offers real-time business statistics via QuickBooks and Google Analytics, stock tracking, news and video feeds, market and price history on frequently-purchased products, and the ability to purchase those products via the MyVBO purchasing engine, which sends the requested orders, out to thousands of sales outlets across the web. It also offers a professional networking area for business professionals to discuss issues common to their business segment, Twitter access, a custom-designed "tweet-system", and the ability to launch their own weblog, or "blog" for their business. Additional modules are planned for release in Q4 and throughout 2010.

"Solution providers need to access multiple data sources across a variety of software applications and websites in order to get the information needed to make good decisions. MyVBO acts like a virtual support staff by bringing all of the information they need to make important business decisions together, in one easy-to-use, well-designed interface, available anywhere the Internet can be accessed," said Kate Spellman, SVP Strategic Marketing and Business Development, Everything Channel.

MyVBO's CEO Robert Wilkins said, "We are very excited to be partnering with Everything Channel in customizing a solution for their user base that complements their unprecedented depth of content, technology tools and market reach."

Everything Channel will launch MyVBO on The Channelweb Network in January 2010. Solution providers interested in using MyVBO in the meantime can visit www.myvbo.com and sign up for a free account.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

About MyVBO (www.myvbo.com)

MyVBO was founded in 2007 by a team of business professionals from a variety of backgrounds - sales, IT, manufacturing, advertising and marketing - with experience in and with small business. Their goal was to build a technology-based tool designed to help the small business owner save time and money, make better decisions, and share their experiences with like-minded individuals. MyVBO has been under development for three years, launching in August 2009.

Contact Kate Spellman Everything Channel 516 562.7383 Kate.Spellman@ec.ubm.com

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SOURCE: Everything Channel

CONTACT: Kate Spellman, Everything Channel, +1-516-562-7383,

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