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Seagate Chooses asknet to Deliver Rescue | Restore Solution

Worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions signs asknet to manage eCommerce portal and digital rights.

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Subtitle: Worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions signs asknet to manage eCommerce portal and digital rights.

Karlsruhe, San Francisco (euro adhoc) - May 17, 2011 - asknet, a leading provider of global eCommerce solutions that increase sales and expand markets for software and digital media companies, is partnering with Seagate to develop a secure, integrated, and scalable global eCommerce service for Seagate distribution channel customers. asknet will manage eCommerce activities and digital rights for Seagate® Rescue | Restore™ software, the Seagate system recovery solution that makes it simpler and more cost-effective for small businesses, VARs, system builders and IT managers to service hard drives corrupted by viruses and other intrusions.

"Seagate customers wanted a powerful, fast and simple solution for hard drive recovery and restoration, so we needed the expertise and flexible platform to deliver Rescue | Restore™ software," said David Looney, Executive Director of Market Development at Seagate. "asknet answered the challenge with its platform technology, localization capabilities and the ability to deploy Rescue | Restore™ software globally on our demanding timeline."

Rescue | Restore software can restore a corrupted hard drive to factory fresh settings in as little as 10 minutes. The Seagate software helps reduce field support costs, increase customer satisfaction and deliver incremental revenue streams for Seagate customers.

Seagate´s new Rescue | Restore online portal offers customers a set of five licenses at no charge for evaluation purposes. Additional licenses are priced by bundle size, ranging from 10 to 10,000 licenses for larger companies. asknet is responsible for Rescue | Restore license management and the activation gateway to support digital rights management, online purchases, regionally optimized payment methods and currencies, order confirmations and order management. Seagate expects to offer additional products targeted at the reseller market through the asknet online portal in the near future.

"We are very excited to be working with Seagate, the no. 1 manufacturer of hard drives and storage solutions," said Mark Begin, President of asknet Inc. "We are honored to be chosen as the solution able to meet the demanding requirements of this strategic program. It highlights one of asknet´s core strengths of providing a flexible, open framework and business model to meet the unique needs of global eCommerce, where others offer only static one-size-fits-all approaches."

asknet provides international consumers with an easy, satisfying online shopping experience, leading to higher conversions, sales and retention rates, and lower abandonment issues. Within a short timeframe, the scalable eCommerce platform can manage from one domestic eShop to over 170 secure and cost-effective localized eShops. asknet´s global eCommerce platform enables businesses to access markets with 31 shop languages, 40 billing currencies and 12 customer service languages. asknet offers more than 35 payment options including WebMoney, and Alipay.

The asknet eCommerce Platform enables users to manage all eCommerce activities, including pricing, promotions and cross-selling. The comprehensive reporting section includes KPI dashboard, scheduled and on-the-fly reports, alerts, web analytics and export functions. The proprietary Vendor Interaction Process (VIP) quickly and easily provides solutions tailored to meet each user´s needs and the extensive sales and eMarketing capabilities enable flawless execution across the full range of eCommerce services, from order management to worldwide customer service.

For more information on how asknet can accelerate your online digital media downloads internationally, please visit www.asknet.com.

About Seagate: Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk devices and storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com.

About asknet: asknet is a leading provider of global eCommerce solutions that increase sales and expand markets for software and digital media companies. asknet solutions enable publishers to expand their international reach while maintaining localized services to customers in the US, Europe, Asia and new emerging markets. The asknet Digital Index (ADI), Vendor Interaction Process (VIP), and Shop Cockpit provide quick and easy solutions tailored to meet each customer´s needs and enable flawless execution across the full range of eCommerce services, from order management and local payment options to multi-lingual customer service. Founded in 1995, asknet today offers localized eShops in over 170 countries. The company is based in Germany and has headquarters in San Francisco and Tokyo. For more information about asknet, visit www.asknet.com.

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company:     asknet AG
          Vincenz-Priessnitz-Str. 3
          D-76131 Karlsruhe
phone:       +49 (0)721 96 458 6369
FAX:         +49 (0)721-96 45899
mail:     info@asknet.de
WWW:      http://www.asknet.de
sector:      Electronic Commerce
ISIN:        DE0005173306
indexes:
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München, Open Market /
          Entry Standard: Frankfurt
language: English 

Contact:

Martina Oerther
Director Corporate Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)721 96 458-6369
Email: martina.oerther@asknet.com

Branche: Electronic Commerce
ISIN: DE0005173306
WKN: 517330
Börsen: Berlin / free trade
Stuttgart / free trade
Düsseldorf / free trade
München / free trade
Frankfurt / Open Market / Entry Standard



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