SiteVision Awarded Hosting Services Contract for Virginia Commonwealth Agencies and Localities

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Roanoke, VA September 19, 2012: SiteVision has been selected as a hosting service and Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for Virginia’s state agencies, including all local government entities. The new contract is part of Virginia’s electronic government services program (eGov). The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) announced the contract awards with the stated objective of modernizing the Commonwealth’s procurements and providing enhanced value to the state, greater transparency, broader participation by multiple suppliers, and cost-effective access to best of class technology services.

Contract awards followed in-depth, multi-agency evaluations of responses to VITA’s requests for proposals (RFPs) for eGov services.  Awards were based upon demonstrated, measurable benefit to the Commonwealth and contract users. VITA is the Commonwealth’s central information technology (IT) agency.  VITA’s statewide contracts can be accessed and utilized by all public entities, including Virginia counties, cities, towns, agencies, educational institutions and public safety providers.

The Hosting Contract is: VA-120416-STVN – Hosting and details may be found at:

“We are delighted to be selected as a provider for advanced hosting and related technologies,” stated Patrick Maddox, President and CEO of SiteVision, Inc.  “We will dedicate ourselves to ensuring that the transition for state agencies and public bodies will be as smooth and seamless as possible,” Maddox said.  “We take pride in our service offerings, and will do what is necessary to ensure that the first impression in the transition process is a good one.”

As a provider, SiteVision has offered application design, development, and hosting solutions to federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector clients for nearly fifteen (15) years.  A dedicated hosting staff focuses purely on hosting services and solutions.  The firm services several hundreds of customers and thousands of domain names and e-mail accounts across all of their hosting services.  All major systems (ping, power, and pipe) are redundant, and all servers and required services are actively and consistently monitored for availability. In addition to conventional hosting technologies; the firm offers content delivery networking (CDN); media delivery and streaming services; failover, redundancy and disaster recovery services; Cloud storage solutions; and a variety of custom hosting options.

In addition, the firm has long participated in GIS application development and hosting. “Currently, many of our clients are realizing significant benefits in moving their systems to a distributed environment,” states Daniel Shaffer, Director of SiteVision’s Geospatial Systems Division.  “This contract should be of particular interest to Virginia’s mapping and GIS community.  With a minimal cost of entry, this contract allows organizations to take full advantage of distributed GIS and Internet map server technology.”

SiteVision, Inc. ( is an Internet application development, consulting, design and hosting firm providing solutions for a broad spectrum of markets and industries, as well as for local, state, federal and international entities. Expertise includes custom, back-end dynamic applications, consulting to achieve unique goals, geographic information systems (GIS), content management systems, hosting services including map server and GIS application hosting, as well as custom and dedicated hosting solutions. The firm has its home office in Roanoke, VA, with sales offices in Charlottesville, VA and Miami, FL.


September News & Tips

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Corning Flexible Glass Might Change Our Future:

As technology speeds along, there is, every now and then, an introduction that makes your heart beat a little faster simply because the implications could be so huge.  Corning’s new high quality Willow Glass is just such a breed.  It rolls up like a newspaper.  It’s ultra, ultra thin (0.1 millimeters) – think of a human hair – and could be used, among a myriad of other possibilities, to create lightweight flexible Smartphones of the future.  Other ideas include roll to roll processing of electronic circuitry; curved digital windows , walls and displays, and flexible solar cells, to name but a few of the possibilities. Watch the video.  It seems entirely possible that our current computing DNA will be dramatically altered by innovation such as this!

Keeping Your Data Safe:  Hardware Encrypted Drives

You’ve heard about (or worse, experienced) the theft of critical customer, personal, or corporate data loss on external drives.  Until recently, reminds PC World, encrypting an external drive through software was a difficult and cumbersome project.  Enter the newer hardware encrypted drives.  They scramble and crunch data as it’s written.  They are fast.  They eliminate the need for special software.  And should you fall victim to a theft – not to worry – as long as your password is securely in your possession.

Is It Time To Review Your Failover And Redundancy Solutions?

Does your website or application require near zero downtime and availability?  We want to remind you that SiteVision offers custom failover, redundancy, and disaster recovery services.  While most sites do not require these solutions, for those that do, it is a mission critical business priority.  If you require this capability, whether you currently host your site with us or not, please give us a call.  We’ll help you through the process and provide a custom “continuity of operations” contingency for your organization’s systems and data.

Office 2013:  Does It Have Its Head In The Cloud?

Oh yeah.  Files now save to the cloud (SkyDrive) by default.  It’s also oriented to a subscription based experience, though you can still purchase via the traditional software method.  With a subscription, you download the various desktop apps and they follow you to various devices (depending on your MS ID). As with Win 8, touch becomes a part of the experience.  To some the touch integration is half-hearted and confusing.  To others, it’s a welcome addition with positive implications.  According to some reviews, the same might be said for Win 8.  Time will tell!   Engadget has a comprehensive overview, as does Techradar


Why SiteVision?

We’re your advocate. SiteVision has been providing web development and hosting services to government agencies and non-profit organizations for over 20 years. We understand how overwhelming it can be to seek out a reliable solution for you website, custom application, and hosting needs.

At SiteVision we are passionate about creating solutions for customers that make their life better. We excel at understanding your business process and developing an application that is easy to learn and operate. We will always be fair, knowledgeable, honest, and professional.