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IceWEB Inc. (IWEB) CEO Rob Howe Interviews with The Wall Street Transcript

67 WALL STREET, New York - February 14, 2013 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Data Hosting Centers and Data Storage Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Data Hosting Centers - Flash Memory - Cloud Computing Secular Trends - Internet Infrastructure Build - Big Data, PCIe Storage, Cloud Computing and the Virtual Desktop - Data Center REITs - Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing - Data Center Expansion -

Companies include: IceWEB Inc. (IWEB) and many more.

In the following excerpt from the Data Hosting Centers and Data Storage Report, the CEO of IceWEB Inc. (IWEB) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry.

TWST: The issue of security and maintaining control seemed to be the big reason that perhaps made enterprises hesitant about the cloud at one time. So your products solve those concerns?

Mr. Howe: We are able to do two things. If they have their own data center and they want to operate their own private cloud, we can do an implementation with them in a matter of a couple of weeks from start to finish, so that they can offer that from within their own data center. The universities, for example, all have their own data centers, typically, interestingly enough, operated by the facilities organization. What they didn't have was the architecture plan to be able to put that together and offer it quickly to the professors and students.

Interestingly enough, they were seeing the same things that corporate America was seeing; professors leave and go to other colleges and take their research with them, because it's in the public cloud. In this case, they can offer privately the same kinds of services but they maintain control over the data.

I think you are going to see that continue to grow and continue to be a major concern for anybody who has a bunch of associates or employees who have corporate documents in their possession. It's important for the associate or employee to be able to have the convenience of a box in the sky, and they don't really quibble about it being privately operated by the company. They just want the convenience.

People who have their own data centers, we can do that very quickly. If they don't have their own data center but they still want to have the next level of control that they wouldn't have with a public cloud like Amazon or some of the other ones that are open to anybody, then we can offer them a virtual data center that they manage. It's firewalled, and it has the same effect, being able to provide for them a private cloud that only their people can get into. They administer who has a license to get in the cloud and store things, they administer the security levels for each person, but the convenience and security for the employee is the same or better than they would have in...

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