September 21, 2012

ROK Global Applications Group, LLC Selects eGroup to Deliver Reliable and Secure Data Visualizations to Esri Users

eGroup Release

MT. PLEASANT, SC - (September 21, 2012) - eGroup, the Southeast's leading provider of cloud, application and end-user computing services, today announced that ROK Technologies will deliver the Esri ArcGIS product line via eGroup's eCloud.

As a result of the partnership, commercial enterprises and governmental organizations will be better prepared to make data driven decisions, at a fraction of the cost. As these groups strive to improve efficiencies, deliver superior customer service and a better informed constituency, commercial enterprises and governmental organizations are increasingly turning to geographic information system (GIS). Historically, these entities have been challenged with rolling out GIS given the high cost and complex technical specifications, despite the significant business benefits.

ROK's managed ArcGIS Server cloud hosting, powered by eGroup's eCloud, offers a solution that is cost effective while allowing enterprises and public organizations to integrate their enterprise software with ROK GIS solutions, products and services. Additional benefits include:

  • Hosted Computing Infrastructure
  • State-of-the-art 24×7 Data Center
  • Dedicated Virtual Servers: Scale resources as-needed
  • Consolidated Storage: Readily Available
  • Highest Levels of Business Continuity
  • Scalable Network and Internet Bandwidth
  • Dedicated, best in class ArcGIS Server Specialists

Utilizing ROK's ArcGIS Server cloud hosting service offers users several benefits when compared to other cloud-based server configurations. For example, ROK maintains the ArcGIS Server license while managing both the hardware and bandwidth provisioning. In addition, ROK maintains the personnel to provide all the expertise and advice to keep users' map services running at optimal speed.

"At eGroup, we understand not only the importance of data driven decisions but the business criticality of ensuring that the data is available at all times, anywhere and on any device," said Steve Rattacasa, Cloud Services Manager, eGroup. "ROK selected eGroup's eCloud because they, too, understand how important GIS is for running any business or government organization and being down is not an option for ROK, nor its customer base."

"Reliability and performance in an on-demand solution are key criteria for ROK's cloud initiative. In-depth knowledge of the technical components required to deliver cloud-based applications and a thorough understanding of ROK's leading edge offerings make eGroup the natural partner of choice for ROK," Mike Murphy, president at ROK Technologies.

eGroup's solutions drive customers' cost containment, revenue growth, and service objectives by addressing challenges associated with mobility, access to critical applications and data, and security. eGroup's expertise and core competence is focused in three distinct areas: Cloud Services (public and private), Application Services, and End-User Computing.

**About eGroup
**Headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., eGroup provides innovative cloud, application and end-user computing services to businesses across the Southeast. One of the region's fastest growing companies and winner of the 2012 CRN "Tech Elite 250", eGroup's solutions drive customer revenue while reducing cost to maintain IT infrastructures. Visit or call 1.877.eGROUP.1 (1.877.347.6871) for more information.

**About ROK
**ROK Technologies and its affiliate ROK Global Applications Group, based in Charleston, South Carolina, serve clients in many industries and governments globally. As an Esri Silver business partner and ArcGIS Server Application Service Provider licensee, ROK is able to leverage the ArcGIS platform and their cutting edge core competencies to provide Cloud based ArcGIS application development, hosting, and cache management solutions. Visit or call 1.888.898.3404 for more information.

Media Contacts:
Liz Mitchum

Yvonne Jones
ROK Global Applications Group