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VISI Launches Oline Game To Challenge Businesses To Maximize Profits With Managed Hosting

October 02
12:37 2008

Hosting NewsMINNEAPOLIS, MN – VISI, Minnesota’s largest managed hosting and connectivity provider, introduces a new online game called “Interstellar Pizza Express” that can be found at www.visi.com/pizzagame.

The objective of the game is to make as much money as possible by running an online pizza delivery company based in outer space. As the “IT Commander” of “Interstellar Pizza Express,” the game player must choose between hosting an in-house e-commerce Web site or working with VISI.  In each round, the participant can spend his or her available budget on server upgrades and safeguards as well as price settings for pizza and toppings.  The better the game player’s business performs, the more money made and the more pizzas sold.

The “Interstellar Pizza Express” player with the highest score each month from October 2008 – March 2009 will receive a 16GB iPod® Nano from VISI.

“Our goal was to make ‘Interstellar Pizza Express’ a realistic business learning experience, yet a fun game with an outer space theme,” said Mike Kelly, program director of Pixel Farm Interactive. “For example, one of the possible game disasters is that a landscaper’s backhoe disables Internet communications.  If the game participant purchases redundant ISP connectivity safeguard then his or her business is safe. If not, the player won’t enjoy any pizza orders for a week.”

“’Interstellar Pizza Express’ is an interactive way for business owners and IT executives to explore the benefits of VISI’s managed hosting services,” said Gary Elfert, director of products and marketing for VISI.  “This online game showcases the security and up-time practice of our data center services in a fun, visually-engaging way.”

About VISI:
Founded in 1994, VISI is Minnesota’s largest locally-owned managed hosting and connectivity provider, offering connectivity, colocation and managed hosting services. VISI serves more than 11,000 business and residential customers throughout Minnesota with products and services including a world-class SAS 70 Type II data center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company provides a full range of robust Web and application hosting services, first-rate Internet services and support, and personal, expert advice.  To learn more about VISI, call 612-395-9000 or visit www.visi.com.

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