Los Angeles, CA –October, 2004 — Cuadra Associates, Inc. (CA), a leading provider of knowledge management software products, announced today the availability of its Cuadra STAR Application Solution Provider (ASP) Service. The new service allows customers to access the power and functionality of the STAR family of applications on a hosted-server basis.
“Our ASP Service is designed for organizations that don't have the IT personnel and the budget to maintain servers and upgrade hardware and software but that need the robust solutions what we offer,” said Dr. Carlos A. Cuadra, president of Cuadra. “As the cost of acquiring, maintaining, and managing computing resources rises, customer organizations with over-extended IT departments are becoming increasingly interested in having a cost-effective alternative to an in-house system.”
For a fixed subscription fee beginning as low as $200 per month, the Cuadra STAR ASP Service allows customers to use standard STAR solutions though a secure Internet connection. STAR solutions provide support for:
- competitive and marketing intelligence
- electronic and non-electronic records management
- indexing, abstracting and classifyng information
- development of thesauri, taxonomies, and other controlled vocabularies
- library automation
- museum and archive collections management
- management of photographic collections
The subscription fee includes daily backup of customer data, a monthly report of system usage, and generous disk storage and data transmission allowances. The system, which has secure central servers, redundant power sources, and redundant Internet connections, also protects customer's data and communications with secure HTTP access for private Web sessions and encryption for Windows-based sessions. . In addition to using the help messages built into each application, customers can quickly access more detailed documentation online when they need it.
The Cuadra STAR ASP Service is currently supporting customers in 18 time zones around the world.
For more information on Cuadra or any of its products, contact Cuadra Associates Inc. at 800-366-1390 or 310-478-0066. To see an interactive demonstration of the STAR system, visit the company's Web site at www.cuadra.com.
About Cuadra Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1978, Cuadra Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of knowledge management software products. The core of every Cuadra product is STAR, an award-winning, multi-user, multi-purpose software package with the power and flexibility to manage information collections of all types. STAR is unique in being able to manage information collections from many types of environments, including libraries, records centers, archives, and museums. Many of these organizations have multiple, related information management needs that can be met with a single STAR software package.