Sportsdirect.com Standardizes on the DotNetNuke Web Content

Sportsdirect.com Standardizes on the DotNetNuke Web Content
Management Platform and Leverages Cantarus' Development Services for
More Than 100 Online Properties 
The UK's Number One Sports Retailer Selects DotNetNuke's WCMS
Platform for Its Reliability, Ease-of-Use, Scalability and
Extensibility 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/23/12 --  DotNetNuke Corp., the
company behind the most widely adopted Web Content Management
Platform for Microsoft .NET, today announced that Sportsdirect.com,
the U.K.'s number one sports retailer by revenue and profit,
evaluated and chose DotNetNuke as the standard web content management
platform for over 100 of their online properties, including USC,
Lillywhites, FieldandTrek, Dunlop, Slazenger, Lonsdale and Karrimor.
Cantarus Ltd, a DotNetNuke Gold Certified Partner and a leading
system integrator for DotNetNuke in the U.K., was selected to provide
development, integration and training services for Sportsdirect.com.  
By standardizing on DotNetNuke, Sportsdirect.com's developers are now
able to rapidly modify specific web applications and design templates
for individual brands, while maintaining consistency across multiple
sites. The company also plans to utilize DotNetNuke 6.2's social
capabilities to implement user ratings and reviews as its sites are
migrated to the platform. 
"Sportsdirect.com's online business is an important, rapidly growing
retail channel for our company, increasing 83% over the past year,"
said Jay Lyford, IT manager of Sportsdirect.com. "The Olympic Games
have created a tremendous spike in interest for sports and sporting
goods, generating a surge in demand for our brands online. We needed
to strengthen our online infrastructure to better handle the volume
of traffic and transactions. DotNetNuke's Web Development Framework
and CMS was chosen because it easily integrates with our existing
systems, allows us to redeploy sites quickly, and enables us to scale
to meet growing demand."  
Sportsdirect.com's network of websites currently receives in excess
of 436,000 peak daily visitors and 7.7 million page views per day.
The existing platform did not scale well and ultimately struggled to
cope with the demands placed upon the sites. The move to DotNetNuke
was therefore a logical progression to a more robust pl
atform that
would enable the future expansion plans for Sportsdirect.com's online
presence. 
"At DotNetNuke we measure the caliber of the company we are by the
company we keep and we are thrilled to add Sportsdirect.com to the
growing number of global organizations standardizing on the
DotNetNuke platform," said Bob Cortale, senior vice president, Sales
and Customer Care at DotNetNuke. "The introduction of our DotNetNuke
Professional and Enterprise products in the UK and European markets
has been extremely well received and has led us to establish an
office in Amsterdam and develop partnerships with leading integrators
like Cantarus to help meet that demand."  
Sportsdirect.com is working with DotNetNuke partner Cantarus to build
and redeploy its websites using DotNetNuke's platform and tools.
Cantarus has collaborated with Sportsdirect.com and DotNetNuke to
architect a solution tailored to Sportsdirect.com's complex,
technical and demanding business requirements. Additionally,
Cantarus' DotNetNuke experts have helped Sportsdirect.com optimize
DotNetNuke for the company's highly transactional eCommerce back-end
and to achieve zero downtime during upgrades and system maintenance. 
"A joint Cantarus and DotNetNuke team is working closely with
Sportsdirect.com's own, highly-skilled development group to redeploy
multiple branded websites using DotNetNuke in a short period of
time," said Lee Adams, co-founder and partner at Cantarus. "Cantarus
is equipped to deliver even the most demanding enterprise-class
DotNetNuke projects. When it's fully deployed, we believe the
Sportsdirect.com project will be among the largest DotNetNuke
environments in the world by daily page views." 
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About DotNetNuke Corp. 
DotNetNuke software is used by developers, designers and business
people to quickly build and easily maintain websites of all kinds.
DotNetNuke is the most widely deployed Web CMS native to the .NET
platform -- more than 700,000 websites have been deployed worldwide
using our products. Our online store speeds up this process by
offering thousands of apps and add-ons that quickly and easily extend
our product. Thousands of organizations like True Value Hardware,
Bose, Cornell University, Glacier Water, Dannon, Delphi, USAA,
NASCAR, Northern Health, and the City of Denver have leveraged DNN to
deploy highly engaging business critical websites. There have been
over 7 million downloads of our open source project, which fuels an
active global community one million strong. The rapid growth of our
commercial products resulted in DotNetNuke Corp. being named as one
of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine
in 2011 and 2012. Founded in 2006 and funded by Sierra Ventures,
August Capital and Pelion Venture Partners, DotNetNuke Corp. is
headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in Vancouver and
Amsterdam. 
About Cantarus Ltd. 
Award-winning UK-based Cantarus Ltd. is one of the world's leading
DotNetNuke partners and was the first DotNetNuke Gold Partner outside
the USA. It has the skills, experience and scale to deliver even the
most demanding projects, as evidenced by a client portfolio including
leading national and international organizations such as Sports
Direct, Barclays, United Utilities, HRG, Durham County Council and
Radley & Co. Cantarus provides a complete range of DotNetNuke
products and services spanning consultancy, development, hosting,
training, modules, skins and licenses. It works with clients from
small businesses and public bodies to the largest commercial
enterprises across multiple verticals. Cantarus' rapid growth -- the
company is projected to have grown by circa 300% between 2010 and the
end of 2012 -- is centered on the delivery of world-class DotNetNuke
solutions. Founded in 2004, Cantarus is headquartered near
Manchester, England with plans to expand into London, England and
internationally. 
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