Digital Island Announces New Electronic Publishing Industry Customers

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Digital Island, a global IP network provider based in San Francisco, has announced that electronic information publishers Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) have become new customers. According to the company, these publishers had tried reaching new markets using the public Internet. However, given the volume of documents being distributed, which sometimes includes rich graphics and complex scientific tables, the Internet was not a viable distribution vehicle as it proved unreliable and inefficient, denying end users access to timely and critical information. According to the company, Digital Island has already dramatically enhanced the end-user experience for CSA`s growing subscriber base in Europe.

"Since our network was specifically designed to distribute extensive content as well as robust applications directly to markets worldwide, many leading electronic information publishers are turning to Digital Island," said Tim Wilson, vice president of marketing at Digital Island. "Because the research community is global, electronic information publishers need to ensure that end users have immediate and reliable access to content, regardless of time of day or geography. …