In The News

March 17, 2004
Forbes: Chat Gets Pushy

Rackspace implemented Groopz E-Commerce as one of their key strategies to increase customer acquisition rates and realized a nearly 50% increase in new customers in the past six months.

August 18, 2003
Just Browsing, Thanks

According to Rafe Needleman, Business 2.0 What's Next columnist, One of the most promising technologies that brings a smiling salesperson or greeter to online sales is from Digi-Net, which created Groopz to enable what it calls a "digital handshake."

July 14, 2003
Naysayers Fuel Digi-Net Technologies' Growth: CEO Robert Parker in the Hot Seat

Go ahead...dare Robert Parker and his Digi-Net team of 50 not to succeed. Try telling this 29-year old entrepreneur his ideas won't fly and his business model won't work. But whatever you do, don't take him - or Digi-Net Technologies - lightly.

June 27, 2003
Connect Introduces DigiChat

Connect, the sole Internet service provider for Fiji, has selected DigiChat to be the exclusive chat provider to allow customers and corporate users to communicate via the Web with other parts of the world.

April 14, 2003
About.com Picks Top Four Live Customer Support Services

Online businesses are always looking for a way to get ahead of the competition. One of the ways that is proving productive and profitable is providing real-time live customer support.

November 28, 2002
WCJB TV 20 (ABC) Online Shopping Gains Approval

Todd Johnson, Director of Marketing, was interviewed by Carla Banks regarding the growing use of the Internet as an alternative to fighting the holiday mall traffic.

November 28, 2002
Businesses Thankful This Holiday

It has been a tough year for the nation's economy, but area businesses said they have much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Robert Parker and other area business owners give thanks.

November 27, 2002
Professor Forecasts Weak Spending For Coming Holiday Shopping Season

With the most anticipated shopping day of the year approaching, some are turning to the Internet, hoping to avoid traffic and long lines.

November 26, 2002
WUFT TV 5 (PBS) Online Holiday Shopping

Robert Parker was recently interviewed by WUFT TV regarding the upcoming holiday season and shoppers' attitudes toward online shopping. Video will be available soon.

November 23, 2002
Robert Parker Featured Guest On Financal Forum

Robert Parker was the featured guest on Financial Forum, which airs on WSKY 97.3 FM. Hosts Jody Davis and Suellen Davis talked with Robert about Digi-Net's quick rise to the top and future plans for Florida's fastest growing private technology company. Audio will be available soon.

November 18, 2002
Robert Parker Named Gator Greats Profile Of The Week

Robert Parker was selected as a Gator Great for his accomplishments in business and in the community. The award is given to recognize the achievements of outstanding alumni from the University of Florida. Audio will be available soon.

October 15, 2002
Live, Digital Reference Marketplace

The number of libraries experimenting with chat reference in 1999 could be counted on one hand. The pace of development of digital reference is much faster. There are hundreds of libraries in the United States, with more around the world, offering some type of digital reference.

September 19, 2002
CEO Shares Story Of Success

During a recent guest lecture for the UF Entrepreneur's Club, Digi-Net founder and CEO Robert Parker told potential entrepreneurs that the keys to success are tremendous motivation and the ability to challenge established ways of thinking.

August 26, 2002
Visca Online Product Review DigiChat v4.0

DigiChat v4.0 represents the latest release of a product that has enjoyed immense popularity and respect throughout the Internet. Users of past versions have been eagerly awaiting this version, and we believe they will be well rewarded for their wait. DigiChat has come through our tests with excellent results, proving good things come to those who wait.

May 22, 2002
Instant Messaging Comes of Age For Enterprise

Web developers at several large online retailers will use Hubz™ to let their customers exchange real-time reactions to featured products. Instant messaging, once thought of as an Internet toy for chatty teens, is not just for kids anymore.

April 1, 2002
Gainesville Sun - A Pure Entrepreneur

The entrepreneurial spirit has always had a hold on Robert Parker. When he was a youth, he started his own lawn care business and had relatives and friends on his payroll.

March 29, 2002
Florida Trend: Gadgets And Gizmos

Some devices are just eye candy. Know which can help increase productivity. Robert Parker is a self-admitted gadget freak. His desk is littered with five different cell phones, three MP3 players and four Palm Pilots.

Mar 3, 2002
COMPANIES ON RISE: Digi-Net, Adbiz Stake Out Claims On Top 20

Area businesses make a list of Florida’s 100 fastest growing companies. Seven Gainesville area businesses have earned a spot on the 2001 Florida 100 list, which ranks the fastest growing private companies in the state.

Feb 27, 2002
WCJB TV20 (ABC) 6 PM - Fastest Growing Private Technology Company In Florida

Robert Parker, CEO and president of Digi-Net Technologies, was interviewed by Tara Williams regarding the company's phenomenal growth and being named the eighth fastest growing private company in the state and the fastest growing private technology company in Florida.

Feb 27, 2002
The Independent Florida Alligator - Local Firm Recognized For Impressive Growth

Silicon Valley is being recreated in Gainesville’s backyard. Digi-Net Technologies, Inc., a messaging technology for e-commerce and community building applications, announced today it was selected as one of Florida’s fastest-growing private companies Friday.

Feb 26, 2002
Visca Online Product Review Hubz 2.0

Instant Messaging has become an integral part of the Internet experience and is a tool found on millions of computers worldwide. However, this doesn't help webmasters enable their Web site users to communicate with one another.

January 11, 2002
Smart Business Magazine: Manage Your Web Site Smarter

Another way to save money and personalize your Web site visitors' experience is to add live help features. The average cost of a customer service phone call is approximately $33, while costs to provide real-time customer support are significantly lower, reports Forrester.

January 4, 2002
Jacksonville Business Journal: Striving For A More Personal Web Experience

Minimizing frustration and revenue loss. Digi-Net Technologies, in Gainesville, is working to make Internet encounters more personal.

December, 2001
IT Recruiter Magazine: Business 101

College entrepreneurs take the ultimate hands-on class...for these young techies who wanted to transform the world, sometimes the greatest discovery is found within themselves...

October 1, 2001
Visca Online: Groopz Product Review

Many companies have dreamt of one on one communication across the Internet with their web site visitors that would give their customers the answers they are looking for, and that warm fuzzy feeling of interaction with real people.

August 16, 2001
Kiplinger Forecasts: Retailers Gearing Up

Internet retailers are counting on better customer service and improvements in inventory management to put some sparkle into their holiday sales performance.

July 5, 2001
CallCenter Magazine Reviews Groopz E-Commerce v2.0

Groopz E-Commerce v2.0, from Digi-Net Technologies, lets agents participate in text chat sessions with customers and push Web pages to them. The software also alerts you when prospective customers visit your company's Web site.

June 1, 2001
SellingPower.com: Let Your Fingers Do The Talking

Remember when e-mail seemed like a quick way to get messages to and from customers visiting your Web site? Not anymore...

April 6, 2001
Internet.com E-Commerce Guide "Virtual Salesforce" By Robyn Greenspan.

More helpful than a FAQ and less intrusive than commission-based salespeople, Groopz combines the best features of old CRM with new CRM.

March/April 2001
NetCommerce Magazine: Publisher Andy Cohen's Interview With CEO Robert Parker

Robert Parker sits down and talks about the growth and direction of Digi-Net Technologies with the publisher of NetCommerce Magazine...

February 1, 2001
NetCommerce Magazine: Customer Service Roundtable With Robert Parker

Robert Parker, President and CEO of Digi-Net Technologies, Inc., participated in the recent NetCommerce Magazine CEO Roundtable with Publisher Andy Cohen about the state of customer service on the Internet.

December 1, 2000
Visca Online Reviews DigiChat Pro/100 Server Software

Selection of appropriate server software for this has been greatly simplified by the release of DigiChat from Digi-Net Technologies, Inc. This well priced, all in one, feature rich chat server solution will get your site talking within an hour of starting the install process!


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