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                            Personal & Confidential

March 25, 2003

Jim Pluntze
93 Fairchild Drive
Reading, MA 01867


Dear Jim:

Navisite, Inc. ("Navisite") is pleased to offer you the opportunity to join our
company. You are being offered a position as a VP of Finance & Acting CFO
reporting to me. If you decide to join us, your base pay will be $140,000.00,
less applicable withholdings. You will be paid bi weekly. You will be located at
the Andover, MA location. Navisite may change your position, compensation,
duties and work location from time to time, as it deems appropriate.


You may be eligible to participate in a Stock Option Plan when such a plan is


As an employee, you will also be eligible to receive certain employee benefits
including medical, dental, 401 (k) Plan, employee assistance program, life
insurance and accidental death and dismemberment on your date of hire. The
Company reserves the right to revise or discontinue any or all of its benefit
plans, at any time, in the Company's sole discretion.


The first 90 calendar days of your employment is considered a "getting
acquainted" or "introductory" period. The purpose of this period is to allow
your manager and you to assess whether further employment is desirable.
Introductory periods may be extended by Navisite.


In order to allow employees the greatest possible control of their time,
Navisite has a combined program of paid time off as detailed in your new hire
packet. Each new employee begins to accrue paid time off immediately.


2003 holiday schedule and policy is included in your new hire package.



For purposes of federal immigration law, you will be required to provide to
Navisite documentary evidence of your identity and eligibility for employment in
the United States. Such documentation must be provided to us within three (3)
business days of your first date of hire with Navisite, or our employment
relationship with you may be terminated.

In the event of any dispute or claim relating to or arising out of our
employment relationship, this agreement, or the termination of our employment
relationship (including, but not limited to, any claims of wrongful termination
or age, sex, disability, race or other discrimination), you and Navisite agree
that all such disputes shall be fully, finally and exclusively resolved by
binding arbitration conducted by the American Arbitration Association in San
Francisco County California or the state in which you work, and we waive our
rights to have such disputes tried by a court or jury. However, we agree that
this arbitration provision shall not apply to any disputes or claims relating to
or arising out of the misuse or misappropriation of your or the Company's trade
secrets or proprietary information.


In consideration of your employment with Navisite, you agree that you will not
while employed by Navisite or for a period of twelve (12) months thereafter,
except in scope of your employment with Navisite, directly or indirectly,
disclose any confidential information that you may learn or have learned by
reason of you association with Navisite or its affiliates. The term
"confidential information" includes information not previously disclosed to the
public or to the trade by Navisite's management, or otherwise in the public
domain, with respect to the Navisite's, or any of its affiliates', trade secrets
and other intellectual property, confidential reports, client lists, technical
information, or financial information concerning Navisite. You agree that all
confidential information is and shall remain the exclusive property of Navisite.
All business records, papers and documents kept or made by you relating to the
business of Navisite (the "Business Records") shall be and remain the property
of Navisite. Upon termination of your employment with Navisite or at any other
time upon request, you will promptly deliver to Navisite all Business Records
(and all copies of reproductions of such material) in you possession or under
you control, whether prepared by you or others, which contain confidential
information. You agree that a breach of this provision may result in material
and irreparable injury to Navisite or its affiliates for which there is no
adequate remedy at law, that it will not be possible to measure damages for such
injuries precisely and that, in the event of such a breach or threat thereof,
Navisite shall be entitled to obtain a Court order restraining you from engaging
in activities prohibited by this letter agreement or such other relief as may be
appropriate. This provision shall specifically survive the termination of this
letter, as applicable.


If you choose to accept this offer, your employment with Navisite will be
voluntarily entered into and will be for no specified period. As a result, you
will be free to resign at any time, for any reason, as you deem appropriate.
Navisite will have a similar right and may conclude its employment relationship
with you at any time, with or without cause.



To indicate your acceptance of this employment agreement, please sign, date in
the space provided below and return it to Joe Hayes no later than April 1, 2003.
A duplicate original is enclosed for your records. This letter, along with any
agreements relating to proprietary rights between you and the Company, set forth
the terms of your employment with the Company.

This letter, along with any agreements may not be modified or amended except by
a written agreement signed by an authorized officer of the Company. This letter
sets forth the terms of your employment with Navisite and supersedes any prior
representations or agreements, whether written or oral. If we do not hear from
you by April 1, 2003 we will assume you have decided not to join Navisite.
Navisite reserves the right to withdraw this offer at anytime prior to receipt
of your signed acceptance of the offer.

If you do accept employment with Navisite it is very important that you submit
your new hire documentation within (3) days of your start date in the enclosed
envelope. Navisite will need the following:

     1.  New Hire Check List complete with the documents listed below

     2.  Offer letter signed by you

     3.  W-4 form

     4.  State withholdings (if Applicable)

     5.  I-9 form

     6.  Employment Application / EEO Form

     7.  Emergency Contact

     8.  Direct Deposit (All employees must complete even if you do not want
         direct deposit, check NO).

     9.  Employee Invention and Confidentiality Agreement

     10. Acknowledgement Anti Harassment Policy

     11. Benefit Forms (Health / Life / 401K)

If you have any questions regarding your new hire paperwork contact Joe Hayes at
(978) 946-5731.

By signing below and thus, accepting the Company's offer, you represent and
acknowledge that you are aware of the Company's business affairs and financial
condition and have acquired sufficient information about the Company to reach an
informed and knowledgeable decision regarding whether or not to join the Company
and that the Company makes no representations regarding the future success of
the Company.

We look forward to your positive response and welcoming you to the Navisite


/s/ Arthur Becker
Arthur Becker

I accept the terms of this letter and agree to keep the terms of this letter

 /s/ Jim Pluntze                             4/4/03                  4/4/03
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Signature of Jim Pluntze                    Date                    Start Date