Wednesday, December 31, 2014

iAreaNet Offers free accounts to sole proprietors, and Agents, release new version

iAreaNet Offers free accounts to sole proprietors,  and Agents, go to https://Signup.iareanet.net

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2014
iAreaNet Releases
YourOfficeSmarter  v8.2.0
iAreaNet's "YourOfficeSmarter" Edition
Promises a Smarter Way to Run Your Office
December 2015–iAreaNet's cloud-based, "Office-in-the-cloud" business communications suite, iAreaNet, has released its platform upgrade to version 8 on December. 20, featuring a host of new video, voice, data, social media and mobility features that will make it the most complete smart office suite available as a service today.  The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to grant iAreaNet with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Cloud Product of the year Award for its innovation in cloud servers and communications. iAreaNet's  Your Office Smarter 8.0 has demonstrated outstanding Innovation and delivered much needed tools to its customers; ," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.
"iAreaOffice Freedom, as version 6 will be known, for its flexibility for business communications and server storage, although it certainly excels at that role," explained iAreaNet CEO James DeCrescenzo. "This new Your Office Smarter Version 8.2.0 solidifies iAreaNet's dedication in giving its customers a smarter way to run their Office; IT, Phone, Email, Files and Applications, Business Analytics, Employee training, data collecting, onboarding and  much more from any device any time as it's a business empowerment tool, now that's smart.
 We have designed this release to give our Agents and channel partners an unparalleled opportunity to meet even the toughest requirements of Selling Cloud, IT  and Telecom Services.  Companies are looking to efficiently stay competitive, bolster innovation and analyze their business and employees to accommodate the realities of the always on, always-mobile, borderless aspects of today's work force.. Your Office Smarter Version 8.2.0 is an incredible tool for achieving all of those goals,
We have Upgraded our market and  added a port manager so you can use this tools for us or any of your customers . Yes i said free for Active agents the full office product, go to your office smarter dot com"  and get your free Account
The company is also adding more than simply new features to the Your Office Smarter release. DeCrescenzo added, "We've worked hard to build cutting-edge functionality into the new version, that's would have major impact on our customers Lives. Our Last Major release of iAreaOffice was the Freedom Version,  We focused on giving our Users and our Agents more freedom to choose, their phone companies and their datacenters  and or cloud provider software and more 
Your Office Smarter Version 8, We have focused on making your customers office easier and smarter, we have added an easier Onboarding process, Business Analytics, Employee Productivity Reports,   Wizards to setup your Laptop, Tablet or phone or any device,  making BYOD device setup EASY, A major Update to NETOPS Allows you to manage your Phone numbers, porting, printers, Software, servers, employee training, License's, and Branding, Social media Integration, new Linked-In features.

Onboarding process,   
You simply email a new employee email them a link and then can sign themselves up you no longer have to track your employee information extensions email and more in some spread sheet, it’s all automated for you and at a tip of your figure tips.  Bringing on new employees is a SNAP, you can manage your employees and their services from One Simple Management Panel

Business Analytics,
 
With business analytics you can insure your small business is going to grow. We here at iAreaNet know how tough it is to grow a small business and how critical it is that you hire the right talent. By having business analytics integrated into your office system you can see how your employees are working, how many emails are they sending how many phone calls are they making, how many hours a day are they logged into the system. Were already winning awards for our innovation
This insight will allow you to see how your employees are working for better training and success. Want to grow and don’t have enough space or want to downsize your office and let people work from home, now you can without having to worry weather your employees are working or not.
Managing sales teams is so much easier, you can easy see how many emails, phone calls and time your sales people spend doing what they are supposed to be doing. You can also get a great picture of your inbound traffic, how many people call your company send you emails, its great to manage and watch how traffic is coming into your business. We are the only company proving these types of critical analytics to our customers
Wit awards for excellence and innovation in cloud computing, the cloud computing awards program accepts entries from across the entire globe, including the US, Canada, Australasia and EMEA. Now in its fourth year, entries are accepted from organizations of any size, and include start-ups and government bodies. In 2014-15, categories include Data Innovation of the Year, “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution, Most Promising Start-Up and Best Software as a Service. James deCrescenzo jr said: “The competition was fierce, so for iAreaNet the Best Business Intelligence or Analytics Solution  category of the 2014-15 Cloud Awards program is a special honor. We feel privileged to be recognized among the other nominees.”
New features that are incorporated into the new version include, a wide array of updates for complete list click here
"For VARs and agents, a solution like Your Office Smarter v 8, can be a critical addition to their portfolio because it gives them a perfect converged offering that allows them to bridge the worlds of IT and telecom," said James deCrescenzo jr, managing director at iAreaNet. "With your Office Smarter,  we're also giving them an account for FREE, and  the opportunity to provide SMBs and enterprises alike with the most complete office suite available, and it happens to have a cloud-based delivery model for reducing costs and overhead. We could not be more excited for this launch, and for the new opportunities that partners will be able to uncover for it."
Your Office Smarter will officially launch on January 2, 2015  with full Office free accounts for Agents and Sole Proprietors availability nationwide via the https://signup.iareanet.net
iAreaNet provides businesses, VARs and agents with a solution that leverages the benefits of the cloud service delivery model to deliver a best-in-class IT communications portfolio that can be combined with data and mobile connectivity. The secure "office-in-the-cloud" suite includes the latest version of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and can integrate other software to be delivered as a service, such as QuickBooks, Saga, Amicus, Fireworks or Dreamweaver. iAreaNet's programmers can also develop and deliver CRM and custom applications, all hosted on iAreaNet's powerful servers.

You've got a business to run, so why is your office running you? For over 10 years, iAreaNet has been helping small businesses get smart about success with the only fully integrated suite of cloud-based office tools. Who needs to spend countless resources managing, upgrading, and maintaining?

Streamline setup, eliminate maintenance, and reduce IT costs for all your software, communication, data, and backup needs. iAreaNet helps run your office so you can get down to business.
One platform. No complications. More productivity. Your office just got a whole lot smarter.
To reach the company's headquarters, call (877)426.8844 or email sales@iareanet.com
iAreaNet Contact:
James deCrescenzo jr
Managing Partner
212-981-1504
james@iareanet.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What's a telecom agent to do.

We are faced with a new world of selling telecom services, FIOS, U-verse and cable based Internet is taking the industry by storm, I have been talking about this for many years how the landscape is changing, now is the time for a change.  I recently had several agents/partners call me and tell me that they ordered a Ethernet over copper circuit for one of our joint customers, Verizon came to install the circuit and the tech had the customer go online and order FIOS, the agent gets the cancellation of the Ethernet over copper circuit and losses out on any commission, the Verizon tech puts in that the facilities for copper don’t exist when then in fact do, how do you compete how do you make any money as an agent.

Selling just voice, VOIP or Internet circuits is a loss leader when your account for the cost of acquiring new customers, many agents are saying the market is dead I can’t find any new deals.  Circuits for big bandwidth are now in the 200 dollar range and VOIP is cheaper and easily ordered online, many agents and master agents are losing their once prosperous business selling these services.

 iAreaNet is your answer,  and the time to change is now we work with your existing carriers and don’t interfere with your revenue or sales of telecom services, we provide you products to sell on top.  With your own online market place and a complete office suite we have made it easy to sell cloud services, we have training material and easy questions to take the technology out of the sale and focus on the customers’ business needs.

We offer residual commissions 25% of the monthly  and allow you to fully interface with the customer, provide you with quoting tools and your own website to sell our products and your own, you get a free account, sales CRM and much more for free.  We even provide you leads based on your zip code.
iAreaNet provides you everything your clients need to run their office. There’s no software to install, no IT professionals to hire, no additional hardware to purchase. iAreaNet offers training and continued Agent support to ensure Agents have the knowledge and tools to market and support the product.
Leverage your current customer base by offering this exceptional solution that works on top of your clients’ existing circuits and even allows you to choose your own carrier so you can maintain your existing relationships with your existing carriers.

We have been servicing customers for over 10 years on our office as a service platform, and have the best most integrated offering on the market. Contact me James deCrescenzo  for more information or a demo at james@iareanet.net



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Voted Best Video on a Hosted Desktop

Voted Best Video on a Hosted Desktop

iAreaNet is proud to service our partners, One of our partners approached us to help their client have an easier way of doing business, with editing 900 GB movie files on a hosted desktop. We said sure we can help we built specific tech to deliver the best, award winning video on a hosted desktop ever.

Easily edit vide and allow access to other coworkers without having to transfer the file up and down hundreds of times. Why stop at video, we tested medical images, 3d images and  Auto CAD.
a.     Hosted Desktop VDI should have Adobe Creative Suite Installed
b.     Hosted Desktop VDI  should have MS Office installed
c.      Hosted Desktop VDI should have Firefox installed
d.     Hosted Desktop VDI should have Adobe Flash Player installed
e.     Hosted Desktop VDI should have Pinnacle suite Ultimate
f.      Hosted Desktop VDI should have Auto Cad

The test was based on Speed performance responsiveness (with load)
a.      Video streaming
b.      Adobe Creative Suite performance, dream weaver, Photoshop
c.       Video editing e, 900 GB file
e.      Performance in video playback across both user accounts while under load
f.       Performance in day-to-day functions while one account is under load
g.      Performance in data accessibility
d.      Performance in data transfer

in a university study IAreaNet out performed, IBM, Citrix, evolveIP, cbeyond, broadview and 15 other hosted desktop companies out there in the market.  Not only did we beat everyone on a PC but we also offer a hosted MAC desktop with similar capabilities.


Looking for a partnership that gets it right every time,  contact using these links, Master, IT/VAR Partnerships or ISP,CLEC Partnerships

Monday, July 28, 2014


Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2014
iAreaNet Awarded 2014 Communications
Product of the Year Award

iAreaOffice Freedom Recognized for its Cloud Innovation

iAreaNet has announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named iAreaOffice Freedom, a next-generation, “Office-in-the-cloud” business communications suite, as a recipient of the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

"We are passionate about continuing to innovate in the cloud communications space, and developing and clarifying the opportunity for businesses, VARs and agents in today’s always on, always-mobile, borderless world," said James deCrescenzo, CEO, iAreaNet. "iAreaOffice Freedom is built for todays business, bridging the worlds of cloud, IT and telecom, reducing costs and overhead, and doing that with the most complete, cutting-edge feature set available in the market. iAreaNet is honored to be recognized by INTERNET TELEPHONY as being at the forefront of innovation when it comes to IP and cloud-enabled services.”

iAreaOffice Freedom provides businesses, VARs and agents with a solution that leverages the benefits of the cloud service delivery model to deliver a best-in-class IT communications portfolio that can be combined with data and mobile connectivity. The secure "office-in-the-cloud" suite includes the latest version of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and can integrate other software to be delivered as a service, such as QuickBooks, Saga, Amicus, Fireworks or Dreamweaver. iAreaNet's programmers can also develop and deliver CRM and custom applications, all hosted on iAreaNet's powerful servers.

iAreaNet Freedom also offers significant additional differentiators, including enhanced video capabilities, like full-featured video calling and support for video mail. Also, voice APIs allow users to integrate additional functionality, such as click-to-dial, into any application or Web page. And, SMS capability for unified access numbers has been added, so that faxes, voicemail, calls and texts can all be delivered via e-mail.

iAreaDesktop has, among other features, a voice API for easy application integration, click to dial, and inbound screen pop’s,  functionality and support for a range of Desktops, Like WINDOWS 7, 8, IOS, and LINUX. Additional clients like Chrome Book,  iPAD, Google Android tablets, iPad and Microsoft Surface, and a range of third-party device options.

The iAreaCloud feature set includes the ability to self-manage servers and applications, and the capability to choose from a range of data centers (either iAreaNet’s or third-party) to run and mange any app or server. It also supports completely virtualized infrastructures that can run on Citrix, VMWare and Zen, allowing an expansion into utility computing platforms, such as IBM smart cloud, PCM utility computing and Internap and BroadCloud.

Meanwhile, the Apps on Demand feature offers the ability for customers and partners to deliver single-use applications for projects or temporary needs, integrated with iAreaNet Desktop, along with the ability to build tablet applications.

And finally, the iAreaSocial module includes iAreaOffice Wall for a Facebook-like functionality, designed for employees to easily find other workers within the company. The Wall also offers access to training materials and other resources, and supports the use of polling, comments and other social media aspects of collaboration. And, a social media hub is available that allows a company to harness the power of social media via a simple, branded company page. Users can connect with customers through click-to-dial, e-mail, maps, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogs and more to easily create a mix of social media sources, in consolidated view.

For IT staff and VARs, iAreaOffice Freedom also provides extras like Archive on Demand, which backs up and restores every file. Also, iAreaNet automatically updates and upgrades to the latest version of a business' software portfolio, eliminating the costly administrative task of ongoing maintenance and user standardization. Businesses gain more control over their communications, mitigating IT headaches like out-of-policy downloads and software patching.

“It is our pleasure to present iAreaNet with our Product of the Year Award. On behalf of TMC and the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY we would like to congratulate the iAreaNet team for its outstanding achievement,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The 15th Annual INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Awards recognize the best VoIP and IP Communications products and services. The winners were published in the January/February issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
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About iAreaNet:
 You've got a business to run, so why is your office running you? For over 10 years, iAreaNet has been helping small businesses get smart about success with the only fully integrated suite of cloud-based office tools. Who needs to spend countless resources managing, upgrading, and maintaining? Streamline setup, eliminate maintenance, and reduce IT costs for all your software, communication, data, and backup needs. iAreaNet helps run your office so you can get down to business.
 One platform. No complications. More productivity. Your office just got a whole lot smarter.                                         www.iareanet.com
 About INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine:
 INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers.

For more information about Internet Telephony, visit http://www.itmag.com/.

About TMC:

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com/. 
iAreaNet Contact:
James deCrescenzo jr
Managing Partner
212-981-1504
james@iareanet.com
TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June,16 2014
iAreaNet Releases Carrier Choice Program
 
iAreaNet  Offers More Flexibility to customers and agents 
 
iAreaNet has launched it's carriers choice program with huge success,. Customers Agents and Partners will be able to choose from a list of phone companies and cloud providers during sign up. Our initial Carriers in the program  include Verizon,  Cornerstone, VOIP Innovations, Transbeam, TWC, and Endstream, Its as easy as a click of a mouse to choose your provider or change providers
iAreaNet, Now offers its services in our nationwide Private Cloud network that includes, New York, Atlanta,  and Vegas, We also run on IBM Smart Cloud, PCM Utility Computing Platform, IMintergrated and broadcloud's Utility Computing platform. All secure private cloud's with our patented network design for security and reliability.
The company is also adding more than simply new features to the Freedom release. deCrescenzo added, "We've worked hard to build cutting-edge functionality into the new version, and give more flexibility to our customers and agents that includes the choice of cloud providers, and phone companies and not going to stop there. We have many more cloud provider s and telecom companies coming in 2014." Look at what MSP Today has to say
When i asked why a phone company or a cloud provider would want to be work with iAreanet ?  "A solution like iAreaOffice can be a critical addition to their portfolio because it gives them a perfect converged offering that allows them to sell the best cloud platform now, Training and options are available, for Support, Engineers, Sales, and Marketing Consultations. " said James deCrescenzo, CEO at iAreaNet.
We’re pleased to partner with iAreaNet to offer small businesses reliable and scalable data and voice solutions to support their underlying cloud infrastructure and applications,” stated Avner Nebel, Chief Operating Officer for Transbeam. 
“We are excited about the partnership we have created with iAreaNet, and especially so based upon their offerings and ability to deliver a broad spectrum of effective, intuitive office solutions to end users in one complete package.  BroadCloud’s path to market is through our VAR/Integrator channel partners, and we are already seeing that these organizations are able to deliver a lot of value to their customers by leveraging iAreaNet and BroadCloud for a secure, cloud-based, end-to-end office solution,” said David Shepard, EVP sales and marketing for BroadCloud.
“IAreaNet continues to innovate and expand the horizons for businesses needing Enterprise technologies delivered to their PC, tablet and mobile devices – today”.  Stephen W. Moss – President PCM Services
Being a part of iAreaNet’s Carrier Choice program will open the door to opportunities in new markets for our organization,” said Ron Cole, Chief Revenue Officer for CornerStone Telephone Company.  “CornerStone is excited to be a part of this new initiative and partner with a successful agent partner.”
iAreaOffice provides businesses, a solution that leverages the benefits of the cloud service delivery model to deliver a best-in-class IT communications portfolio that can be combined with data and mobile connectivity. The secure "office-in-the-cloud" suite includes the latest version of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and can integrate other software to be delivered as a service, such as QuickBooks, Saga, Amicus, CRM ERP. iAreaNet's programmers can also develop and deliver CRM and custom applications, all hosted on iAreaNet's powerful servers. Sell the bundle or individual services.
June 16, 2014–iAreaNet's, "Office-in-the-cloud" business communications suite, iAreaNet, has released its carrier choice program, and is looking for additional Carriers, Cloud and sip providers, to expand its offering to give the customer and the agent the ultimate flexibility in choosing their phone company and their cloud provider.   The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to grant iAreaNet with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the year award  Award for its innovation in IP communications. iAreaOffice Freedom has demonstrated outstanding flexablity while delivering exceptional solutions for its customers; ," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

About iAreaNet
You've got a business to run, so why is your office running you? For over 10 years, iAreaNet has been helping small businesses get smart about success with the only fully integrated suite of cloud-based office tools. Who needs to spend countless resources managing, upgrading, and maintaining? Streamline setup, eliminate maintenance, and reduce IT costs for all your software, communication, data, and backup needs. iAreaNet helps run your office so you can get down to business.
One platform. No complications. More productivity. Your office just got a whole lot smarter.
iAreaNet Contact:
James deCrescenzo jr
Managing Partner
212-981-1504
James@iareanet.com

iAreaNet Awarded 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2014
iAreaNet Awarded 2014  Cloud Computing Excellence Award

iAreaOffice Freedom Recognized for its Cloud Innovation
Cloud Computing Excellence AwardiAreaNet has announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named iAreaOffice Freedom, a next-generation, “Office-in-the-cloud” business communications suite, as a recipient of the 2014 as a 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner.

"We are passionate about continuing to innovate in the cloud communications space, and developing cutting edge sellable products, The Internet Area Network or iAreaNet was built, designed, and redesigned for over 12 years for todays business, bridging the worlds of cloud, LAN WAN, PSTN, IT and telecom, into one easy to use system, and doing that with the most complete, cutting-edge feature set available in the market, it is a vision come true " said James deCrescenzo, CEO, iAreaNet. .

The Internet Area Network or iAreaNet is honored to be recognized by Cloud Computing magazine as being at the forefront of innovation when it comes to cloud enabled services.”
 
James deCrescenzo, CEO, iAreaNet, says "If you are looking for expertise in cloud computing then we can help. We build the iAreaOffice and the Internet Area Network or Cloud over 10 years ago and want to share our technology with you, as part of our freedom focus in the coming year. .  iAreaNet is proud to service our Partners, with consulting, training, marketing support covering all aspects of the modern office network."

With the iAreaNet's cloud based office systems and technology  integrated into your existing systems you can maximize your service portfolio as well as your monthly recurring revenue.  In 2014 iAreanet is focused on customizing  and branding the platform, with datacenter companies, MSP's looking to expand there offering and reduce the tech babble in selling cloud services,  with our new flat fee approach is easer than ever to offer award winning cloud solutions to your cusomers

We work closely with you to integrate with your other vendor components and existing offerings to provide a ‘total solution’ to your customers. Including, Voice UC, File Storage, Files on demand, Applications, VDI, Hosted Desktop, Soft phone, Hardware Phones, conferencing, hosted servers, Backup, Disaster recovery, cloud servers and much more. p>

 The results of the 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award were announced via press release and will be published in Cloud Computing magazine.
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About iAreaNet:
 YouYou've got a business to run, so why is your office running you? For over 10 years, iAreaNet has been helping businesses, telco's, data center companies and MSP's get smart about success with the only fully integrated suite of cloud-based office. Who needs to spend countless resources managing, upgrading, and maintaining? Streamline setup, eliminate maintenance, and reduce IT costs for all your software, communication, data, and backup needs. iAreaNet helps run your office so you can get down to business.
 One platform. No complications. More productivity. Your office just got a whole lot smarter.   www.iareanet.com

About TMC:p>
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com

Thursday, January 10, 2013

iAreaNet Awarded Product of the Year

iAreaNet Awarded
2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY
Product of the Year

 
iAreaOffice Showcases Mobile Apps, Social Media and Disaster Recovery for 2013
 
iAreaNet's cloud-based, "desktop-in-the-cloud" business communications suite, iAreaOffice, has been selected by TMC as a recipient of the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year, presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The honor comes as the company kicks off 2013 with a slew of new features for its flagship product and beyond, aimed squarely at helping channel partners keep pace with their clients' rapidly evolving real-world business needs.
"iAreaOffice continues to be a critical addition to any channel partner portfolio," said Andrew Campbell, Managing Partner at iAreaNet. "Rapid technology innovation is pushing VARs and channel partners into a world with never-before-seen frontiers in terms business requirements. Our virtualized, 'Internet-area network' approach to enabling business communications and IT is tailored to address shifting business user consumption habits."
In 2013, the consumerization of the enterprise is poised to become an unstoppable wave by any estimation, sped along by the pervasiveness of smartphones and tablets. In fact, Farpoint Group research shows that 88 percent of enterprises already have some form of sanctioned or unsanctioned bring-your-own device (BYOD) policy. But what isn't being adopted as quickly is cohesive BYOD management, designed to secure and manage the wave of iPhones, iPads, Android devices and other gadgets that employees are using for work.
iAreaOffice targets IT management and security concerns around BYOD and mobility in general with new dedicated apps available in the Apple App Store for iPad and within Google Play for Android.
"Employees will want to access their iAreaOffice-based corporate resources with their smart personal devices whether it's technically 'allowed' or not," explained Campbell. "That's the nature of a mobile, often virtual workforce. Our dedicated apps are specifically designed to address the critical need for endpoint security as IT consumerization continues apace, while delivering an intuitive interface for increased productivity on the go within the mobile office."
iAreaNet also has added social media management to its Intranet offering, including the inclusion of a Facebook-style "Wall" section. "This dovetails with our already popular employee center, so that companies can create the basis for a truly social corporate environment in 2013, with concerns about privacy and security addressed," added Campbell.
In another important theme for 2013, iAreaNet has beefed up its already robust redundancy profile with the addition of a new switch in Atlanta, and has added the iAreaNet Disaster Prevention offering to its portfolio, which provides businesses with a live disaster prevention solution with no rebuilt time. It can be set up and operational in 24 to 48 hours.
In the wake of Super Storm Sandy, a bright light has been shone on the need for a solid disaster recovery program. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a full 93 percent of businesses that experience a disaster go out of business within five years, and 80 percent of all companies that experience a business interruption of greater than five days without recovery plans do so as well.
"We want to ensure that our channel partners and customers have peace of mind when it comes to business continuity in the face of anything from a cut cable to a natural disaster," said iAreaNet CEO James deCrescenzo. "That's why superlative redundancy and reliability, and our new continuity offering, are key themes for iAreaNet this year."
When it comes to telephony, iAreaNet has completed an extensive upgrade to its phone system to improve call management, with features such as Ring All, a more customizable find me/follow me functionality, as well as an improved user interface.
iAreaOffice provides businesses, VARs and agents with a solution that leverages the benefits of the cloud service delivery model to deliver a best-in-class IT communications portfolio that can be combined with data and mobile connectivity. The secure "office-in-the-cloud" suite includes the latest version of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and can integrate other software to be delivered as a service, such as QuickBooks, Saga, Amicus, Fireworks or Dreamweaver. iAreaNet's programmers can also develop and deliver CRM and custom applications, all hosted on iAreaNet's powerful servers.
"Judging this year was more difficult than ever, with the breadth of products being reflective of the continuous evolution of the IP communications market. These winners have been chosen based on their innovation and ability to solve real business communications challenges," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.
The 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year winners are published in the February 2013 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, www.itmag.com.
'The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified the selected products demonstrate quality and innovation plus provide real needs in the marketplace," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "These winners have exemplified excellence in IP communication technologies and I extend my congratulations to all."
Andrew Campbell, Managing Partner at iAreaNet, will be speaking at the ChannelVision Expo (CVx), taking place Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Miami. He will lend his expertise to a panel discussion entitled "Disaster Recovery to Disaster Prevention: Changing the Conversation and Driving Sales."

About iAreaNet
You've got a business to run, so why is your office running you? For over 10 years, iAreaNet has been helping small businesses get smart about success with the only fully integrated suite of cloud-based office tools. Who needs to spend countless resources managing, upgrading, and maintaining? Streamline setup, eliminate maintenance, and reduce IT costs for all your software, communication, data, and backup needs. iAreaNet helps run your office so you can get down to business.
One platform. No complications. More productivity. Your office just got a whole lot smarter.
To reach the company's headquarters, call (877)426.8844 or email sales@iareanet.com www.iareanet.com
iAreaNet Contact:
Andrew Campbell
Managing Partner
212-981-1631
acampbell@iareanet.com

About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine
INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers.
For more information, please visit www.itmag.com.