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.

Friday, September 28, 2012

iAreaNet Receives 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award

iAreaOffice Honored For Delivering Exceptional IP Communications Solutions
 
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 Excellence Award, presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
The trend towards the cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) continues with worldwide spending on public IT cloud services projected to be more than $40 billion this year alone, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). That is expected to approach $100 billion in 2016, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.4 percent--five times that of the IT industry overall. And by the end of the decade, IDC expects at least 80 percent of the industry's growth, and the highest-value leverage of IT by enterprises and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), will be driven by cloud services.
"For VARs, a solution like iAreaOffice can be a critical addition to their portfolio," said James deCrescenzo, CEO, iAreaNet. "SMBs and enterprises alike are implementing cloud-based delivery models for software as they look to reduce costs and bolster functionality–indeed, many have a mandate to do so. VARs can combine iAreaOffice with traditional IT services like LAN installation and security implementations, for a holistic solution to meeting market demand and gaining more share of wallet inside the small/medium enterprise or SMB."
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.
For IT staff and VARs, iAreaOffice also provides extras like Archive on Demand, which backs up and restores every file via the cloud. 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.
iAreaNet will be exhibiting at the CVx ChannelVIsion Expo, Oct. 2-5 in Austin, Texas, and James deCrescenzo will bring his expertise to a panel discussion on Public Clouds Vs. Virtual Private Clouds, October 4th 12:30 – 1:15pm.
"ITEXPO is a critical event for the IT and communications industry, and we are looking forward to advancing our role as a thought leader in the cloud communications space," said Andrew Campbell, Managing Partner, iAreaNet. "There is a sea change happening in IP communications that really brings to fruition the promise of all-IP services and virtualization. iAreaNet is proud to be at the forefront of developing and clarifying the opportunity for business, VARs and Agents."
"The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to grant iAreaNet with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for its innovation in IP communications. iAreaOffice has demonstrated outstanding quality and delivered exceptional solutions for its customers," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.
The 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the September 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, www.itmag.com.
"iAreaNet has been recognized with a 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for proving its dedication and excellence in advancing IP communications," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.
For more information, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

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

About INTERNET TELEPHONYMmagazine:
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 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 www.tmcnet.com.

iAreaNet Contact:
Andrew Campbell
Managing Partner
212-981-1631
acampbell@iareanet.com
TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com

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