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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