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Arkadin Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award for New UCaaS Solution Arkadin Total Connect

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/14 -- Arkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced today that it is the winner of The Cloud Computing Excellence Award. Presented by Cloud Computing magazine, the award honors exemplary performance in bringing new and differentiated cloud-based offerings to market. Arkadin won the award for Arkadin® Total Connect, a Microsoft Lync hosted service. Integrated into Arkadin 'as a Service', Arkadin Total Connect provides a fully integrated UC ecosystem with Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint.

"It's an honor to be recognized for the excellence of Arkadin Total Connect," says Mark Alexander, managing director, Arkadin North America. "Our new cloud-based UC service gives businesses of any size a convenient all-in-one solution to meet all their collaboration needs, including telephony."

Arkadin Total Connect empowers workforces to collaborate with instant message, presence, phone calls, audio/web/video conferencing, shared workspaces and email. Arkadin's highly secure and stable global platform is adapted to customers' specific business requirements, making it easy for organizations of any size to have their collaboration services hosted in the cloud. Three all-inclusive bundles integrated with Arkadin's business-class phone system are available, in addition to custom implementations:

  • Arkadin Total Connect Pro: Offers a complete UC package with all functionality, ideally suited to organizations that don't have an existing UC solution.
  • Arkadin Total Connect for Office 365: Targeted at companies with Microsoft Office 365 that want to extend their UC capabilities with more advanced features and telephony.
  • Arkadin Total Connect Lync Expansion: Ideally suited to organizations with Lync on-premise that wish to expand their user base through a hosted feature-rich UC solution

Microsoft Creative Agency Achieves Operating Efficiencies
In addition to product attributes a key factor in the judges' decision was successful customer implementations. Seattle-based creative marketing agency Lionfish set out to find a single hosted UC solution in a public-cloud environment for all their collaboration and telephony needs. With Arkadin Total Connect, Lionfish shed its out of date services for the robust, all-in-one cloud-based solution to make advanced collaboration tools affordable. In addition, they achieved a key objective of having all services delivered from one platform and by one vendor.

Arkadin Total Connect is available in North America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Additional countries will be rolled out later this year.

For more information: http://www.arkadin.com/us/our-solutions/unified-communications/arkadin-total-connect.

About Arkadin
Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of integrated audio, web, video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. These services are delivered in the cloud for fast, scalable deployment and a high ROI. The company's global network of 53 operating centers in 32 countries has dedicated local support teams to service its 37,000 customers. As an NTT Communications Group company, Arkadin offers the most comprehensive Collaboration and Unified Communications services for meeting customer needs around the world. For more information: www.arkadin.com.

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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