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Cypress Communications VoIP Giveaway Winner Announced


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October 02, 2008

Cypress Communications VoIP Giveaway Winner Announced

By Michelle Robart, TMCnet Editor

Cypress Communications (News - Alert) today announced the winner of its Get Your VoIP On promotional giveaway, Colliers Dow & Condon. As the winner, the real estate firm will receive the grand prize of 2 years of Cypress’ hosted VoIP and hosted unified communications solution --up to a $100,000 value--for free.

Cypress Communications’ hosted VoIP and unified communications solution, known as “C4 IP” for its ability to help enterprises “connect, communicate, collaborate and continue,” integrates traditional PBX (News - Alert) features with advanced VoIP and unified communications functionality into a single solution.
As a full service commercial real estate firm offering brokerage, property management and advisory services, Colliers Dow & Condon is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. The firm serves Connecticut and western Massachusetts, and their worldwide offices provide expert real estate advice and services to clients in 61 countries across six continents.
“We are excited to be selected as the winner of the Get Your VoIP On promotion. As a real estate firm in a competitive market and uncertain economy, we realize the importance of increasing efficiency wherever possible, and Cypress’ hosted VoIP solution will help us do just that,” said Nicholas Morizio, president, Colliers Dow & Condon. “With C4 IP we will be able to connect our two regional offices, collaborate with top-of-the-line applications, and provide our agents in the field with a full suite of remote productivity tools so they can achieve maximum results.”
Colliers Dow & Condon’s employees will be using C4 IP for a robust, yet flexible, communications experience. From the comfort of their own desks, employees can communicate using their office phone, use a PC for calling, or use both the PC and phone. This creates a powerful user experience with real-time presence, chat, video, file sharing and Web conferencing.
“Hosted VoIP and hosted unified communications are truly transformative technologies, giving companies the power to communicate and collaborate on a whole new level,” said Frank Grillo (News - Alert), executive vice president of marketing at Cypress Communications.
“Cypress launched this promotion to raise an even greater awareness of these technologies, and we are thrilled that Colliers Dow & Condon will be joining our family of customers. We look forward to watching their business grow under a Cypress,” added Grillo.
Included in the grand prize of 2 years of free hosted VoIP and unified communications service are PBX functionality; IP phones (including firmware, PoE, management and maintenance); PC-based phone software; collaboration tools; voicemail and unified messaging; file sharing, instant messaging, audio and Web conferencing; desktop video; remote office and mobility functionality; real-time presence; Microsoft (News - Alert) Outlook integration and click-to-call capabilities.
Colliers Dow & Condon will also receive dedicated circuits, router(s) (including router management and maintenance); VLAN management; private IP network access; managed voice and data quality (QoS) supported by service level guarantees; Internet bandwidth; and a dedicated local and national team for installation, training and support.
Cypress Communications’ national Get Your VoIP On promotion ran from June 16, 2008 to September 16, 2008, and the winner was chosen via a random selection process. The grand prize has a total retail value of up to $100,000.
Colliers International is a global affiliation of independently owned commercial real estate firms. The organization's 11,000 employees span the world in 293 offices in 61 countries. On a worldwide basis, Colliers manages 868 million square feet, and has revenue of $2.0 billion.
Boasting a 20-year legacy and more than 6,500 customers coast-to-coast, Cypress Communications delivers voice, data and Internet solutions to small- and mid-sized enterprises, including a fully hosted VoIP and unified communications solution.
Users benefit from integrated voice and data access, desktop phones, soft phones, local and long-distance, voicemail, collaboration tools and remote office functionality. From their computers, users can take advantage of productivity-enhancing applications like real-time presence, desktop video, unified messaging, chat, file sharing, and Outlook integration. As a Deloitte (News - Alert) Fast 50 and Fast 500 award recipient, Cypress is recognized as one of the fastest growing telecommunication companies in North America.

Michelle Robart is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Michelle's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

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