Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2013

iAreaOffice 5.0 Gives SMBs ‘Freedom’ to Boost their Business

 
iAreaOffice “Freedom” Edition Promises More Flexibility and Productivity

Looking to stay streamlined and competitively viable, small and midsized business (SMBs) are looking for business systems that can help them grow and run their businesses better, more cost-effectively and more flexibly. The next generation of iAreaOffice, iAreaNet’s cloud-based, “office-in-the-cloud” business Applications & communications suite, promises to do just that with a raft of new video, voice, data, social media and mobility features.

 

For SMBs, the ability to converge VoIP, video, data, instant messaging, mobile extensions, social media and presence into a single, on-demand service opens up new frontiers in their quest to manage their telecom and IT environments in a resource-constrained market. But the iAreaOffice 5.0 “Freedom” release goes further: Freedom gives them the most complete smart office suite available as a service today, built to support their core business goals, like having regional redundancies and a unified system.

 

iAreaOffice Freedom, as version 5 will be known, is not just a solution for business communications, although it certainly excels at that role,” explained iAreaNet CEO James DeCrescenzo. “This update also solidifies iAreaOffice as the most complete cloud based office on the market today. Companies are looking to efficiently stay competitive, bolster innovation and effectively accommodate the realities of the always on, always-mobile, borderless aspects of today’s workplace. iAreaOffice 5.0 is an incredible tool for achieving all of those goals.”

 

With that in mind, when iAreaOffice launches Sept. 15, it will come with more than new features. “We are planning a surprise for the 5.0 launch,” explained managing partner James deCrescenzo jr. “This release is called Freedom for a few reasons, but a significant aspect has to do with supporting new cost models for SMBs as they take on massive business model innovation in the cloud era. We’re keeping that one under our hat until the launch though.”

 

For now, iAreaNet has announced that the new features that will be incorporated into the award winning Freedom release include:

 

For iAreaPhone

         The voice functionality will now include full video call support via desk phones and soft phones when calling any user

         A contact-integrated video desk phone will also be available

         Agents and customers can now choose to bring-your-own carrier

         Simultaneous ring functionality allows inbound calls to ring across all of a user’s devices at the same time, both on and off the network

         Voice API has been developed as an open API for users to integrate additional functionality, such as click-to-dial, into any application or Web page

         In addition to the existing HTML phone, a soft phone for PCs and Macs will be available

 

For iAreaMessenger

 

         The voicemail function has been updated to be a smaller file, saving room on mobile devices

         Added support for video mail

         SMS capability for unified access numbers has been added, so that faxes, voicemail, calls and texts can all be delivered via e-mail

 

For iAreaDesktop

         Support for Google Android tablets

         Enhanced video capability for iPad and Microsoft Surface

         Major updates to universal printing and multi-monitor support

         Additional third-party client options, including Citrix

 

iAreaMobile

         An all-new version of the iAreaOffice app for Google Android, Apple and Microsoft

         Improved desktop and conferencing support for mobile devices

         A new iAreaPhone app that allows customers to use mobile phones as extensions of  the PBX

 

iAreaCloud

         The ability to self-manage servers and applications

         The capability to choose from a range of data centers (either iAreaNet’s or third-party) to run and mange any app or server.

         A completely virtualized infrastructure 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

 

iAreaApps

         Apps on Demand: the ability for customers to deliver single-use applications for projects or temporary needs, integrated with iAreaNet Desktop

         The ability to build tablet applications

 

iAreaConferencing

         Support for Apple devices

         Improved desktop sharing and video quality, including the ability to share iAreaDesktop with any other IAreaNet user with a click of a button

 

iAreaSocial

         iAreaOffice Wall offers 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

         An upgraded iAreaOffice e-mail signature that includes the employee's social media and full company information, mobile-ready

         A social media hub 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

iAreaOffice Freedom will officially launch on Sept. 15, with full availability nationwide via the company’s channel partners planned by October 1.

iAreaOffice provides businesses 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 in redundant locations, giving your business the best protection

The 2013 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 2013 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for proving its dedication and excellence in advancing IP communications," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

For more information, please visit http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/departments/articles/351655-tmc-announces-it-excellence-award-winners.htm.


About iAreaNet:
You've got a business to run, so why is your office running you? For over 17 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

http://www.iareanet.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
President
212-981-1504
sales@iareanet.com
TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com

 

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