Star2Star Named a CUSTOMER Contact Center Technology Award Winner

Star2Star Communications, developers of “The World’s Most Scalable Cloud Communications Solution,” today announced that the company’s StarCenter contact center was named as a 2015 CUSTOMER Contact Center Technology Award winner presented by CUSTOMER magazine.

This tenth-annual Contact Center Technology Award honors vendors and technologies that have embraced technology as a key tool for customer service excellence. This award distinguishes their success as innovators, thought leaders, and market movers in the contact center and customer care industries.

“This award is the latest in a long series of wins for Star2Star,” said Michelle Accardi, Chief Marketing Officer. “We’ve made several key enhancements to StarCenter, including improved reporting and alerting tools that are extremely easy to deploy,” she continued.

StarCenter is a full-featured inbound contact center, available as an optional service for Star2Star customers of any size. StarCenter is provided as a service, so it does not require any additional hardware or software.

About Star2Star:

Founded in 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, Star2Star Communications delivers the World’s Most Complete and Scalable Cloud Communications Solution. Star2Star’s award-winning, patent-pending Constellation™ Network overcomes the reliability and quality limitations of other communications technologies.

In the past four years, Star2Star was named to the Forbes Most Promising Companies list, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 three times, and the Inc. 500|5000 four times. Star2Star also recently received Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Award honoring the top private business job creators in the country. The company was recognized by Gartner in their 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, and was named by Infonetics as a Top 10 Hosted Business VoIP/UC Provider.

Star2Star Communications solutions are sold through a diversified network of partners that include distributors, master agents, managed service providers and certified installing dealers. Available across North America, Star2Star systems are used by hundreds of thousands

APT Named Top 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune Magazine

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced today that it has been named in the top 50 of the 2015 Top 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune and Great Places to Work. The inaugural rankings were compiled based on a Great Places to Work survey of more than 90,000 Millennials.

APT, recently named a 2015 Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Analytics, is a leading cloud-based analytics software company that enables organizations to rapidly and accurately measure cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and outcomes to generate economic value.

APT’s distinctive work culture strongly appeals to the millennial generation, who generally demand more from their workplace. Challenging and impactful work, ample opportunity for advancement, and meaningful relationships with managers set APT’s culture apart. Further, employees at all levels know APT values their opinions and ideas, and employee feedback can actively change the organization. Millennials have also reported enjoying the added benefit of a six-week paid sabbatical for employees who’ve been with the company longer than six years.

APT has recently received a number of awards, claiming the top spot for The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces for the past two years. APT has also won numerous awards for its corporate culture and software products from The Washington Business Journal,, The International Business Awards, and others.

Anthony Bruce, CEO of APT, said, “We are honored to receive this distinction, and what makes it even more meaningful for us as a company is that this ranking is based on employee feedback. Millennials comprise a large portion of our workforce, and like all of our team, have significant impact in all areas of our business. I am excited to continue to see our employees grow and advance at APT. I look forward to all that they will accomplish in their years here.”

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About APT

APT is a leading cloud-based analytics software company that enables organizations to rapidly and precisely measure cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and outcomes to generate economic value. Our intuitive and proprietary Test & Learn® software utilizes sophisticated algorithms to analyze large amounts of data, enabling business leaders to conduct experiments and allowing them to make optimal decisions and implement business initiatives at scale. We also offer products that support decision-making for specific business needs including transaction analysis, space planning, category management and location selection. APT’s client portfolio features some of the world’s best known brands, including Walmart, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Victoria’s Secret, American Family, Hilton Hotels, SUBWAY, TD Bank, T-Mobile, and others. APT has offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, London, Bentonville, Taipei, Tokyo, Sydney, and Chicago. Visit to learn more.

Cloud 9 Living Inc. Named a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

Cloud 9 Living Inc. ( has been named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of Cloud 9 Living as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Colorado Company to Watch. This great state has given us so much in terms of a talented work force, an environment that fosters growth, and a wonderful place to call home. As a company, we look forward to many more years of positively impacting our home state and being a part of the thriving Colorado business environment,” says Bobby Augst, Cloud 9 Living Executive V.P.

“We are pleased to recognize Cloud 9 Living for their outstanding contribution in fueling the economic fire of Colorado. Thank you,” says David Tolson, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman.

Colorado Companies to Watch works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization. By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations often overlooked for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as the state as a whole.

About Cloud 9 Living:

Cloud 9 Living is the leading experience gift company in the U.S. Its site,, offers more than 1,900 experiences in 51 regions nationwide, ranging from Ferrari racing and dinner cruises to spa packages, city tours, hot air balloon rides, and much more. With experience gifts becoming increasingly popular for anything from birthday or holiday gifts to corporate gifts and rewards, Cloud 9 Living fills an expanding segment of the $ 280+ billion gift industry.

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About Colorado Companies to Watch:

Colorado Companies to Watch ( is a unique statewide awards program recognizing growing companies that fuel the economic fire of the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries throughout Colorado. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.

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