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






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

Cloud 9 Living Inc. (http://www.cloud9living.com) 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, cloud9living.com, 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.

For more information, visit http://www.cloud9living.com.

About Colorado Companies to Watch:

Colorado Companies to Watch (http://www.ColoradoCompaniestoWatch.org) 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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HG Data Selected as Winner of 2015 NextGen Relationship Intelligence Awards


HG Data, the global leader in competitive intelligence on installed technologies, announced today that it was recognized as the Most Disruptive NextGen winner in Relationship Intelligence technology.

SIIA’s NextGen program provides exposure to companies delivering game-changing solutions. The program aims to bring awareness to 5 verticals: Mobile, Relationship Intelligence, Security, Healthcare, and Financial Services. Nominating companies were judged by a group of industry experts who determined the Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and overall NexGen winner of the Mobile category.

“There is tremendous innovation taking place in the software and services market as companies leverage mobile to gain competitive advantage,” said Rhianna Collier, Vice President & Managing Director of the Software & Services Division at SIIA. “NextGen companies–chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of M&A, VC and advisory executives–are offering game-changing products that add significant value to the market.”

HG Data provides installed technology intelligence on a global scale to fuel detailed analyses including ideal customer profiling, market potential, competitive displacement and predictive modeling. HG Data’s B2B index of installed technologies currently tracks more than 1,700 technology vendors and over 5,000 technology categories in its proprietary datasets including SaaS, cloud, security, networking, storage, open source, applications, mobile, big data, CRM, virtualization, visualization and analytics. Dozens of new technologies are added monthly.

“HG is honored to be recognized as the SIIA Most Disruptive Technology in Relationship Intelligence,” said Craig Harris, CEO of HG Data. “Judging by past winners of the various SIIA awards, HG is in very good company and we are thankful to SIIA and the judging panel for the recognition. It’s especially auspicious to earn the honor for being disruptive as we plan to roll out new integrations that will enable companies to leverage the power of HG Data directly within the browser, marketing automation and CRM platforms they’re already using.”

About HG Data

HG Data is the global leader in competitive intelligence for installed technologies. The world’s largest technology companies, the fastest-growing start-ups, and some of the most innovative OEM partners achieve an unfair advantage by using HG Data in building market analysis, competitive displacement, predictive modeling, marketing campaigns, and client retention initiatives. Every day, HG Data indexes more than one billion unstructured documents across the open Internet, the archived Web and offline resources to produce a detailed, accurate census of B2B technology installations in use at companies globally. Indexed resources include content such as social media, case studies, press releases, blog postings, government documents, content libraries, technical support forums, website source code, and job postings. Founded in 2010, the company is based in Santa Barbara. For more information, see http://www.hgdata.com/.