RingCentral Delivers Hosted Business Phone System to Concentric Customers
Solution Enables Companies with Distributed Employees to Provide
Unified and Professional Phone Interactions with Prospects and Clients
Redwood City, Calif. - August 11, 2008 RingCentral today announced that it has partnered with Concentric, a leader in providing enterprise-class hosted applications, including Web site hosting, business email, Microsoft Hosted Exchange, corporate domain management and perimeter email protection. Now, Concentric customers can take advantage of RingCentral's hosted business phone system and Internet fax to streamline and enhance their business communications.
"Small to medium businesses need streamlined communications solutions that are affordable and do not require the purchase of complex technology," said Barbara Branaman, executive vice president of product and marketing for Concentric. "The RingCentral hosted business phone system compliments a small business's voice services by providing a centralized phone and Internet fax solution for mobile and distributed employees. With RingCentral, we now offer a comprehensive suite of affordable small business services including everything a small business needs to create a big business presence on the web and on the phone."
RingCentral's hosted services help people connect to businesses and mobile professionals worldwide. Delivering the power of a sophisticated phone system without expensive hardware to buy or maintain, RingCentral takes the high cost and hassle out of communications proving you don't need a "big company" budget to look like a big company. RingCentral combines a toll-free or local number with advanced call management, PBX, voicemail and Internet fax, enabling customers to set up multiple extensions with voicemail, automatically screen, forward and place calls, allow their customers to click-to-call directly from the website, view call logs for sales leads, send and receive faxes, and receive message alerts.
"Growing businesses rely on Concentric web hosting and messaging services to reach their customers effectively and project an established, professional image," said Vlad Shmunis, president and CEO of RingCentral. "The RingCentral hosted business phone system is a perfect fit with these services enabling businesses to extend their professional image and brand through the most critical communication channel, their phone. We are thrilled to partner with Concentric, a recognized leader in business IT infrastructure."
The new service is available August 11. Existing Concentric customers can try the RingCentral service free for the first thirty days for a limited time beginning August 11, 2008 by logging into the customer gateway. New customers can participate in the special offer after signing up for a Concentric hosting and email account, or for RingCentral services only, by visiting www.ringcentral.com
According to Ron Heradian, Chief Systems Architect for Global System Services Corporation, "We were really pleased to find RingCentral through Concentric. RingCentral streamlines our messaging platform for global communications. By utilizing RingCentral we have consolidated our phone services, resulting in better service for our customers at a lower total cost. Now, we have a solid business communications capability that enhances our highly mobile business model."
RingCentral provides an award-winning hosted business phone system for small business. With top industry honors, including PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award and Small Business Computing's Excellence in Technology, RingCentral offers full-access to core small business phone services and helps improve productivity for tens of thousands of customers worldwide. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and DAG Ventures. For more information, please visit: www.ringcentral.com.
Concentric, founded in 1997, is a business unit of XO Communications. Concentric provides enterprise-class hosted applications including Web site hosting, business email, corporate domain management and perimeter email protection. Concentric delivers superior performance, reliability, and security and is the only Web hosting service to hold a patent for its Clustered Hosting architecture. Concentric accounts are backed by a three month Satisfaction Guarantee, 24x7 customer support, and a 99.9% SLA. For more information, visit www.concentric.com or call (866) 500-9696.
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