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Press Releases from Appia Communications (65 total)

Appia Adds SIP Trunking to its Business Phone Services

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology gives Appia customers with their own phone systems more ways to benefit from business VoIP and other unified communications applications. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – June 30, 2010 – In a move that gives its customers more telephony options and its reseller partners more flexibility, Appia Communications announced that it has added Internet phone lines, also known as SIP trunks, to its portfolio of communication and

Appia Partners with CBX Technologies in Northern California

Serving government agencies and businesses since 1998, Oakland-based CBX selects Appia to broaden its portfolio of communication and network services. OAKLAND, Calif. – June 10, 2010 – Appia Communications announced today that CBX Technologies has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. Based in Oakland, CBX provides companies and government agencies with a complete suite of integrated IT and professional services. Appia is a nationwide provider of remotely managed communication and network

New Appia White Paper Explores the Dos and Don’ts of Hosted VoIP for Businesse …

The benefits of a hosted VoIP phone solution can be compelling, but companies and organizations of all sizes should pay close attention to at least five crucial dos and don’ts. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – June 3, 2010 – Appia Communications has released a new white paper listing five important dos and don’ts for companies and organizations considering — or already using — Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for their phone service. Appia

Appia: Speed, Flexibility of Deployments Spurring Hosted VoIP and other Managed …

The relative ease of a managed service deployment becomes even more attractive when time is of the essence. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – May 27, 2010 – Appia Communications reported today that compressed time frames and tight budgets have encouraged more companies and organizations to consider hosted VoIP and other remotely-managed services to replace onsite equipment. Appia, a leading provider of managed communication and network services, said it is experiencing a

New Case Study Features Appia Video Communication for Businesses

A busy dental practice deploys Appia Video Communication to improve collaboration between its four offices. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – May 19, 2010 – Appia Communications has released a new case study demonstrating the advantages of video communication and collaboration for small and midsize businesses and organizations. The study features Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates, a growing dental practice serving the Nashville, Tennessee area. With four busy locations spread up to 40

Appia and Terrapin Solutions Release Case Study on Cloud Services

In dark days for auto retailers, a savvy Texas dealership makes its own silver lining with cloud technologies. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – May 12, 2010 – Terrapin Solutions and Appia Communications have released a new case study demonstrating how cloud-based computing, communication and networking services can give businesses a competitive advantage. The study features Texan Hyundai (http://www.texanhyundaiofrosenberg.com), an automobile dealership based in the Houston suburb of Rosenberg, Texas. The management team

Appia and Terrapin Solutions Join Forces in the Cloud

Cloud services master agency Terrapin Solutions announces an agreement to distribute Appia’s communication and networking services. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – May 4, 2010 – Appia Communications and Terrapin Solutions have officially announced that Terrapin will distribute Appia’s cloud-based communication and networking services through Terrapin’s agent network. Terrapin Solutions is a cloud services master agency based in San Ramon, California. As a member of Appia’s rapidly growing network of partners, Terrapin

Appia Continues Expansion, Hires New Regional Manager for Southwest US

VoIP veteran Rob Johnson will serve a growing base of Appia customers and channel partners in southern California and nearby states. LOS ANGELES – April 14, 2010 – Appia Communications announced today that Rob Johnson has joined the company as Regional Manager for the Southwest U.S. Appia, a nationwide provider of managed communication and networking services, began expanding its West Coast operations late last year. Based in Los Angeles, Johnson will serve

Appia Named One of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – April 6, 2010 – Appia Communications announced today that it has been honored as one of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an award that recognizes innovative companies throughout the state. Traverse City-based Appia is a nationwide provider of managed business communication and networking services, including hosted VoIP and video conferencing. The Michigan 50 award is sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan

Appia Announces Telepresence Video Solution

Appia Video Communication platform now supports 1080p HD. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – March 25, 2010 – Appia Communications announced today that its Appia Video Communication (AVC) platform has been enhanced to provide a telepresence experience with full 1080p resolution. Appia is a nationwide provider of business communication and networking services, including video conferencing and collaboration. With its new telepresence capability, Appia now offers resolutions from 320x240 through 1920x1080. “This extension

NetPros Partners with Appia to Offer Communication and Networking Services

Founded by IT educators, Michigan-based NetPros is one of the newest tech consultancies to carry Appia’s voice, video and networking services. GRAND BLANC, Mich. – March 16, 2010 – Appia Communications announced today that NetPros LLC of Michigan has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. Based in Grand Blanc, NetPros will add Appia’s proven solutions in voice, data, video and networking to its portfolio of services for local businesses

Appia Hires New Regional Manager for Northwest U.S.

Mike Guerrero brings a strong background in networking technologies and video conferencing as part of Appia’s ongoing expansion. SAN FRANCISCO – March 10, 2010 – Appia Communications today announced that Mike Guerrero has joined the company as Regional Manager for the Northwest U.S. Appia, a nationwide provider of managed communication and networking services, began expanding its West Coast operations late last year. Guerrero will serve Appia’s growing base of customers and channel

Appia Featured on Cover of ChannelPro Magazine

February cover story investigates Voice over IP (VoIP) opportunities for channel partners and other technology resellers. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – February 25, 2010 – Appia Communications is featured on the February 2010 cover of ChannelPro Magazine for an article on Voice over IP (VoIP). Appia provides businesses and organizations with managed communication and networking services, including video conferencing and hosted VoIP. This is the first time Appia has been featured on the

Appia to Acquire Assets of Connect Communications

Based in Indianapolis, Connect brings 25 years of experience in providing business communications services, with a specialization in multitenant offices. INDIANAPOLIS – February 23, 2010 – Appia Communications announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent to purchase the assets of Connect Communications, a business communications provider based in Indianapolis. Appia, a nationwide provider of managed communication and networking services, expects the acquisition to be completed shortly. “We

Appia Named One of the World's Top MSPs for the Second Straight Year

The MSPmentor 100 identifies the technology industry’s most progressive managed service providers (MSPs). TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – February 18, 2010 – Appia Communications today announced that it has been listed for the second straight year on the MSPmentor 100, an annual global ranking of the technology industry’s top managed service providers (MSPs). Appia provides managed communication and networking services to businesses and organizations nationwide. MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media Inc.,

Appia Sees Increased Adoption of Virtual Call Centers

More organizations are taking advantage of Appia’s managed call center services, which allow agents and supervisors to operate from anywhere. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – February 4, 2010 – Is the call center decentralizing? Appia Communications believes it is. The provider of managed communication and networking services reports that its customers are increasingly deploying “virtual” call centers — in which agents are located at home or in small offices — rather than

Appia Study Seeks Answers for the "Vanishing VAR"

Research commissioned by Appia Communications investigates the challenges facing value-added resellers (VARs) in the new decade. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – January 27, 2010 – Dramatic shifts in customer needs, vendor priorities, and market forces are driving traditional value-added resellers out of the technology industry — and out of business. Those are the preliminary findings of a study commissioned by Appia Communications, a leading provider of communication and networking services for

Appia’s Phone Services Make a Difference for Nonprofit Agency

Nonprofits face unprecedented challenges in the current economy. A new case study shows how the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana cut costs and improved operations with Appia’s hosted VoIP services. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – December 29, 2009 – Appia Communications has released a new case study demonstrating how its communication and networking services can benefit nonprofit agencies of all sizes. The study features the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater

Appia Offers Permanent Relief from Cisco CallManager Upgrades

Beginning in 2010, two versions of the CallManager telephone platform will reach end-of-life. Switching to Appia’s hosted service can eliminate upgrade worries and costs. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – December 17, 2009 – The clock is ticking for owners and users of two widely-deployed IP telephony systems. Versions 3 and 4 of Cisco’s CallManager call-processing systems are approaching end-of-life and will no longer be supported. According to Cisco, all service and support for

Appia Brings Trading-Turret Functionality to IP Phones

Automatic ringdown capability gives fund managers and traders all the flexibility and speed they need, but at significantly lower cost. Traverse City, Mich. – November 3, 2009 – For financial traders, a delay of only a few moments can literally mean the difference between profit and loss. Appia Communications has announced that it can turn an ordinary IP phone into an indispensable trading tool that meets this need for speed. While

Appia Hiring Regional Managers in Los Angeles and Houston

Sales professionals needed to manage channels for Appia’s communication and networking services. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – October 22, 2009 – Appia Communications has announced immediate openings for regional sales managers in Los Angeles and Houston. Appia is a leading provider of communication and networking services to small and midsize companies and organizations. Vice President of Sales Jason Ulm said that growth in these markets warrants additional full-time staff. “Los Angeles and Houston

Appia Named to CRN Fast Growth 100

Annual list recognizes the fastest-growing solution providers in the technology industry. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – September 1, 2009 – The rapid growth of Appia Communications continues to garner national media attention. Appia, a provider of managed IT and telecom services to small and midsize companies and organizations, has been named to the Fast Growth 100, an annual listing of the fastest-growing solution providers in the technology industry. Everything Channel, a division of

Appia Opens Recruitment for IT and Telecom Partners in Houston and Philadelphia

Rapid growth continues for provider of managed IT and telecom services, and reseller partners are needed to help meet demand. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – August 20, 2009 – Fresh off its third straight listing on the Inc. 5000, Appia Communications today announced expansion plans in Houston and Philadelphia, formally opening a recruiting period for channel partners in both markets. Appia is a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services to small

New York Blower Saves Big with Hosted VoIP from Appia

New case study from Appia Communications demonstrates the possibilities and benefits of IP technology for businesses. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – August 13, 2009 – Does business VoIP really work? And does it really save that much time and money? Appia Communications announced a new case study today that answers these questions and more, demonstrating some of the unique possibilities and benefits of IP technology for businesses. The case study features The New

The Four Ways to Save Video Conferencing

It’s a killer app, but if any organization fails to take four key factors into account, video communication could be dead on arrival. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – July 27, 2009 – Appia Communications has released a new guide stressing four critical factors that companies and organizations must consider before implementing video communication. The benefits of video communication are well documented. If the price is right, users enjoy a rapid return on

Appia: Don’t Let Phone Contracts Delay VoIP Benefits

Appia’s IP-PBX services make it possible for companies and organizations to benefit from VoIP without waiting for contracts to expire. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – July 16, 2009 – Appia Communications today reported significant growth in its unique IP-PBX services, which enable companies and organizations to gain the benefits of hosted VoIP services even if they have a contract with local telephone service providers. Organizations are rapidly moving to managed VoIP because

Appia Launches “Applause” – An Affordable, High-Definition Video Communica …

Applause offers affordable high-definition video, voice, chat and desktop sharing in one easy-to-use application. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – July 2, 2009 – Appia Communications announced today the launch of Applause, an on-demand service designed to make business-quality voice, video and desktop sharing accessible to companies and organizations of all sizes. Applause is a pay-as-you-go service available online at https://www.applausevideo.com. Conference hosts purchase minutes of use as needed. “The benefits of video

One Million Reasons to Partner with Appia

Provider of managed IT and telecom services tops $1 million in revenues shared with resellers. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – June 26, 2009 – Appia Communications, a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services, today announced that it has passed the $1 million mark in revenue-sharing with its rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. Appia works with agents and value-added resellers across the country in marketing and selling its voice, video, and

Appia Partners with Falkor Group to Expand Managed IT and Telecom Services in Ch …

Falkor Group will add Appia’s proven solutions in voice, data, video and networking to its Assured-IT Managed Services. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – June 17, 2009 – Appia Communications announced today that Falkor Group of Chicago has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. Falkor Group is one of the newest partners to join Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services to small and midsize companies and organizations. “Falkor Group

Appia Completes Network Upgrade Program

Investments keep Appia customers ahead of the curve with enhanced redundancy, network security, and sophisticated intrusion protection capabilities. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – June 5, 2009 – Appia Communications, Inc., a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services, today announced that it has completed an extensive upgrade of its network equipment. The upgrade included all of Appia’s network operations centers. “We know that the services we provide are essential to our

Appia Launches Free Live Video Conferencing Demos

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – May 15, 2009 – Appia Communications has launched free online demonstrations of its Appia Video Communicator (AVC) collaboration technology. Designed to make high-quality video communication easy and affordable for small and midsize companies and organizations, AVC combines the flexibility and low cost of desktop offerings with the high-resolution capabilities of expensive conference room systems. “There is an enormous gap between the low-end services and a multi-thousand dollar telepresence

Overcoming the Top Three Barriers to Video Conferencing for SMBs

White paper: The next generation of solutions must focus on low cost, flexibility and ease of use. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – April 20, 2009 – A new generation of video communication solutions is overcoming obstacles that have prevented its adoption by small and midsize companies and organizations. That’s according to a white paper from Appia Communications entitled “The Benefits and Challenges of Video Conferencing.” Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and

Appia Introduces Managed IT and Telecom Services for Property Managers

Already installed voice, video and data services add value and attract tenants. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – April 9, 2009 – Appia Communications today announced a new suite of IT and telecom services designed specifically for commercial property managers. Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services, said that turnkey access to essential voice, video and data services makes moving in — and staying — easier and more affordable for tenants.

Business Broadband Providers Profiting from Appia Managed Services

As broadband prices fall, providers look to network applications to become more competitive. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – April 2, 2009 – Facing shrinking margins and stiff competition, business broadband providers are looking for ways to differentiate. According to Appia Communications, a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services, this search is accelerating provider interest in Appia’s managed service offerings. “Scarce bandwidth at high prices has given way to abundant bandwidth at

Filling the Communication Gap with Video

Real-time video conferencing and broadcasting “the next best thing to being there.” TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – March 26, 2009 – Communication methods have exploded in the past several years, but none of them have improved interaction better than live video conferencing and broadcasting. That’s according to a recent white paper exploring the benefits and challenges of video conferencing for small and midsize companies and organizations. “Video fills a communication gap,” said Victor von

Video Communication Goes Beyond Conferencing

Combining voice, data and video in one live session shows promise for distance learning and other broadcast uses. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – March 12, 2009 – Video communication is becoming more than just meetings, according to a recent white paper exploring the benefits and challenges of video conferencing. “Video communication combines voice, data, and video in a live, interactive session,” explained Victor von Schlegell, president of Appia Communications. “It might be a

Appia, 7 Layer IT Solutions Expanding to Meet Service Demand in Southern Califor …

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 2, 2009 – Appia Communications and Encino-based 7 Layer IT Solutions announced today that they are ramping up collaboration in Southern California, citing increased demand for managed IT and telecommunications services from area companies and organizations. Appia, recently named one of the top five managed service providers in the world, and 7 Layer IT Solutions, a leading technology consultancy, first partnered in 2007. Their current expansion

Appia Communications Named One of Top Five Managed Service Providers Worldwide o …

Second-Annual Research Report from Nine Lives Media Inc. Identifies the World’s Most Progressive Managed Service Providers TRAVERSE CITY, MI – February 19, 2009 – Appia Communications, Inc. has been named to Nine Lives Media Inc.’s second-annual MSPmentor 100, a distinguished research report identifying the world’s most progressive managed service providers. Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services to small and midsize companies and organizations, ranks fifth worldwide in this

Appia Communications Welcomes New Regional Manager for Northeastern U.S.

NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2009 – Appia Communications announced today that Odila Roman has joined the company as Regional Manager for the Northeast U.S., including New York, New Jersey, and New England. Appia, a nationwide provider of managed IT and telecom services, tapped Roman to serve its growing regional client base of customers and channel partners. She is based in New York City. “The Northeast has really opened up to

Appia Partners with Long Island’s NST to Offer Managed IT and Telecom Services

EAST NORTHPORT, NY – February 12, 2009 – Appia Communications announced today that Network Solutions and Training (NST) has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. NST is one of the newest partners to join Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecommunications services to small and midsize companies and organizations. “NST is staffed with real pros who have an ‘anytime, anywhere’ understanding of service,” said Jason Ulm, Appia’s vice

Appia White Paper Explores the Benefits and Challenges of Video Conferencing

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – February 5, 2009 – Appia Communications published a new white paper today that explores the benefits and challenges of video conferencing for small and midsize companies and organizations. Sourced from an interview with Appia President Victor von Schlegell, the paper provides background on video communication, lists the traditional barriers to adoption, and discusses the next-generation solutions that are enabling organizations of all sizes to benefit from

Appia Partners with The Gatestone Group to Offer Managed IT and Telecom Services …

COLUMBUS, OH – January 22, 2009 – Appia Communications announced today that The Gatestone Group of Columbus, Ohio, has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. Gatestone is one of the newest partners to join Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecommunications services to small and midsize companies and organizations. “Our partnership with Gatestone is a great fit,” said Jason Ulm, Appia’s vice president of sales. “We can offer

Appia Partners with Precise Consulting Inc. to Offer Managed IT and Telecom Serv …

NEW YORK, NY – January 14, 2009 – Appia Communications announced today that Precise Consulting Inc. has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. Precise Consulting is one of the newest partners to join Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecommunications services to small and midsize companies and organizations. “Precise Consulting shares our commitment to truly customized solutions that maximize savings and benefits for our customers,” said Jason Ulm,

Appia Partners with TeamLogic IT to Offer Managed Telecom Services in New Jersey

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – January 7, 2009 – Appia Communications announced today that TeamLogic IT of North Brunswick, New Jersey, has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. TeamLogic is one of the newest partners to join Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecommunications services to small and midsize companies and organizations. “Appia’s suite of services will provide a strong compliment to TeamLogic’s offerings,” said Jason Ulm, Appia’s vice

Appia Video Communicator Lowers the Cost of Video Communication

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – November 14, 2008 – Managed services provider Appia Communications today announced a telepresence video communication solution that offers significant cost savings for companies and organizations. Video communication enables real-time collaboration without the costs, inefficiencies, and carbon emissions of travel. Until now, these benefits have been outweighed by high costs, which typically run from $10,000 to over $200,000 per conference room. According to Appia President Victor von

Appia Communications Welcomes New Regional Manager for Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – November 11, 2008 – Managed services provider Appia Communications announced today that Tim Mahan has joined the company as a Regional Manager for Chicago, increasing Appia’s presence in this market. Mahan brings over 20 years of successful telecom experience. He has held sales and sales management positions with such companies as Nortel, Qwest, WebEx and M5. “Chicago provides a strong base of expansion for us, and

Appia Communications releases new VoIP case study

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – October 15, 2008 – Appia Communications, a leading provider of managed IT and telecom services, today announced a new case study featuring The CPA Group, an accounting and business consulting firm in Missouri. IT consulting firm WSRB recommended solutions from Appia and Cyberian Technologies for The CPA Group, which had outgrown and overwhelmed its existing systems. “We needed a system in place that would integrate two

Appia Video Communicator slashes bandwidth requirements for video communications

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – October 13, 2008 – Appia Communications announced today that its Appia Video Communicator (AVC) software significantly reduces the bandwidth requirements for video communications. “By its nature, video transmission requires substantial bandwidth,” said Victor von Schlegell, president of Appia Communications. “This has been a significant barrier to the adoption of video communications, especially for small and midsize businesses and organizations. Appia Video Communicator clears this hurdle.” "We began from

Appia Partners with Compass Consulting to Offer Managed IT and Telecom Services …

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – September 22, 2008 – Appia Communications announced today that Compass Consulting has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. Compass Consulting is one of the newest partners to join Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecommunications services to small and midsize companies and organizations. “Compass Consulting offers tremendous technical expertise, but it’s their focus on the customer that sets them apart,” said Jason Ulm, Appia’s

Appia Partners with Edge Technology Group to Offer Managed IT and Telecom Servic …

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – September 2, 2008 – Appia Communications announced today that Edge Technology Group has joined Appia’s rapidly-growing nationwide network of partners. Edge Technology Group is one of the newest partners to join Appia, a leading provider of managed IT and telecommunications services to small and midsize companies and organizations. “We are excited to partner with Edge Technology Group. The expertise of their staff is impressive, as is their

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