Friday, October 24th, 2014

Ranked #12 in Who's Who of World's Cloud Computing Companies

Marketwired -- Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services (UC&C), ranks among the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) according to Penton Media's fourth annual Talkin 'Cloud 100 report. The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $23.4 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2013, up nearly 44 percent from what they reported the previous year. The full report is available by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

The report is based on data from Talkin' Cloud's online survey, conducted January through May 2014. Cloud Services Providers, Cloud Services Brokerages, Cloud Services Aggregators, and Managed Services Providers and VARs with cloud service expertise are profiled and ranked on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates.

"We're thrilled to be recognized as a top cloud services provider," says Olivier de Puymorin, president, CEO and founder of Arkadin. "Our high standing is a testament to our global success in cloud-based UC&C. We believe we are well positioned for further growth and leadership by our value proposition for equipping businesses worldwide with UC&C services that drive greater communications efficiencies."

According to Mr. de Puymorin, Arkadin's value in UC&C is predicated on the following factors which allow businesses to deal with a single worldwide provider for optimum efficiency and ROI:

Resources of NTT Group companies: Part of the NTT Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, Arkadin has access to vast technological and financial resources to accelerate global expansion in cloud-based UC&C services.

Wide range of UC&C services and technical expertise: Arkadin's acquisition of a key Microsoft partner with deep expertise in hosted telephony and Microsoft technologies, enable an advanced hosted UC&C service platform. Launched this year, Arkadin Total Connect gives businesses the full power of the virtual office with integrated Lync, Exchange and SharePoint.

Comprehensive Video-as-a-Service portfolio: The introduction of Video Managed Services, complete with technical management and bridging capabilities, extends Arkadin's hosted desktop and room offers, giving businesses a one-stop-shop for serving all video needs.

Local/yet global approach to service: Arkadin's locally delivered end-to-end support, consultancy services and expert training offered in 32 countries, ensures that customers' UC&C services have high levels of adoption and scale throughout their organizations.

"Penton and Talkin' Cloud congratulate Arkadin," said Charlene O'Hanlon, senior executive editor and executive managing editor of Talkin' Cloud. "The Talkin' Cloud 100 represents those companies leading the way in the cloud space at a critical point in the maturation of the market."

In addition to this recognition, Arkadin was recently recognized in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Multiregional, published August 28, 2014.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Arkadin
Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of integrated audio, web, and video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. These services are delivered in the cloud for fast, scalable deployment and a high ROI. Arkadin's global network of 53 operating centers in 32 countries has dedicated local support teams to service 37,000 customers. As an NTT Communications Group company, Arkadin offers the most comprehensive Collaboration and Unified Communications solutions for meeting customer needs around the world. For more information: http://www.arkadin.com.

About Penton's channel brands

Penton's channel brands (www.penton.com) define emerging IT markets and disrupt established IT markets. The brands' channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin' Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com). Talkin' Cloud is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin' Cloud features a daily blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud.

About Penton

For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

Contacts:

Arkadin:

North America
Karen Bowers
[email protected]

Europe
Amber Skinner-Jozefson
[email protected]

France
Gaelle Villiers

[email protected]

Germany
Michaela Best

[email protected]

Asia
Lyn Kwek
[email protected]

Latin America

Javier Fontenla

[email protected]

Penton:

Jessica Davis, Executive Editor,
[email protected]

Charlene O'Hanlon, Senior Executive Editor,
Charlene.O'[email protected]

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Arkadin, unified communications, collaboration services, communications, business, Penton, business growth, telecommunications, media, cloud, computing

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