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Arkadin's New Operation in Poland Has Strong Demand for Conferencing and Collaboration Services

Robust Long-Term Growth for Conferencing Predicted in Region

WARSAW, POLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- Arkadin, Europe's 2nd largest collaboration services provider, announced today that it is has strong demand for its audio and web collaboration offerings in Poland. The rapid expansion is being fueled by a challenging economic environment that requires businesses to seek greater communications efficiencies. With conferencing and collaboration technologies, business travel can be substantially reduced, resulting in cost savings and reduced carbon outlays.

"After a year in the region, we're very pleased with the strong performance and long-term outlook," says Remy Prouvost, Arkadin's Vice-President of CEMEA. "Our complete range of audio and web collaboration solutions, coupled with our local service offering, equips businesses to succeed in a 24/7 business environment where sharing and collaboration are key drivers for success."

Leading analysts predict conferencing usage will surge in Eastern Europe far outpacing the more established Western European economies. In its European Audio Conferencing Services Market report (April 2011), Frost & Sullivan predicts audio conferencing in CEE will increase 26.9% through 2016, the highest of any European region. And in their European Web Conferencing Services Market report (Oct. 2010), Frost & Sullivan predicts revenue growth will almost triple for web conferencing in the region through 2015.

Complete Conferencing and Collaboration Solutions
Arkadin's suite of audio and web conferencing services includes:

  • Arkadin®Anytime™ - Easy, affordable, reservationless audio conferencing for up to 100 participants
  • Arkadin®Anywhere™ - Simple, secure web conferencing with an intuitive interface and desktop sharing
  • Cisco WebEx provided by Arkadin® - Complete full featured audio and web conferencing solution for strategic collaboration geared to enterprises
  • Arkadin®Event™ - Pre-packaged and customized audio and web conferencing, perfect for high-profile events requiring multi-media content
  • Arkadin® Express - Instant audio and web conferencing for up to 50 people, ideal for SMB and delivered in partnership with Telcos

Local Service-Driven Approach Differentiates
Arkadin's local service ensures an excellent end-to-end experience for businesses of all sizes, from SMBs to large multi-nationals.

"Our business was founded on the principle that no one understands local customer needs better than support teams that live in the same country and speak the language," continued Mr. Prouvost. "We are the most global and local of service providers. This is an advantage for businesses that need global-scale deployments with the personalized attention of a local provider who understands the cultural influences."

About Arkadin
Founded in 2001, 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 remote audio, web, video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. The services are delivered in the SaaS model for fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI. Its global network of 51 operating centres in 30 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service its 26,000 customers. https://www.arkadin.com/pl

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