SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - Star2Star Communications, the World's Leading Hybrid Cloud Communications Solution, today announced that the company was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ for the fifth consecutive year, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.
The award is the latest of the many industry honors Star2Star has been awarded in 2016. Star2Star was also included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for the third consecutive year, ranked in the Inc. 500|5000 for the sixth straight year, praised for unique Hybrid Architecture in the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Cloud Unified Communications Guide for the third consecutive year, and named Internet Telephony's Product of the Year for the tenth consecutive year.
Star2Star's Chief Executive Officer, Norman Worthington, credits their unique Hybrid Architecture for delivering better quality and higher reliability, while providing their customers with more features and functionality than the competition. He said, "With all the technological advances we've made this year, including our new StarBox® Cloud Connection Manager models, Star2Star is confident and proud that we've made our mark on the Fast 500™."
"Today, when every organization can be a tech company, the most effective businesses not only foster the courage to explore change, but also encourage creativity in using and applying existing assets in new ways, as resourcefully as possible," said Sandra Shirai, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications industry leader. "This ingenious approach to innovation calls for the encouragement of curiosity and collaboration both within and outside the office walls."
"This year's Fast 500 winners showcase that when organizations are open to diverse perspectives and insights, they are able to create an environment for their employees and customers to see the possibilities and ingenious solutions that might lie ahead," added Jim Atwell, National Managing Partner of the Emerging Growth Company Practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Entrepreneurial environments foster change and innovation within businesses, and we look forward to watching these companies continue to drive change across all sectors."
About Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500™
Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies -- both public and private -- in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.
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About Star2Star Communications
Founded in 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, Star2Star Communications delivers the World's Leading Hybrid Cloud Communications Solution. Star2Star's award-winning, patented Constellation™ Network overcomes the reliability and quality limitations of other communications technologies.
Star2Star unifies customers' voice, video, fax, instant messaging and presence management into a single, easy-to-use system. The company has one of the highest long-term customer retention rates in the industry at 99.85% and has been recently recognized by numerous leading analysts.
In the past six years, Star2Star was named to the Forbes Most Promising Companies list, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 five times, and the Inc. 500|5000 six times. The company was also named by Infonetics as a Top 10 Hosted Business VoIP/UC Provider, as well as in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide.
Star2Star Communications solutions are sold globally through a diversified network of partners that includes distributors, master agents, managed service providers and certified installing dealers. Star2Star systems are used by hundreds of thousands of business users, including many large national chains with multi-location footprints.
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