New York-based cloud communications company, Stage 2 Networks, touted the honor of being named on Inc. Magazine's 31st annual Inc. 500|5000 list, which compiles the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. This marks the third consecutive year that the company has made the list, among such companies as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio and Oracle (News - Alert), to name a few.
The 2012 Inc. 5000, unveiled in the September issue of Inc., may have been the most competitive selection of businesses to date which is, according to Inc. magazine editor Eric Schurenberg, a good thing. "Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward," said Schurenberg in a statement. "Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is."
"We are honored to attain a coveted ranking in this year's Inc. 5000 list for the third year in a row," said Joe Gillette, CEO of Stage 2 Networks. "Our team has demonstrated incredible commitment to our success, and passion for our customers in order to achieve such a high growth rate during very challenging times for our nation's economy."
In April, Gillette was selected as Alumnus of the Year by the Harrisburg Academy Alumni Council and was the featured speaker at the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony at the Pennsylvania prep school in June.
In March, Stage 2 Networks announced the launch of a new enhanced business continuity service, eContinuity, which provides auto failover for businesses that have a voice trunking network instead of a hosted VoIP service. While many businesses are migrating toward hosted VoIP and cloud communications, which provide business continuity as a standard, some maintain their own communications networks using PRIs or SIP trunks. Stage 2's eContinuity aims to provide this service to such companies, saving them the cost of doing it themselves.