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 Announcement from our CIPTUG President, John Bittle

Happy New Year CIPTUG members! 

We kick off New Years with a bang, with some new announcements. The biggest announcement is our Regional Technology Forum in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 18th and 19th, 2014. We hope to have many of our members take advantage of the educational sessions we will have at the forum. We will have booths with our CIPTUG vendor members and sessions with Cisco engineers and our vendor members on VOIP related topics. 

CIPTUG will be returning to Cisco Live in May! Our very popular Customer Appreciation Event will be immediately following opening ceremonies at Biscuits and Blues, one of the top Blues clubs in the nation! Your customers will LOVE the atmosphere, food and open bar during this 3 hour event. 

If you want to attend just one event, the pricing is as follows:

Customer Appreciation Event: $3500

Regional Technology Forum:  $2000

If you sign up to attend BOTH events, the sponsor fee is $5000.  That’s a 10% savings! 

We look forward to working with Cisco and our Vendors to make this a year to remember!

Sponsors: Contact to sponsor and present at this event. Spots WILL fill very fast so make sure you save your spot!

Another exciting announcement is that we have restructured our pricing for our Members and also our Vendors. Please visit to check out how you will receive more benefits at a greater value to you and your company! We are working hard to make CIPTUG the primary Cisco telephony users group in the nation. 

We encourage all the members to take advantage of the current rates and sign for 2014. We are reenergizing CIPTUG and hope you will stay for the ride! Please contact the board and let us know what you would like to do with your organization. The board is here to help its members in any way we can. We look forward to seeing everyone at Cisco Live in San Francisco, at our event and booth, and at our Technical Forum in September. It should be a great year for us! 

Have a happy, safe and prosperous New Year! 

John Bittle, CIPTUG President.

CIPTUG Members: All presentations can be located in our Member's Only Resource Library. If you missed the event, be sure to check out them out!

About our Vendor Members:

Network Hardware Resale:

Network Hardware Resale is the world’s leading provider of pre-owned and new networking and datacenter solutions. NHR is an independent reseller of pre-owned Cisco, Brocade/Foundry and Juniper equipment and a Premier member of Dell’s Partner Direct program. NHR offers IT asset recovery, maintenance and technical support services and offers OEM and branded optical transceivers and accessories.
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Riverbed Technology:

Whether your business is going through a new UC deployment, an upgrade, or are looking to maintain the ongoing health of your UC environment, by implementing Riverbed¬ģ OPNET Unified Communications Xpert‚ĄĘ (UC Xpert) you gain the assurance and full end-to-end visibility needed to make sure performance issues do not impact your business.
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TelStrat’s Engage Contact Center Suite blends voice recording & screen capture; agent performance evaluation; coaching & E-Learning; speech analytics; desktop analytics; and workforce management into a total workforce optimization solution. Proven in 2800+ installations worldwide, Cisco-certified Engage makes WFO affordable, whether for single server sites, large enterprises, or cloud-based environments. TelStrat is proud to host the CIPTUG presence at Cisco Live! in booth 419. Stop by for a visit!
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Veramark Is Now Calero Software. Same great call accounting products and services, with a new company name: Calero Software.

We are pleased to announce that Clearlake Capital Group has merged Veramark with two other leading communications management solutions providers - PINNACLE and Movero Inc. - to create Calero, a new leader in global enterprise Communications Lifecycle Management.  And a rock-solid foundation for the future of our call accounting software.

Our VeraSMART¬ģ Wireless and Wireline Call Accounting software and services help managers combine, simplify and share telecom usage and cost data.¬† With enhanced dashboards, flexible reporting capabilities, and options including personal call identification, VeraSMART offers a complete, integrated, and simple telecom reporting solution.
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