M5 Networks’ Chief Executive to Discuss Effective Uses of VoIP at Upcoming Small Business Technology Summit 2006

    New York – M5 Networks, the Northeast’s leading outsourced IP phone system provider, announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Dan Hoffman, will speak about communications technology and business at the upcoming Small Business Technology Summit 2006, an event focused on helping small and mid-size business owners recognize the vital role that technology plays in their companies’ success. Participating in a panel discussion entitled “Using Technology to Communicate Effectively,” Mr. Hoffman will address how cutting-edge Voice over IP (VoIP) technology improves the efficiency and productivity of small businesses. M5 is also co-sponsoring the one-day event, scheduled to take place at The Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th Street) in New York City on February 10, 2006.

    Mr. Hoffman will discuss the benefits of adopting VoIP technology, especially how it improves communications, enhances employee productivity, and saves money. As a prominent speaker on VoIP and related issues, he will emphasize the time and money-saving advantages of outsourcing to service providers, like M5, who install, maintain and manage an IP phone system for small businesses, helping owners concentrate on growing their core business.

    “Participating in this event demonstrates M5’s dedication to helping small business owners in the New York-area achieve their maximum business potential by fortifying their communications infrastructure,” said Dan Hoffman, President and CEO of M5 Networks. “VoIP transforms how businesses of all sizes operate, and I am excited about sharing practical examples and tips with the event’s participants about how they can leverage this emerging technology to make their organizations more flexible and profitable.”

    Event Details

    Small Business Technology Summit 2006

    February 10, 2006

    2:30-3:50pm & 4:00-5:20pm EST

    Dan Hoffman, M5 President & CEO

    Scheduled to join round-table discussion:

    "Using Technology to Communicate Effectively"

    Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

    About the Small Business Summit 2006

    The Small Business Summit 2006 is a full-day conference geared towards small business owners seeking growth through the marriage of best business practices and technology. Through an innovative interactive structure, attending small business owners will learn how to strengthen their competitive edge and make their business soar by successfully applying the right technology to support the right business practices. The Small Business Summit 2006, to be held February 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, New York, is co-organized by Ramon Ray, a noted small business author, speaker and the editor of Smallbiztechnology.com and Marian Banker, President, Prime Strategies. For more information, visit www.smallbiztechsummit.com, or call 1-888-866-3559.

    About M5 Networks

    M5 Networks is the leading outsourced IP phone system provider in the Northeast. By outsourcing to M5 instead of buying another phone system and signing more local and long distance contracts, businesses save valuable time and hard dollars. M5 was founded in 2000 by the same management team that ran Interport Communications, the ISP pioneer for New York businesses. M5 builds on that legacy by continually innovating to improve our outsourced phone system solution, which is delivering measurable ROI to companies in all industries. M5’s core technology partners include Cisco, Verizon, AboveNet, Sprint, Qwest, Broadwing and Tekelec. M5 has been named to the Pulver 100 list as a Communications Growth Company for four consecutive years (2002-2005), FierceVoIP's annual Fierce 15 list (2005), and VoIP Magazine’s 20 Companies to Watch list (2006) as well as received Frost & Sullivan's 2004 Entrepreneurial Company Award and the 2004 and 2005 VoIP Service Provider Awards and the 2005 Best SMB VoIP Service Provider Award from INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine.

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