M5 Networks and Nicom Announce Joint Marketing Relationship

    Nicom Technologies, Inc. Joins M5 Networks Partner Program

    M5 Networks, the Northeast's leading outsourced IP phone system provider, and Nicom Technologies, Inc., a national provider of advanced communications solutions, announced today that they will work together to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses in the metro New York area are able to take advantage of the same IP telephony solutions that larger enterprises currently enjoy. By participating in M5's Partner Program (announced earlier today), Nicom will work together with M5 to simplify telecommunications vendor management, lower overall operational costs, deliver proactive customer service and provide best of breed telephony applications.

    Historically, mid-size businesses have been responsible for piecing together their telecommunications solutions from a local phone company, long distance provider, Internet Service Provider and phone equipment supplier. Most mid-size business customers could not afford many of the new telephony features and applications being offered to large, multi-national organizations and certainly have not had the internal staff required to support the deployment of these systems.

    "Today's announcement demonstrates our ability to respond to the needs of our customers,"said Christopher Daniels, CEO of Nicom Technologies. "After nearly ten years of meeting our customers' needs with on-site telephony systems, our new relationship with M5 Network will allow us to fully leverage the advancements in IP telephony technology. While M5 has demonstrated its ability to serve customers with up to five hundred (500) employees, we feel this is a terrific alternative for our customers ranging from ten (10) to seventy-five (75)

    employees who want advanced features without the headaches of managing it themselves. "We are excited about this partnership with Nicom as it is refreshing to see a company with deep roots in the traditional PBX environment recognizing us as an industry leader and selecting us as their trusted partner to deliver an outsourced IP phone system solution," said Dan Hoffman, President and CEO of M5 Networks. "We respect the relationship that Nicom has developed with its customers in the New York area and are confident that we can maintain that trust when called upon."

    About Nicom Technologies Inc.

    Nicom Technologies assesses, designs and project manages the implementation of advanced communications solutions that help businesses grow. With a unique approach that emphasizes both customer service and technical know-how, Nicom is able to serve customers with an extensive range of communications solutions and components for both new and legacy equipment. With over 10 years of history in the industry, Nicom has served over 25,000 customers nationally, ranging from small businesses to FORTUNE 500