Geckotech Named Finalist for ITA CityLIGHTS Award

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Geckotech LLC, a leading Hosted VoIP business phone provider, is recognized for prominence in the technology marketplace by the Illinois Technology Association.

Geckotech LLC, a leading Hosted VoIP business phone provider, today announced the company has been named a finalist for an Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS award, in the Rising Star Award category.

The Rising Star Award is presented to the company, which through innovation in products, services or business approach, has emerged from its start-up phase to become a solid presence in the marketplace. Geckotech has exhibited success in building a sustainable corporate organization and expanding its products and will be judged on the following criteria. The company must:

  •     Produce innovative technology;
  •     Provide a technology that meets a solid market opportunity;
  •     Be experiencing and/or be poised for rapid growth; and
  •     Demonstrate community and industry involvement.

Since 2003, Geckotech has provided a turn-key Hosted VoIP phone service to businesses nationwide using exclusively Cisco products. Businesses are quickly deploying hosted voice and data solutions to satisfy a number of organizational demands, including geographic expansion, cost reduction, ease of management and the need for enhanced security. Unlike traditional telecom providers, Geckotech is accountable for phone system maintenance and management, reliable and responsive service, feature deployment and predictable cost.

"Geckotech is proud to be recognized by the ITA as an industry leader in the technology marketplace. We have enjoyed a high level of consistent growth since 2003, as the demand for Hosted VoIP grows among businesses nationwide," says Josh Robbins, Managing Partner of Geckotech. "Geckotech continues to experience success as we maintain a high level of personalized and responsive customer support and reliable service."

ITA will present the awards, which honor outstanding information technology companies, executives and advocates in Illinois, to the winners at ITA's 10th annual CityLIGHTS Gala on April 23 at Union Station in Chicago. All Illinois companies and executives are invited to attend the event, which is the largest gathering of technology executives in the state.

"Year after year, CityLIGHTS nominees continue to raise the bar," said Fred Hoch, president of ITA. "We wish all of our finalists the best of luck as ITA members vote to choose this year's winners."

About Geckotech LLC
Geckotech is an industry leader in the Hosted VoIP market, providing clients nationwide with a feature-rich, flexible alternative to traditional phone systems. As a provider of Hosted VoIP for business, Geckotech supplies clients with all network equipment and phones, alleviating the up-front costs associated with buying expensive premise-based equipment only to watch the technology become obsolete. A Hosted VoIP solution eliminates ongoing operating costs for disparate phone systems at multiple office locations, provides a consolidated voice and data network and increased network security.

The Geckotech owned and operated network is built end to end with Cisco equipment and has met high quality standards set by Cisco Systems®, including superior reliability, optimized network security, and industry-standard technology. Geckotech announced approval of its Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) license in 2008. As a CLEC, Geckotech can provide more reliable service with faster installation times. Geckotech has the ability to provide customers with more cost effective service by passing on cost savings realized by purchasing capacity at regulated rates.

About the ITA    
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) represents the interests of a diverse membership of more than 550 companies in Illinois that create, deploy and utilize information technology as a core part of their organization. By connecting members with industry peers and participants, providing the latest strategic information, market research and critical market insight and by promoting key thought leaders to raise visibility and gain a greater market awareness and presence, ITA is focused on building and developing the Illinois technology community through collaboration. Additional information is available at http://www.illinoistech.org.

Contacts:
Alissa Winkler, Geckotech LLC, +1.312.948.2961
Lee Figora, Ruder Finn for ITA, +1.312.329.3978

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