Gartner Recognizes Industry Retail Group in Its Publication Recommending U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers

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The top evaluating organization, Gartner, names Industry Retail Group as a recommended company that provides customized network solutions.

“It’s a privilege for IRG to be recognized by Gartner and to be named in their publication,” said Mike Luzio, CEO of IRG. “It’s a wonderful way to end what has been our strongest year yet."

Industry Retail Group, Inc. (IRG) (, a leading provider of retail-centric, broadband-based applications and services, was recently recognized in a Gartner publication featuring U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers. Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, performs independent research to evaluate technology companies, products, and services. This world-renowned advising company sets the pace for the technology industry and it has chosen to highlight Industry Retail Group.

In “Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers,” released on December 5, 2011, Gartner reveals best practices for the telecommunications industry. Among companies recognized was Industry Retail Group. IRG’s commitment to managed services for the retail and multi-site industry has helped the company establish itself as a telecom industry leader.

“It’s a privilege for IRG to be recognized by Gartner and to be named in their publication,” said Mike Luzio, CEO of IRG. “It’s a wonderful way to end what has been our strongest year yet. Retailers have heard our message that leveraging broadband is the way to monetize this necessary business expense, and our customers can attest to what we’ve delivered. Further, I point back to our team members who have earned us this reputation. We’re thankful for this honor.”

Over the last year, IRG has experienced strong growth, added internal leadership positions, and increased its client list, including several national retail chains. Earlier in 2011, IRG expanded its technology offering to include secure iPad support for multi-site retailers, enabling retailers to customize applications to meet specific customer needs and deliver a powerful customer experience. Among advancements, IRG has also focused on philanthropy such as donating managed telecommunication services to insurance claim centers in Alabama and Missouri after tornado damages in both states. For 2012, the company has committed to supporting organizations assisting those who have served in the U.S. military.

This recognition by Gartner affirms the growth of IRG and that the company is leading the way in its category. IRG clients span industries including retailers, quick-serve restaurants, seasonal and pop-up stores, and multi-site organizations. IRG customizes solutions for all types of companies and it has not gone unnoticed.

IRG will be exhibiting at the NRF 101st Annual Convention and Expo – Retail’s Big Show in New York City, January 16-17, 2012 (Booth Number 1671 in the Expo Hall). Free attendee passes for interested retailers can be obtained courtesy of IRG at the company’s website.

About Industry Retail Group
Industry Retail Group, Inc. (IRG) is a Gartner-recognized, and VISA PCI DSS validated, provider of customized managed network services, offering a comprehensive portfolio of broadband and broadband-centric services targeted to retailers and other multi-site companies. Additionally, IRG is an industry leading, highly specialized, yet agile, single-source purveyor of managed IP communication, application and turnkey professional services; plug-in IRG applications such as Hotspot and Enterprise Wi-Fi solutions, Hosted VoIP, and IP-based Video Surveillance to further help Clients leverage their broadband investment in a scalable, yet secure manner. IRG’s growing client base includes Fortune 1000 retailers, quick-serve restaurants and convenience store chains.

IRG has a simple objective: to provide retailers and other multi-site organizations with the premier suite of broadband-enabled network services that will help provide a competitive advantage while keeping costs in check. Through the managed integration of leading edge technology components such as DSL, Cable, Wireless, and traditional access, IRG is able to provide the most comprehensive network coverage and bandwidth availability to meet each client's unique business requirements.


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