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September 12th, 2013
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Communique Conferencing to Serve as Adobe Solution Partner

RESTON, VA–(Marketwired – Sep 12, 2013) – Carahsoft Technology Corp. (www.carahsoft.com), the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract by the State of South Carolina to provide Adobe® Connect Cost web conferencing services to governmental agencies, departments, local and county governments and schools statewide. Communique Conferencing, Inc. (www.communiqueconferencing.com), the global leader in conferencing and virtual event solutions, will serve as the Adobe solution partner for this contract.  Adobe Connect audio conferencing is also included in the contract.

“As Adobe’s Master Government Partner, we have watched the demand for the Adobe Connect product accelerate enormously over the years as public sector organizations embrace technologies that enable them to better engage with citizens, enhance employee productivity, go green, and save money,” said Cortney Steiner, vice president of the Adobe Government Solutions team at Carahsoft. “Through this contract, government agencies and public sector organizations throughout South Carolina will be able to procure Adobe’s award-winning web conferencing solution with simplified ordering options, best pricing, and fast delivery, and have access to a full range of audio conferencing services through our partnership with Communique Conferencing.”

Adobe Connect is an award-winning web conferencing solution with an expansive set of collaboration features leveraged as a single platform for end-to-end solutions around video conferences, presentations, meetings, trainings, and events. The software enables users to:

  • Meet and collaborate securely in real-time, online with almost any device
  • Train more team members faster with less impact on budgets and travel time
  • Effectively deliver pre-recorded and self-paced eLearning content
  • Host virtual conferences for large audiences (keynotes, parallel sessions, surveys, etc.)
  • Track, analyze, and evaluate the success of your program with the latest analytics

“We are honored to support the State of South Carolina’s web and audio conferencing needs. Adobe’s market-leading enterprise web conferencing solution includes features that will enable the state’s agencies, organizations and educational institutions to conduct online meetings, resulting in improved collaboration, productivity and cost savings,” said Adelphi Kennedy, director of corporate communications at Communique Conferencing.

“Adobe, Carahsoft and our ecosystem of partners have been proactively marketing, selling and implementing Adobe Connect to address the mission-critical needs of federal, state, and local government agencies since 2005, and we are proud to be selected by South Carolina,” said Brett Swartz, vice president of Adobe public sector sales-North America. “Our software has become the web conferencing solution of choice for many organizations including the Department of Defense, which standardized on Adobe Connect in 2007 for its Defense Connect Online program. A premier collaboration tool, DCO now supports more than 900,000 users and more 170 million minutes of web conferencing per quarter, generating millions of dollars in cost savings and avoidance.”

Adobe Connect is available immediately on Carahsoft’s South Carolina Web Conferencing Contract #4400006722. For more information, register to attend a complimentary webcast “Adobe Web Conferencing Solutions for the State of South Carolina,” being sponsored by Carahsoft and Communique Conferencing at 2 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, October 3; or contact Carahsoft at 877-99-ADOBE. http://carahsoft.adobeconnect.com/scconnect/event/registration.html?campaign-id=PR

About Communique Conferencing, Inc.

Communique Conferencing, Inc. provides reliable audio, Web and video conferencing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses and the world’s leading enterprises. Communique offers the widest selection of audio, web and video conferencing technologies available to match a broad range of remote meeting needs. Our rock-solid technology is backed by superior customer support that is available on a live 24x7x365 basis. Communique Conferencing has a global reach extending to Canada, Mexico, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.communiqueconferencing.com.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Adobe, VMware, Symantec, Open Source, F5 Networks, EMC, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry’s fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.

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