Alteva COO to Speak on Disaster Recovery at Annual ACUTA Conference

Conference Agenda Includes Emergency Preparedness, Communications and Recovery Topic

PHILADELPHIA, PA - April 12, 2010 - Alteva, North America's largest enterprise hosted VoIP provider, today announced that COO David Cuthbert will speak at the 39th Annual ACUTA Conference & Exhibition (April 18 -21) in San Antonio, Texas. Cuthbert will speak

on the topic of, "Considering a Hosted IP PBX for Disaster Recovery," on Monday, April 19th, 1:15 -2:15pm.

According to a survey by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), 65 percent of businesses feel their telecommunications is the weakest element of their business continuity plan. Cuthbert's session will focus on how hosted VoIP improves telecommunications continuity and will discuss some of the best practices to help institutions meet their recovery time objectives as it applies to their voice applications.

"Unplanned downtime - power outages, flood, fire, and small interruptions - all cost your institution revenue and a reduced public image," said Cuthbert. "Preparing to recover your voice systems can be intimidating and costly until hosted IP PBXs are considered." Cuthbert added that whether it's an environment -related catastrophe or small neighborhood blackout, these interruptions can cost thousands upon thousands of dollars in lost revenue, potential customer loss and even a reduced corporate image. "Unlike most other disaster recovery products, if positioned properly, hosted VoIP is not perceived as an additional cost, but rather a cost savings," said Cuthbert.

ACUTA, the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education, is an international non -profit educational association serving colleges and universities. ACUTA represents over 1700 individuals at nearly 800 institutions of higher education with members ranging from small schools and community colleges to the 50 largest U.S. institutions representing diverse Carnegie classifications in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Its mission is to support higher education information communications technology professionals in contributing to the achievement of the strategic mission of their institution.

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About Alteva:
Alteva, North America's largest provider of enterprise hosted VoIP, has become the pioneer for showcasing the high quality and reliability of hosted unified communications solutions. Alteva provides businesses with "Communications as a Service" that requires minimal installation and configuration while eliminating monthly phone and on -premise system maintenance charges and reducing overall communication costs by leveraging the power of cloud -based computing. With a sophisticated open standards infrastructure, Alteva enables businesses to easily integrate existing business applications. Rather than building their processes around the limitations of their phone system, Alteva's customers build their phone systems around their ideal processes. Based in Philadelphia, Alteva provides internet access, telephone system/service and hosted Microsoft Exchange/SharePoint/OCS services to multi -location growth -oriented businesses in 50 states and 14 countries. For more information, visit,, or call 1 -877 -258 -3821.


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