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Skype tools boost sales of cloud-computing collaboration suite

ROCKVILLE, MD., 2 September. 2009 – HyperOffice came in first place in the recently concluded Skype for Business competition.

The award-winning online collaboration and messaging solution was singled out in the Americas region for using Skype in part to help “improve sales of its software by more than 100 percent.”

Skype asked for stories about the most creative and original uses of Skype in the business environment. “We were looking to see how you were using Skype to enable collaboration, improve productivity or deliver new, unique services to your customers,” wrote Stefan Oberg, general manager and vice president of the Skype for Business unit on the Skype for Business blog announcing the winners:

“We use Skype to follow up on international leads,” said Shahab Kaviani, vice president of HyperOffice. “International customers made up less than 5 percent of revenue in 2007. Looking at 2009, I expect that number to be closer to 20 percent, using Skype for inexpensive international calls.”

“Thanks to the Skype toolbar, a small Skype icon appears next to contacts in our shared contacts manager. Instead of calling the person, we know they have a Skype name and they are online, and we just do a Skype call and save on traditional long distance calls,” said Kaviani.

“And, in our email marketing, we embed a SkypeMe icon. Our prospects receive an email campaign and within minutes we have people who we never spoke to before clicking to Skype chat or call with the Internet sales department,” said Kaviani.

HyperOffice is a suite of “cloud-computing” software tools that make it easier for growing businesses to collaborate, communicate, manage projectsshare documents, schedule meetings and tasks, and manage information, anytime, from work, from home, while traveling, using any Internet connection.

Video demonstrations of HyperOffice are posted here: /demos/.

HyperOffice Inc.,, is a leading provider of business collaboration software for growing organizations delivered under the cloud computing model. Launched in 1998, the company offers a simple and affordable suite of Intranet and Extranet software that provide new and growing businesses essential tools to collaborate, communicate, and manage information from any browser running on any platform.

Skype for Business is a range of communications solutions for businesses which is complementary to fixed-line services. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Everyday, people everywhere also use Skype to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles. These rich conversations allow businesses to save money, save time and stay ahead.

HyperOffice contact:
Farzin Arsanjani
HyperOffice Inc.

Agency contact:
Steve Leon
Technopolis® Communications Inc.

Skype contact:
Aziza Johnson
Kaplow for Skype

HyperOffice is a registered trademark. Technopolis is a registered trademark, used under license. Skype is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are acknowledged.

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