Published November 17, 2009
Volume 17, Number 11

MegaPath Enjoys Recognition for Fast Growth, Products of the Year          
Company's Plaudits include Rankings on Inc. 5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500

MegaPath’s technical support staff operates from a command
center in their Hacienda facility.

By Nicole Zaro Stahl

This has been a banner year for MegaPath, a leading provider of managed IP communications services in North America. It started back in January, when the company, which has a large office in Hacienda on Gibraltar Drive, received a Product of the Year award from Internet Telephony Magazine for its Duet™ voice and data service. Two more products of the year followed, in April and June. The company was recognized as one of North America’s top technology integrators.

“The recipients of these awards are very well regarded in the industry,” comments Rich Sabin, MegaPath Director of Marketing. “We are very appreciative of this third-party validation.” 

The product accolades also translate into business success, as exemplified by MegaPath’s September inclusion in the Inc. 5000, the magazine’s annual list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. MegaPath ranked 1,446 on this year’s list. Then, in early November, MegaPath appeared on the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, in position number 364. This list rates North America’s fastest growing companies in five different sectors based on revenue growth over five years.

The company is well positioned to meet the growing business demands for Internet connectivity. In an era when so many companies have multiple sites, often geographically dispersed, the need for reliable connectivity has never been stronger. “These locations require a service that enables employees to share real-time data and communicate instantly via a secure connection with headquarters, branch offices, retail locations, mobile workers, and business partners,” Sabin points out. 

MegaPath’s wide selection of broadband connectivity, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Voice over IP (VoIP), and security technologies deliver exactly that, enabling businesses of all sizes to reduce costs, increase security, and enhance productivity.

“We manage the full gamut of a company’s voice and data communications. Our value proposition is being able to consolidate and converge all these services so our customers can focus their IT resources on core business initiatives,” says Sabin. “With our managed services, they only have to deal with one vendor.” 

As an example, he cites retailer Family Dollar, which needs to get real-time, point-of-sale information on what customers are buying from its 6,600 stores. “All stores are connected to corporate headquarters through a wide area network (WAN). This is the same WAN technology that just won Unified Communications’ Product of the Year award,” he comments. Homewood Suites, Shell operator Truenorth, and Select Staffing are other multi-site companies in a customer base of approximately 20,000.

MegaPath’s Hacienda office is home to approximately 130 employees, including the sales staff and several corporate support functions. It also houses the technical support team, which works in a high-tech, round-the-clock center with restricted access. According to Sabin, “These people are on the front line to our customers, and they are a critical part of our success.”

Like many of the businesses it serves, MegaPath is also a “distributed organization,” Sabin notes. In addition to corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, the company has a network operations center in Austin, Texas, and several satellite offices in cities throughout the U.S., including Seattle and Wallingford, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.megapath.com.


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