The 2013 Tech Innovator Awards


With a newly defined Networking category that combines voice, data and UC, it seemed fitting to honor a company not previously recognized as a Tech Innovator. Verizon's Virtual Communications Express is a cloud-based alternative to traditional hardware-based PBXes that integrates directly with Google Docs, seamlessly providing presence information through tools already in use by many small and midsize businesses. A mobile app brings all the features to smartphones too. Accepting for Verizon was Andy Roth, senior consultant for product development.