Arkadin ranks second among 2013 ETI Deloitte In Extenso Technology Fast 50 fast growing technology companies

Press releases | Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | Paris, France Arkadin ranks second among 2013 ETI Deloitte In Extenso Technology Fast 50 fast growing technology companies

Arkadin, one of the largest and fastest-growing Collaboration Service Providers, announced today that it was named second in the national ETI (Entreprises de Taille Intermédiaire — intermediate-size companies) Deloitte In Extenso Technology Fast 50 award. The ranking recognizes technology companies having shown a strong rate of growth, and are awarded in accordance with the increase in turnover between 2008 and 2012. Arkadin had a record growth rate of 167% over this period.

Over the last 12 years, Technology Fast 50 has promoted and encouraged the development of companies that combine innovation and growth in the field of cutting-edge technology.

"A level of growth such as this cannot be achieved without a strong commitment to quality of the products and management of the company," says Laurent Halfon, a firm Partner in charge of the Technology Fast 50 at Deloitte. "Arkadin has demonstrated the soundness of its growth strategy."

These regional and national awards recognize the highest performing technology companies; those spearheading their region's economy. Among the regional "champions," the 50 winners who have shown the most spectacular growth in turnover over the past five years are then selected.

"To date, more than 1,500 companies have participated in this prestigious award. These companies have shown that it is possible to be innovative and create value, even in times of economic fragility. This success also reflects the drive involved in the innovation and dynamism of the participating organizations," explains Olivier de Puymorin, Founder and CEO of Arkadin. "As in 2012, we are winners in the ETI category, with first prize in the Ile de France region and second prize nationally, based on the 167% growth in our turnover between 2008 and 2012."

The competition is open to any company that fulfills, concurrently, all the criteria of the Technology Fast 50 award:

  • Is an independent French company
  • Holds patents and/or devotes at least 5% of its annual turnover to a research budget and is an independent French company (the capital should not be more than 50% owned by another legal entity—except in the case of the parent holding company or investment funds)
  • Holds patents and/or devotes at least 5% of its annual turnover to a research and development budget and is in one of the following eight activity sectors: (1) Biotech and life sciences, 2) Telecommunications and networks, 3) Hardware, 4) Internet, 5) Semi-conductors and electronic components, 6) Media and entertainment, 7) Computer software and services, 8) Greentech— Note: eCommerce, Consultancy and training, Communication agencies, Marketing and Design offices that have not developed a clean technology are not permitted to participate
  • Was established before January 1, 2008 and has completed at least four twelve-month financial years
  • Achieved a minimum turnover of EUR 50,000 in 2008.

About Arkadin
Founded in 2001, Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing collaboration services providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people’s desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of remote audio, web, and video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. The services are delivered in the SaaS model for fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI. Its global network of 51 operating centers in 32 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service its 37,000 customers.

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