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ABOUT US

HONEST & UNBIASED APPROACH

Contact any carrier directly and their representative will readily communicate a canned company story, including their list of Fortune 500 clients, and how their products are the best in the world. Wouldn’t you rather have an industry veteran listen to your needs and offer an unbiased perspective?

At Subsidium we offer customers ability to gain honest insight into every major telecommunications service provider and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each. At Subsidium Technologies we believe there is no need for sales pitch, we simply draw upon decades of industry experience and present which carriers and technologies are right for your business.

COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS

Carriers account executives are driven by quota pressure to bring in new business leaving little time to support customers beyond the initial sale. Despite their best intentions, the relationship with a customer is concentrated around contract signatures, because that’s how they are compensated. Ever feel abandoned when you needed help…that won’t happen at Subsidium Technologies.

Subsidium Technologies is compensated by a small percentage of our customers’ monthly billings over the life of the contract. It is in our best interest to do everything we can to keep our customers happy and successful…just ask them.

SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT

Getting telecommunications proposals and quotes can be a time consuming and frustrating process. At Subsidium Technologies, we will be your single point of contact and do the work for you. We draw on over two decades of experience and forty different service providers to provide the solution that best fits your business needs and budget. Whether those needs are met by a single or multiple carriers ,Subsidium Technologies will serve as your single point of contact to deliver the right solution for your business.

EVER-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY

We are continuously educating ourselves on the technological advances of each carrier being mindful of their strengths and weaknesses, so we can provide measurable comparisons to our customers. This affords our customers with the ability to make informed decisions about the technologies that can drive value to their bottom line. Conversely, our guidance will shield customers from adopting technologies that are not market proven and could potentially cripple their business.

WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

Difficult economic times combined with an array of mergers & acquisitions only add to the high turnover rate of carrier account managers, making it almost certain they won’t last the term of your telecommunications contract. How many times do you want to explain your business and its telecommunications needs to your service providers?

Our loyal staff have been with us for almost a decade ensuring our customers have a team who understands their business, people, and communication services.

BETTER PRICING & CONTRACT TERMS

Carrier sales representatives would have customers believe that as direct employees they can secure the best pricing. In contracting, direct sales representatives are taught and paid to maximize the term and volume commitments of your contracts in order to maximize revenue and preclude customers from displacing any services over the term.

Our expert consultants have years of industry experience – we know what the carriers know – the difference is that we work for you. We can always secure the same pricing from carriers, but more often than not we deliver better pricing. Additionally, we negotiate favorable terms and volume commitments.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Today’s carriers provide very little customer care for services that are vital to your business. In a measure to cut cost and do more with less, carriers have outsourced many core processes essential to ordering, provisioning, and support. How much time do you have to chase carriers for billing and service problems?

We treat every customer’s need as if it were our own. Our team holds itself to a high standard managing every issue we are tasked with until we achieve the desired result.

SERVICES

COMMUNICATION

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RAPID & RELIABLE

Satisfying your needs.

CLOUD

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THE NEXT FRONTIER

We help you get to the Web.

COLLABORATION

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CONFERENCING

It's all about productivity.

CONNECTIVITY

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RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

Telecommunications matters -- and we know it.

MEET OUR TEAM

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JOHN BOVA

Managing Partner

John Bova is co-founder and managing partner of Subsidium Technologies, Inc. He is a seasoned executive with over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to founding Subsidium Technologies, John served as a successful account executive with Cable & Wireless USA. While at this leading global telecommunications enterprise, he provided customers throughout the New York City area with a wide range of voice services. John ranked in the top tier of national salespeople throughout his tenure at the firm, and was a three-time recipient of Cable & Wireless USA’s “Salesman of the Month” award.

John went on to experience additional success at international telecommunications firm Metromedia/LDDS, where he worked with his New York City-based clients to develop the best voice service solutions for their needs and budgets. He was again recognized for his customer focus, talent and drive at this organization.

Despite his standout track record of success at two worldwide telecommunications firms, John knew he could better service clients as a business owner. He saw this vision through, establishing Select Telecom Group, to provide telecommunications services and solutions to small and mid-sized businesses throughout New York’s Capital Region. John now harnesses his deep, diverse experience in the telecommunications industry and his unending desire to provide clients with the best voice service solutions available to chart a path to success for Subsidium Technologies, Inc. His compassion and strong belief in Karma translates into a corporate culture with uncompromising ethical standards and a team that always acts in the best interests of the people they serve.

John resides in Broadalbin, New York with his fiancée, Pam, and their two German Shepherds, Cato and Coby.

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ED DEGENHART

Managing Partner

Ed Degenhart is co-founder and managing partner responsible for developing and overseeing Subsidium’s market strategy, sales, service delivery, and customer retention.

Prior to founding Subsidium, Ed served as a successful account executive with Fortune 500 technology and telecommunications firm Qwest/CenturyLink. He partnered with customers at this telecommunications industry leader to match the right network service solution with the right customer.

Prior to his time at Qwest/Century Link, Ed served as account executive at IKON Technology Services. Throughout his time at this international information technology services enterprise, he worked with customers to interface their unique business blueprint with IKON’s expertise and innovative solutions. This resulted in highly customized approaches to clients’ technology challenges – something Ed is well-known for securing on behalf of Subsidium customers year after year.

Ed’s analytic approach to problem solving, combined with his sincere commitment to building long-term customer relationships, translates into comprehensive solutions executed by a company that truly cares about its customers’ satisfaction. This is the Subsidium Technologies advantage.

Ed sits on the advisory councils for CenturyLink and Level3 Communications – one of only six Tier 1 Internet providers in the world. He is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S. in Accounting. Ed resides in Malta, New York with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.

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JENNY IZZO

Director, Executive Operations

Jenny Izzo was Subsidium Technologies’ first employee and has seen the enterprise grow from the ground up. Now, more than ten years after her first day on the job, she oversees Subsidium’s back office staff, retention management efforts, and order/problem resolution processes.

As business development manager, Jenny puts 17 years of telecommunications industry experience to work for Subsidium on a daily basis. This experience comes from the years she spent as dial tone specialist and system design representative at Avaya Interconnect, a leading global provider of next-generation business collaboration and communications solutions.

Jenny also draws upon the skills she learned supporting sales professionals and marketing departments focused on helping organizations integrate technology into a viable business model. She spent years working with a list of diverse business clients to design and implement data services and local and long distance telecommunications solutions.

Jenny resides in Stillwater, New York.

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MICHAEL MUHLEBECK

Vice President, Public Sector Operations

Michael Muhlebeck oversees complex network design, engineering, project management, and implementation and support tasks for Subsidium Technologies. In this capacity, he applies his 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to drive superior results for clients.

Michael built his project management, network engineering, and data support skills from the ground up during his 11 years at Logical Net Corporation, a network-based connectivity and data center services provider based in New York’s Capital District. He also boasts 7 years of experience working directly for Subsidium Technologies as data account manager and design engineer – the position he held before moving on to become director of data services.

Michael has spent more than a decade and a half expanding and refining his skills in the areas of network planning, dedicated internet access, and session initiation protocol/voice over internet protocol service, among many others. His wealth of telecommunications experience and dedication to professional development continue to produce exceptional outcomes for Subsidium clients.

Michael lives in Canajoharie, New York.

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JOHN KNIGHT

Strategic Account Manager

John Knight incorporates his years of industry expertise in voice, data, video and network design in his role as senior account manager of data services. He brings more than 16 years of telecommunications experience to Subsidium Technologies, having previously held positions in sales engineering, solutions engineering and network design.

Knight attended Hudson Valley Community College and studied civil engineering. He went on to spend four years as a combat engineer for the Army before joining Windstream Communications, where he built and designed networks for customers. He is a great addition to the Subsidium Team.

John lives in Burnt Hills, New York with his wife Jennifer and three sons.

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 ELIZABETH MARTIN

Strategic Account Manager

Elizabeth Martin is a welcome addition to our voice services team. Elizabeth is responsible for managing customer voice orders and service/billing issues. Elizabeth has 8 years of experience in the telecom industry and is highly driven to produce results for our customers. Elizabeth is always willing to take on a challenge and lend a hand. Elizabeth’s dedication is a perfect fit here at Subsidium. Elizabeth resides in Saratoga with her two beautiful children and her two doggies.

CASE STUDIES

What to Think About Before You Move to the Cloud

Talk of the cloud and its importance in the ongoing operations of the average company’s business is everywhere. Research firms, analysts, and the world’s top companies all say that moving to the cloud is critical to a firm’s future. Still, questions remain in the IT space over why a company should move to the cloud. […]

Telephony Consolidation for Global Manufacturer

Telephony Consolidation & DID aggregation for Global Manufacturer The Challenge A leading manufacturer of protective industrial products was relocating its headquarters to Albany, NY. The company wanted to take this opportunity to overhaul their communications network and telephony infrastructure company wide. Their goal was to leverage new technology to centralize resources, reduce costs, and improve […]

SIP / MPLS for Grocer

SIP/MPLS dynamic for $3B Grocery Retail Enterprise The Challenge A $3B Grocery Retailer in the northeast was seeking to reduce costs, improve reliabilityandimprovecontroloveritstelecommunicationsassets. Theretailer maintained the typical telecommunications footprint in the stores with a T1 for data and analog lines for voice. In the course of building a datacenter, they were seeking to maximize redundancy […]

SIP for Enterprise Contact Center

SIP for Enterprise Contact Center The Challenge The largest provider of campsite reservations in North America, changed ownership and had to deploy new IP telephony equipment and carrier services to support over 3+ million callers into their nationwide contact centers. The customer desired to improve cost and control of call flows while integrating more advanced […]

TESTIMONIALS

LATEST NEWS

Is Your Data Safe If Disaster Strikes?

Do you have a recovery plan in place in case of a disaster? If not, are you prepared to deal with IT downtime and data loss? According to the US Small Business Department, 56% of North American enterprises don’t have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place – and 25% of businesses do not re-open after a major disaster.

Make sure this doesn’t happen to you. To ensure that you are prepared in the event of a disaster, you’ll need a partner who can provide you with a disaster recovery plan, backup and restoration – assuring business continuity for you.

Performance

We outperform the competition. UnitedLayer has Tier 3 Data Centers with the highest levels of infrastructure redundancy, security, and operational reliability, guaranteeing industry-leading uptime and extreme connectivity. Additionally, our expert staff provides around-the-clock support.

Security

Your data is safe with us. Our data centers employ a five-point security system, including biometric access so you can be assured the only people touching your equipment have been fully vetted and authorized. Our San Francisco facility is built on bedrock and holds emergency fuel contracts to guarantee your data’s protection in the case of a natural disaster.

Disaster Recovery

We have you covered. We provide complete end-to-end service where we work with you to conduct a thorough discovery process to analyze your requirements and create a customer disaster recovery plan. Our Data Replication and SAN Replication Services guarantee continuous data backup protection and near zero restore time. Our team of experts can be integrated into your IT department during critical events. 

Learn more about why businesses are choosing UnitedLayer for their disaster recovery solutions;  Rakesh Agrawal, EVP of Blackstone Technology Group. Blackstone is a global IT and business consulting firm providing cloud services and cloud hosted software for the oil and gas industry. Blackstone selected UnitedLayer as its DR provider because of UL’s agility, responsiveness and enterprise-class, highly secured solutions.

Watch this video to learn more about disaster recovery:

A Lesson In Hybrid Hosting from Subsidium Technologies, United Layer

Hi ! For your lesson today, download UnitedLayer’s Guide to Hybrid Hosting by answering a few questions so that we can understand your needs better.

What is Hybrid Hosting?

Hybrid hosting uses the optimal infrastructure for each application and combines them in a single unified environment. This comprehensive IT infrastructure can talk as “one”.

How to know if a hybrid hosting solution is right for you.

Each business’ IT scenario is different, and therefore, so is the hosting solution.  Hybrid hosting allows you to tailor-make a solution based on your specific needs. Hybrid solutions can cover a wide variety of scenarios including:

  • Custom hardware: You have a server or a piece of hardware that can’t be put in the cloud
  • Disaster recovery needs: You need a solid disaster recovery solution where you can keep your production environment on-site while keeping a recovery environment in a private cloud. If disaster strikes, the business is protected.
  • Fixed resources for regular workloads with the ability to deal with unexpected spikes in traffic: A large portion of the your infrastructure could be on a long-term private cloud, but you could have periods where you need to scale up fast, leveraging a highly secured enterprise public cloud.

How to find the right hybrid hosting partner for you

Creating a true hybrid cloud requires expertise in networking, storage and compute, security, virtualization, operating systems, application levels and software solutions, and also requires 24/7 support. The ability to bring all of this together is what makes UnitedLayer stand out.

One partner, endless capabilities – UnitedLayer is your hybrid cloud expert, developing unique hybrid hosting solutions for government, enterprise, SMB and start-ups. We work with our channel partners to create complete hybrid cloud solutions for even the most unique hosting situations. Our expertise lies in our ability to bring together your hosting requirements and build an intricate, comprehensive package for you.

To find out more about how your organization can benefit from working with a hybrid hosting expert, read UnitedLayer’s Guide: Hybrid Infrastructure Presents the Oppportunity to Get the Best of All Worlds.

The guide will cover:

  • How hybrid hosting can give you the best of all worlds
  • The questions to ask to identify what infrastructure types could be in your hybrid infrastructure environment?
  • How to find the right fit in a hosting provider
  • How to take advantage of the many benefits of hybrid hosting

To complete Lesson 2, fill out this form and get your free eBook:
Hybrid Infrastructure Presents the Opportunity to Get the Best of All Worlds

Subsidium Technologies Hosts Annual Track Day

Subsidium Technologies’ Annual Track Day is here once again. The event, held on July 24 at the Alabama Luxury Suite at the Saratoga Race Track, boasted an outstanding program for Subsidium clients and suppliers alike.

The event was kicked off by Andrew Pryfogle from Intelisys who gave a keynote address on the interconnected cloud. He was followed by presentations from some of the leading technology suppliers in the world on topics related to the cloud. An informational panel capped off the program, providing clients valuable insight into the cloud, solutions that will guide the path forward, and ultimately help them save time and money.

That was not all the day had to offer. After the informational session, Subsidium hosted attendees to lunch and beverages and a day at the races at the iconic Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The event was illustrative of Subsidium’s ongoing commitment to client service and sharing with its partners the latest trends and most important information surrounding the technology industry.

Subsidium Technologies would like to thank the following vendors for generously donating their time and talent to the 2015 Subsidium Technologies Track Day: CenturyLink, Curvature, LiveOps, Masergy, Matrix, and Navisite. Subsidium looks forward to hosting another successful Track Day in 2016.

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