Shift and Microserve team up to help B.C. small businesses look big

    CALGARY and VANCOUVER, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Shift Networks, a leading
provider of hosted VoIP telephone solutions for small business, announced
today that it has partnered with Microserve, one of the largest value-added
resellers in Western Canada, to help distribute Shift products and services to
the Greater Vancouver Area and Victoria, British Columbia.
    "Shift is excited to partner with Microserve and grow our revenue in the
small business VoIP market," says Pina Romolo, Business Development Manager,
Shift Networks. "This partnership brings Shift Networks new and direct access
to a portfolio of west coast clients, resulting in the strengthening of Shift
Networks already successful strategy to reach small businesses."
    Microserve will add Shift Networks' hosted VoIP solutions to their
current product offering. As a Shift Authorized Partner, Microserve will
service Vancouver, Victoria, Richmond, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Port
Coquitlam, Newton, Whalley, Abottsford, Whistler and Kelowna.
    "Shift Networks provides Microserve with products specific to small
businesses, a niche market currently underserved in the B.C. area," says Basil
Hayle, Manager, Voice Solutions Division, Microserve. "We're excited to begin
targeting this segment of the market and we're looking forward to the mutually
beneficial partnership between Shift Networks and Microserve."
    Plans are currently underway to have Microserve up and running in the
third quarter of this year.

    Shift Networks is a better phone company for your business, offering
Hosted IP PBX Voice over IP calling to over 400 small and medium sized
businesses in major cities such as Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton,
Toronto, Ottawa plus 46 other calling areas nationally. Shift's services start
at $29.95 per user per month. For more information on Shift, please contact us
at 1-866-770-3001 or visit us online at

    Based in Burnaby, British Columbia with centers in Victoria, Edmonton,
and Calgary, Microserve is one of Western Canada's largest independent
technology resellers. Since 1987, Microserve provides complete technology
solutions that range from product acquisition, deployment and support, to
technical and professional services, telephony, consulting, and more. We have
a wide range of sales, service, support, and development certifications from
industry leading manufacturers such as Lenovo, IBM, HP, 3Com, Cisco, Citrix,
Toshiba, Microsoft, Novell, and more. For more information on Microserve,
please visit

For further information:

For further information: Contacts: Pina Romolo, Manager, Business
Development - Shift Networks, (403) 536-5503; Basil Hayle, Manager, Voice
Solutions Division, Microserve, (604) 205-1535

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