Standard Register Taps Verizon Business to Upgrade, Unify Voice and Data Network

    Integrated Communications Solution to Enable Streamlined Operations,
    Reduce Costs, Enhance 'Green' Efforts

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 25 /CNW/ -- Verizon Business is helping
Standard Register, a leading global document-services provider, upgrade and
consolidate its networks to enhance productivity, reduce operating expenses,
and make more efficient use of information technology resources. The
integrated network will lay the foundation for Standard Register's unified
communications strategy, enabling it to link its devices, applications,
networks and operating systems to act as one and advance communications
    Under a three-year, $6 million agreement that extends the company's
longtime relationship with Standard Register, Verizon Business will act as its
single-source provider for communication services, including professional
design, implementation and management of Private IP, Verizon Business' MPLS
network service; Internet Dedicated; and Secure Gateway Retail and Remote
    This new consolidated IP network will link 3,400 Standard Register
employees across the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and multiple, geographically
dispersed sites.
    Specifically, Verizon Business will implement a Managed IP PBX
infrastructure that will integrate advanced telephony and presence functions
with Standard Register's wide- and local-area networks so that users can
seamlessly control communications functions such as consolidating voice mail
from multiple devices, and accessing voice mail online.
    "Unified communications [UC] will transform the way Standard Register
communicates internally and moves information around the company," said Joanne
Cummins, vice president of technology, Standard Register.  "UC will enhance
communications among our diverse workforce, and advance our collaboration and
communications with our customers."
    Stephen P. Young, group president of corporate and government markets for
Verizon Business, said, "Reliable and secure transmission of mission-critical
data is a linchpin of Standard Register's business success. Our extensive and
highly reliable global network -- coupled with leading-edge IT capabilities
and professional services expertise -- makes us the perfect technology
    Standard Register primarily serves customers in the financial services,
health care and manufacturing sectors, providing clients with the documents
essential to running their businesses every day.
    Standard Register's use of IP technologies will also help the company
accomplish more of its energy conservation and environmental protection goals.
 The technologies lay the foundation for implementing voice over IP for
Standard Register's virtual and mobile workforce and for future initiatives
such as advanced video conferencing.
    Verizon Business is a recognized leader in delivering advanced
communications and information technology (IT) services for large-business
customers around the world.   The company was recently recognized with a 2008
North American Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award for hosted IP
telephony and voice-over-IP access services.

    About Verizon Business

    Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ), operates
the world's most connected public IP network and uses its industry-leading
global-network capabilities to offer large-business and government customers
an unmatched combination of security, reliability and speed.  The company
integrates advanced IP communications and information technology (IT) products
and services to deliver leading enterprise solutions including managed
services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services.  These
solutions power innovation and enable the company's customers to do business
better. For more information, visit

    About Standard Register

    Standard Register (NYSE:   SR) is a premier document services provider,
trusted by companies to manage the critical documents they need to thrive in
today's competitive climate.  Employing nearly a century of industry
expertise, Lean Six Sigma methodologies and other leading technologies, the
company helps organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs, mitigate risks,
grow revenue and meet the challenges of a changing business landscape.  It
offers document and label solutions, technology solutions, consulting and
print supply chain services to help clients manage documents throughout their
enterprises.  More information is available at

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