J.D. Power Certifies Intermedia for Excellence in Assisted Technical Support, a First Among Cloud Application Providers

Award provides independent certification of Intermedia’s outstanding support to over one million business users and 6,000 active partners

2016-11-10

Intermedia, a leading cloud business applications provider, has achieved certification under the J.D. Power Certified Assisted Technical Support Program. This distinction recognizes Intermedia for delivering "an exceptional level of support" to customers and partners.

Jointly developed by J.D. Power and Associates (J.D. Power) and the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), this program evaluates overall customer and partner satisfaction and helps technology support organizations increase their efficiency and effectiveness in assisted support. The certification also helps business buyers and resellers identify those companies that have demonstrated support excellence before selecting which technology products to purchase.

“This rigorous certification process inspects the capabilities of an organizations ‘Assisted Technical Support’ on behalf of their customers, ensuring that Intermedia is delivering an outstanding ‘Assisted’ customer support experience,” said Tom Pridham, senior vice president and general manager, Major Accounts Program for TSIA. “By achieving this certification, Intermedia has proven their dedication to excellence in ‘Assisted’ customer and partner technical support and we’re proud to honor them for this outstanding achievement.”

“Congratulations to Intermedia on meeting the high standards of our Certified Assisted Technical Support Program and demonstrating their commitment to delivering an outstanding customer and partner support experience,” said Mark Miller, contact center practice leader at J.D. Power. “Intermedia has been able to translate a desire to provide an outstanding customer support experience, into actions that will serve them well in this highly competitive environment.”

Intermedia is currently the only cloud industry leader to receive this prestigious certification. To achieve this accomplishment, an organization must attain customer and partner satisfaction scores among the top 20 percent of companies that offer technology support, based on J.D. Power’s extensive technology industry benchmark for customer and partner satisfaction research. The organization must also pass a detailed audit of its support policies and procedures. Companies that pass the rigorous standards of the J.D. Power Certified Assisted Technical Support Program certification process demonstrate a highly customer-focused culture that is committed to delivering high quality of service and support to its customers.

“As an organization, Intermedia takes great pride in our personalized approach to the cloud. We go far beyond offering 24/7 support,” said Michael Gold, CEO of Intermedia. “We bring a human element to assisted support, including our Cloud Concierge™ free migration and onboarding assistance, dedicated account representatives, and typical hold times of less than 60 seconds. Our 99.999 percent uptime service level agreement equates to less than 26 seconds of unplanned monthly downtime, one hundred times greater than other leading providers. Having a highly respected and trusted authority such as J.D. Power recognize Intermedia’s customer and partner satisfaction and exceptional support only further validates everything that we do.”

J.D. Power evaluated Intermedia on its assisted support (including phone, email, chat and online). For the certification, J.D. Power conducted a survey of Intermedia’s global customer and partner base to establish an overall satisfaction index score and also conducted on-site audits at Intermedia’s facilities. For additional J.D. Power ratings data, please visit www.jdpower.com/ratings.

About Intermedia’s Worry-Free Experience

Businesses and MSPs come to Intermedia because of the importance they place around reliability, compliance and support. By getting their essential cloud business applications all from one provider, customers and partners benefit from having one control panel and a single source of support.

Office in the Cloud™ business applications come backed by Intermedia’s Worry-Free Experience™, which includes enterprise-grade security in a SOC 2-audited cloud, a highly reliable 99.999 percent uptime service level agreement and award-winning 24/7 support. Management for all Intermedia users, devices and services is integrated into its HostPilot® control panel, which creates significant efficiencies and economies of scale for customers and partners. To learn more about why over one million users and 6,000 active partners rely on Intermedia’s support, click here.

About Intermedia

Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT applications that companies need, including email, voice, file backup and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving – all delivered by a single provider – and integrated into one control panel. All Intermedia services offer enterprise-grade security, a 99.999 percent uptime service level agreement and award-winning 24/7 support, as certified by TSIA and J.D. Power.

Intermedia’s over 700 employees serve over 1,000,000 users across more than 75,000 businesses and 6,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, key distributors and telecoms. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world’s largest independent provider of Exchange email in the cloud and one of the leading cloud voice providers. For more information, visit Intermedia.net.

Contacts

Melanie Lombardi
Intermedia
650.285.5857
PR@intermedia.net

John Tews
J.D. Power
248.680.6218
media.relations@jdpa.com

Trisha Bright
TSIA
858.674.5491
trisha.bright@tsia.com

Cloud Concierge, HostPilot, Office in the Cloud, SecuriSync, and Worry-Free Experience are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Intermedia.net, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. J.D. Power 2016 Certified Assisted Technical Support Program, developed in conjunction with TSIA. Based on successful completion of an audit and exceeding a customer satisfaction benchmark for assisted support operations. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com or www.tsia.com

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