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June 13, 2001
OTTAWA -- To address the growing demand for their products and services, Akara, provider of the first Optical Utility Services Platform (OUSP) announced today the official opening of their sales, marketing and business development headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The company also announced that former Mainspring senior vice president Ruth Habbe has been appointed Akara's vice president of marketing.Akara’s sales effort is being led out of Waltham by Richard Dowling, vice president, sales and services. Dowling has over 15 years of experience in delivering business growth in enterprise software, storage and optical networking. Before joining Akara, Mr. Dowling was director of xSP marketing at EMC Corporation, where he created the company's worldwide xSP market, value positioning and business development strategy. Dowling leads a strong and proven sales and service organization that includes staff from industry leaders such as EMC, Nortel, Cisco, 3Com, Deloitte & Touche, SBC and Bell Canada."From the beginning we have been working closely with market-leading service providers and carriers to deliver a solution that meets the growing storage and business continuance needs of the individual enterprise" said Dowling, "Akara's Optical Utility Services Platform overcomes the cost, distance, and management issues associated with delivering and supporting the guaranteed qualities of service, security, bandwidth flexibility, and visibility into the applications and protocols required for these enterprise optical services." Akara Corp.
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