West Corporation is a global provider of technology-enabled communication services. We offer a broad range of communication and network infrastructure solutions that help manage or support essential communications. These services include unified communications and conferencing services, safety services, interactive services such as automated notifications, telecom services and specialized agent services. The scale and processing capacity of our proprietary technology platforms, combined with our expertise in managing voice and data transactions, enable us to provide reliable, high-quality, mission-critical communications designed to maximize return on investment for our clients. Our clients include Fortune 1000 companies, along with small and medium enterprises in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, retail, financial services, education, technology and healthcare. We have sales and/or operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and South America.
Since our founding in 1986, we have invested significantly to expand our technology platforms and develop our operational processes to meet the complex communications needs of our clients. We have evolved our business mix from labor-intensive communication services to predominantly diversified and platform-based, technology-driven voice and data services.
Investing in technology and developing specialized expertise in the industries we serve are critical components to our strategy of enhancing our services and our value proposition. In 2014, we managed over 64 billion telephony minutes and approximately 159 million conference calls, facilitated approximately 290 million 9-1-1 calls, and received or delivered approximately 4 billion calls and data messages. We believe our platforms provide scale and flexibility to handle greater transaction volume than our competitors, offer superior service and develop new offerings. We believe we have the only large-scale proprietary IP-based global conferencing platform deployed and in use today. Our technology-driven platforms allow us to provide a broad range of service offerings to our diverse client base.