Appirio Emerges as Overall Winner of the AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 for Leadership in Cloud Computing
SAN MATEO, CA—April 14, 2010—Appirio, a cloud solution provider, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as the overall OnDemand Top 100 winner. Inclusion in the inaugural OnDemand 100 list signifies leadership amongst peers and honors companies that have game-changing approaches and technologies likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Appirio was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and industry buzz.
“We founded Appirio with the knowledge that cloud computing could fundamentally change the way the world does business, and that enterprises would need a new type of partner to navigate that change,” said Chris Barbin, CEO of Appirio. “Since then Appirio has helped some of the largest companies in the world cloudsource their IT systems and business processes, providing them with the innovation and expertise they need to not only do things faster and cheaper, but disruptively better.”
The OnDemand 100 honorees were selected from among hundreds of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list, which can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/34759.
“As the digital information created by businesses continues to explode at astronomical rates, the need to store, manage, analyze, and share this information is becoming extremely challenging,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “We congratulate this year’s OnDemand 100 for providing the technology platforms and services needed to manage and leverage this new era of information complexity and overload.”
Appirio and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on April 19, 2010, at Hewlett-Packard’s Worldwide Headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.
Appirio (www.appirio.com) is a cloud solution provider offering products and professional services that help enterprises accelerate their adoption of cloud technologies. Appirio’s innovation and expertise has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of America’s Most Promising Startups and by AlwaysOn as On-Demand Company of the Year. Appirio has helped over 180 leading enterprises to implement, build and manage mission critical cloud solutions using salesforce.com, Google and Amazon. We are proud to serve a wide range of customers such as Avago, the City of Los Angeles, Diversey, Japan Post Network, Ltd., IMS Health, Motorola, Qualcomm and RehabCare. In addition, more than 5,000 companies use Appirio’s products that connect and extend cloud platforms. Founded in 2006, Appirio has offices in the U.S. and Japan, and is backed by Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, GoingGreen East, and GoingGreen Europe. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.