ECI Honored as Bronze Winner in the 9th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in Cloud Computing/Software as a Service

Elkhart, IN (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

Electronic Commerce, Inc. (ECI) has been named a bronze winner of the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in Cloud Computing/Software as a Service (SaaS) by Network Products Guide, an industry-leading technology research and advisory guide. The industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry, world-wide.

ECIs proprietary HR software technology, Empower, is a web-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solution designed to accommodate midsize organizations. Featuring a unique single source cloud-based platform, Empower delivers a unified database and robust capabilities that cover the entire employee lifecycle, including Applicant Recruitment, Onboarding, Self Service, Online Benefit Enrollment, Human Resource Management, Benefits Management, Payroll, Learning Management, Performance Management, and Time and Labor Management. Empowers robust technology offers user-friendly enhanced data management, peripheral system integrations, and third-party interfacing. Available via a SaaS delivery platform, Empower is an exceptionally cost-effective solution that generates virtually no IT footprint while providing anytime, anywhere access to HCM data and technologies.

Hot Companies and Best Products award winners were honored in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 23, 2014 during the 9th annual dinner and presentations. A yearly achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the worlds best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

To be recognized by the IT industry for our cloud-based HR software technology is a great honor, said Jeff Lacy, ECI President and CEO. This further validates our position as a company poised to successfully overcome the outdated and inefficient processes HR teams struggle with today, and help them become more strategic, contributing members of their organizations with our unified solution.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industrys leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About ECI

Specializing in HCM solutions, ECI

GoGrid Awarded “Best of Show” for LinuxWorld 2008 Product Excellence Awards

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 12, 2008

GoGrid ( ), a leading Cloud Computing service provider of Linux and Windows Cloud server hosting, announced that GoGrid has been awarded the “Best of Show” Product Excellence Award at IDG’s LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld and Next-Generation Data Center Conference and Expo exhibitors. GoGrid had been nominated for Best Virtualization Solution and was pleasantly surprised to receive the Best of Show honor. The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo took place August 4th through August 7th, 2008 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

ServePath, the parent company behind the GoGrid service, won the Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld 2007 for best Grid Computing Solution last year. Capitalizing on this experience and honor, ServePath’s new flagship Cloud Computing offering, GoGrid, continues to secure its strong position within the Cloud Hosting industry with this new Product Excellence Award.

GoGrid is the Cloud Computing service that enables system administrator users to quickly and easily create, deploy, load balance and manage Linux and Windows cloud servers within seconds. GoGrid offers true “Control in the Cloud” with its unique web-based, Graphical User Interface (GUI) which allows for “point and click” deployment of complex network infrastructures which may include load balancing and multiple web and database servers, all set up with icons through the graphical user interface.

System Administrators and Developers enjoy GoGrid’s REST-like Application Programming Interface (API), which allows for programmatic control of the entire GoGrid infrastructure using clearly documented commands. The GoGrid API provides the ability to create interactive GoGrid management applications and enables the scripting and chaining of various GoGrid commands for automation.

“GoGrid is the future of server delivery,” said ServePath CEO John Keagy. “This award is terrific third party validation of the smart, hard work that our development and product teams have put in over the last three years.” Keagy went on to say: “Without revealing any secrets, I can assure you that GoGrid will continue to get better and persuade more people to give up their hardware dependent ways of serving data. We continue to add to the GoGrid library of operating systems, server images and applications like Apache, IIS and mySQL. Furthermore our commitment to Linux and Open Source solutions is strong.”

GoGrid was an exhibitor at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008 and demoed the award-winning product in booth #900.

About GoGrid

GoGrid is a new Cloud Computing hosted, Internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud.” GoGrid enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control load balance cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control in minutes via a unique web control panel or API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are intended to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud.


ElasticHosts Win Best Cloud Service at the Cloud Computing World Series Awards

London, UK (PRWEB) July 29, 2010

The awards took place on the first day of the Cloud Computing World Forum and were judged by an independent panel of judges comprised of leading experts and commentators in the IT sector.

Richard Davies, CEO of ElasticHosts, said, “ElasticHosts is a pioneer in Cloud Computing. In 2008 we were one of the first cloud providers to launch in Europe, and have provided ultra-flexible and easy-to-use cloud servers ever since. We are delighted to have won the award for “Best Cloud Service”, which recognises the enthusiasm that we hear from our customers every day.”

“I have used many other cloud and virtual server solutions in the past.” said Andrew Fear of Trana eCommerce Ltd, an ElasticHosts customer. “I was beginning to get frustrated with these providers and had been looking for alternatives for a while. Then I found ElasticHosts and I realized that I would be able to add a lot of flexibility for no extra cost. I now have quite a few servers with ElasticHosts. We can buy exactly the capacity that we need today and then scale it when we need more, which is a huge benefit and saves a lot of money. The best thing about ElasticHosts though, is being able to talk technical to someone who can talk technical back — a rare thing these days!”

Davies continues, “Going forward, we have just launched ElasticHosts in the US and become an intercontinental cloud. We have also launched the ElasticStack cloud platform which enables other service providers to swiftly offer own-brand cloud services from their own data centres, backed by our cutting-edge technology. We look forward to our award-winning cloud services reaching an ever increasing audience, both through ElasticHosts ourselves and via our ElasticStack platform partners.”

Show Director, Mark Johnstone, announced that the quality of this year’s entries was extremely high, and tough choices had to be made. “We are delighted with the number of organisations entering the awards this year” he said. “The quantity and quality of entries has been extremely high which can only be very positive for the future of business computing. Some very difficult decisions had to be made in choosing our winners for each category.”

For further information about ElasticHosts cloud servers and about the ElasticStack cloud platform, then please visit, which offers a free trial of the award-winning cloud service, or visit or call ElasticHosts on +44 (0) 845 686 8642.

For media enquiries regarding ElasticHosts, then please contact Champion Communications on +44 (0) 20 7268 3076 or elastichosts(at)championcomms(dot)com

For further information on the Awards or about the Cloud Computing World Forum, then please contact Rachelle Fuerth on +44 (0) 845 519 1230 or rachell(at)keynoteworld(dot)com

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TECKpert Receives Three 2013 Communicator Awards for Web and Mobile Sites

Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

TECKpert, a digital web agency specializing in responsive web design, mobile and web development, online marketing and cloud-hosting solutions, recently received three Communicator Awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Established nearly two decades ago to recognize communication professionals for creative excellence, the Communicator Awards receives thousands of entries from the U.S. and abroad each year, making it one of the largest and most competitive award programs of its kind in the world.

TECKpert won 2013 Silver Communicator Awards for one entry in the Mobile Sites: Business category (CSK Mobile, a legal app for law firms) and for two entries in the Website: Real Estate category (Esolist and 400 Sunny Isles Miami). The prestigious Silver Communicator Award is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.

I am proud of my staff and delighted for our clients, said company founder, Adrian Esquivel. At TECKpert, we build for the web, but, more importantly, we build relationships. By collaborating with our clients, we are able to develop and implement award-winning strategies and technology solutions that help them grow their business online.

Dan Mathason, who works with the development team behind 400 Sunny Isles, says the Internet has changed the way consumers search for homes, and a strong online presence is essential for attracting potential buyers. Working with Adrian and his team to create and execute this vision has been a great experience, says Mathason. Thanks to TECKperts web expertise, we now have a unique, award-winning online presence that allows us to showcase our offerings and is fully integrated into our vertical sales and marketing plan.

About the Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only, member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

About TECKpert

Based in Miami, Florida, TECKpert is a digital web agency providing responsive web design, mobile and web development, online marketing and cloud hosting solutions. TECKpert strives to develop high-quality, disruptive technologies through collaboration with their clients to help them grow their business online.


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TraceLink Wins Cloud Computing and Innovation Honors at International Business Awards

Woburn, MA (PRWEB) August 21, 2012

TraceLink Inc., helping businesses securely supply every global market opportunity on-time and in-full, announced today that the company has won two Silver awards in the 2012 International Business Awards. Judged on customer success, market impact and technological innovation, TraceLink received the following awards:

Protech Shortlisted for 2013-14 Cloud Awards Program

Columbia, Md. (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), the worlds first and leading provider of cloud-based association management software(AMS) powered by Microsoft Dynamics

HRBoss Named as Finalist in 2013-14 Cloud Awards Program

Singapore (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

HRBoss, Asias pioneering Human Capital technology firm, has today been announced as a finalist in the 2013-14 Cloud Awards Program in the category of Best Software-as-a-Service (outside of US).

Identifying and celebrating excellence in the field of cloud computing, the cloud computing awards program encourages entries from across the entire globe the US, Canada, Australasia and EMEA regions. Entrants can be from organizations of any size, including start-ups and global corporations. This is the first time that an Asia-based company has made the shortlist of the Cloud Awards.

HRBoss qualifies as one of five international finalists in the category of Best Software-as-a-Service (outside US). Other categories this year included Best Cloud Infrastructure, Data Innovation of the Year, Best in Mobile Cloud Solution and Most Promising Start-Up.

Bernie Schiemer, HRBoss Founder and CEO commented: “For HRBoss to be shortlisted in the Best Software-as-a-Service category of this year’s Cloud Awards program is an honour, especially as we’re featured in such a competitive category of international talent. 2013 has been an incredible year of expansion for all of us here at HRBoss. We’ve grown our suite of solutions beyond our flagship applicant tracking system, HiringBoss, to take on HR Big Data with our workforce analytics platform, EmployeeBoss. In September we launched our CRM for recruiting firms, StaffingBoss, which will be a key driver in our launch into the US market in 2014.”

“Our goal has always been not to just take a lead from the amazing pace of Cloud innovations happening in the US, but to build Cloud solutions that genuinely meet the needs of and delight our customers here in Asia. To receive recognition for this on a global platform of excellence such as The Cloud Awards marks a great end to 2013 and is a sign of things to expect from HRBoss in 2014.”

Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: “Every year, we think we must have met the ceiling on how high the standard of entries will get. Every year those expectations are smashed, as a new wave of Cloud pioneers and innovators shows us their successes and more importantly, their drive for success.”

“Cloud technologies are like no other, showing a remarkable ability to act as a catalyst for scalable, intuitive, hardworking solutions for business and modern life. We are lucky enough to be able to showcase some of the brightest and best.”

“Were seeing entries from Europe and the UK, from Canada, from the Middle East and theyre matching pace with US offerings. Its always sad for those who cant make the final shortlist, even after splitting awards into geographic regions where necessary, but I can say that every single entry would have been worthy of a place in the final list.”

Over 200 organizations entered, with entries coming from across the globe, including the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Canada, Australia and the Middle East.

Final winners will be announced on Tuesday, 28 January 2014.

The full shortlist of all categories can be found here. HRBoss has been named alongside the following finalists in their category:

Best Software as a Service (outside US)

ComputeNext Best Cloud Broker Reaches Final Round of UP-START Cloud Awards

Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013

ComputeNext, a cloud broker and global leader in on-demand marketplace technology is announcing its position as one of three finalists for the 2013 UP-START Cloud Award for Best Cloud Broker. To celebrate their finalist status and special Cyber Monday offerings ComputeNext is also offering a special offer on IaaS for new registrants.

With over 400 votes in the 3rd round of voting in the UP-START awards, ComputeNext has stayed in the race to win their next award. Recently the company was also recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Services Brokerage for its ability to offer IT end-users and enterprises the ability to discover, purchase, instantly provision, and manage the lifecycle of cloud services from over 30 different cloud service providers with 50 globally available data center and service locations for optimized delivery.

The UP-START Award finalists are disruptive and next-generation cloud computing companies, who are defining cloud technology were selected by cloud industry experts during a two stage open vote. Finalists will present their solutions to attendees of the UP Cloud Computing Conference in Santa Clara on December 3, 2013, where during the final round of voting will commence.

Winners will be announced after on-site attendees vote for the most outstanding cloud solution, measured by technical innovation, marketability and likelihood to be a market leader.

We are delighted that such a large international community voted for ComputeNext as one of the Best Cloud Broker solutions, contributed in the voting process to get us into the final round of the UP-Start Cloud Awards, said Sundar Kannan, CEO, ComputeNext. Its becoming obvious that our customers see cloud deployment as a complex organism and were finding that IT needs a better way to determine the most effective service delivery vehicles. With a normalized catalog of cloud services, the ComputeNext marketplace enables end-users and organizations to search, discover and consume cloud services from the most diverse selection of cloud providers and platforms.

Special Cyber Monday Offer

Stop by the ballot booth for a special offer of free IaaS on ComputeNext or use coupon code today only to get $ 250 in complimentary IaaS. Sign up for an account (new registrants only) and enter coupon code UPSTART and claim your complimentary compute and storage. Only valid for first time registrants and new users to ComputeNext. The credit will be applied $ 50 for the first months usage, and the remaining credit towards the following bill. This offer available for a limited time only, during the duration of the Up Conference and while supplies last.

Upstart Cloud Awards Free Entry

For those in the Santa Clara, San Jose, and Silicon Valley area – get a gratis pass to UP 2013 and cast your Vote for ComputeNext, a leading Cloud Broker Service! Visit to take advantage of this time-limited offer.

About the UP-START Cloud Awards

The UP-Start 2013 cloud awards – part of the UP 2013 cloud computing conference take place December 3rd 2013 in Santa Clara. Full details on the event and the awards can be found at The UP-START Cloud Awards are established in the cloud community as the de-facto recognition platform to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of cloud computing to the business and technology community. The UP-START Cloud Awards were founded in 2010 by Cloudcor, Inc.

LiquidFrameworks, Inc. Named a 2013 UP-START Cloud Awards Finalist

Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 02, 2013

LiquidFrameworks, a leading provider of mobile field operations management solutions for companies in the oilfield, industrial, and environmental industries, today announced that it was named as one of three finalists for the 2013 UP-START Cloud Award for the Best Mobile Solution category. LiquidFrameworks was recognized for changing the way companies in the oil and gas, industrial, and environmental services industries manage their mobile field operations. Their FieldFX product suite is a complete mobile field operations management solution that empowers companies with the ability to organize and manage jobs, quotes, field tickets, equipment, contracts, price books, and labor, along with customer-specific electronic forms.

The UP-START Award finalists are disruptive and next-generation cloud computing companies, who are defining cloud technology and were selected by cloud industry experts during a 2-stage open vote, will present their solutions to attendees of the UP Cloud Computing Conference in Santa Clara on December 3, 2013, where the final round of voting will commence.

Winners will be announced after on-site attendees vote for the most outstanding cloud solution, measured by technical innovation, marketability and likelihood to be a market leader.

We are excited to have been selected as a finalist in the 2013 UP-START Cloud awards. Cloud computing is getting pervasive, with employees using a mix of web, virtual and physical applications, and accessing them from a variety of different devices. IT desperately needs a way to determine the most effective delivery vehicles, and make it easy and fast for users to get their applications and content. This is exactly what our solutions make possible, said Dave Levitt, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at LiquidFrameworks. Were thrilled that, like the many businesses that have adopted our solution, the UP Cloud community recognizes the value of our unique approach.


Get a free pass to UP 2013 and cast your vote for LiquidFrameworks/FieldFX Solution. Every vote counts! Visit to take advantage of this time-limited offer.

About the UP-START Cloud Awards

The UP-Start 2013 cloud awards – part of the UP 2013 cloud computing conference take place December 3rd 2013 in Santa Clara. Full details on the event and the awards can be found at The UP-START Cloud Awards are established in the cloud community as the de-facto recognition platform to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of cloud computing to the business and technology community. The UP-START Cloud Awards were founded in 2010 by Cloudcor, Inc.

Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2013

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013

Best in Biz Awards, the only business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, today announced the winners in its 2013 competition. The third annual program in North America, featuring its most distinguished judging panel yet assembled, received the largest number of submissions since the award programs inception. An array of public and private companies of all sizes and industries across the U.S. and Canada participated in this years program. In all, over 500 entrants vied to receive top honors in the various company, executive, team, and product award categories.

This years Best in Biz Awards nominees offer services and products that reflect the most current trends in technology, from cloud computing through mobile devices to network connectivity, said Samara Lynn, lead analyst of networking and business at PC Magazine, judging her second Best in Biz Awards program. Truly, all of the nominees and winners represent the ongoing innovation and trends in technology that we who cover the space see on a daily basis.

Best in Biz Awards 2013 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.

What impressed me the most about the winning entries was the way their business plans were geared toward filling real voids in our communities, said Best in Biz Awards judge Evan S. Benn, staff writer at the Miami Herald. While they all have sound investment platforms, none of the winning plans are get-rich-quick schemes that will only serve investors. They have developed products, tools and ideas that will truly help improve the way we function.

Gold award winners in this years program include: 360 Incentives, Actiontec, AirWatch, American Specialty Health, Bankrate, Beyond20, Canary, Clarizen, Clinical Research Advantage, College Works Painting, Dell, Dell SonicWALL, DisclosureNet, Divurgent, DudaMobile, Dyson, Eastman Chemical Company, Experian, ForeSee, The Fresh Market, Geary LSF, Hewlett-Packard, HGST, iAcquire, Jobvite, Localytics,, Memjet, MWW Group, PEER1 Hosting, PreciouStatus, PrimeRevenue, Pure Storage, Quality Systems, Safelite, Salus Capital Partners, Sandisk, Secunia, Stewart, Strategic Medical, Tallwave, tastytrade, TrackVia, Ultimate Software, Umpqua Bank, UnitedHealthcare, Unitrends, USANA, Wajam and YMCA of Greater New York.

Multiple award winners in this years program include: Actiontec, Airpush, AirWatch, BlueCat Networks, Canary, Clinical Research Advantage, College Works Painting, Creative Lodging Solutions, Dell, Dell SonicWALL, Exablox, Experian, Forte Payment Systems, Harbortouch, Localytics, Marvell, Medtech College, MWW Group, NQ Mobile, Nutricap Labs, Pure Storage, Quality Systems, Savoir Media, Secunia, Tallwave, The Company of Others, TIBCO, UnitedHealthcare, Unitrends, Virtela, Wajam and YMCA of Greater New York. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze award winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit:

The winning entries this year show a high degree of innovation combined with a keen focus on business and consumer services, said Jack M. Germain, ECT News Network, who returned to the Best in Biz Awards judging panel for the third time. Often products seek a novel way to repurpose an already successful idea. This years competition proves that products which bring new approaches to solving vendor and consumer needs can build a better business environment. This certainly raises the bar for next years contestants.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 were determined by an independent panel of 50 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Accounting Today, Arizona Daily Star, Atlanta Tribune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cascade Business News, Chicago Tribune, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Crains New York Business, CRN, Dallas Morning News, Dayton Business Journal, Detroit Free Press, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Executive Travel Magazine, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford Courant, Inc. Magazine, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Miami Herald, Memphis Business Journal, Network World, NorthBay Biz, Orange County Register, PC Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, Prairie Business Magazine, Quad-City Times, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Savannah Morning News, Small Business Digest, South Florida Business Journal, Tech.Blorge, Tech-Gaming, Times (Munster, Indiana), Upstart Business Journal and USA Today. For a complete list of this years judges and bios, visit:

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: