Gorilla Group Named to Inc. 5000 List for 3rd Consecutive Year

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 21, 2013

Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce service provider, has announced that for the third consecutive year the company has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. As the company has continued its rapid pace of growth, Gorilla has risen in the Inc. 5000 rankings each year since the companys first appearance, earning the 879th position on the 2013 list.

Our continued inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list is solely the result of the fantastic work and effort everyone at Gorilla puts forth on behalf of our clients, said Brian Grady, CEO at Gorilla Group. It substantiates the great talent and drive for excellence thats consistent across our entire team, and I couldnt be more proud of them.

This years Inc. 5000 was the most competitive in recent years. Since the beginning of 2010, the median company represented in the Inc. 5000 increased sales more than 140%, while the average honoree grew 468%. This makes the distinction of being recognized on the 2013 list even more significant. Gorilla Group was able to maintain their stellar rate of growth by continuing to deliver high-performing ecommerce solutions to their B2B and direct-to-consumer clients, as well as adding a range of new, related services, including site technical code audits and dedicated cloud hosting.

Launched in 1982, the Inc. 500|5000 list has become the definitive list of independent entrepreneurs in the United States. Inclusion in the rankings is based on methodology that measures 2009-2012 revenue growth against thousands of other companies within each industry. Gorilla would like to thank its trusted business partners, valued clients, and dedicated employees who have made this recognition possible.

About Gorilla: Combining award-winning website design, development, strategy, post-launch managed services and hosting, Gorilla delivers innovative ecommerce solutions to B2B and direct-to-consumer brands across industries. Headquartered in Chicago, Gorilla has unmatched expertise creating unique, functional shopping experiences that connect brands with their customers, producing better ROI through the digital channel. Thats why Gorilla is a Smarter Species of Commerce.







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Precision IT Group Appoints Anthony L. Butler as CEO

New York, New York (PRWEB) August 24, 2013

After successfully leading Precision IT, a top New York IT consulting firm for almost a decade, the founder David DArcy, announced that he will be stepping down from his position as President and CEO. Precision ITs VP of Sales, Anthony L. Butler, will become acting CEO effectively immediately.

After nearly ten years, Ive decided its time for me to step away from the day-to-day operations, said David DArcy. We have mutually agreed that this is the right time for a leadership transition. Im grateful to all of our clients, partners, and employees for the support and commitment theyve given to Precision. I remain committed to the company and look forward to serving as VP of Finance.

In April 2004, DArcy founded Precision IT to revolutionize the way information technology was delivered to the SMB sector. Under his leadership, Precision has grown to be a top 100 IT company nationwide.

Anthony Butler joined the company in 2012 as VP of Sales and Marketing. In the short time hes been at Precision, Anthony has proven the company wont skip a beat under his leadership, said Marc Pantoni, Precisions President. I am extremely excited about Anthonys vision and leadership at the helm of Precision. He is the right leader for the company and I am confident our explosive growth and great service will continue for another 10 years.

Given the considerable success weve made in recent years, I would like to extend my personal appreciation to David and Marc for all they have achieved and for their trust and confidence in me, said Anthony Butler. Without their leadership, Precision would not be so well-positioned to tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead of us. It will be my top priority to continue to aim for the highest possible standards in all that we do.

With a creative and talented team in place, Precision looks forward to the next phase of innovation and growth.

About Precision IT Group

Recognized as a top 100 MSP in the country and 5 years on the Inc., 5,000s list of fastest growing companies, Precision IT relies on less automation and more personalized service. Precision provides a wide range of expertly engineered solutions and information technology to SMB and enterprise clients. Precision IT Groups service portfolio includes managed IT services, project management, cloud hosting, backup and disaster recovery solutions, asset management and procurement services. Precision IT is headquartered in New York with a satellite office in Charlottesville, Virginia. http://www.precisionit.com







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CM First Group Sponsors American and European Events to Promote Application Modernization


Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

Recognized as one of the modernization specialists companies partnered with IBM, CM First was represented at the IBM Modernization Forum held May 13-14, 2014 at the IBM Client Center Paris, Bois-Colombes. Thirty sessions were offered with such speakers as Tim Rowe, Business Architect, Application Development & Systems, Armel Bineau, IBM I Product Manager and Philippe Bourgeois, IBM Consultant, speaking on ways to modernize System i. CM First plans to speak at the next conference.

On June 10-11, CM First held the CA Plex Games in Austin, TX highlighting technical debt remediation, CA Plex uplift and modernization and general modernization trends. Attendees from South America, Central America, Canada and throughout the US joined to learn from CM First and CA Technologies technical experts. Petter Graff, CEO., Sci Spike offered the keynote on Software Models, Today and Tomorrow, explaining why software models still matter. Customers particularly noted the value of sessions on mobile enablement and cloud computing. The goal for CM First was to present actionable, practical information, so customers could return to companies with valuable insights and action steps, said Mark OBrien, Business Development Manager. At the conclusion of the event, customer feedback assured the management team that the goal had been met.

On July 8th in Zurich, Switzerland, CM First will be presenting the CA Plex Developer Conference, a day of training on such subjects as: justifying uplift to CA Plex 7.1, RPG and C++ replatforming to C#/Java/Web/Mobile/API, strategies to move CA Plex applications to the Cloud and run them securely, exploiting CM WebClient to web- and mobile-enable applications and better business intelligence with Crystal Reports. Customers in Europe have demonstrated interest in achieving these goals and need the kind of practical help CM First can offer, said Christoph Heinrich, CEO. Sites have been selected relative to customer base and partner locations.

Events similar to the one in Switzerland will be held this quarter in Verona Italy, working with partner, Futura, and in Madrid, Spain, working with partner, Near Technologies. Check the web site for more information on these events. http://www.cmfirstgroup.com.

About CM First

CM First is a global software and services company with focus on application modernization, custom development of enterprise applications that support high-performing, and agile development teams in three key areas: Application Modernization for IBM Environments, Custom Application Development Architected and Agile, Tools and Technology for Future Development. Several hundred modernization reference customers include Hapimag (travel industry), United Heritage (insurance) and Hartman & Hartman (construction).







Yorkshire Business Secures Cloud Contract from Qtel Group LLC


Leeds, West Yorkshire (PRWEB UK) 29 June 2012

Sleek Networks is extremely pleased to be chosen by Qtel Group to work with them on a significant development project.

Sleek will use their expertise and Cloud infrastructure knowledge to deliver a SharePoint based system on a Private Cloud platform for the global Qtel organisation.

This bespoke Private Cloud platform will utilise the latest, industry leading VMware hypervisor software underpinned by Sleeks enterprise class Cloud infrastructure.

This project will allow Qtel Group to deliver SharePoint services to its operating companies across 17 markets and provide a platform for further growth and development.

The relationship with Qtel Group represents the first significant milestone in a concerted campaign of business development undertaken by Sleek in Middle Eastern markets and Qatar in particular.

The newly expanded commercial and technical teams have invested a great deal of time planning, developing and understanding Middle Eastern markets to provide services to customers based in this region. This involved better understanding the prevalent business practices, cultivating contacts and spending time in Qatar to develop relationships with key decision makers.

The Cloud Computing phenomenon has helped to remove geographic barriers to IT infrastructure and overseas companies are receptive to the expertise that the UK possess in this particular area. This attitude has been underlined by Sleeks on-going success in Qatar and has led to plans for a permanent presence in Doha, to better deal with business enquiries and customers in the country.

Sleek aims to further expand its overseas customer base and use its considerable command of Cloud computing to help global companies fully realise the organisational and financial benefits these technologies deliver.

About Sleek

At Sleek we like to do things a little differently. We create our hosting platforms around our customers and it is their needs and requirements that we keep at the heart of the way we work.

We are an internet infrastructure and Cloud solutions provider that specialises in the hosting infrastructure and systems required to deliver High Availability Internet platforms. We focus our knowledge and technical expertise on designing, building and supporting innovative solutions that achieve our customers goals.

Using only best-of-breed infrastructure to ensure superior performance and resilience, we support each solution we create with dedicated, highly experienced Internet and Cloud Engineers, not front-line call centre staff.

Hosting and Data Centre Services are managed from our wholly owned and operated Angel House Data Centres, with our own BGP IP Network and superb fibre connections to Tier 1 Telcos including BT, Cable & Wireless, KCOM, Level3 and Virgin Media.

This creative and customer centric approach has helped Sleek expand rapidly, with significant contract wins both in the Middle East and in the UK market.

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Neal Wilkinson

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Email: nealw(at)sleek(dot)net







RapidScale Adds ADVODA Communications To Its Exclusive Group Of Master Agents


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

RapidScale (http://www.rapidscale.net), a leader in cloud computing solutions, has established one of the most expansive and comprehensive cloud solution sets in the market today. ADVODA Communications Corp., a technology expert in the field, has built a company based on trust and the highest quality services available. Today, ADVODA Communications and RapidScale have solidified a new partnership agreement that will allow ADVODA Communications to incorporate RapidScales offerings into its portfolio of services.

Cloud computing is no longer a futuristic term in the technology industry. RapidScale has established an advanced cloud computing solution that combines simplicity with ingenuity. Its products include CloudDesktop (http://www.desktopasaservice.us), an advanced virtual desktop solution, CloudServer, virtualization of servers, CloudRecovery, backup and failover for businesses of all sizes, CloudMail, Hosted Microsoft Exchange, and the all-in-one CloudOffice solution, which is a full suite of the RapidScale products in one convenient package.

RapidScale Channel Manager for the Western Region of the U.S., Homa Popal, says, RapidScale is excited about launching the partnership with ADVODA. ADVODA sees the benefits around cloud solutions and wants to make sure they offer the strongest provider for their current customer base as well as new customers. RapidScale is looking forward to expanding further into the Denver market.

We are excited to be able to incorporate RapidScales product portfolio into the solution set available to agents and clients through our Cloud Services division, said Hilary Fox, President & COO of ADVODA. Their approach to bringing Cloud products to the SMB market will really resonate with our partners due to their focus on providing cost effective solutions, leveraging advanced technologies, and offering great customer service.

RapidScale not only focuses on engineering the future of computing, but also follows a We Care philosophy that goes into every aspect of the business including the design, testing, and implementation process. This approach is one of the reasons why ADVODA Communications chose RapidScale as their cloud services provider. In addition to that, ADVODA Communications will be able to utilize RapidScales CloudIntelligence Team, CloudCompliance Team, and Cloud Sales Engineering Team for simple quotes and complex cloud computing roadmaps.

About RapidScale:

RapidScale, a cloud services innovator, delivers world-class, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions to companies of all sizes across the globe. Its state-of-the-art CloudOffice platform and market leading cloud solutions are the reason why RapidScale is the provider of choice for leading telecommunications providers, VARs, MSPs, and agents throughout the United States. RapidScale is not only delivering a service, but is also innovating advanced solutions and applications for the cloud computing space. Today, many of the top carriers, VARs, MSPs, and Master Agents across the globe are selling RapidScales cloud solutions to their customers. RapidScales market leading solutions include: CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudMail, CloudRecovery, CloudApps, and more. For more information on RapidScale visit http://www.rapidscale.net or blog here -> http://rapidscale.net/cloudblog-posts/.

ABOUT ADVODA

ADVODA was founded on the principle of providing a superior customer experience for obtaining and maintaining telecommunications services. ADVODA partners with carriers and service providers to design telecommunication solutions from complex voice and data networks for global enterprises to voice and Internet service for a single-location small business. ADVODA also supports a diverse group of independent telecom agents, network consultants and hardware vendors in providing services to their clients. For more information please visit http://www.ADVODA.com.

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Cloud Backup Gaining Momentum as Info-Tech Research Group Predicts a Cumulonimbus Future for Storage


London, ON (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

London, ON, July 31, 2012 A 100% increase in the proportion of buyers looking at cloud replication has the cloud firmly planting its feet into the future of backup, according to Info-Tech Research Group. A Cloud Backup Gateway Vendor Landscape report, published by Info-Tech Research Group, ranked CTERA as the Champion in a market thats predicted to grow significantly.

Though on-site disk is currently still the go- to backup target for most, we see major growth in cloud storage, said John Sloan, Lead Research Analyst for Info-Tech Research Group. Through our research, we found that cloud storage for backup and disaster recovery was the most popular use case among Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service implementers. Cloud backup remains a small but growing area of backup architecture. Onsite disk backup targets remain the dominant area of investment for most enterprises looking at new backup architectures, and tape targets have been making a bit of a comeback. However, Info-Tech has seen a 100% increase in the proportion of buyers looking at cloud replication.

As the lone Champion in the report, CTERAs cloud backup gateway solution is tailored for SMEs and remote/branch offices. The ability to specifically choose backup parameters to better suit individual organization needs and consumer-type sharing features also gained the company the Trend Setter award. Propelled by customer feedback, CTERAs portal drives ease of storage and backup management across multiple locations.

TwinStrata was awarded the Best Overall Value award for having a solution with a wide breadth of features at a competitive price point. Ranking as an Innovator in the report, TwinStratas enhanced ecosystem allows for a wider span of services with better delivery. Founded in 2007, TwinStrata just released its cloud backup solution in 2010 but has been able to support and promote the offering through its international reach.

For the full list of Info-Tech Research Groups recommendations for selecting a Cloud Backup Gateways Vendor, visit: http://www.infotech.com/research/ss/it-vendor-landscape-cloud-backup

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (http://www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.







Application Outsourcing Industry Shaken by Hyper-rationalization, Unprecedented Pricing PressureEverest Group Reports


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Two significant trendshyper-rationalization and unprecedented pricing pressure on providersare rocking the world of Application Outsourcing (AO), according to Everest Group.

In its just-released report, Everest Group describes how enterprises are seeking to reduce application portfolios by as much as 60 percent through hyper-rationalization initiatives. For ages, enterprises have adopted application rationalization strategies; hyper-rationalization is the next stage of this journey. Hyper-rationalization not only encompasses the mass peripheral applications but also focuses on the core applications landscape.

Simultaneously, enterprises are demanding of providers complete pricing transparency and cost reductions, driving average pricing of AO engagements down for the third straight year. Buyers believe that service providers are unable to offer incremental value through application services and, therefore, demand price reduction. Cutthroat competition among providers assures that most providers agree to these price reduction demands.

These findings and more are discussed in Application Outsourcing Annual Report 2014: Rationalization Goes Hyper.

Key Findings from the Report

Paragon Financial Group, Inc. Expands Product Offerings through Partnership with Newtek Business Services, Inc.


Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Paragon Financial Group, Inc. (Paragon Financial), a factoring company providing invoice factoring, credit protection and purchase order financing, announced today that it has partnered with Newtek Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWT), The Small Business Authority

Precision IT Group Appoints Marc Pantoni President

New York, New York (PRWEB) August 24, 2013

David DArcy, Precision ITs founder announced today the promotion of Marc Pantoni to President, effective immediately.

Marc has led the technology and operations team for 10 years and as Precision IT has grown so has he, said David DArcy. His new title is a reflection of Precisions expanded management team and is a reflection of our real organizational structure. I have great confidence he will continue to lead Precisions technology and operation teams into the next phase of Precisions growth.

Marcs transition is in tandem with Anthony Butlers appointment as CEO.

About Precision IT Group

Recognized as a top 100 MSP in the country and 5 years on the Inc., 5,000s list of fastest growing companies, Precision IT relies on less automation and more personalized service. Precision provides a wide range of expertly engineered solutions and information technology to SMB and enterprise clients. Precision IT Groups service portfolio includes managed IT services, project management, cloud hosting, backup and disaster recovery solutions, asset management and procurement services. Precision IT is headquartered in New York with a satellite office in Charlottesville, Virginia. http://www.precisionit.com







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RapidScale Adds MicroCorp To Its Exclusive Group Of Master Agents


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

RapidScale, a leader in cloud computing solutions, has established one of the most expansive and comprehensive cloud solution sets in the market today. MicroCorp is one of the oldest and largest master agencies in the carrier and IT services space, supporting sales partners nationwide. Today, MicroCorp and RapidScale have solidified a new partnership agreement that will allow MicroCorp to incorporate RapidScales offerings into its portfolio of services.

MicroCorp has established an impressive network of over 1,500 Telecommunications Agents, Systems Integrators, and VARs across the nation. In addition, they also have one of the most diverse portfolios consisting of the largest carriers in the country. RapidScale will join their expansive portfolio as their premier cloud computing solutions provider specializing in Desktop as a Service (http://www.desktopasaservice.us), Infrastructure as a Service (http://www.infrastructureasaserviceiaas.com), Disaster Recovery as a Service (http://www.disasterrecoveryasaservice.net), Hosted Microsoft Exchange, and the revolutionary CloudOffice an all-in-one SMB cloud bundle. The partnership between MicroCorp and RapidScale will prove to be mutually beneficial as RapidScale continues to dominate in the cloud computing space.

RapidScale CEO, Randy Jeter, says, With 28 years in the channel, MicroCorp is the perfect Master Agent to develop a powerful strategic partnership with around cloud. We truly believe in the entire team at MicroCorp and are looking forward to developing a great partnership.

We are delighted to announce our new relationship with RapidScale as interest in cloud solutions continues to accelerate within our partner base,” said Phil Keenan, MicroCorps Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “RapidScale is quickly establishing themselves as a leader in cloud solutions and they will be a key pillar in MicroCorps Cloud Elements strategy.

RapidScale not only focuses on engineering the future of computing, but also follows a We Care philosophy that goes into every aspect of the business including the design, testing, and implementation process. This approach is one of the reasons why MicroCorp chose RapidScale as their cloud services provider. In addition to that, MicroCorp will be able to utilize RapidScales CloudIntelligence Team, CloudCompliance Team, and Cloud Sales Engineering Team for simple quotes and complex cloud computing roadmaps.

About RapidScale:

RapidScale, a cloud services innovator, delivers world class, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions to companies of all sizes across the globe. Its state of the art CloudOffice platform and market leading cloud solutions are the reason why RapidScale is the provider of choice for leading telecommunications providers, VARs, MSPs, and agents throughout the United States. RapidScale is not only delivering a service, but is also innovating advanced solutions and applications for the cloud computing space. Today, many of the top carriers, VARs, MSPs, and Master Agents across the globe are selling RapidScales cloud solutions to their customers. RapidScales market leading solutions include: CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudMail, CloudRecovery, CloudApps, and more. For more information on RapidScale visit http://www.rapidscale.net or blog here -> http://rapidscale.net/cloudblog-posts/.

About MicroCorp:

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, MicroCorp, Inc. is one of the nations leading Telecom Master Agencies that supports and manages over 1,500 professional agents, VARs and system integrators nationwide. MicroCorp maintains carrier agreements with over 50 vendors, and supports its business via an internally developed cloud-based CRM and Back Office application called Nautilus. MicroCorp is a Graduate Member of the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech, and serves on the advisory board of many telecommunication carriers and associations. MicroCorp received 16 Telecom Association Partners Choice awards in 2013, including Top Master Agency. For more information about MicroCorp, please visit http://www.microcorp.com.

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