OutSystems Wins Business Intelligence Groups Stratus Award for Platform as a Service (PaaS) of the Year

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

OutSystems, the open high-productivity application platform provider, has been selected by the Business Intelligence Group as Platform as a Service (PaaS) of the Year for 2014. The Stratus Award recognizes those companies innovating in cloud computing and providing innovative offerings that are truly differentiated in the market.

A significant factor in OutSystems success in 2014 is the successful launch of the companys free cloud offering, which enables developers to easily create and deploy custom mobile and web apps for free in the cloud. OutSystems Platform free cloud offering is powered by the same robust application platform used by large enterprises such as Randstad, Liberty Insurance and Charles River Labs.

In the first six months since its launch, over 8200 users in 154 countries have activated a free OutSystems Platform personal account. These users have published over 8600 unique applications and more than 591,000 app versions, resulting in over 12.5 million page views across these applications.

OutSystems has seen significant momentum over the past year, as enterprises recognize that existing development approaches arent allowing them to keep up with user demands for mobile and customer-facing applications, said David Holmes, vice president of marketing of OutSystems. Nearly 400 enterprises have adopted OutSystems Platform to help them rapidly deliver applications that address the urgent business need to innovate and extend functionality and data to an increasingly mobile audience including employees, customers and partners. Being able to build and deliver these applications in the cloud reduces infrastructure needs and costs which speeds delivery of these business-critical apps. We are pleased to accept the Business Intelligence Groups award as the latest recognition of the superiority of our platform in bringing new apps to market in record time, delivering a compelling experience for developers and users alike.

With more than 60% of businesses now utilizing the cloud for performing IT-related operations, the organizations selected are helping to accelerate the development and adoption of cloud-based services, said Dawn Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. We are proud to reward OutSystems in the 2014 Stratus Awards. They are clearly leading the market in delivering real value to their end customers by leveraging the cloud.

About OutSystems

OutSystems provides the only open, high-productivity application platform (PaaS) that makes it easy to create, deploy and manage enterprise mobile and web applications – helping IT deliver innovative business solutions fast. OutSystems Platform enables rapid delivery of beautiful applications for all devices and empowers IT to attack changing business requirements. The Platform is available as an on-premises solution, a public cloud or a private cloud. Hundreds of companies in 24 countries across 22 industries use OutSystems Platform to create and deliver custom, mission critical applications. For more information visit us at http://www.outsystems.com or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems.

About the Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with a mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, real business people with experience and knowledge judge our industry awards programs. The organizations proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

GoGrid Named Cloud Vendor “Champion” in Info-Tech Research Group’s Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Vendor Landscape Report

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced that for the second successive year, it has been named “Champion” in Info-Tech Research Group’s “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service” report. The firm’s 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. Designed for organizations selecting a cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) vendor or solution, the report highlights GoGrid’s IaaS expertise along with its excellent solutions, features, support, and industry-leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

“Info-Tech Research Group’s Cloud IaaS Champions are industry trendsetters that have a strong market presence and offer more bang for the buck,” said John Sloan, Lead Research Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. “In the 2012 report, we again list GoGrid as a Champion. Our analysis was extremely thorough evaluating criteria such as features, usability affordability and architecture. The report highlights GoGrid as one of the industry’s most experienced infrastructure providers.”

The new report singles out GoGrid for its hybrid cloud model and industry-leading SLAs and found that GoGrid’s offering is highly compatible with mid-market needs. The report also noted that GoGrid’s competitive pricing and long history make it a solid choice for most organizations.

“Info-Tech Research Group highlights the importance of providing value beyond simply a product. Customers need flexible solutions with outstanding features, support, and performance that help them scale and succeed,” said John Keagy, GoGrid’s founder and CEO. “Being named Champion for the second year in a row validates our ability to make complex cloud infrastructure easy and accessible. Our automated IaaS platform lets businesses build what they need quickly and efficiently using the latest cloud technology.”

For more information or to view a copy of Info-Tech Research Group’s “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service” report, please visit http://j.mp/O53ud4

About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group 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.

About GoGrid

GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing existing or new applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable hosted public cloud platform. With GoGrid’s Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid’s Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid’s partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a “Visionary” two years in a row by Gartner and as a “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011 and 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com

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Techcess Group’s 2013 Small Business Disaster Preparedness Checklist Now Available

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

Techcess Group, Houstons leading Managed IT services company has created a quick Small Business Disaster Preparedness Checklist to help small businesses in and around Houston with their Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning.

We created this one page document to become a quick overview of what companies need to know about keeping their business safe, said Jason Wright VP of Sales and Marketing. This checklist is meant to get small business owners thinking about disasters in different ways, so they are prepared for them.”

Example from Small Business Disaster Preparedness Checklist Critical Data Backup –

Schedule daily backups of electronic date

Arrange for offsite storage of critical data

Keep copies of all business records up to date

About Techcess Group

Techcess Group was founded in Houston, Texas and provides local companies with exceptional IT support services. They offer everything a business needs for improving their IT infrastructure, from office phone systems and network support to cloud computing.

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Independent Operators and Hotel Groups Seeking Cloud-Based PMS to Lower Costs, Increase Productivity, Improve Guest Service Select Maestro by NORTHWIND

(PRWEB) February 29, 2012

NORTHWIND, provider of Maestro Enterprise Property Management hotel software and reservation software solutions for the industrys leading independent hotels, resorts, and multi-property hotel groups announced some operators are turning to Maestros cloud-based PMS platform for solid business reasons. Click here to learn more about Maestros solutions for profitability and productivity.

Independent operators realize there are numerous benefits from the cloud-based, Maestro Property Management Suite of 20 fully-integrated modules, said Warren Dehan, NORTHWIND-Maestro PMS president. Cloud-based systems, also called remotely hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) systems, are widely accepted today as a practical alternative to property-based systems. There are good business reasons for implementing cloud-based technology.

NORTHWIND remotely hosts Maestro for operators who want to be free from system support duties. In these cases, NORTHWIND maintains the propertys Maestro Suite of modules and provides a secure environment for property data. We perform system backups and upgrades in our secure network operations hosting facility, Dehan said. This is a valuable service that lets operators focus their attention on guest service and revenue generating activities. New staff can also learn Maestro more quickly because they can train from their browser from any location.

Cloud-Based Maestro Makes Our Job Easier

A major advantage of cloud-based Maestro is that our property does not have to have an IT person on staff. Plus, since NORTHWIND hosts our Maestro system I do not have to worry about power outages and their impact on our database, said Tim Belcher, assistant general manager of Legacy Hotel & Conferences. Maestros cloud server frees us to spend more time serving our guests and providing the personal attention they expect. We have always been extremely pleased with our Maestro system and NORTHWINDs Diamond Plus service, and going cloud based just made our job even easier.


Maestros cloud-based solutions are identical in functionality and capability with property-based Maestro. With 20 integrated modules that share one database, Maestro provides a complete hotel and multi-property performance solution to give operators a guest-centric, 360-degree view of all guests. Maestros flexibility gives operators the freedom to select the best property technology strategy for their own unique requirements. NORTHWINDs Maestro Suite is currently deployed on Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and other operating systems to adapt to each operators preference. Many independent multi-property operators host Maestro from their corporate offices to support their hotel groups. Maestro Multi-Property enables them to cross sell all their hotels and oversee operations for their entire enterprise, Dehan said.

Cloud Maestro = Flexible training, lower hardware costs, secure management oversight

A major advantage to cloud-based Maestro users is the ability of managers to monitor property performance remotely, explained Dehan. Operators can remotely connect to their hotel to track occupancy, group sales data, and other performance metrics to help them personally manage operations while traveling. Additionally, cloud-based Maestro does not require a property-based server to maintain the system and database, so hardware cost is reduced.

For a demo of the Maestro Property Management Suite featuring the ResWave Booking Engine, please contact NORTHWIND at 1.888.667.8488 or email info(at)maestropms.com.