(The Hosting News) – CloudOne (http://www.oncloudone.com), an IBM Premier Business Partner and the world leader in cloud delivery of IBM Software-as-a-Service, is one of 27 companies from 12 Indiana counties that have earned a place in Indiana’s seventh annual class of ‘Companies to Watch’ program.
“We are honored to be included in such a stellar group of high-performing companies in our state. When a small company such as CloudOne can bring a major enterprise software company like IBM into the SaaS era, and simultaneously be entrusted by some of the world’s best companies to deliver critical business functions from the cloud it is due in large part to the support and guidance we have received from Indiana’s technology community and business sector as a whole,” said John McDonald, CEO of CloudOne.
Presented by the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), its Indiana Small Business Development Center, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’ recognizes privately held Indiana businesses that have experienced exceptional growth and well positioned for future growth. Eligible companies must have six to 150 full-time employees and have generated between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or capital.
The 27 ‘Companies to Watch’ from 12 Indiana counties were named after evaluating 50 nominations for the awards and represent industries ranging from biotech research and robotic part design to gourmet flavor manufacturing and automotive safety.
The chosen companies project to have combined revenues in excess of $233 million and create more than 242 new jobs this year. The revenue projections represent an increase of more than $77 million or 50 percent from 2013.
The 27 ‘Companies to Watch’ will be honored at a public Aug. 20 ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Tickets for the ceremony and dinner are still available and may be purchased online athttp://www.inctw.org or by calling 888.472.3244. To see the announcement in its entirety and a complete list of winners, visit http://isbdc.org/2014-indiana-companies-watch-winners/.
CloudOne delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Virtual Private Cloud solutions for IBM® software tools to meet the needs of all industry verticals and variably sized organizations. Cummins, Panasonic, Hilton, CVS/Caremark, US Army, Shell, Xerox, Deloitte, Delphi Automotive, Harman/Kardon, McDonald’s and other organizations worldwide rely on CloudOne’s cloud-based IBM SaaS services to make their infrastructure work on-demand.
Started in 2009, the company is privately owned and headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. CloudOne speeds the development of IBM® technologies with no up-front capital, so companies “pay as they go” on a monthly subscription saving them money on infrastructure, staffing and configuration costs while creating a dynamic, elastic environment to facilitate global collaboration, visibility and consistency. To learn more about accelerating architecture initiatives with CloudOne, visit http://www.oncloudone.com/ or follow us on Twitter @OnCloudOne.
Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) oversees the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the Indiana Small Business Ombudsman. The OSBE staff helps grow the Indiana economy by assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses through programs and personal consultation. For more information on OSBE and to see how Indiana is “the state that works” for entrepreneurs visithttp://www.osbe.in.gov.
About the ISBDC
As part of OSBE, the ten Indiana Small Business Development Centers (ISBDC) support the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and access to a network of resources. Funding for the regional ISBDCs comes from state universities, chambers of commerce, economic development offices, mayor offices, and banks. Statewide financial support is provided by U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College. Administratively, the ISBDC Lead Center is operated by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), an agency of the Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. To learn more about the ISBDC and to become a client visit: http://isbdc.org.
About Indiana Companies to Watch
Indiana Companies to Watch is an awards program celebrating second-stage entrepreneurs presented by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, its Small Business Development Center, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Sponsors include the Barnes & Thornburg, Katz Sapper & Miller, Key Bank and Ivy Tech Corporate College.