2015 winners news

Page to be updated as additional news stories are received following the December 2, 2015 winners announcement.

Adaptiva Achieves Record Revenues in 2015 in the Growing IT Systems Management Market

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“Product and Company Expansion: Winning multiple industry awards including Best New Version from the Best in Biz Awards.”

Agiliance Named Most Innovative Company of the Year for Third-Consecutive Year in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We’re delighted that Agiliance has been honored for a third-consecutive year in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category of the Best in Biz Awards competition,” said Torsten George, vice president of worldwide marketing and products at Agiliance. “The fact that our company continues to be recognized for its innovations is a testament to how Agiliance is disrupting the risk management market.”

Antis Roofing Earns Bronze Best in Biz Award

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“We believe that giving back and lending a hand where we can is our responsibility as corporate citizens. It is the heart and soul of all that we do,” said Antis founder and CEO Charles Antis. “It is a great honor to stand among such inspiring Best in Biz award winners, and to represent organizations like Habitat for Humanity of OC that do so much for our community.”

AppFolio Wins “Best Places to Work” Awards

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“At AppFolio, we focus on building a strong culture of happy employees,” said Brian Donahoo, AppFolio CEO. “This recognition will be instrumental in helping us recruit top quality talent to fuel our growth well into the future. We encourage healthy and active lifestyles, foster a collaborative and flexible work environment, and strive to keep that entrepreneurial feel as we expand. We’re thrilled that employee satisfaction reflects that–and has helped us win both of these great awards.”

Applied Systems Receives “Company of the Year” Honor by Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“Applied is committed to the success of our employees, clients, and the entire insurance industry, and we are pleased to be recognized by members of the press and industry analysts and among these honored companies by the Best in Biz Awards,” said Reid French, chief executive officer of Applied Systems. “As digital technology transforms the insurance industry, this recognition further underscores our commitment to revolutionize the global business of insurance through innovative software solutions.”

Arise Virtual Solutions 2015 Best Place to Work by Best in Biz Awards

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“Getting recognized once again as a best place to work is an incredible honor and a testament to Arise’s culture that fosters an environment where employees feel motivated, valued, and committed to driving unparalleled results for our customers,” said Emily Hofer, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Arise Virtual Solutions. “Our employees are our most important asset and will continue to be one of the biggest drivers in Arise’s continued growth and success.”

Autoscribe Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are thrilled to be recognized in this year’s Best in Biz Awards for finance executive of the year and legal executive of the year,” said Eugene O’Rourke, Vice President of Autoscribe Corporation. “We remain committed to providing best-in-class service along with the most secure, compliant, and state-of-the-art tools in the industry. Recognition in the Best in Biz Awards serves to confirm our commitment to excellence as well as the bright future for Autoscribe.”

Avaap Wins Best in Biz Award as a Fastest Growing Company

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“Avaap is honored to earn recognition for its growth as it is a testament to the success we’ve experienced,” said Dhiraj Shah, CEO, Avaap. “Through a strategic investment in talent, an inclusive work culture that encourages innovation, and an understanding of critical business gaps, we’ve expanded our capabilities, products and services, resulting in higher value to our customers and a community of consultants with deep expertise across industry sectors and Infor’s solution set. Being a Best in Biz award recipient speaks to our ability to achieve innovative solutions in a complex market and deliver business benefit to our customers.”

BDNA Announces Record Growth in 2015

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“Leap frogging award momentum in 2014, BDNA won six awards in 2015 that recognized products, employees and website redesign. Additional awards included gold for Lennard Fischer, EVP of marketing at BDNA, in the marketing executive of the year category from the Best in Biz Awards.”

BEYOND20 Wins Gold and Silver in 2015 Best in Biz Awards

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“We are honored to take home Gold for Most Customer Friendly Company,” said BEYOND20 President, Erika Flora. “At our core, we are a service-focused organization, and we strive to bring value to our customers in all we do. This includes genuinely listening to and finding solutions to customer needs, staying at the forefront of and advising customers on IT ‘best practice’, and sharing our knowledge and expertise through free webinars and Youtube videos. This also means adding a personal touch – being available when customers have questions, sending gifts and thank you cards, and making sure to celebrate our customers and their successes along the way.”

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)’s BES12 Takes the 2015 Crown for Best Enterprise Software Product

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s BES12 was awarded by the Best in Biz for taking the top position in the category of best enterprise software product. The company took the win thanks to its BES12 product that is offered as an in-house product or as a cloud-based service. The win coincides with the constant praise that the company has been receiving from most users of BES12. However, this is not the first time for the company to win the award. The company took first place in the same category in 2014.

Bonitasoft BPM Platform Proven Strategic for Companies Accelerating Their Digital Transformation

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“Bonitasoft recently was a bronze winner for the Most Innovative Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards.”

Brainshark Sales Accelerator Named a Winner in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“As we head into 2016, business leaders are focused on how to equip their sales teams to be more effective and drive more sales,” said Brainshark CMO Robin Saitz. “The Brainshark Sales Accelerator addresses all facets of sales enablement – improving sales content, readiness and results, and enabling sales reps and managers to be more productive. We’re honored to be recognized by Best in Biz Awards for helping our customers close more deals, and grow and improve their businesses.”

Broadview Wins Three 2015 Best in Biz Awards

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“We are honored to receive this recognition from Best in Biz Awards’ distinguished panel of experts,” said Brian Crotty, Broadview’s Chief Operating Officer. “We have worked diligently to stay ahead of the curve, continually rethinking and enhancing our solutions to ensure that our SMB and enterprise customers have access to not only the best technology but the best customer service as well.”

CallidusCloud Honored With Best in Biz 2015 Award

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“Our growth is powered by our own Lead to Money suite that equips us with one of the most efficient sales and marketing engines in the industry,” said Leslie Stretch, president and CEO, CallidusCloud. “Having one platform to maximize the value of every lead and enable sales to close bigger deals faster is a huge competitive advantage for any company. This is the second consecutive year we have been honored with a Best in Biz award, and is testament to the ongoing success our customers enjoy using our suite and the dedication of our team at CallidusCloud.”

Catalogic Software Wins Best In Biz North America Award for 2015

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“Catalogic’s unique approach to Copy Data Management is clearly resonating with customers and partners, as evidenced by their banner year in 2015,” said David Marshall, founder and editor of VMBlog. “Winning the Best in Biz award for innovation is another example of the industry’s recognition that they are bringing unique, differentiated value to their customers.”

“We are honored to be selected by the Best in Biz panel of industry experts as the Most Innovative Company,” said Tom Grave, VP of Marketing for Catalogic Software. “We’ve taken a unique approach to solving the management of enterprise data, delivering a product that works with — not counter to — our customers’ existing infrastructure. This approach is clearly attractive to enterprise customers who know that adding more hardware into their cluttered data centers cannot solve the problem.”

CATMEDIA Wins Silver in 2015 Best in Biz Awards

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“We are excited to win our fourth ‘fastest-growing company’ award this year,” said Catherine Downey, CATMEDIA founder and CEO. “Our customers are the heart of our business, and as we grow we strive to continually deliver solutions that help them succeed.”

Clear-Coat’s RapidCut Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We’re really honored to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards 2015,” said Eric Griffin, Co-founder of Clear-Coat. “This further proves our company’s commitment to bringing product innovation into brick and mortar stores, and empowers entrepreneurs around the world to start their own businesses with our turn-key mall kiosk program.”

CloudLIMS is awarded the Bronze for the Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year at the Fifth Annual Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are honored to be recognized by such prominent industry figures and receive the Bronze award for the Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year. The award is a testament to the ‘best in class’ service offered by the CloudLIMS team, which is dedicated to offering automated and simplified process experiences on the cloud. I look forward to continue our product expansion and to reach out to wider business operations in the coming year,” said Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.

Newsbites: Compare.com in Noteworthy Tidbits for Dec. 15, 2015

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Compare.com was a silver recipient of the Fast Growing Company of the Year by the Best in Biz awards. The program is in its fifth year and had the highest submissions so far, with 600 entries.

Comtrend Awarded Silver in Best Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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Manager of Product Management at Comtrend North America, Fiona Hsiao, comments, “We are pleased to have earned this award from Best in Biz. We believe the GCA-6000 G.hn Ethernet over Coax Adapter offers a new, improved solution for the networking market. The optimal Internet connectivity solution in most cases would be a direct-wired Ethernet (RJ-45) connection. However, for most users, this is an expensive and troublesome option. By using existing coaxial cables, it saves valuable service time, reduces truck rolls, and provides a network connection that is both higher performing and more secure than wireless technology.”

The Control Group Wins Silver and Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are once again honored to be recognized as a Best Place to Work , and this time for Innovator of the Year,” said Tischa Culver, PR and Communications Specialist for The Control Group. “We are so proud of our teams’ achievements and we strive to provide the best work environment to further fuel their successes.”

Wolters Kluwer’s CT Corporation Wins Gold in the Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are honored to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards for the second consecutive year,” said Jennifer Friedman, CMO of the Small Business Segment of Wolters Kluwer’s CT Corporation. “This recognition is reflective of CT’s commitment to helping business owners by making the process of incorporating correctly — as well as launching a business as a whole — as easy as possible to achieve.”

Global Demand Drives Hyper Growth and Record Results for CTERA in 2015

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“Industry Endorsements: In 2015 CTERA’s Enterprise File Services Platform received industry recognition from a number of independent experts. The company won many awards, including several Golden Bridge Awards, two Best In Biz Awards, a TMC Cloud Storage Award, a Network Product Guide Award, and a Computer Technology Review Award.”

Dapresy Achieves Greater Than 35 Percent Organic Growth for 2015

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“Among its accolades, Dapresy won the Silver Award for Most Innovative Product of the Year from Best in Biz Awards.”

DeepSQL Earns Gold Award for “Best New Product of the Year – Enterprise” from Best in Biz

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“Data is the key to the on-demand economy, making databases and their ability to perform at scale more important than ever. But this also means that the millions of databases being deployed must be continually tuned for changing conditions and have the ability to elastically scale. DeepSQL is purpose-built to handle these challenges,” said Chad Jones, Chief Strategy Officer at Deep Information Sciences. “We’re excited that Best in Biz’s distinguished judges recognize DeepSQL’s disruptive potential and the tremendous need for a solution that self-tunes the database and scales MySQL-based applications to meet the inevitable data tsunami that every business will face.”

ECI® Receives 2015 Best in Biz Award Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year

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“Along with our dedication to providing the best Human Capital Management software to meet the needs of HR teams, our customer service model is second to none. While we serve a large and varied group of customers, everyone who calls or emails receives individual attention. Our client’s get a dedicated project manager during implementation and beyond go-live to ensure their cases are taken care of promptly,” stated Chief Operating Officer Steve Snead.

“We are thrilled to have won a Best in Biz Award in the Most Customer Friendly Company category. Our ECI Experience towards implementation and customer support provides a uniquely personalized approach in the HCM software industry,” said Sam Fessenden, Vice President. “We pride ourselves on a 97% client retention rate.”

Best in Biz Awards Has Named EHR Concepts as the Silver Winner of Best Place to Work

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April Cleek, founder and CEO of EHR Concepts states, “To win a Best in Biz award in the category of ‘Best Place to Work’ is beyond rewarding! It is a validation of who we are trying to be as a company. Twelve years ago someone gave me a chance and since that day I have been trying to pay it forward. When I decided to start EHR Concepts, my desire was to create a culture within which people loved to work. My goal is to continue this progression.”

Evergage Promote Named a Winner in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“As we head into 2016, personalization is a strategic priority for digital marketers; in fact, more than 90 percent plan to deploy it,” said Evergage CMO Andy Zimmerman. “Evergage Promote, as well as our other personalization products, sets marketers and their organizations up for success so they can deliver relevant, individualized experiences to Web and mobile visitors in real time. We’re honored by this recognition from Best in Biz Awards for our role in helping companies better engage their visitors, foster greater customer loyalty and grow their businesses.”

Exact Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“Our main commitment is helping our customers succeed so they can provide the best possible service to their own customers,” said Kae Williams, general manager, Exact U.S. Cloud Solutions. “We’re honored to be recognized for the great work the team has done over the course of the past year, and are looking forward to an even better 2016.”

Garner Group in Business People on the Move

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Sandy Garner , CEO and founder of Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate, has been named the bronze winner in the Founder of the Year category for the 2015 Best in Biz Awards.

Gensuite LLC Wins Bronze in Most Innovative Company of the Year Best in Biz Awards 2015

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Gensuite strives to stay on top of the latest technology and continuously evolves based on feedback from current subscribers. In this spirit, Gensuite announced that 2015 would be the #YearOfMobile, focusing development efforts on enhancing the Gensuite user experience on mobile devices, including both smartphones and tablets.

Glassbeam Wins Bronze in 2015 North America Best in Biz Awards

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“We are thrilled to be selected as a winner of this year’s award,” commented Puneet Pandit, Glassbeam CEO. “At Glassbeam, we strive to provide the best in machine data analytics and receiving this recognition from such a distinguished panel of industry editors and analysts helps to solidify our position as an industry leader.”

West’s Health Advocate Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are honored to be recognized by Best in Biz Awards for our ongoing commitment to outstanding customer service,” said Michael Cardillo, President and CEO, Health Advocate. “This award further demonstrates our employees’ dedication to providing members with best-in-class customer service and helping address their healthcare needs.”

Hughes Wins Silver Award in 2015 Best in Biz Competition

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“The Company of the Year award focuses on non-traditional metrics to judge a company’s impact on its industry and community,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “We are honored that journalists and analysts with broader knowledge of company best practices have recognized Hughes efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen along with its business success.”

IDDS Group Announces Company Milestones And New Leadership Team Structure

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“Industry Awards: IDDS received two prestigious industry awards that recognized the company for its first-class service model for car dealerships, as well as excellence on its leadership team. The company was honored as a Bronze Winner in the 5th Annual Best in Biz Awards North America, and Zanan received The New York Future 50 Award by SmartCEO Magazine.”

Idea Grove Wins Three Golds in 2015 Best in Biz Awards

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“We are delighted to announce a banner year for Idea Grove in the 2015 Best in Biz Awards. This year, we were recognized for our content and public relations as well as our agency’s performance and results overall.”

Illumio’s PJ Kirner Named an Innovator of the Year

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“This award is also a recognition of our team and their dedication to developing a new approach to security,” said Kirner. “They enable me to succeed as a technology leader and bring our adaptive security to the data center and cloud.”

Incisive Wins Best in Biz Award for the Third Consecutive Year

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“As the industry celebrates the 30 year anniversary of Microsoft Excel, this is a particularly special year to be honored for our continued innovation in spreadsheet management technology,” said Janine Kromhout, vice president of marketing for Incisive. “It appears spreadsheets will continue to play an important role within businesses for many years to come. Incisive is committed to providing enterprises with an easy and clear way for their project managers and team members to work together with spreadsheets while maintaining best practices and control. Long live the spreadsheet.”

Intacct Named a Best Place to Work in North America

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“To be honored as one of the best places to work in all of North America is a huge source of pride for Intacct and the entire team,” said Robert Reid, CEO of Intacct. “I truly believe that our organization’s success is tied to the development and satisfaction of our employees; from that tenet, our focus on customer success is accomplished. Ensuring that each Intacct employee has the tools and resources they need to succeed, and for them to provide the advice for our customers to receive dramatic business value, is our top priority.”

Iontuition, Inc. Recognized Among Most Innovative Companies of 2015

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“We are honored to receive the Silver Best in Biz Award for Most Innovative Company,” said Michael Wielgus, Senior Vice President of Iontuition, Inc. “The award solidifies our efforts to provide students with a meaningful product they can use to effectively manage their loans.”

IQ Formulations Named Gold, First-Place Winner in North America’s Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“It is an incredible honor to be distinguished as a gold-level winner for all of North America by the Best in Biz Awards,” said IQ Formulations CEO Jay Cohen. “This award commemorates the relentless hard work that has gone into building IQ Formulations into the highly successful company that it is today. I sincerely thank the organizers and the judges for volunteering their time to recognize deserving companies. And as always, I am eternally grateful to my supportive family and my incredible team for helping make this dream business a reality.”

iXsystems Wins Press and Industry Analyst Accolades in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“iXsystems’ recent showing in Best in Biz is testament to our genuine commitment to our clients that begins with our white glove, consultative sales approach and completes with the five-star customer support that only a tightly-integrated company can provide. This award also confirms that the IT market demands consistent product lines. Combining this with TrueNAS’ network services and sharing protocols, an easy to manage file system and robust data protection options ensures that TrueNAS provides the best TCO for our customers,” said Mike Lauth, CEO of iXsystems.

LanguageLine Solutions® Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are delighted that LanguageLine Solutions was named a Silver winner as Most Innovative Company of the Year, and couldn’t be more proud to be formally recognized as a leader in technological innovation. With the recent transition to Olympus, our game-changing language access platform, we will redefine on-demand language delivery. We remain committed to transforming the language services industry by delivering cutting edge solutions to enable communication and empower relationships,” stated Scott W. Klein, LanguageLine Solutions’ President and CEO. “Congratulations to PayPal for being the gold winner. We love the comparison to this innovative organization!” Klein added.

PR Agency Matter Communications Wins ‘Agency of the Year’ Award in 2015 Best in Biz Competition

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“It is truly humbling and exciting to be honored as an ‘Agency of the Year’ again this year by the Best in Biz Awards,” said Matter Founder and CEO, Scott Signore. “To be recognized as a leader in our industry by the media and analyst groups we work with every day is testament to the staff we have here at Matter, and I could not be more proud.”

Mohu Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2015 for “Product Line of the Year”

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“We’re honored to receive recognition from this influential panel of journalists and analysts who cover and review new products like ours everyday,” said Mohu CEO, Mark Buff. “In just four years our antennas have helped consumers save millions of dollars in monthly bills and with more innovations to come, we will continue to be a cornerstone of the cord-cutting movement.”

Myrtle Consulting Group Named Among the Fastest Growing Companies in North America

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“In everything we do, from the front line to the board room, we employ passion, pace, and performance as constants to driving results for our clients,” Myrtle CEO and senior partner, Edwin Bosso, said. “Our ongoing dedication to our clients’ success is directly related to our positive growth.”

“The award is the result of hard work from every member of the Myrtle team,” Bosso said. “Myrtle’s philosophy of promoting diversity and encouraging our team to push boundaries to always strive for exceptional performance is engrained in our culture, and we are excited to share this award with our dynamic team.”

Ooma Office Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are honored that Ooma Office has been named a gold winner in the Best of Biz Awards for its high-quality, low-cost and value-added business capabilities,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “Ooma delivers communications and other connected services that provide our customers access to enterprise-grade features and quality so they can expand and manage their small businesses more efficiently.”

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Wins Silver and Bronze in 2015 Best in Biz Company of the Year and Most Innovative Company Awards

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“We are honored and pleased to have been chosen as a silver and bronze winner in two Best in Biz Awards categories,” said Giles Doulas, President and CEO of Orbus. “We constantly strive to achieve higher than we have previously, and these awards recognize that drive.”

Other World Computing Envoy Pro mini Wins Silver Award From Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“This isn’t your average thumb drive,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “The pocket-sized Envoy Pro mini delivers full-sized, desktop-class SSD performance and doesn’t slow down with use like competing SSDs. And because it’s both lightweight and rugged, it’s the ultimate go-anywhere storage companion for anyone on the move.”

Peak Hosting Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2015 for Fastest-Growing Company of the Year

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“We are honored by this recognition from so many prominent analysts and journalists from across the industries of business and technology,” said John Biggi, Peak Hosting president. “It has been an exciting year of growth for Peak Hosting, and we take pride in the acknowledgment that by focusing on our people first, we better serve our customers.”

Best in Biz Awards Names PhishMe CEO Rohyt Belani as a Top Executive of 2015

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“I am honored to be recognized as an Executive of the Year by the Best in Biz awards,” said Belani. “It’s a testament to the hard work of the entire PhishMe team, who are dedicated to helping our customers defend themselves against cyber attacks by organized crime groups and nation-state actors. I look forward to continued expansion of our product portfolio and business operations through 2016 and beyond.”

Pluralsight Executives Honored with Top Awards in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Product Development

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“I’m proud of our team’s commitment to Pluralsight’s mission of democratizing professional technology learning,” said Skonnard. “As we continue working to enable professionals and enterprises to skill up professionally and learn new technical skills, we’re thrilled to have leaders like Brett, Nate and many others on board who emulate our company culture. We’re looking forward to what 2016 will bring.”

PointSource COO Stephanie Trunzo Wins Silver Technology Executive of the Year Award

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“Stephanie’s accomplishments are too numerous to name. At PointSource, she’s played an integral role in growing our business and ensuring that we produce results for our clients,” said Chris Hugill, PointSource CEO. “Whether she’s guiding the direction of a new mobile strategy or discussing the future of wearable technology at an industry conference, Stephanie is paving the way for a technology-driven future that benefits both businesses and consumers.”

“We enable our clients to operate on the forefront of mobile technology, and we’re driven by their success,” added Trunzo. “The recognitions from the Best in Biz awards are an esteemed testament to our team’s hard work and determination. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish next.”

ProSight Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“The team at Best in Biz Awards draws from some of the most talented and highly-renowned businesses in the country and we are thrilled to be considered among such an accomplished group,” said ProSight CEO Joe Beneducci. “This award is another proof point that we are succeeding at addressing uncommon challenges, and are providing value as we deliver customized insurance solutions.”

Samanage Wins Top Business Product of the Year with a Silver Best in Biz Award

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“Being named among the year’s best small and medium business products is a true honor and testament to Samanage’s vision for creating a new and better future state for organizations everywhere,” said Doron Gordon, founder & CEO of Samanage. “By offering remarkable visibility and a new class of agility into how businesses streamline service requests and delivery across their organizations, the true value of Samanage is to ultimately make work life better.”

Sauce Labs Surpasses 400 Million Tests Run on Its Automated Testing Platform

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Other Sauce 2015 milestones and accomplishments include:
– Named to San Francisco Business Times’ 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies a second consecutive year; the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ showing 1,072 percent revenue growth from 2011 to 2014; and the 2015 Best in Biz Awards.

SIOS iQ Machine Learning Analytics Software Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“The breadth of data SIOS iQ integrates and the ease-of-use designed into the patented SIOS PERC Dashboard™ are unique in the industry,” said Jerry Melnick, president and CEO, SIOS Technology. “Through a touch-optimized user interface that is as easy-to-use as a mobile application, IT managers gain faster, more accurate recommendations for resolving complex issues in VMware environments.”

SolidFire Wins Three Best in Biz Awards

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“We run a people-oriented business, and the Best in Biz Awards we received truly recognize the efforts made by the entire SolidFire team. To be acknowledged again this year — and across so many categories — reaffirms our position as the leader in the all-flash storage space,” said Dave Wright, CEO and founder of SolidFire. “When it comes to building and running a sustainable, innovative tech company, there is no clear-cut path to success. For us, it comes down to quick problem solving, believing in our team’s skillset and a laser focus on meeting our customers’ needs so they can, in turn, meet their business goals. Receipt of these awards is great validation of this approach.”

Swiss Post Solutions North America Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards for 2015

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“We are honored that the Best in Biz Awards judging panel recognized SPS North America as the gold winner in the Executive Team of the Year category,” stated Mr. Moscatiello. “Our team looks forward to building on the successes of the past year as we continue to drive our corporate values: Clients First, Innovative Thinking, and Delivering Excellence.”

Talking Stick Resort Wins ‘Best Place to Work’ Award

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“We are honored and truly grateful for the prestigious award,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Talking Stick Resort. “We take pride in creating a supportive and encouraging work environment across all of our departments. This award applauds our efforts and reiterates the fact that Talking Stick Resort is one of the leading organizations in the country.”

The judging panel featured various representatives with admired backgrounds including contributors to ABC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Small Business Digest and Buffalo News.

ThreatStream Recognized as Company of the Year in 2015 Best in Biz Awards

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“The recognition by Best in Biz honors ThreatStream’s immense effort over the past year to provide organizations with our best-of-breed threat intelligence platform, giving security teams and analysts the tools they need to keep their companies safe against new-age threats,” said Hugh Njemanze, CEO of ThreatStream. “The increasing number of data breaches only compounds the need for new ways of ingesting valuable threat information that could prevent a crippling attack. By sharing critical information, our technology allows organizations to gain ground against adversaries and adapt to the ever-changing threat landscape.”

Biz briefly: Toshiba wins Best in Biz Awards 2015

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Irvine-based Toshiba America Business Solutions’ e-Bridge CloudConnect application was honored with a Gold Best in Biz Award in the “Enterprise Service of the Year” category.

The Best in Biz Awards is an independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Tracx Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are honored to have been recognized as a gold winner of Best New Version of the Year,” said Amy Inlow, CMO at Tracx. “We continue to work tirelessly in order to provide the most powerful social business cloud available, and this award represents the culmination of those efforts.”

United Shore Wins Gold as Best Place to Work in 2015 Best in Biz Awards

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“We’re thrilled about receiving the Best Places to Work award, as it is a tribute to the outstanding teams and people we have here,” said Mat Ishbia, president and CEO of United Shore. “There is such a strong sense of fun and friendship among United Shore team members, and it’s so clear that everyone cares about one another – that’s what makes this such a great place to work.”

Unitrends Sweeps Fall 2015 Awards Season, Earns Acclaim from Four Business and Technology Programs

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“This latest series of industry acknowledgments is a testament to the extraordinary dedication, business savvy and ingenuity of the Unitrends’ team worldwide,” said Kevin Weiss, Unitrends’ president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. “Our recurring ranking as a fast-growing company and repeated tributes across a spectrum of awards programs in the past several years reflect our unequaled ability to help IT pros and their organizations recover so much more than just data.”

Untangle Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“We are so honored to be recognized in this category and receive this award,” said Bob Walters, CEO of Untangle. “This award further validates our focus on customer satisfaction in not just our product offerings, but also in our and support responses and commitment to our user community. Our exceptional U.S.-based support teams consistently go above and beyond to ensure our customers have the best experience possible with our products.”

UrbanBound takes silver in Best in Biz “Most Innovative”-category

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UrbanBound — a web-based platform for helping companies with relocation — won silver in Best in Biz Awards’ “Most Innovative Company of the Year” category for small businesses. Judges in the competition hailed from publications like Wired and Bloomberg Businessweek, and former winners include PayPal, Citrix, and American Express.

Industry Honors Highlight Verint Solutions and Customer Experience Program, and How ATB Financial Heightens Loyalty with Actionable Intelligence

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“In this year’s Best in Biz Awards program, Verint was named a bronze winner in the “most customer friendly company of the year” category. Through this honor, the organization was recognized for its unique global customer experience (CX) program. By gaining a deep understanding of customer perceptions about its products and services, Verint translates this data into actionable intelligence that have enabled it to build stronger long-term customer relationships, increase satisfaction and loyalty, and improve innovation and process improvement.”

Vertafore® Sweeps Award Season; Accepts Top Honors from Insurance Business America, Best in Biz and ACORD

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“We’re honored to accept these awards that focus on driving innovation and helping our customers thrive in an era of disruption to the insurance industry,” said Guy Weismantel, vice president of marketing at Vertafore.

Vivint Doorbell Camera Wins Gold for Most Innovative Consumer Product of the Year in the Best in Biz Awards 2015

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“The Vivint Doorbell Camera blends ingenious technology with modern design to significantly enhance the front door experience for homeowners,” said Jeff Lyman, chief marketing officer for Vivint. “It’s no surprise that it has become one of our best-selling products ever. Given the large number of consumer products released this year, we are thrilled the Vivint Doorbell Camera emerged as the most innovative consumer product of 2015.”

xMatters Wins Best in Biz Award

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“As today’s 24/7 enterprises rely on their digital infrastructures more and more, IT incidents and business disruptions are becoming less of a small snafu and more of a detrimental business problem. However, implementing an intelligent communications solution can save entire organizations from absolute disaster,” said Troy McAlpin, CEO of xMatters, inc. “We’re thrilled to have been recognized with a Best in Biz award win, which solidifies the need for intelligent communications technology in today’s always-on, always-connected world.”

Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2015

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As in previous years, the fifth annual program in North America featured a large and distinguished judging panel comprised of members of the media who reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 600 award nominations were received this year in a variety of company, executive, team, product, PR and media focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada, showcasing the very best of North American business.

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