Cloud Computing: Cloud Services Dominate AlwaysOn`s Top 16 Companies to Watch in 2011

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-04-06 Print this article Print
Adeptol, Santa Clara, Calif.

Adeptol, Santa Clara, Calif.

The company's flagship product, Server Based Document Viewer, uses AJAX and Adobe Flash technology to create fast renderings of documents on the fly and includes a unique set of capabilities to render, enrich and dynamically deliver content. On top of this platform, customers and partners have built information access and delivery solutions used by various industries, publishers, government agencies and other large enterprises to accelerate the viewing of documents.
Each spring, the AlwaysOn Network, founded by former Red Herring and Upside Editor and Publisher Tony Perkins, polls a group of respected IT industry investors, vendors, venture capitalists, media types and other knowledgeable folks to find out what they know about up-and-coming companies. It's quite a research undertaking; AO evaluates literally hundreds of candidates each year and whittles them down into groups of what it believes to be the best-run privately held companies in various IT sectors. The AO editorial team, along with their partners at SAP, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard, Blackstone Group, Bridge Bank, Fenwick & West and Silicon Valley Bank, as well as industry experts, scoured the entrepreneurial community to identify the top 100 private companies that are "taking old notions of data management, customer relationships, and infrastructure and forging solutions that will shake up the industry and lead to huge value creation opportunities," Perkins said. They were announced March 30; to see that entire list, go here. AO also publishes a list of "companies to watch" each year. Here, in alphabetical order, are the top 16 in that category.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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