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