VIRGO, an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, is launching The Cloudys, a new program to recognize innovation in cloud delivery throughout the evolving partner ecosystem – from solution providers to enablers and from startups to market leaders.
“The Cloudys: Cloud Channel Innovation Awards" honor innovation in the new world of cloud technology where traditional distinctions between developer, vendor, provider and partner blur.
"Because cloud computing is having such a transformative impact on the technology industry, we wanted to create an awards program to mirror that transformation" said Katherine Clements, vice president of the Cloud & Communications Network at VIRGO. “Therefore, we created categories that allow all players in the cloud ecosystem to participate and be recognized."
Categories for The Cloudys include:
- Most Innovative Cloud Service
- Most Innovative Cloud Customer Deployment
- Most Innovative Cloud Partner Business Model
- Most Innovative Cloud Best Practice
- Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tools
A judging panel of Channel Partners editors will select the winners in each category. Winners for each category will be awarded a trophy at a special ceremony at the 2014 Cloud Partners event, Sept. 8-10, in New Orleans. Winners will also profiled in a special Immersion Center on Channel Partners online.
Applications for The Cloudys will be accepted through May 31, 2014.
About Channel Partners
Channel Partners magazine is the leading publication for telecom and IT distribution channels. For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online (www.channelpartnersonline.com) delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com) and Cloud Partners (cloud.channelpartnersconference.com), Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.
About VIRGO Publishing
VIRGO is an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel U.S. and world economies. Our mission is to help business professionals break through the hype, ambiguity and information deluge they experience, by offering trustworthy guidance on the decisions they need to make — be that early in their decision making process, whilst making a purchase decision, or following the decision when a product, service or ingredient is in use.
We do this in each of our networks by focusing on five key tenets that make their information journey fruitful: Content, Audience, Brands, User Experience and Performance Marketing.
With 19 brands including trade magazines and/or websites, 8 trade shows and regional conferences, training and accreditation programs and an expanding online platform, VIRGO leverages its events, publications, digital and other media to provide integrated solutions for professionals in industries, including healthcare, natural products, telecommunications and self-storage.