Luxembourg, 24.09.2013 – Around 50 winners of the national EuroCloud Awards from 12 countries presented themselves to the European jury, in order to be selected as the best cloud company in Europe. The jury has now chosen the best of the best and has announced the nominees for the EuroCloud Europe Award 2013. The winners will be announced on the evening of the 15th October, as part of the EuroCloud Congress in Kirchberg/Luxembourg. The Congress, on the 15th and 16th October, will play host to cloud-business decision-makers and representatives from 20 European countries and from around the world, who will be informing themselves and exchanging ideas on the newest cloud developments (www.eurocloudcongress.org).
Like last year, companies from 12 countries, including France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, have taken the opportunity to have their cloud solutions judged in a European comparison, and to become internationally known. Every participating country was able to include a representative on the jury, which resulted in a high-class array, with the jury including university professors, government representatives, journalists and financial auditors. “Renowned cloud specialists selected the best cloud solutions, and were impressed by the high quality of the services which were submitted”, said Bernd Becker, President of EuroCloud Europe. He continued: “The impressive performance and quality standards of cloud service providers from all over Europe were showcased here – as only the winners from the participating countries could apply for this award.”
The independent international Cloud Jury nominated the following companies for the EuroCloud Europe Award 2013:
In the category Best Cloud Service Product:
- Ecmanaged from ECMANAGED (Spain)
- Salesforce Marketing Cloud from salesforce.com Germany GmbH (Germany)
- SmartCloudPT from PT Comunicações, SA (Portugal)
In the category Best Cloud Service Start-Up:
- Esponce (Slovenia)
- Present.Me (UK)
- RenderStreet (Romania)
In the category Best Cloud Service Use Case Private Sector:
- MORE platform from MoreApps (Netherlands)
- Nomalys from Nomalys (France)
- TrustedCloudEurope – eCommerce case from ebrc (Luxembourg)
In the category Best Cloud Service Use Case Public Sector:
- Bikeemotion from Ubiwhere (Portugal)
- EDM Environment Austria from the Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserrecht (Austria)
- Geoportal of the Swiss Confederation from the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo (Switzerland)
And for companies using cloud services:
In the category Best Business Impact by Cloud Services:
- Anomaly42 from Guidepost Solutions Ltd (UK)
- Diva Portal from Logo Business Solutions for Delonghi (Turkey)
- Fabasoft Folio Cloud from Fabasoft D Software GmbH for Daimler AG (Germany)
The EuroCloud Europe Awards will be awarded for the third time this year, and the planning for 2014 has already begun: “For next year, we want to re-define the categories and assessment criteria for the first time, so that we can keep abreast of the developments in the cloud market”, Becker said.
Details on the participating countries and the jury members can be found at http://www.eurocloud.org/events-euro-cloud/award-program/.
For further information and registration for the EuroCloud Europe Congress, go to http://www.eurocloudcongress.org.
As a particular delicacy, participants in the EuroCloud Congress will also be given the opportunity to take a guided tour through the Luxembourgish high-tech cloud data centers and inform themselves about the capabilities of modern Tier IV data centers. For more information on the Luxembourg data centers, see http://ict.investinluxembourg.lu/ict/data-center-europe. Registration for the tour is also at http://www.eurocloudcongress.org/register/.