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Nine Lives Media Names Apptix to the Talkin Cloud 100

Second-Annual Report Lists The World’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)


June 6, 2012: Apptix® (OSE: APP) ranks among the world’s top 10 cloud service providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media’s second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The top 100 CSPs generated more than $2.3 billion in combined cloud services revenues for 2011, up nearly 46 percent from 2010, according to the Talkin’ Cloud 100 report, which is available now by visiting www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

This year’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 report (formerly the Talkin’ Cloud 50) has been expanded to include:

  • Cloud service providers – companies that offer IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS
  • Cloud aggregators – companies that offer online marketplaces for sourcing cloud applications, platforms and/or infrastructure
  • Cloud brokers – companies that recommend a range of cloud applications for customers
  • Cloud integrators – companies that link multiple cloud services into a customer solution
  • VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise
  • MSPs (managed service providers) with cloud services expertise

"Making the Top 10 of the Talking Cloud 100 list is an achievement that reflects the Apptix commitment to both high-quality services and outstanding customer support," said David Ehrhardt, President & CEO of Apptix. "With those two principles in mind, we have grown our business, expanded our portfolio of cloud-based business services, and attracted blue chip channel partners. I am very proud of the Apptix organization for earning this honor through their hard work and expertise."

The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through April 2012. The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates).

“Nine Lives Media and Talkin’ Cloud congratulate Apptix,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “The Talkin’ Cloud 100 honor arrives amid a land grab in the cloud computing market. And the Talkin’ Cloud 100 companies are leading that land grab.”

Talkin’ Cloud, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin’ Cloud features a daily blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud.

About Apptix

Apptix (OSE: APP) is the premier provider of hosted business communication, collaboration, and IT solutions to business of all sizes – from SOHO to Fortune 500 – with particular expertise supporting legal, financial, healthcare, and telecom firms. A pioneer in the hosted services space, Apptix currently serves over 350,000 users around the world. Apptix’s comprehensive portfolio of Cloud solutions includes Microsoft Exchange email, VoIP, SharePoint, Web Conferencing, and Secure IM with Presence. Services are delivered over a highly reliable network leveraging best-in-class technology, housed in SAS 70-compliant data centers, and backed by U.S.-based 24/7 support. For more information, visit www.apptix.com.

About Nine Lives Media

Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), VARtweet (www.VARtweet.com) and MSPtweet (www.MSPtweet.com). For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.

Greg Matranga, Product Marketing Director
703.890.2891 or greg.matranga@apptix.com

Nine Lives Media
Joe Panettieri, Editorial Director
212-204-4206 or joe@ninelivesmediainc.com

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