Nine Lives Media Names TUC to the Talkin’ Cloud 100
Second-Annual Report Lists the World’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)
July 18, 2012 - TUC (The Utility Company) ranks among the world’s top 100 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 http://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
“We are pleased to be named to Nine Lives Media’s second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report,” said Mark Scott, CEO of The Utility Company. "The Cloud is definitely a growing force and will continue to be a force to be reckoned with as small-and medium-sized businesses continue their adoption of it. Being named as one of the top Cloud providers globally helps validate our business plan, which, from day one, has been to provide our customers with as many services “in the cloud” as possible. Our forthcoming release of Connected Office 5.0 (our managed services suite of productized services and solutions), along with our MSP acquisition roadmap will propel us to better help our customers easily transition all, or portions of, their IT infrastructure to the cloud”.
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 TUC,” 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 TUC™ Brands
TUC Brands develops businesses and ideas in the managed IT services and cloud computing industry. Our Franchise 2.0 opportunity provides entrepreneurs and investors with a complete framework to build, buy and accelerate a managed IT services business. Our MSPXchange program provides managed service providers (MSP) with the ability to monetize their business through either a structured merger or acquisition strategy, leveraging our proven MSP business and technology platform. Learn more about joining our team today at www.tucbrands.com.
TUC® (The Utility Company®) is a leading provider of virtual IT service and support for small and medium-sized businesses, delivering the required hardware, software and service for a monthly fixed fee per user. Our Connected Office® service program provides a single point of contact to deliver and manage technology, communications and vertical line of business applications – 95% Remote; 100% Proactive. Customers are supported by local Utility Service Providers delivering on-site service and business-technology consulting to reduce spending and increase utilization – our Franchise 2.0 opportunity is available by prospectus only. Learn how to make technology work for your business today at www.theutilitycompany.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.
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