Reading UK, 28 November, 2012: Amidst a plethora of giants in the cloud computing space, CentraStage has taken the Cloud Provider of the Year award at this week’s BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards.
Up against BT Cloud Compute, HP Autonomy, Salesforce, Northgate and Microsoft, the specialist in cloud IT management technology stunned the industry as its solution took the coveted award for its single solution providing asset management, monitoring, software deployment, and remote support and reporting.
Christian Nagele, CEO of CentraStage enthuses: “It’s incredible to win this accolade against such vaunted competition, and I firmly believe it is our ability to apply innovation to a crowded marketplace that makes us stand out.
There are numerous IT management platforms out there; some even claim to be ‘in the cloud’. However it is only CentraStage, leveraging the AWS infrastructure that is truly harnessing the power of elastic computing to deliver extraordinary flexibility and efficiency savings to the modern enterprise. Hopefully this award will further raise awareness of what we can deliver to organisations battling with the challenges of managing a growing and increasingly mobile IT estate.
This award is testament to the fact that in today’s technology economy the size of your business doesn’t matter; it’s what you do with it that counts. We have a small but brilliant team, and this award goes to them, for their hard work and seemingly limitless brainpower.”
The announcement comes in the wake of the company’s monthly registrations increasing by 330 per cent since the launch of its On Demand service in [month], which provides asset management and remote support for free, for up to 500 devices.
London Grid for Learning supported CentraStage’s award entry and benefits from the On Demand service. Brian Durrant, CEO, explains “By including CentraStage’s asset management and remote support technology in our LGfL 2.0 service portfolio free-of-charge, not only are we offering a marketing leading IT management solution to our customers, but we are also able to deliver to London schools a truly secure network.”
David Clarke, MBE, Group Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, says: “On behalf of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, I would like to congratulate all the winners, those who were highly commended and those who were finalists. Our Awards celebrate the professionalism and innovation that exists in the IT profession and demonstrates the extent to which IT is the enabler in so many businesses in the UK today. To qualify as a finalist is tremendous - to win one of our prestigious Awards is a fantastic achievement.”
Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing comments: “I would like to congratulate the winners and those who were highly commended on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and truly celebrate innovation and best practice in IT today.”
The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards provide a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. In total, this year’s Awards featured 23 categories which covered: project, organisation, technology and individual excellence. The categories were open to organisations and individuals involved in IT across the public, not for profit and commercial sectors.