United Public Safety Shortlisted for 2014-‐15 Cloud Awards Program International Cloud Computing Program Announces Shortlist
HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA – 18 December 2014 – United Public Safety has been shortlisted in the 2014-‐2015 Cloud Awards Program in the categories Best Business Intelligence or Analytics Solution & Most Innovative Use of “Big Data” in the Cloud.
With awards for excellence and innovation in cloud computing, the cloud computing awards program accepts entries from across the entire globe, including the US, Canada, Australasia and EMEA. Now in its fourth year, entries are accepted from organizations of any size, and include start-‐ups and government bodies.
United Public Safety’s Executive Vice President Joan Young said: “In light of the competition, it’s an honor for UPsafety to be shortlisted in two categories of the 2014-‐15 Cloud Awards. Our team has spent asubstantial amount of effort perfecting our parking and permitting solution, and we are proud to receive this recognition.”
Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: “The standard of entries to this year’s program has been truly staggering – so much so that even after culling hundreds of organizations from our consideration, our shortlist is still longer than ever before.
“We’ve been very impressed with how the Cloud ecosystem has evolved by the end of 2014 and these best-‐of-‐ breed organizations are knocking it out of the park in terms of performance. These technologies aren’t going away: leverage them now or ignore them at your peril.
“As ever, the US organizations have dominated the submissions process, but we’re seeing more and more applicants from farther afield – Europe, the UK, Australia, Asia – we’re running the biggest and best celebration of excellence in the Cloud and the whole world wants to join the party.
“When the dust has settled on what promises to be the most diverse and dynamic field of candidates yet, nobody knows what the 2015-‐16 Cloud Awards program will bring next year aside from continued excellence.”
Over 300 organizations entered, with entries coming from across the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Final winners will be announced on Tuesday 27 January 2015. This will not be the end of the process, with a public vote announced on this date to decide who will win the Cloud Computing Organization of the Year Award.
ABOUT UNITED PUBLIC SAFETY
UPsafety is a Horsham, PA based technology company providing efficient and affordable parking and public safety solutions with a concentrated focus on Ticketing, Permitting and e-‐Citation solutions for municipalities, universities, hospitals, properties, corporations, and small businesses. For more information, visit www.upsafety.net
ABOUT THE CLOUD AWARDS
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-‐up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2015 and beyond. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-‐awards.com/.