12.15.14

THINKstrategies, Inc., the only strategic consulting company focused entirely on the business implications of Cloud Computing services on corporate initiatives, announced today a new awards program aimed at recognizing Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers that are leveraging cloud computing services to deliverable measurable business benefits to their customers.

The new Connected Cloud Internet of Things (CCIoT) Awards is an ongoing program that will showcase IoT success stories which have produced quantifiable business benefits, such as lower operating costs, reduced response times, increased sales, and higher customer satisfaction.

The new award program builds on the success of THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards, which have recognized Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers since 2009, and the Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards, unveiled in 2010 to spotlight Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers. Over 100 companies have received BoSS and CCBV Awards in the past four years.

“The IoT marketplace is experiencing rapid growth because it is being enabled by a wide array of powerful Cloud services that provide more cost-effective connectivity, data storage, analytics and information sharing capabilities,” stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace and host of the Cloud Innovators Summits. “The CCIoT Awards program is another opportunity to fulfill THINKstrategies’ mission of promoting the business benefits of today’s Cloud-based alternatives and help businesses of all sizes achieve their corporate objectives.”

In order to qualify for a CCIoT Award, companies must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be incorporated and have an IoT solution commercially available.
  • Be leveraging SaaS, PaaS and/or IaaS alternatives to develop, deliver or support its IoT offering.
  • Be able to provide a customer success story that quantifies the business benefits which have been derived from the IoT solution and can be included in a CCIoT Award announcement.

CCIoT award nominations will be accepted on an ongoing basis using a standardized application. The nomination fee for the CCIoT Award is $500 and will be nonrefundable.

Award winners will be announced on THINKstrategies’ website and via Twitter. Award winners will also be able to promote the award designation on their website and in company collateral.

For more information or to nominate a company for a CCIoT Award, go to http://www.cloudshowplace.com/connected-cloud-internet-of-things-award/, or contact info@thinkstrategies.com.