Featured BizSpark Startup on Azure - MapCite

Interview with Adam Stevens, Head of Client Account Management at MaoCite.

Web site: www.MapCite.com

Tell us who you are and your role in the company:

Head of Client Account Management.

What is your company’s mission?

To deliver simple to use Location Intelligence solutions to the most demanding enterprise clients. We deliver Location Intelligence tools that embrace sophistication from simplification.

In 140 characters or less, tell us what your company does:

MapCite's innovative suite of web mapping tools enable our clients to visualise, gather and interrogate location based data - generating complex mapping quickly and simply

Tell us about your Azure based solution.

MapCite delivers high availability mapping solutions to SME’s and large corporate enterprises. A key requirement from all our customers is the availability of their data and the speed that it is delivered to their desktop or mobile device. Azure assures of high scalability and high availability at all times.

How is Azure implemented in your solution?

MapCite has deployed an Azure hosted application to a global office services company which is used within their customer contact centre. For the same client we are about to release an additional web application for specific initiatives to their clients - the scalability of Azure makes this extremely easy to manage.

How did you get excited about Azure?

Simply the fact our customers business can exist in a single technological infrastructure that will ramp up and down with their demands. Azure enables us to take a whole level of planning out of the equation.

What were the Azure features that prompted you to decide to build on Azure?

High scalability and availability at a price that is affordable.

What specific value are you getting from BizSpark beyond the technology?

Amazing support and visibility of future product features that enables us to expand and plan for the future. BizSpark takes a whole lot of guessing out of the commercial equation.

What has been your biggest “aha” moment since founding your company?

Delivering complex and sophisticated data into extremely demanding businesses on tablet devices. Typically the times in a system build that you close your eyes and cross your fingers. The technology we have at our disposal takes the luck out of the game. We know we have complete faith in our end to end infrastructure.

What were the Azure features that prompted you to decide to build on Azure?

It can cope with the requirements of our biggest enterprise client’s data availability.

What advice do you have for companies that are thinking about building in the cloud?

Do it in Azure!

What is the one thing that you would like readers to take away about your Azure app?

It is robust, scalable and simple to use.