Shortlist announced for the UK Cloud Awards 2016

Most innovative Cloud providers, products and projects selected from record number of entries.

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro have today announced the shortlist for the UK Cloud Awards 2016, having narrowed down the hundreds of entries to a select few.

The awards, first launched in 2014, showcase and celebrate the leading Cloud suppliers, technologies and projects in the UK. The ceremony, which is being sponsored by Microsoft, ScienceLogic, Cisco and Spreckley, will reward the best in the industry as chosen by a panel of expert judges. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Skylon in London on 12th April 2016.

 Alex Hilton, CEO of CIF, said: “The UK Cloud Awards have significantly accelerated since they were first established and it is clear that the UK is now a hub of Cloud innovation. Whittling the entries down to a shortlist has been very challenging for our esteemed judges, which I think speaks volumes about the depth and maturity of the Cloud industry in the UK. Making the shortlist is an achievement in its own right and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone that has made the cut best of luck at the ceremony.”

Max Cooter, founding editor of Cloud Pro and head judge for the UK Cloud Awards, added: "When the UK Cloud Awards first started, the technology was in its infancy and many companies had failed to recognise the impact that cloud would have on the market. That's no longer the case: this year's awards have emphasised the way that cloud has transformed the business landscape. The projects are no longer single, speculative forays but are part of a wholesale transformation, while the products are increasingly sophisticated. There was a richness to this year's awards that we haven't seen in previous years and all the companies on the shortlist should be congratulated."

The shortlist for the UK Cloud Awards 2016 is as follows (and its great to see many Microsoft Partners shortlisted).

Financial Product of the Year

  • Adaptive Insights – Adaptive Suite 2015
  • FinancialForce – FinancialForce Accounting™
  • Xero

 Productivity & Collaboration Product of the Year

  • Ascertia – SigningHub
  • BlackLine – BlackLine Finance Controls and Automation Platform
  • Box – Box Platform
  • Exponential-e – DaaS - GPU

 HR Product of the Year

  • Appogee – Appogee HR
  • Fairsail – Fairsail HRMS
  • Software Europe – ER Tracker

 Business Continuity Product of the Year

  • Databarracks – Databarracks Cloud-toCloud Continuity
  • Everbridge – The Everbridge Platform
  • Veeam Software – Veeam Availability Suite v9

 CRM Product of the Year

  • Open CRM
  • Salesforce – Sale Cloud, Lightning Experience
  • Veeva Systems – Veeva Multichannel CRM
  • Workbooks Online Limited – Workbooks Cloud CRM

 Storage Product of the Year

  • SolidFire – Element OS 8 (Oxygen)
  • Spectra Logic – ArcticBlue
  • Tintri – Tintri VMstore T850

 Analytics Product of the Year

  • Amazon Web Services – Amazon Machine Learning
  • LOGICnow – LOGICcards
  • Romonet – The Romonet Platform

 ERP Product of the Year

  • NetSuite – NetSuite OneWorld
  • Priority Software – Priority 17
  • TechnologyOne – Technology One / One University

 Security Product of the Year

  • AirWatch – VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™
  • CipherCloud – CipherCloud Platform
  • Skyhigh Networks – Skyhigh Security Intelligence Platform
  • WhiteHat Security – WhiteHat Sentinel

 Cloud Management Product of the Year

  • Dell – Dell Cloud Manager (v11)
  • ScienceLogic
  • Skyhigh Networks

 Marketing Product of the Year

  • Convertr Media Limited – Convertr
  • Showpad – Showpad

 Most Innovative SMB Product of the Year

  • Aspect Software – Aspect® Zipwire™
  • Epos Now – Epos Now Software (Epos Now Appstore)
  • Neopost – NeoPreference
  • Netrio IT Solutions Limited – Elammo
  • Tollring – iCall Suite: iCS Online Version 2

 Most Innovative Enterprise Product of the Year

  • Bigstep Cloud Ltd – The Full Metal Cloud
  • Okta – Okta Platform
  • Pink Telephone Company Ltd – App2Chat
  • Thoughtonomy Ltd – Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce

 Best Public Sector Project

  • Arcus Global / Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Deloitte / Network Rail
  • Kainos / DVSA
  • Web Technology Group / Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 Best Private Sector Project SMB

  • IBM / & Adapt and Runkeeper
  • Mambu / OakNorth Bank
  • NaviSite / Safeline

 Best Private Sector Project Enterprise

  • Advanced 365 / Tideway
  • AstraZeneca
  • Microsoft / British American Tobacco

 Digital Transformation Project

  • Ancoris Ltd / Waterloo Housing
  • Box / University of Dundee
  • ClearPeople / Cystic Fibrosis Trust

 Best Cloud Service Provider

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Claranet
  • iCloudHosting
  • Interoute
  • Microsoft

 Best Newcomer

  • Gradwell Communications Ltd
  • Nero Blanco IT Ltd

 Best Cloud Channel Partner

  • Ancoris Ltd
  • ClearPeople

 Cloud Personality of the Year

  • Carlos Oliviera, Shaping Cloud
  • Clare Barclay, Microsoft
  • Doug Clark, IBM
  • Steve Garnett, Salesforce

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