Award Honors High Growth Second Stage Companies
October 24, 2012 (Boca Raton, FL) – Cloud Computing Concepts (C3), an award winning cloud technology and IT services provider, is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2012 Florida Company to Watch. This prestigious award is presented by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.
C3, based in Boca Raton, delivers onsite and cloud-based IT solutions, providing businesses nationwide the opportunity to leverage the latest in cloud technologies to save money, increase mobility and flexibility, and improve overall productivity. In 2011, C3 was able to grow its revenue almost 200% and thus far in 2012, the Company has added several new employees and a second Cloud hosting facility in New York City. In 2013, C3 plans to add additional staff, expand its geographic coverage, and open a third Cloud hosting facility in Nevada.
A core component of C3’s corporate DNA is its commitment to the community. C3 and its employees participate actively in both local and national charities by donating a portion of time, profit, and resources to deserving organizations. Some of the past beneficiaries of C3’s community efforts include local non-profits such as Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, The Delray Beach Public Library, and the YMCAs of South Palm Beach County. C3 has also supported national organizations such as the American SIDS Institute, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and The American Cancer Institute.
"With over 110,000 second stage companies in Florida, we are truly honored to be recognized as one of the Top 50 for 2012", said Rick Mancinelli, CEO of C3. "As we continue to grow, we remain committed to providing our customers with the best possible technology experience, our employees with a productive and enjoyable work environment, and our community with a champion for deserving causes.”
Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) cost effectively brings enterprise grade cloud computing technologies, services, and support to small and medium sized businesses nationwide. C3's cloud based approach eliminates the need for substantial IT related capital investments. Instead, C3 provides on-demand access to computing resources, flexible pay-as-you-go billing, and expert on site support. The C3 solution immediately drives down IT costs, increases stability, enhances security, provides for employee mobility, is environmentally friendly, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster. Further information is available at www.c3office.com or by calling 561.939.4035.
About second-stage businesses and Florida Companies to Watch
Florida Companies to Watch is unique because of its focus on second-stage companies and the wide-ranging industries they represent. The impact of these companies on Florida’s economy is immense, and this year’s honorees are examples of such companies in the state. During 2007-2009, Florida’s resident companies averaged more than 110,000 second-stage establishments according to YourEconomy.org, an online resource of the Edward Lowe Foundation. Those second-stage companies employed nearly 2.5 million workers.
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