CRN Names Cumulus Global to Inaugural Next-Gen 250 List

Boston, MA, August 25, 2011 – Cumulus Global, formerly Horizon Info Services, today announced Everything Channel has named the company to the first ever 2011 CRN Next-Gen 250 list.  The CRN Next-Gen 250 is an annual listing of innovative and nimble business and technology integrators, solution providers, and resellers in North America offering solutions and services in cloud computing, mobility, unified communications, virtualization and other emerging technologies.

The CRN Next-Generation 250 list is comprised of the most exciting new solution provider organizations (founded 2000-2011) bringing new and emerging implementation ideas and business models to the market (visit www.crn.com for a sample listing).  Cumulus Global was selected for its service innovation and business model as it delivers cloud computing solutions to companies, non-profits, and schools with 1 to 1000 employees.

“In today’s competitive environment solution providers have to do more than just talk about innovation,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “The CRN Next-gen 250 highlights the most interesting new solution providers who are demonstrating such innovation and uncovers the new techniques and technologies that are driving their success.”

By offering a range of infrastructure and application services, Cumulus Global helps companies move IT services to the cloud when it benefits their operations and profitability, without forcing any displacement of other systems, vendors, and IT staff.  Cumulus Global works with customers to create a cloud ecosystem that fits well with their other technology solutions.

“We are honored by the recognition of our approach to the market and cloud computing and how we bring additional value to our customers,” stated Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global.  “Our team enjoys partnering with innovative vendors, such as Google, to give our customers solutions with tangible, positive results.”

About Cumulus Global
Cumulus Global helps small and mid-size businesses, non-profits, governments, and educational institutions thrive by delivering cloud computing solutions. Cumulus Global aligns technology with clients’ goals, objectives, and bottom lines, and leverage expertise, vendor relationships, and a diversified range of best-of-breed cloud services to create custom solutions with tangible value.

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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