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As part of our commitment to provide information about cloud computing for small and mid-size enterprises, we are pleased to announce The Cloud Solutions Weekly.

Published every Friday at 10:00 am ET, The Cloud Solutions Weekly covers cloud computing and its potential role and value for your business.  We aggregate news, stories, and videos from more than two dozen reputable sources to ensure a broad range of coverage. And we don’t accept advertising to keep it clean and easy to read.

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Cumulus Global Joins the Small Giants Community

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Cumulus Global joins the Small Giants Community, further demonstrating the company’s commitments to its core values and mission. In joining the Small Giants Community, the leadership team at Cumulus Global recognizes that a relationship exists between a company’s culture and its success.

“We have seen rapid growth over the past several years,” notes Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global. “We remain conscious that as we focus on serving our customers, we need to ensure we do not lose our identity as an organization.”

The Small Giants Community helps small and mid-size enterprises develop the six characteristics of quality that lead to success:

  • Develop Exceptional Leaders
  • Invest in Your Community
  • Build Strong Relationships
  • Create a Great Culture
  • Inspire Passion
  • Drive Long-Term Profit

While Cumulus Global continues to receive industry and business recognition for its services and growth, the company strives for greatness over size. In doing so, the company is looking beyond its internal operations to its relationships with vendors, customers, and the communities it serves.

“The IT industry is inundated with mediocrity, with service providers willing to do just enough to win your and keep your business,” notes Falcon. “We are striving for more. We want to be the company that you want on your team, that you trust, that you admire.”

About The Small Giants Community

www.smallgiants.org

The Small Giants Community champions the importance of the Return on Values business model and serves to: create a practitioner driven learning experience and community; establish a body of knowledge to support and develop adopters, and influence the business community through media, thought leaders and academia.

 

 

Growing Cloud Adoption Drives Southern Expansion for Cumulus Global

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Westborough, MA  – Responding to the continued increasing demand for business-effective cloud solutions and professional services, Cumulus Global (www.cumulusglobal.com) has opened an Atlanta-area office. Adding to its Boston area Headquarters and regional office in New York, the regional office located in Decatur, GA will focus on the Southeast and Southern regions, in addition to supporting Cumulus Global’s sales and service efforts throughout the US and Canada.

“While the nature of cloud computing enables us to work with businesses regardless of geography,” notes Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global, “our Atlanta area office brings us closer to our customers and the business communities we serve.”

Cumulus Global has seen rapid growth over the past few years, landing at #349 on the 2014 Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. A Google (GOOG) Premier Partner, Cumulus Global helps small and mid-size businesses leverage Google for Work and other cloud solutions to achieve their business goals and objectives.

“We always start with our clients’ needs and priorities,” stated Falcon. “We then research, design, and build the cloud solution that fits best. In addition to offering standard packages for basic needs, we mix-and-match products and services to create custom solutions — even if that means referring a client to a solution we do not sell.”

This level of service has helped Cumulus Global maintain some of the best customer satisfaction and retention rates in the industry.

Cumulus Global Named as Pacesetter for Second Consecutive Year

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Boston Business Journal Ranks Cumulus Global as the 8th Fastest Growing Private Company in Massachusetts.

For the second consecutive year, the Boston Business Journal recognized Cumulus Global as a BBJ Pacesetter.  Ranked as the 8th fastest growing private company in Massachusetts, the Pacesetter Award places among some of the region’s most innovative companies.The Pacesetter Award recognizes businesses with exceptional cumulative revenue growth over a four-year period, highlighting businesses and entrepreneurs that create the dynamic and innovative economy in Massachusetts.

In accepting the award, Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global, thanked the partners, vendors, and advisors that have helped the company grow. He gave special thanks to customers, stating “We would not be here today, if not for customers that understand the value of trusted relationships.”

Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, Cumulus Global serves small and mid-size businesses, schools, and local governments in Massachusetts, throughout New England, and across North America. The company has offices in New York and Atlanta, with plans for continued growth and expansion.

“We continue to see shifts if how business want to use cloud and hosted solutions,” noted Falcon following the awards ceremony. “We continue to remain nimble, creating solutions that use technology to solve business problems in ways that help businesses thrive and grow.”

Cumulus Global’s recognition as a 2015 Pacesetter follows other recent industry accolades, including being ranked at #349 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private businesses in America.

News from Cumulus Global

A New Look for Spring

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Yes! We launched our new website!

Our objective, to provide a better understanding of our solutions and the breadth of products and services we mix and match to create them.

Our focus remains on helping you achieve your goals and objectives by providing you with cloud-enabled technologies, services, and expertise.

We will continue to add and enhance the content in our belief that information is key to making sound decisions. To that end, the Resources section gives you access to our Cloud Solutions eNewsletter, our monthly 3T@3 Webcast series, and the Cloud Solutions Daily.

5 Ways Google Apps Will Help Your Business

 

Not just an email service, Google Apps is a business platform that enables efficiency and productivity by giving your team better communication and collaboration tools.

In less than 12 minutes, Cumulus Global’s CEO Allen Falcon identifies 5 ways that Google Apps will help your business.

1) Improved Communications

2) Collaboration — More and Better

3) Secure Access — from anywhere at anytime

4) Business Continuity

5) Lower Operating Costs — instead of CapEx + OpEx 

The video is a recording of Allen’s Standing Room Only seminar at the Central Mass Business Expo in September 2014.  Click Here to view the recording and contact us for more information and a free assessment of your business’ cloud potential.


 

 

Cumulus Global Tops CRN Fast Growth 150

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Cumulus Global Ranks #1 Among Elite Group of Fastest Growing Solution Providers in the IT Channel

 

Westborough, MA, September 15, 2014 – Cumulus Global, Cloud Solutions for Small and Mid-Size Enterprises, announced today that it has been named to top of the CRN Fast Growth 150 list with a two-year growth rate exceeding 680%. The Fast Growth 150 list recognizes the fastest growing IT Service providers over a two-year period, based on gross revenue from calendar year 2011 through calendar year 2013.  Cumulus Global, and other solution providers on the Fast Growth 150, have demonstrated exceptional business finesse in order to thrive despite a turbulent IT economy.

“The solution providers recognized in CRN’s Fast Growth 150 list have successfully navigated the industry’s economic upheaval and have adapted their businesses and grown despite the significant changes that evolving technologies like cloud computing, collaboration and mobility have created in the IT space,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN.  “These organizations are some of the most successful solution providers in business today, and it is our pleasure to recognize them for their accomplishments and draw attention to them as leaders in today’s IT channel.”

Cumulus Global’s growth stems from its growing range of cloud-based services and its expansion into new arenas, including the K-12 education and local government markets. The firm recently launched a website specific to its K-12 education offerings and services, at www.cumulusglobaleducation.com.

“We are honored by the recognition from CRN as we continue to innovate and grow”, stated Cumulus Global CEO Allen Falcon. “This growth would not be possible without our dedicated team, great vendor partners, and customers that see the value in the services we deliver.”

For small and mid-size businesses, Cumulus Global offers solutions that leverage Google Apps for Work as a business infrastructure. Using Google Apps for Work as a platform, Cumulus Global integrates advanced services to meet customers’ needs beyond email and calendars, including managed and secure file services, business and regulatory compliance, voice/video conferencing, and cloud-based or hosted line of business applications.  The company also offers a range of cloud and hosted solutions for data protection and data loss prevention.

Highlights on the Fast Growth 150 list are featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com.

The CRN Fast Growth 150 recognition follows Cumulus Global’s ranking at 349 on the 2014 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in America, and the company’s receiving the Boston Business Journal Pacesetter Award as the 5th Fastest Growing Provide Company in Massachusetts.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

 

Cumulus Global Named to Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies

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Westborough, MA, August 20, 2014
Cumulus Global, the innovative cloud solutions provider to small and midsize businesses, local governments, and K-12 schools announced today that it has been named to the 2014 Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest growing private companies in America. Landing at #349 overall, Cumulus Global was honored for its unique ability to help small and mid-size organizations gain more value from cloud computing and hosted IT solutions, including Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government. As a Google Apps Premier SMB Reseller, Cumulus Global offers a wide range of communication, collaboration, productivity, security, and compliance solutions, that leverage the security, accessibility, and scalability of cloud computing.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized as part of the Inc. 500|5000,” stated Allen Falcon, Cumulus Global CEO. “Our rapid and continuing growth would not be possible without the efforts and dedication of our team, the support of our industry partners, and the earned trust of our customers.”

From 2010 to 2013, Cumulus Global grew by 1,350%, with sales surpassing $7.5 million in 2013. During this time, Cumulus Global grew its range of cloud computing and hosted IT services, expanded from its Boston-area headquarters with an office in New York, and added K-12 Education and local governments to the markets it serves. Cumulus Global is ranked 38th among ”IT Services” firms nationally and is ranked 11th among “Top Companies in Massachusetts”.

“Our mission is to help the organizations we serve attain greater value from their information technology and services by leveraging the benefits of cloud computing and hosted services,” added Falcon. “Our growth reflects our commitment to this mission, to building customer value.”

The 2014 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage growth from 2010 through 2013. To qualify, companies must be independent, privately-owned businesses based in the United States that started generating revenue prior to March 31, 2010 with revenues exceeding $2 million in 2013.

2014 Inc. 500|5000 winners will be honored at the 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony on October 15-17 in Phoenix, AZ. To see the full list of winners, please visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2014.

Cumulus Global Named to CRN Next-Gen 250 for Third Consecutive Year

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Annual List Highlights Up-and-Coming Solution Providers Embracing New Technologies in Unique Ways

Westborough, MA, August 14, 2014 – Cumulus Global announced today it has been named to the 2014 CRN Next-Gen 250 list for the third consecutive year. The annual list honors up-and-coming technology solution providers who have adapted their businesses in unique ways to meet market demands for emerging technologies such as unified communications, managed services, virtualization, and cloud computing.  These solution providers, each in business for less than 15 years, have embraced pressing market challenges in ways that clearly distinguish them as today’s trailblazers and tomorrow’s leaders.

Cumulus Global continues to innovate and adapt as demand for pragmatic and results-driven cloud computing solutions among small and mid-size businesses, in K-12 education, and for local governments.  The company’s CumuluSuite package goes beyond email, calendar, and collaboration to provide SMBs and local governments with managed cloud file and print services.  Optional virtual desktop (VDI) services integrate legacy line of business and accounting applications.

“We are honored by the continued recognition by CRN,” stated Allen Falcon, Cumulus Global’s CEO. “This would not be possible without our customers, who share their business drivers and needs with us, providing direction that leads to innovation and creative solutions.”

Cumulus Global expanded services for K-12 schools and districts from Google Apps for Education deployments and Chromebooks to include a range of solutions.  Play for Education, tablets, data security and compliance, and professional development are all part of the Cumulus Global’s Solutions for Education.

“IT is undergoing a transformation today, with new technologies, new delivery models and new demands being placed upon the integrators tasked with architecting the technology solutions businesses need,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN.  “The CRN Next-Gen 250 recognizes the up-and-comers among the solution provider community who have found innovative ways to address these business challenges and recognizes them as the next generation of leaders in the IT channel.  We are pleased to be able to honor the organizations named in this prestigious list, and CRN editors will be following their progress in the years to come.”

A sampling of the Next-Gen 250 list will be featured in the August issue of CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, and will be available online at both www.crn.com and through the CRN Tech News App for iPad and Windows 8.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

Cumulus Global in the News – 3Q14

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Cumulus Global is active in the cloud solution provider channel and markets.  Allen Falcon, our CEO, has been quoted several times recently in the trade and industry press.

Google Expands Video Offerings To Business Customers
CRN, July 30, 2014

Our View:  Businesses, schools, and other organizations will benefit from Hangouts becoming a core Google Apps service, covered under the Terms of Service and the Service Level Agreement.  The expanded features make it easier to use Hangouts for video conferences and web meetings, and to interact with others outside your organization.

Google Rattles Cages Of Amazon, Microsoft With 2TB Free Cloud Storage Offer
CRN, July 9, 2014

Our View: Google continues to pressure the industry to make and keep cloud services affordable for small and mid-size businesses.

Cumulus Global: Born In The Cloud And Legacy-Free
IT Best of Breed, July 9, 2014

Our View: We appreciate the recognition as a leader in value-add cloud and hosted solutions for SMBs and K-12 Education

Partner Spotlight – Cumulus Global
Bettercloud, July 2, 2014
Our View: Thank you for a nice profile that helps organizations understand what makes us tick.

Google Exec, Partners Criticize Microsoft Office 365 Price Hike
CRN, July 2, 2014

Our View: Microsoft is raising prices on its best customers days after two major outages. Overcharging for under-performance is not a key to success.

Cumulus Global CEO Named Strategic Cloud Advisor for NexGen Cloud Conference
Providence Journal, May 28, 2014

Our View: We are excited to be part of the NexGen Cloud Conference, helping further the cloud computing industry

MetroWest 10 To Watch 2014 – Allen Falcon, Cumulus Global 
Worcester Business Journal Online, May 19, 2014
Our View: We appreciate the recognition from our customers and peers.