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Nine Lives Media Names Corporate Technologies LLC to the Talkin’ Cloud 100

Second-Annual Report Lists The World’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)

May 16, 2012: Corporate Technologies LLC ranks among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media’s second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The top 100 CSPs generated more than $2.3 billion in combined cloud services revenues for 2011, up nearly 46 percent from 2010, according to the Talkin’ Cloud 100 report, which is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

This year’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 report (formerly the Talkin’ Cloud 50) has been expanded to include:

  • Cloud service providers — companies that offer IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS
  • Cloud aggregators — companies that offer online marketplaces for sourcing cloud applications, platforms and/or infrastructure
  • Cloud brokers – companies that recommend a range of cloud applications for customers
  • Cloud integrators — companies that link multiple cloud services into a customer solution
  • VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise
  • MSPs (managed service providers) with cloud services expertise

“It is an honor to be named a top cloud service provider by Talkin’ Cloud,” said Jim Griffith, CEO, Corporate Technologies. “In the past few years, we recognized the trend towards cloud services and found it to be a natural fit as a managed service provider. Adapting to the evolving needs of our clients has been crucial to our success.” Corporate Technologies has stayed on the leading edge of technology by constantly investing in our employees through training and certifications to keep up with the ever changing trends. We look forward to supporting the evolving technology needs of our customers.”

The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through April 2012. The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates).

“Nine Lives Media and Talkin’ Cloud congratulate Corporate Technologies,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “The Talkin’ Cloud 100 honor arrives amid a land grab in the cloud computing market. And the Talkin’ Cloud 100 companies are leading that land grab.”

Talkin’ Cloud, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin’ Cloud features a daily blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud.

About Corporate Technologies
Corporate Technologies is a leading provider of managed I.T. solutions to businesses and institutions in Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Southern California, Michigan and New Jersey. With 30 years of experience and over 260 employees strong, Corporate Technologies is able to support their customers on a national level. Corporate Technologies offers a wide range of IT solutions, including: managed IT services, cloud services, staffing, voice and data systems, storage and virtualization, consulting and networking solutions. For additional information on Corporate Technologies visitwww.gocorptech.com or call (866) 363-4628.

About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), VARtweet (www.VARtweet.com) and MSPtweet (www.MSPtweet.com). For more information, visitwww.NineLivesMediaInc.com.

Contacts:
Corporate Technologies LLC:
Laura Barbrick, Marketing Coordinator
+1.616.464.9728 or laura.barbrick@gocorptech.com

Nine Lives Media:
Joe Panettieri, Editorial Director
212-204-4206 or joe@ninelivesmediainc.com