Warwick, R.I. and Malvern, PA – September 20, 2005 – Two successful entrepreneurs, Peter Briggs and Larry Putterman, today announced the launch of CloudFirst, LLC, a technology company focused on delivering a faster and more cost-effective way for small and mid-sized businesses to protect their data, recover and restore it and minimize downtime.
According to the GartnerGroup, a leading independent technology consulting firm, fewer than 10 percent of SMBs have crisis management, business recovery and business resumption plans in place. The firm also estimates that two out of five SMBs who suffer a disaster will go out of business within five years. With most IT solutions designed for large enterprises, the availability of affordable technology options to enable SMBs to effectively protect their businesses has been limited.
“We believe that CloudFirst’s data protection and data recovery solutions fill a real void in the marketplace and offer significant value to our customers, as well as other businesses in the mid-Atlantic region,” said Sam Bizzarro, managing director of GrowthCircle. “Other solutions in the marketplace are cost-prohibitive and can not recover data quickly enough to meet the needs of the typical SMB. The CloudFirst solution solves both challenges.”
“We are excited about our partnership with GrowthCircle,” said Peter Briggs, president of CloudFirst. “GrowthCircle has the technical expertise and promotion capabilities to help us build our business in this region. We know there are numerous companies in the Philadelphia region that will benefit greatly from what we offer.”
GrowthCircle, LLC is a management and technology consulting firm focused on helping fast growing companies in the Eastern United States leverage their Salesforce.com investment and execute their growth plans. With offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., GrowthCircle is a Gold Certified Consulting and Sforce Partner with Salesforce.com. GrowthCircle has completed more than 250 Salesforce.com implementations in over 30 states and five foreign countries. More information can be found at www.growthcircle.net.
CloudFirst is a technology company focused on helping small and midsize businesses protect their data, minimize downtime and recover and restore data quickly. Offering Business Continuity Hosting Services to small and midsize businesses via its state-of-the-art data centers, CloudFirst provides the necessary support to protect businesses during disasters, technology failures or power or utility outages and minimize the management and financial burdens often associated with data security. CloudFirst’s suite of high availability and disaster recovery offerings allows companies to choose the solution that matches their specific needs. Some of CloudFirst’s clients include: The Calvin Klein division of Warnaco, Nypro, Inc., Ocean State Job Lot, Quaker Fabric Corporation, Symmons Industries and Wachovia. Founded in 2005, CloudFirst is headquartered in Warwick, R.I.
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