Assured cloud services provider named the winner of the Communications category, coming sixth overall and second in the Fast 50 UK shortlistLondon – December 8, 2015 – Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company has been announced as the winner of the Communications category in Deloitte Global’s 2015 Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme, which ranks the fastest growing public and private technology companies annually. Skyscape was in sixth place overall and came second in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK shortlist of the country’s most innovative and fastest growing technology firms. “We’re thrilled to have topped the Communications sector in the Technology Fast 500 EMEA shortlist in recognition of our rapid growth,” said Simon Hansford, CEO of Skyscape Cloud Services. “It’s a great honour to have achieved sixth position overall and to be named the runner up in the Fast 50 UK rankings.”“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking shows Skyscape Cloud Services’ commitment to innovation and pushing the industry forward,” David Cobb, Deloitte UK and partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. “With its 13,391% growth rate over four years, Skyscape has proven that its leadership has the vision and determination to grow in a highly competitive market.”Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Technology Fast 500 companies span a variety of industry sectors and are transforming the way business is done today. Now in its fourteenth year, the programme covers over 20 countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Italy, UK, France, Germany and Turkey and the sectors span software, hardware, communications, media, life sciences and clean technology. 2015 has been a very successful year for Skyscape, with this the latest of a string of accolades. Most recently, Skyscape was crowned a Cloudex 20:20 winner and was named ‘One to Watch’ in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100. Skyscape was also announced as the winner of the Community & Environmental Action Award at this year’s British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards. Hansford continued: “We attribute our success to date to two things: disruption and innovation. Our core business objective is to deliver assured, agile and cost-effective services to the public sector, ultimately delivering better value for money for UK citizens and tax payers.”Skyscape has won a number of high-profile public sector contracts with HMRC, DVLA and the MoD to name a few, and it has rapidly grown to more than 100 employees in just three years, with expectations to almost double that figure in 2016. Skyscape’s channel partner programme has also gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2013, with 190 organisations now able to market their services to the public sector by hosting on Skyscape’s accredited platform. – ends –Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualificationsThe Technology Fast 500 list is compiled by the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 50 programme, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, as well as public company research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000and current-year operating revenues of at least €800,000.Entrants may be either public or private companies but must be a ‘technology company’, headquartered in EMEA. A ‘technology company’ is defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues, or manufactures a technology-related product, or devotes a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology in a unique way does not qualify.About Skyscape Cloud ServicesSkyscape’s assured cloud solutions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK public sector, delivering UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, with genuine pay-by-the-hour consumption models. As a UK SME, Skyscape has won a number of high-profile contracts via the G-Cloud Framework and through its large number of channel partners that embed Skyscape’s cloud platform in their solutions.Skyscape’s full range of services are suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE) and connected to government networks including the Public Services Network (PSN), the N3 health network and others. Its services are delivered with leading technologies from the Skyscape Cloud Alliance Partners: QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Data Centres. Skyscape has been named a “Cool Vendor” by analyst firm, Gartner. To learn more about Skyscape, visit www.skyscapecloud.com or follow on twitter @skyscapecloudAbout DeloitteDeloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. 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For information, contact Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.Media ContactsStacey Nardozzi/Charlotte MartinFinn Partners +44 (0)20 3217 7060SkyscapeTeam@finnpartners.com Source: RealWire

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