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Winners of the UK Cloud Awards 2019 announced

The Cloud Industry Forum and Cloud Pro have announced the winners of the UK Cloud Awards 2019. Last night’s (16 May) ceremony, which was supported by Platinum sponsors ScienceLogic and CDW, rewarded the best cloud providers, products and projects from the past year, as decided by an expert panel of independent judges.

The cream of the UK cloud industry gathered at London’s County Hall, to battle it out over the UK Cloud Awards. The awards, established six years ago by the Cloud Industry Forum and Cloud Pro, received a record number of submissions, though just 17 walked home with prizes on the night.

The winners of the UK Cloud Awards 2019 are as follows:

Best in Class:

  • Most Innovative Enterprise Product
    Cloe from Densify
  • Most Innovative SMB Product
    GoSimple Tax
  • Best Cloud Platform Solution
    SuiteCloud from Oracle NetSuite
  • Best Cyber Security Product or Service
    OnDMARC from Red Sift
  • Best Fintech Product or Service
    Float
  • Best AI / ML Enabled Product or Service
    Data Science from SnapLogic
  • Best Data Management Product or Service
    Cloud Data Services from Pure Storage
  • Best Cloud Enabled End User Experience
    Dropbox Business from Dropbox


Best Digital Transformation Projects:

  • Public Sector / Third Sector Project
    Financial Conduct Authority in partnership with Sopra Steria
  • Private Sector Enterprise Project
    Manchester United in partnership with HCL
  • Private Sector SMB Project
    Media Matters in partnership with Chalkline
  • DevOps and Functions as a Service Implementation
    HeleCloud

 

Best in Class, Service Providers:

  • Best Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
    Workiva
  • Best Managed Service Provider (MSP)
    Unify Communications Ltd
  • Cloud Migration Partner / Technical Collaboration Project
    Ensono at Guinness World Records

 

Personal Achievement Awards:

  • Cloud Newcomer of the Year
    Myles Clarke, Product Manager at Cloud Gateway
  • Cloud Visionary of the Year
    Chris Dunning at TechQuarters

 

A raffle was held on the night for the UK Cloud Awards’ official charity partner, The Sick Children’s Trust, with prizes donated by Sennheiser, Corona/3 Monkeys Zeno, and Dennis Publishing. Attendees on the night dug deep in their pockets to raise over £2,000 to support the charity’s efforts in keeping sick children and their families together.

Jez Back, Head Judge of the UK Cloud Awards, commented: “The UK Cloud Awards received yet another record number of entries this year, with a depth and quality which proves the health and strength of the UK cloud industry. The judges and I were looking for examples of unrelenting focus on helping to transform the way organisations operate and delivering meaningful outcomes for their clients. I’m pleased to say that our winners delivered on both counts and I’d like to congratulate the finalists and ultimate winners on their achievements and successes.”

Paul Franklin, Publisher at Cloud Pro and IT Pro, added: “This year’s UK Cloud Awards was our biggest and best event yet so a huge thanks is owed to our Platinum sponsors CDW and ScienceLogic, and our Award sponsors, Fujitsu, Navisite, TechData and Veritas. We established the UK Cloud Awards to champion excellence and highlight the cloud innovation and leadership taking place in the UK, but they wouldn’t be possible without the backing of the industry. We fully expect to repeat the success of this year’s awards in 2020, so watch this space!”

Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, said: “From the standard and sheer number of entries we received for the awards it’s clear that it’s an incredibly exciting time to be in the cloud industry. Having served as a judge every year since we founded the awards, I can say that deciding the winners this year was the toughest one yet, and that making the shortlist is an achievement in itself. However, there can of course only be one winner in each category and a big congratulations is deserved for everyone that took home prizes on the night.”

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