SOURCE: Acronis Inc.

July 17, 2008 11:00 ET

Acronis Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner

Recognized for Game-Changing Technology and Market Value

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Acronis® Inc. (, provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced that it was chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO Global 250 Winners.

Inclusion in the AO Global 250 signifies major developments in the creation of new business opportunities in the global technology industries. Acronis was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and other industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Acronis is one of the fastest growing global software companies with a 150% year-to-year compound annual growth rate. During the last 12 months, the company has experienced more than $100 million-plus in sales and operating margins of approximately 35 percent. Leading the way is CEO Walter Scott, who was recently honored by being named a finalist for 2008 CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, Inc.

"We're excited to be among the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners, an illustrious group of technology leaders worldwide," said Scott. "This is a big month for Acronis. Our hard work has paid off and we have been recognized for both product and company excellence."

"The AO Global 250 winners have excelled in key strategic areas in the global technology markets," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "We congratulate them for their success in introducing new tools, services, and platforms that are driving the next phase of innovation and creating real value at an economically uncertain time."

Acronis and the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies will be honored at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford scheduled to occur on July 22-24, 2008 at Stanford University. This two-and-a-half day executive event highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends disrupting the global technology industries and features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases.

The AO Global 250 was selected from hundreds of companies, nominated by a panel of industry experts in the online technology, media, entertainment, enterprise and greentech sectors from around the world. A full list of all the AO Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a community blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the industry in innovation by engaging its bloggers in a social network. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, OnHollywood, OnMedia, GoingGreen, NordicGreen, and Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print "blogozine." No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

About Acronis Inc.

Acronis Inc. is the leading provider of storage management and disaster recovery software. Its patented disk imaging and management technology enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets in physical and virtual environments. With Acronis' backup, recovery, server consolidation and virtualization migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages. For more information, please visit

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