SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

August 18, 2009 15:30 ET

Cast Iron Systems Wins Most Innovative Business Model Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Cast Iron Systems, The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™, today announced that it has been awarded top honors by the leading trade association for the world's information technology industry, the Computing Technology Industry Association. Specifically, Cast Iron is the winner of the 2009 SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Award for Most Innovative Service/Business Model.

"The IT industry is in the midst of one of the most innovative periods in its history," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. "Virtualization, cloud computing, software-as-a-service, and many other solutions are delivering real business value to customers. By winning this SoftwareCEO Software Innovation award, Cast Iron Systems has demonstrated it is at the forefront of innovation. On behalf of the worldwide membership of CompTIA and SoftwareCEO, I am pleased to recognize their achievement."

"Winning this award is particularly gratifying for us because an unwavering belief in the power of innovation has always been at the heart of Cast Iron's strategy," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "Our impressive growth over 11 straight quarters is testimony to the impact you can have when you use innovation and execution to lead a market, rather than merely try to copy the success of others."

The Software Innovation Awards recognize products, ideas, and business models that break conventional software ideas and processes, and produce results that go beyond marginal improvements. Each year, SoftwareCEO and CompTIA form a select panel of analysts, consultants, writers, trade press, and subject-matter experts to evaluate the nominations and determine the finalists and Software Innovation Award winners.

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About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™. Cast Iron has thousands of deployed customer integrations across all industries and around the world at companies such as Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Amerisource Bergen, Emerson, IBA Molecular, Krueger International, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, and, among many others. All are benefiting from the simplicity, speed, and flexibility of the Cast Iron Integration Solution, which enables them to integrate Cloud-based and SaaS applications with the rest of the enterprise in just days. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Tenaya Capital. Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Vitria, and webMethods.

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