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October 13, 2014 07:30 ET

Cloud Sherpas Wins Partner Innovation Award at Dreamforce 2014

Cloud Sherpas Recognized for Outstanding Contribution Toward Customer Success in Third Annual Partner Innovation Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 13, 2014) - Cloud Sherpas today announced it has been recognized with the Partner Innovation Award for healthcare. Presented at Dreamforce 2014, Cloud Sherpas was recognized for its work with population scientists at City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, in leveraging social, mobile and cloud technologies to transform how it conducts leading-edge research. 

To scale up and modernize its biobanking and data collection processes, City of Hope researchers worked with Cloud Sherpas to deploy a Salesforce enterprise solution to streamline data collection, consolidate data management and increase data security within the California Teachers Study, a large longitudinal study of cancer and other diseases among women. Additionally, Cloud Sherpas developed a custom mobile application to simplify the Teachers Study data collection and help its team of researchers go mobile. 

The Partner Innovation Awards recognize partners for innovative work based on the challenge addressed, the company's demonstrated expertise working with Salesforce technologies, and the value delivered to the customer.

Comments on the News

  • "We are honored to receive the Partner Innovation Award for innovation in healthcare," said Gary DiOrio, president, Salesforce business unit, Cloud Sherpas. "The award is a testament to our expertise in deploying innovative Salesforce solutions for our clients worldwide and especially in the healthcare sector."
  • "City of Hope is one of the first Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States to leverage cloud technology for the nuts and bolts of large-scale data collection and study management," said Dr. James Lacey, associate professor at City of Hope. "The system that Cloud Sherpas developed for us is streamlined, efficient and realized a significant cost reduction. We truly transformed the way we do this type of research through cloud technology."
  • "We congratulate Cloud Sherpas on its Partner Innovation Award for innovations in healthcare," said Dan Streetman, senior vice president, alliances and channels, "This award recognizes the success and expertise of Cloud Sherpas to equip clients with the tools they need to run their business faster and more effectively."

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About Cloud Sherpas

Cloud Sherpas is a global cloud advisory and technology services company, with more than 900 people serving Fortune 500 clients and thousands of other businesses around the world. Our experts provide unrivaled cloud strategy, implementation and integration capabilities, having successfully worked with clients across all industries. Cloud Sherpas is part of the Partner Program and has earned Global Strategic Cloud Alliance Partner status, the three­time Google Enterprise Partner of the Year for Google Apps and a ServiceNow Master Solutions Partner. With a track record of over 5,000 successful cloud implementations, Cloud Sherpas has helped businesses become more connected and collaborative, better manage their customer relationships, and streamline their IT processes. Cloud Sherpas is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices throughout the United States and operations in Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information visit

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