Strangeloop Networks Inc.

Strangeloop Networks Inc.

July 02, 2008 13:43 ET

Strangeloop Networks™ Honored in Fifth Annual International Business Awards(SM) in Two Categories

Strangeloop Selected as Finalist for Best New Company and Best New Product or Service-Computer Hardware

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Strangeloop Networks (TM) Inc., a leading provider of solutions that accelerate dynamic web applications developed with Microsoft's ASP.NET framework or which rely on web services, has earned a Certificate of Finalist Recognition in the categories of: Best New Company and Best New Product or Service - Computer Hardware, in the 2008 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business.

Nicknamed the Stevie(R) for the Greek word "crowned", the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala dinner on Monday, September 8 in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Primary sponsors for the event will be Dow Jones and IDA Ireland.

Honorees were selected from more than 1,700 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 30 countries. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected International Stevie winners from among the Finalists, which were determined by volunteer judges around the world during two months of preliminary judging.

Organizations all over the world are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can enter in any of more than 40 categories from Best Multinational Company and Best New Product to Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program and Best Executive.

"Entries to the IBAs grew 65% this year and that illustrates the increasing importance of The International Business Awards worldwide," said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. "We congratulate all of the honorees, and we look forward to recognizing them for their achievements at our gala awards dinner in Dublin on September 8."

The Strangeloop AS1000 appliance for Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX lets enterprises dramatically improve the performance and scalability of dynamic web applications by simply plugging in the AS1000 network device between a company's Web servers and the network. This easy-to-deploy appliance optimizes Microsoft ASP.NET applications by intelligently applying software optimization techniques, in real-time, in the network. The Strangeloop AS1000 is a low risk, immediate solution to the inevitable performance challenges popular ASP.NET applications face.

"We are very honored by this recognition, as being selected as a finalist in these two categories is testament to the value that our technology brings to organizations using Microsoft ASP.NET worldwide," said Jonathan Bixby, chief executive officer of Strangeloop. "Companies can now focus on delivering their data-rich, interactive and complex web applications without sacrificing any performance and without breaking their budget."

About Strangeloop Networks

The Strangeloop Networks products accelerate dynamic web applications with unique, framework-specific solutions that require minimal changes to software coding and hardware infrastructure, freeing developers to focus on providing enterprises with value-added features. With the Strangeloop AS1000 Application Scaling Appliance for Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX and the Strangeloop WS1000 Web Services Accelerator, enterprises dramatically shorten code cycles, improve application performance and throughput, more efficiently use bandwidth, achieve greater return on their investment in information technology (IT) staff, network and computing resources and boost customer satisfaction. Strangeloop is based in Vancouver, B.C. For more information, visit www.strangeloopnetworks.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Complete lists of honorees and other details are available at www.stevieawards.com/iba.

Global Sponsor of The 2008 International Business Awards is Dow Jones. Primary sponsor of the September 8 awards gala is IDA Ireland. Supporting Sponsors include BT Conferencing and Weber Shandwick UK. National Sponsors include the Korean Business Communicators Association and the Public Relations Society of India. Media Sponsors include CorpComms magazine and Berlin's JazzRadio 101.9. Localization Partner for the 2008 IBAs is Lionbridge.

Contact Information

  • Interprose PR for Strangeloop Networks
    Jill Miley
    (303) 530-3040 or Cell: (303) 862-0518
    Email: jmiley (at) interprosepr (dot) com
    Website: www.strangeloopnetworks.com