AlwaysOn Network, 2/12/15
The private companies on the sixth annual AlwaysOn OnCloud 50 Companies to Watch (formerly OnDemand 50 Companies to Watch) are taking the initiative to bring the world's businesses and enterprises into the cloud.
AlwaysOn's 50 Companies to Watch list of companies are different then the more established OnCloud Top 100 companies in that they are generally earlier-stage, still emerging as top contenders, and just beginning to be reckoned within the cloud market. With creative ways in approaching the highly competitive sector, the OnCloud 50 Companies to Watch leverage their technologies and apply fresh, strategic thinking in building robust and sustainable businesses.
The AlwaysOn editorial team, along with partners at GSV Capital, KPMG, Highland Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bridge Bank, BMC Software, DFJ, Morgan Stanley, Salesforce.com, JMP Securities, InterWest Partners, HP, Bullpen Capital, IVP, Bessemer Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital, Accel Partners, Sapphire Ventures (SAP), USVP, IBM Ventures, Focus Ventures, Microsoft, Jafco Ventures, NEA, RWI Ventures, Jefferies, Alsop Louie Partners, Golden Seeds, Samsung Ventures, AT&T, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Emergence Capital and industry experts across the globe, went out into the entrepreneurial ecosystem to find the 50 private companies that are bringing the cloud to the enterprise and the enterprise to the future.
Vital role of the cloud sector
The year’s OnCloud 50 Companies to Watch list represents a sophisticated ecosystem that is finding ways to deal with market segmentation, big data warehousing, virtualized networks, cyber-security, and myriad infrastructure-related issues. At the same time, data continues to find itself front and center, as software becomes ever more sophisticated and nimble, dealing with everything from specialized industries to global spanning businesses.