CHICAGO and PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Silver Lining (CSL), an IT as a Service (ITaaS) company optimizing the delivery of Cloud-based Professional Services, Software Tools and Certification to enterprises, has named Kevin Nikkhoo, CEO of CloudAccess, winner of its second annual IT Innovation Award.
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The Award for Lifetime Achievement in Information Technology was established in 2011 to honor individuals who have made significant innovative contributions to Information Technology, either through individual accomplishment or guidance of a group. These contributions reflect leadership and mentorship, and have influenced the industry by demonstrating a commitment to diversity and service to the profession, industry, and community.
Nikkhoo was presented with the award and a $5,000 donation in his name to UNICEF for a series of conceptual and technological advances in IT ranging from his early success as a leading developer at Xerox to his current pioneering venture in the emerging Cloud computing field of virtualized and integrated enterprise-class security solutions, tagged "security-as-a-service."
"The core foundation and driving force of prosperity for everyone lies in innovation," said Bob Shinn, Senior Managing Partner and Founder, Cloud Silver Lining. "We are pleased to present this award to Kevin for his contributions to the world of Information Technology, and to make a donation to UNICEF in his name."
Nikkhoo's 30 year career led to his current work applying Cloud development technologies and tools to protect enterprise development assets against hackers, streamlining and improving security processes, and better controlling an enterprise's online needs.
Cloud Silver Lining works with large financial services and enterprise clients to help realize the business value of Cloud innovation. CSL assesses client readiness for Cloud innovation using an analysis that looks at the seven core characteristics of Cloud: dynamic scalability, financial efficiency, holistic security compliance and management, solution adaptability, multi-tenancy, accessibility and sustainability.
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About Cloud Silver Lining
Cloud Silver Lining (CSL) offers Cloud-related Professional Services, Tools and Certification to help enterprises worldwide evolve their businesses using Cloud innovation. The company's Cloud Toolkit™, Cloud Assurance™ and Dashboard Intelligence™ products provide tools to simplify Cloud implementation and management. The Xertification™ program validates products as Cloud Compatible, services as Cloud enabling, and individuals as Cloud Ambassadors. CSL is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with offices in Providence, RI and the UK. More information can be found at www.cloudsilverlining.com.
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