BOSTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup, announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the Cloud Computing/Software as a Service category for TechAmerica Foundation's American Technology Awards. The awards, known as "The Termans," bestow the only national "Best Of" awards that recognize all technology products and services across the technology industry. They were named for Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.
"This year we saw a number of nominations from many companies new to the competition," said Dallas Advisory Partners Founder and TechAmerica Foundation Chairman David Sanders. "We congratulate all of this year's finalists and look forward to celebrating their achievements with them at the Technology and Government Dinner."
Nominations for The Termans are vetted by industry experts and TechAmerica Foundation leadership. Individual Terman Awards will be presented for products and services in the following categories:
- Aerospace & Defense
- Clean Tech/Green Tech
- Cloud Computing/Software as a Service
- Consumer Electronics/Computers and Peripherals
- Cyber Security & Authentication
- Health & Medical Technologies
- Internet Services & E-Commerce
- IT Services & Consulting
- Semiconductors & Electronic Components
- Server & Storage Technology
- Smart Grid & Smart Instruments
- Technology Manufacturing
"As the adoption of cloud-based services continues to grow, we're proud to be one of the top online backup solutions for consumers and small businesses," said David Friend, chairman and CEO of Carbonite. "Carbonite aims to alleviate the effects of data loss while enabling our customers to access their backed up files from virtually any web-enabled device. We're delighted to be recognized by the TechAmerica Foundation as a finalist for our efforts in advancing the cloud and making online backup a simple solution for everyone."
Carbonite launched its online backup service in 2006. In 2010, it was ranked the ninth-fastest-growing private company in the U.S. in the Inc. 500 list, and it ranked No. 1 in IT Services. Carbonite currently is a finalist in the 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards.
The winners will be presented on June 15 at TechAmerica Foundation's ninth annual Technology and Government Dinner, which has been a premier Washington, D.C. networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and other government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government. For more information, please visit http://www.techamericafoundation.org/technology-government.
Carbonite is a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small businesses. More than 1 million subscribers in over 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable, unlimited and secure online backup with anytime, anywhere data access. The Carbonite software runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms.
Carbonite has backed up more than 100 billion files, restored more than 7 billion files and currently backs up more than 200 million files each day. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com, twitter.com/carbonite or facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates executives, policymakers, and opinion leaders on the size, scope, outlook, and impact of the technology industry and on policies that enable and promote technological innovations to advance prosperity, security, and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy, and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.