MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Technologies CEO, Bruce Flitcroft, is the 2016 recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for IT Services in New Jersey. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the award program, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Flitcroft was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick on June 23, 2016.
In 1998, Flitcroft founded Alliant Technologies as a web infrastructure consultancy and IT integrator. In 2008, Bruce and his team concluded that the IT industry was poised and ready to transform its delivery and consumption model. They began building the first IT infrastructure utility company designed to lower cost, reduce defects and simplify IT. In 2010, Flitcroft evolved the service to a pay-as-you-use consumption structure, delivering the necessary agility to respond to dynamic business environments. Today, Alliant is a pioneer of the transformation that is moving enterprises into the Digital Age.
During his acceptance speech, Flitcroft noted that his vision of a true IT infrastructure utility wouldn't have come to life without the dedicated, talent-rich team at Alliant. He added, "Many think that technology and innovation only comes out of Silicon Valley from huge companies; but the reality is that innovation is alive and well in New Jersey, and we're pretty proud of that. We are changing the way that everyone is going to consume IT in the next twenty years—it's just going to work [and] it's going to cost less."
As a regional award winner, Bruce Flitcroft is now eligible for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
As the pioneer IT infrastructure utility company, Alliant designs, deploys and manages global IT infrastructure for some of the most well-known brands in the world. We do this though our scalable IT infrastructure utility for enterprise Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Unified Communications, Network Security and Data Center systems. Our IT utility, which is delivered globally through our US-based operations, enables customers to efficiently scale and meet the demands of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Digital Age. Alliant Technologies is unique in the industry in the way it provides simplicity and peace of mind, while lowering operating costs and risk for commercial enterprises, the public sector and regulated industries. Learn more at www.allianttech.com.
About EY Entrepreneur of the Year®
EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New Jersey, sponsors also include PNC, DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis, Pine Hill Group, Cresa, Empire Valuation Consultants, SolomonEdwardsGroup and NJBIZ.
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