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Pittsburgh Cloud Company, A Microsoft Managed Gold Partner, Featured in CIO Review

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Pittsburgh Cloud Company, A Microsoft Managed Gold Partner, Featured in CIO Review

Applied Cloud Systems (ACS), a Pittsburgh-based Microsoft Partner that focuses on cloud-computing was featured in the August 2018 issue of the CIO Review for their deep expertise in the Microsoft cloud and their exponential growth as a start-up organization.

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PITTSBURGH, August 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Applied Cloud Systems (ACS), a Pittsburgh-based Microsoft Partner that focuses on cloud-computing was featured in the August 2018 issue of the CIO Review for their deep expertise in the Microsoft cloud and their exponential growth as a start-up organization. The cover of the issue features Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella -https://magazine.cioreview.com/magazines/August2018/Microsoft/

Microsoft is currently winning the "cloud wars" as the #1 provider of cloud services. In 2016, James (Jim) Hughes Co-Founder and CTO of ACS, and Brian Dupper CEO of ACS (former Microsoft employee) got together to discuss a gap in the Pittsburgh market for both cloud services and highly skilled talent with a deep expertise in the Microsoft cloud.

ACS opened its doors in April of 2016 and had two employees and two customers. By August 2018, the company has migrated out of Jim's basement to an office located in a Pittsburgh suburb – Carnegie, and now has a workforce of 30 employees and over 35 customers.

Revenues have grown 600% and the company has opened another office in Rochester, NY. There are plans to expand the company's geographic reach into Ohio, Michigan, and the Carolinas.

"Microsoft has been an amazing Partner to us and has opened so many doors for us. We would not be where we are without their support and partnership." - Brian Dupper, CEO.

When asked what advice Jim would provide to CIO's, he has this to say "Regardless if you go with Microsoft's platform or not, if you are not evaluating the cloud, you are missing out on a tremendous opportunity to save money, improve speed to delivery, and provide scale and agility into your organization. At the same time, migrating to the cloud will develop your IT workforce to build the skills they need to succeed in the future." - Jim Hughes, CTO.

ACS's next venture is a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh which they plan to start up in 2019. The non-profit will provide free technical education on the entire Microsoft cloud platform to underprivileged men, women, and youth who are residing in Pittsburgh.

Visit ACS @https://appliedcloudsystems.com/

 

SOURCE Applied Cloud Systems

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