TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Geminare Incorporated won a coveted
Companies-to-Watch Award, one of four separate awards categories that make up
the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, the pre-eminent technology awards
program in Canada.
The "Companies-to-Watch" award honours early-stage Canadian technology
companies in business less than five years. These companies exemplify many of
the winning characteristics of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranked companies,
which are judged using a longer track record.
"Companies-to-Watch award winners frequently go on to score high rankings
in the Deloitte Fast 50 once they have a five year track record," said John
Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry
Group, Deloitte. "Geminare has quickly distinguished itself for its innovative
technology and entrepreneurship and this award recognizes its potential as a
future leader in the Canadian technology industry."
"All businesses, from SMB to Enterprise, need to ensure the continuous
availability and operation of their critical systems including email,
databases and other business applications, cost effectively and easily," said
President and CEO Joshua Geist. "Geminare is meeting customers' requirements
for protecting, securing and providing continuous availability to critical
applications and information from any location, through an immediately
deployable host-based SaaS offering with no capital investment required."
The majority of Companies-to-Watch winners are potential global leaders
in technology sectors that didn't exist even five years ago. To win the award,
companies must display the kind of management expertise and superior
technology that mark an early-stage company poised for continued growth. To
qualify for the Companies-to-Watch Award, candidates must have been operating
less than five years and have revenues less than $5 million. They must also be
headquartered in Canada and devote a significant portion of their operating
revenues to creating proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 - The Deloitte Technology Fast 50
program is Canada's preeminent technology awards program. Celebrating business
growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct
categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards
(early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with
the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate),
Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four
industry sub categories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications
and emerging technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards
(Canada's leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and
re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption.)
Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, RBC Capital Markets,
Wellington Financial, Stonewood Group, CATAAlliance and Igloo. For further
information, visit www.fast50.ca.
About Geminare Incorporated - Geminare is the leading provider of
host-based continuity services that keep businesses running uninterrupted,
during a system failure with no capital investment. Geminare's patented hosted
SaaS platform enables Enterprise-class Continuous Availability to be delivered
to the SMB market. Geminare's turn-key solutions facilitate real-time server
replication with automatic failover, immediate remote operational capability
with complete data protection. Based in Toronto Canada, Geminare services
customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.geminare.com.
For further information:
For further information: Susan Levinsky, Director of Marketing, Geminare
Incorporated, TEL: (416) 593-4443 x 237, FAX: (416) 593-9097,