Dear Reader:

Welcome to the seventh annual Talkin' Cloud (TC) 100 survey.

Each year Talkin' Cloud ranks the most progressive and influential cloud services providers (CSPs) in the industry. We invite CSPs to submit an application for consideration. After some evaluation and research, the Talkin' Cloud team will publish our annual ranking along with accompanying editorial full of insights and analysis. Survey results will be released in September 2017.

Here are several items for participants to note before filling out our confidential application:
  • Please read the ENTIRE survey to make sure you're able to answer all of the required fields.
  • Talkin' Cloud WILL NOT accept PDF submissions.
  • By completing this survey you certify that the data you've shared is ACCURATE to the best of your knowledge. Once you complete and submit the survey, no further action on your part is required.
  • The survey ends on September 13, 2017.
  • Talkin' Cloud will share the results during a webinar in September.
  • Your company's financial information (where indicated in the survey) will remain CONFIDENTIAL.
Talkin' Cloud staff uses various metrics — including annual recurring cloud revenues — to identify and rank the world's top 100 CSPs.

Please email me or Senior Content Director TC Doyle with any questions or comments. Thanks for your time and participation.

Sincerely,

Nicole Henderson
Content Director
Penton Technology
nicole.henderson@penton.com

* 1. Required: What company are you nominating for the Talkin' Cloud 100?

* 4. Optional: Company's social media pages:

* 5. Required: Please tell us about the company's president, CEO or top executive:

The next two questions are about you.
Please answer them as accurately as possible.

* 6. Required: What is your contact information?

* 8. Required: Which term(s) best describe your business? Check all that apply.

* 9. Required: Which cloud services does your company offer? Check all that apply.

* 10. Required: Which types of SaaS-based services does your company offer? Check all that apply.

* 11. Required: Which other SaaS-based services does your company offer? Check all that apply.

* 12. Required: How much revenue did your firm derive from software development work in the past 12 months?

* 13. Required: If your company is involved with software development, which of the following are part of your portfolio? Multiple answers permitted.

* 14. Required: Where are your cloud services hosted? Check all that apply.

* 15. Required: How many data centers does your company have?

* 16. Required: What size companies do you target? Check all that apply.

* 17. Required: Which vertical markets do you MOST typically serve? Multiple answers permitted.

The next four questions focus on your company's financial performance.

Please note:
1. We will NOT publish the specific financial data/revenue figures you supply. That data will remain confidential.
2. Please use U.S. dollar figures for your financial answers.
3. If you need to convert your financial information into U.S. dollars, a free converter is available here: http://www.xe.com/ucc/.

* 18. Required: Company's total 2016 RECURRING cloud services revenues (in U.S. dollars). We will NOT publish your answer. U.S. dollars please. You can find a currency converter here: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

* 19. Required: Company's total 2015 RECURRING cloud services revenues (in U.S. dollars). We will NOT publish your answer. U.S. dollars please. You can find a currency converter here: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

* 20. Required: Company's 2016 non-recurring cloud revenues (in U.S. dollars). This is total one-time revenues for cloud-related IT projects, consulting, building, integrating, etc. We will NOT publish your answer. U.S. dollars please. You can find a currency converter here: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

* 21. Required: Company's total 2015 non-recurring cloud revenues (in U.S. dollars). This is total one-time revenues for cloud-related IT projects, consulting, building, integrating, etc. We will NOT publish your answer. U.S. dollars please. You can find a currency converter here: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

* 22. Required: As of December 2016 how many full time employees did your company have?

* 23. Required: As of December 2015 how many full time employees did your company have?

* 24. Required: Which IaaS platforms/service providers does your company leverage? Check all that apply.

* 25. Required: What is the single biggest cloud trend, opportunity or challenge facing your business in 2017?

* 26. Required: Does your organization have a digital transformation strategy?

* 27. Required: Which cloud computing environment will be most profitable for channel partners in 2018?

Be sure to click "done" (below) to submit your completed survey. Thank you for participating. No further action is required on your part. Note: You will NOT receive a confirmation email after submitting your survey.

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Please email Nicole Henderson at nicole.henderson@penton.com or Senior Content Director TC Doyle at tc.doyle@penton.com with any questions or comments.

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