It’s easy sometimes at a start-up with all the energy and enthusiasm to drink your own koolaid, which is why it’s especially nice when you get third-party affirmation that what you are doing is cool and different. Our mission at Symform is simple yet aggressive: to disrupt the cloud storage and backup market with a revolutionary way of storing data in the cloud via a peer-to-peer network.
This past week, we received two awards that validated our direction. One from the Cloud Computing World Series, held in conjunction with the 4th Annual Cloud Computing World Forum in London. We won Best Cloud Storage Solution! The winners were informed just a couple of days prior to the awards ceremony, so fortunately one of our great partners in the UK, EJC IT, accepted the award on our behalf. Therefore, I need to give a shout out to Adrian Barkey, managing director of EJC, who is in the official photo below, and to his team, Gavin, Max and Dimitry.
Then, the week ended on a high note as Symform ranked among the Best Companies in Washington to Work For, coming in 14th among the small company category.
In an email informing us of our award, associate publisher Michael Romoser said, “Symform employees feel particularly good about their level of responsibility, decision making and company communications. They love the work environment and give Symform very high marks for executive leadership. Symform achieved very high scores across the board for fostering a great work environment; one to be proud of.
This award is given based on a two-stage evaluation process that includes a comprehensive employee survey of your culture, work environment, management and more, and then a review by a panel of expert judges. One thing we noticed with these awards is that there are not very many high-tech companies on the list, so we’re doubly proud to have a culture where employees love to come to work while working hard in a competitive market.
Congrats to all Symform employees (and our partners) for the great work!