Flowers recognized for achievements with solid, scalable technology platforms
BOSTON — December 2, 2009 — The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council named Carbonite CTO Jeff Flowers winner of the 2009 Technology Leadership Award, CTO of the Year. The Technology Leadership Awards recognize the best and brightest technology innovators and leaders in the Bay State.
As co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Carbonite, Flowers manages architecture and development of Carbonite's state-of-the-art online backup service. Flowers evaluates industry trends and oversees the implementation of new features for Carbonite's consumer and small-business products.
Leadership Council Awards are given to companies and individuals that either develop or implement innovative technology solutions. The recognition highlights recent and significant contributions to companies or the broader industry.
"Jeff's well-deserved recognition reinforces Carbonite's role in defining the online backup industry," said Carbonite CEO and co-founder David Friend. "Jeff is that rare combination of technical wizard and sensible business head, not to mention a great mentor and leader. He is the architect's architect and we're very proud of his accomplishments."
Under his guidance, Carbonite has been hailed by technology influencers, such as Jefferson Graham and Ed Baig of USA Today and Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, as a leading provider of simplistic and secure online backup. Carbonite also has been honored as a winner of the Webware 100 (2009), PC Pro Awards (UK), Web User 2009 Gold Award (5 stars) and Northeast 100 Top Private Company Award Winner (AlwaysOn).
Carbonite has backed up more than 39 billion files, and backs up more than 100 million new files every day. Carbonite online backup installs with just a few clicks and runs quietly in the background, continually backing up the irreplaceable files on a computer. For $54.95 per year, Carbonite subscribers get unlimited backup space, so they'll never outgrow their Carbonite subscription. For new customers interested in testing Carbonite's award-winning online backup service, a free 15-day trial of Carbonite is available at www.carbonite.com.
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. is the only association that addresses the critical leadership issues of innovative software and technology-enabled companies. It is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology. The Council conducts educational programs; hosts industry events; facilitates networking; sponsors research; advocates in favor of technology policies that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and competition; and recognizes industry-leading companies and people. www.masstlc.org
The Carbonite industry-first offer of unlimited online backup space for a flat, low price revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 39 billion files and has restored more than 3.2 billion lost files for its customers. Carbonite backs up more than 100 million files every day to high-redundancy storage servers in its Boston and Somerville, Mass. data centers. There are Carbonite users in more than 120 countries.
The Carbonite mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use backup solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite is available on both Windows and Mac. Carbonite is available directly at www.carbonite.com, and through international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.