Ideas from Employees Generate Enthusiastic Response from Key Stakeholders, in Addition to a $10,000 Reward for Winning Team
CHELMSFORD, MA – March 27, 2014 – Intronis, Inc., provider of world-class cloud backup solutions for the IT channel, today announced the successful completion of its first-ever “Shark Tank” competition, where Intronis employees pitched ideas for new products, services or initiatives that would help the company to better serve the IT Channel community.
“The idea behind our inaugural Shark Tank competition was all about surfacing the most creative and innovative new product ideas from the people within our company,” said Intronis CEO Rick Faulk, who is a big fan of the show and advocated the idea within the company. “The level of ingenuity and strategy that went into these projects was impressive and although we only selected one winner, all of the projects remain on the drawing board for further consideration.”
Eight teams spent months developing their projects and were required to estimate the potential revenue opportunity of their ideas, as well as the resources and time required to bring them to market.
Members of Intronis’ Board of Directors and executive leadership team served as the “sharks” and selected the winning team based on business impact, feasibility and creativity.
Intronis Software Engineer Niels Liu and Vice President of Partner Success Jasmine Lombardi won the competition. Their idea, which is being kept confidential during development, will help Intronis’ channel partners address data protection, security and other business challenges across multiple, disparate cloud platforms.
With approximately 90 employees at its Chelmsford headquarters, Intronis is set for a record year of growth and innovation. The company is currently hiring and gearing up to introduce its next wave of technology innovation in Q2 2014.
“We have an incredible team in place and are well positioned to bring more value to our partners, our associates and the company’s stakeholders,” continued Faulk. “Our Shark Tank competition brought the team closer together and showed everyone first hand that innovation starts here. I am honored to congratulate Niels and Jasmine on their win and look forward to the sequel – Intronis’ Shark Tank 2.”
Intronis is an award-winning provider of world-class cloud backup solutions exclusively for the IT channel. Intronis offers the deepest Exchange and SQL backup on the market, securely protects physical and virtual data with native support for VMware, Hyper-V, and physical system images, and easily integrates with top RMM and PSA tools. Intronis’ complete data protection platform has been field tested by thousands of MSPs and is centrally managed from a single console that can be customized and rebranded. In 2014, the company was recognized as a “Best Channel Vendor” by Business Solutions Magazine and one of the “Top 100 Cloud Computing Vendors” and “Top 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors” by CRN Magazine. Learn more at barracudamsp.com.