Alpha Software's inclusion in the AlwaysOn "Global 100 Companies to Watch" based on its Alpha Anywhere rapid mobile and web development and deployment platform signifies its market momentum, its innovative approach and its ability to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Alpha Software was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. Alpha joins emerging industry leaders such as Bitcasa, NuoDB, Hipmunk and more in areas such as B2B (business to business) mobile, enterprise, and B2C (business to consumer) services.
In order to cut development time and costs, Alpha Anywhere minimizes the coding needed to get enterprise-class applications built but simultaneously offers developers the confidence that they can code the truly custom aspects of a project when or if needed. The current state of mobile adoption is that the intention to mobilize most business processes is high, but the majority of enterprises are stuck near the beginning of the mobile maturity curve. To illustrate this, the April 2014 IDC report "The State of Mobile Enterprise Software in 2014: An IDC Survey of Applications, Platforms, Decisions, and Deployments" (June 2014, IDC #249234) surveyed US and UK companies with over 1000 employees and shows that companies are struggling to meet their objectives of embracing mobile. According to the survey, 61% of organizations surveyed have deployed only 3 or fewer mobile applications. Often enterprises struggle because the development options are either too code-intensive, require hard to find specialized mobile developers, or are too simplistic because they don't allow for coding when needed, so that they run out of steam before the project is completed.
Alpha Software and the other firms will be honored at AlwaysOn's tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum in San Jose on July 29th and 30th, 2014. The two-day exclusive event treats attendees to a high-level debate and discourse on top trends and opportunities in the booming digital media, entertainment, on-demand, and cloud computing sectors. The Innovation Summit is produced in an intimate and social setting, where participants can easily meet up, socially network, and make deals happen.
"As users shift from desktop to mobile, and more IT departments turn to the cloud, the Global Silicon Valley is opening up new markets for amazing new apps and services. More and more legacy institutions are being disrupted by technology innovation, with the demand for efficiency and quality trumping long-established monopolies," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's up-and-comers, including Alpha Software, are quickly moving into these new markets and bringing quick, nimble apps to users ready to adapt to technology's changing landscape."
Perkins noted that the companies making this year's AlwaysOn Global 100 list are driving the private company technology marketplace, saying they represent some of the highest-growth opportunities.
The AlwaysOn Global 100 winners, like Alpha Software, were selected from among hundreds of firms nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2014 list.
Alpha Software's flagship product, Alpha Anywhere, is a single development and deployment environment with rich design, security, integration and administrative features that slashes development time by as much as 90 percent over traditional methods, and simplifies the process of building HTML5 business applications. With one click, Alpha Anywhere 2.0 turns these HTML5 business applications into installable cross-platform, hybrid applications with full access to device hardware.
"The ability to quickly and cost-effectively develop and deploy business applications that work on a full range of mobile devices is now an absolute must for companies that need to operate effectively," said Richard Rabins, Alpha Software's chief executive officer. "We are honored to be included as a member of the AlwaysOn Global 100. It recognizes both our accomplishments to date and our potential."
A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://goo.gl/tmBLup