Cloud9 Named to INC 500|5000 Ranks!

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INC 500 Cloud Computing - Cloud9 added to INC 5000Cloud9 Real Time has been recognized as one of America’s  fastest growing private technology companies by Inc. in the magazine’s 32nd annual awards. Started in 1982, the INC-500|5000 is a prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies and has become a hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

Cloud9 Real Time President/CEO, Robert J. Chandler commented, “It’s a great honor being recognized by INC, one of the few publications dedicated exclusively to privately held companies that are producing innovative ideas.”

INC 500 Cloud Computing now that cloud9 joins INC 500

Cloud9 made the Top-60 in IT Service nationally, Top-100 private companies in California and number 9 among San Diego County companies. A complete list of all companies awarded can be found at

“Cloud9’s growth has been tremendous over the past 4 years and we are looking forward to an even stronger 2014!,” added Mr. Chandler.

The 2013 INC-500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2012. The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million.

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Founded in 1979, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit


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Sarah Gardiner

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