Monday, 17 December 2012

C4L Makes Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Again



Every year the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list ranks the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Making this list greatly enhances the company's public profile and boosts business. UK-based C4L is proud to announce they have made the 2012 list for the fourth year in a row.

According to an announcement from the company's chairperson, their inclusion has a lot to do with a growing portfolio that includes collocation, conductivity, data communications and state-of-the-art data centres. Chairman Matt Hawkins says C4L customers now have access to the company's IT services at more than 40 data centres located throughout the UK and the Netherlands.

When C4L first made the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list four years ago, there were only 25 facilities in their portfolio. The facility expansion, combined with revenue growth of approximately 390% over the last five years, has propelled C4L to the forefront of collocation and data communications in Europe.

Making the Deloitte Technology list is no small feat by any means. In Europe, the technology sector is booming with existing companies expanding, new start-ups being launched, and foreign companies making moves to invest on European soil. In Africa and the Middle East, competition is heating up as well. For a company like C4L to make a list four years in a row is even more outstanding.

Deloitte United Kingdom's David Halstead congratulated C4L on their ranking, in response to the company's official statement last week. He made it clear that the highly competitive nature of the technology industry makes such an accomplishment worth noting. In order to make the list a company must demonstrate a minimum £50,000 in base year revenues and £80,000 in current year revenues. Only public or private technology companies based in the EMEA regions are eligible.

Good for C4L and the Industry

Outside technology industry offices, the average IT customer probably pays no attention to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list. However, within the industry it is an important benchmark of how a company is doing. C4L's inclusion for the last four years proves they are doing what it takes to succeed in Europe. It is good for them as well as the industry.

Lists like the ones put out by Deloitte and other similar organisations serve as motivations for technology companies to do better. The higher the ranking, the better a company's reputation both within the industry, and to the European customer base at-large. As a result, a better reputation means more business.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is considered to be one of the most objective lists of its kind in the technology industry. The criteria used to rank the listed companies plays no favourites in terms of politics, geographic location, or anything else. Even more reason why C4L should be congratulated for their outstanding performance. As long as the company continues to pursue an already successful business plan, it is quite likely we will see them on the list again for 2013.

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