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Leading Analyst Firm Chooses ThinDesk as 2010 Cool Vendor

Gartner selects Thindesk as “Cool Vendor”. That actually makes more sense to us than some of the other usual categories the research companies award. Maybe we can get the Cool Website award from Garnter :-)

Markham, ON – ThinDesk, a leading provider of fully managed desktops and hosted infrastructure running on a VMware platform, today announced that it was selected as a Gartner 2010 Cool Vendor. The designation recognizes technology vendors who provide enabling, innovative and impactful technologies that will drive substantial revenue growth.

“To be chosen as one of the very few Cool Vendors by Gartner is a major honour.” said Rob Myhill, CEO of ThinDesk. “I believe it validates the exceptional business model we have developed. SMB’s can now have the same security as major Canadian banks and at the same time reduce their IT costs 30-40% and carbon-foot-print up to 80%. What business owner wouldn’t want to get more for less and reduce C02 emissions?”

“Cloud computing is at the fore front of today’s information technology discussion. Virtualization and managed services in the data center and on the desktop are integral aspects of how ThinDesk provides this latest technology advancement.” Stated the Gartner Report. “ThinDesk’s cloud end-to-end infrastructure solution reduces IT spending while increasing security and reliability.” the report continued.

“I am extremely proud of this latest recognition it clearly endorses our solution for the business with 10 to 500 staff.” said Myhill. Gartner stated “Clearly SMB s in North America should look at this solution as a way to solve the problem of high IT costs including capital investments while adding to their IT solution things like Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning that is often overlooked or avoided as too costly.”

About ThinDesk

ThinDesk is a leading provider of Private Cloud Computing, Virtualized Desktops, Infrastructure as a Service and Green IT to SMB’s in North America. For more information, visit www.thindesk.com

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.