Kinney Group Earns Second Consecutive Tech Company of the Year Nomination at 2017 TechPoint Mira Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – April 13, 2017 – Kinney Group, Indianapolis’ premiere cloud solutions integrator, is honored to be a nominee in the Tech Company of the Year ($20M+) category for the 18th annual TechPoint Mira Awards presented by Angie’s List, Genesys and Salesforce.

TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, produces the Mira Awards each year to honor the most innovative and successful technologies, companies, entrepreneurs and innovators in Indiana. Winners will be announced during the annual Mira Awards gala at The Westin Indianapolis on April 29, 2017.

Kinney Group was nominated for the TechPoint Mira Award for the Tech Company of the Year ($20M+) category following the company’s rapid growth harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve the lives of customers.

Cloud solutions can deliver powerful benefits to companies and government alike, but require cutting-edge expertise for successful implementation. Kinney Group combines different technologies, engineering them to work together for security and reliability. The firm has built a team of highly-trained experts in today’s leading technologies who take a holistic, consultative approach to customer engagements. This allows the company to deliver secure, compliant, and reliable solutions for large enterprises and government agencies such as the Federal Government and a variety of market leaders in the Fortune 1000.

This is a market poised for explosive growth on a global basis. Millions of enterprises and government entities are moving applications and data to the cloud to accomplish mission-critical solutions in IoT, machine learning, big data, security, fraud detection, compliance and more. The demand for these services, estimated to be a $1 trillion market in the US alone, is driving rapid growth for Kinney Group who is investing in more talent and expanding its Indianapolis location.

To serve this fast paced market, Kinney Group recently completed a $6M round of funding, including an investment from Ann Arbor-based Plymouth Growth Partners. Plymouth Growth Partners and Partner Jeff Barry will also be recognized at the Mira Awards gala as they’ve been chosen as MIRA’s “Investor of the Year.” This is not the first time Kinney Group has received recognition from MIRA. The rapidly growing company was also recognized by MIRA in 2016 as a nominee with other leading Indianapolis firms such as Interactive Intelligence, Salesforce and Appirio. Appirio, last year’s winner of the MIRA award and another cloud solutions provider, was acquired by global IT Services company Wipro in 2016.

“We are honored to be nominated for Tech Company of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year. Our colleagues drive our success and are committed to accelerating our growth and continuing to deliver high-impact solutions for our customers.“ – Amy Oviedo, VP of People Operations

Nominees were selected by 50 independent subject matter experts who evaluated and ranked the applications. At the end of February, all nominees presented to an independent judging panel that will select winners following their deliberations.

“In just over a decade, Indiana has seen more than $6.5 billion in acquisitions and IPOs from our tech community. More recently, in 2016, two-thirds of all the venture capital dollars and three-quarters of all the deals raised in Indiana went to tech companies,” said TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier. “The Mira Awards exist to celebrate our state’s tremendous tech success stories and amplify them to media, investors and technology buyers nationwide.”

A complete list of the 2017 TechPoint Mira Awards nominees is available at
www.techpoint.org/mira.

About Kinney Group
Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Automation is in Kinney Group’s DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced cloud, analytics, and infrastructure technologies. Kinney Group delivers optimized solutions powering IT-driven business processes in the cloud for Public Sector agencies and Fortune 2000 companies. To learn more about Kinney Group, visit www.kinneygroup.com.

For more information, please contact:
Aaron Abodeely
Kinney Group
317-721-0545
aaron.abodeely@kinneygroup.com

Kinney Group Earns the Splunk 2017 Global Partner Marketing Excellence Award

Cloud Solutions Integrator, Kinney Group, Earns the Splunk 2017 Global Partner Marketing Excellence Award for its customer centric and innovative approach to igniting imagination in the global marketplace.

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Indianapolis, IN – April 18th, 2017 –Kinney Group, a cloud solutions integrator, today announced it has received the Global Partner Excellence Award for exceptional performance and commitment to the Splunk® Partner+ Program. The Global Partner Marketing Excellence Award recognizes a Splunk partner that differentiates itself with a customer centric and innovative approach to the way they position Splunk to generate curiosity and ignite imagination in the global marketplace. Learn more about the Splunk Partner+ Program here.

Splunk, a leader in the fast-paced machine data analytics market, is used by more than 13,000 companies including Adobe, Nordstrom, Yelp, and 85 of the Fortune 100. Splunk uses machine data—the digital data created by the devices, applications, systems, technologies, sensors and infrastructure powering digital transformation—to address big data, IT operations, security and analytics use cases. Splunk delivers real-time visibility into how these investments are performing, enabling faster, more cost-effective business decisions across the enterprise.

“We are honored to receive the Global Partner Marketing Excellence award from the Partner+ Program,” said Kinney Group Founder and CEO Jim Kinney. “Kinney Group is committed to evangelizing the Splunk Platform by focusing on the Corporate ROI, Financial ROI and most importantly, the Human ROI with our current and future clients. With a bias for action, we take a customer centric approach and innovate around their dreams. We are excited for our future with Splunk.”

“Congratulations to Kinney Group for being recognized for Excellence in Global Partner Marketing,” said Cheryln Chin, vice president of global partners, Splunk. “The Splunk Partner+ Program delivers the resources, training, enablement and support needed for a positive and profitable partner experience with Splunk, while providing the framework for partners to drive customer success and adoption. The Splunk Partner+ Awards highlight outstanding partners like Kinney Group for their distinguished performance, commitment to customer success, investment in Splunk capabilities, and collaboration with Splunk.”

Winners of the Splunk Partner+ Awards reflect the top-performing partners globally within specific technology markets. All award recipients were selected by a group of the Splunk executives and the global partner organization. Read more about the 2017 Splunk Partner Awards.

About Kinney Group

Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Automation is in Kinney Group’s DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced security, analytics, and infrastructure technologies. The company delivers an optimized solution powering IT-driven business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. Learn more at www.kinneygroup.com

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