SIIA's NextGen Program to Promote Saas and Cloud Market Company Everyone Counts

SIIA's Nextgen program to promote SaaS and cloud market company Everyone Counts

U.S. Newswire Corp.

The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announces the formal industry launch of six independent software vendors (ISVs) in the Software as a Service/cloud computing market at next week's All About the Cloud conference in San Francisco. The launch is part of SIIA's new NextGen program, which advances leading-edge and startup software companies that offer new opportunities in the software industry.

"Identifying and promoting the next generation of software companies is something SIIA has done for years. The NextGen program will elevate early-stage businesses in the SaaS and cloud markets and establish them as industry players," noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA.

Rhianna Collier, Director of the SIIA Software Division, highlighted the quality of firms participating at the All About the Cloud Conference: "We believe this year's line-up of NextGen firms demonstrate all of the qualities that point toward success, including creativity and quality within the software and high tech industries. Analysts, investors, and potential partners in attendance will surely benefit from learning about these firms and their business models."

Everyone Counts -- With the 2000 election in the US it became apparent that state of the art technologies had not yet been brought to elections - a $16 billion paper-based industry globally. So a team of internationally recognized computer security and elections experts came together to solve the problem. We got a federal law passed in 2009 requiring states to provide electronic ballots to military and expat voters beginning in 2010 and we were just contracted with the US Department of Defense to deliver these solutions. Everyone Counts software as a service platform can be expanded to serve additional voter populations, reducing administrative processes and saving governments more than 50% over current solutions.

About SIIA The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward.