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Pano Logic Named to the First Annual InformationWeek Startup 50
Pano Logic, the leader in centralized virtual desktops, today announced that it has been named to the first annual listing of the InformationWeek Startup 50.

InformationWeek’s Startup 50 is a list of the top 50 business technology startups selected by InformationWeek readers and editors. Companies were selected in a three-step process that involved nomination, online voting, and editorial vetting.

The technologies and the companies behind them were evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation and their ability to inject new ways of doing things into business processes;
  • Value, which is reflected in lower costs, increased sales, higher productivity, or improved customer loyalty; and,
  • Enterprise-readiness, meaning that a product or service scales and can be deployed and managed as necessary by IT pros.

Pano Logic offers a way to radically reduce the cost and complexity of deploying and maintaining Windows desktop PCs. The company’s Pano System is a complete easy to deploy hardware and software solution for centralized virtual desktops – using purpose-built and energy-efficient zero-client devices on users’ desktops connected over a LAN to Windows virtual machines running on VMware-based servers in the data center. The Pano approach provides users with a superior desktop computing experience while helping IT staff reap the benefits of centralized management, rapid provisioning of new users, improved data security and a far lower total cost of ownership. Pano Logic has hundreds of deployments in production use in clients ranging from small businesses to large institutions and spanning a range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, higher education, government and healthcare.

“It’s an honor to have Pano Logic recognized by such a reputable industry publication,” said John Kish, CEO of Pano Logic. “As an emerging market leader, we’ve come a long way in a short amount of time and continue to see escalating customer demand for virtual desktops in spite of a challenging economic climate, driven by the IT cost savings and energy efficiency our solution provides.”

“It was difficult to limit ourselves to 50 startups because there’s a lot of exciting companies out there,” said Andrew Conry-Murray, business editor, InformationWeek. “That said, we believe the InformationWeek Startup 50 have innovative solutions to critical business problems and are worthy of enterprise consideration.”

InformationWeek editors and readers identified young companies that are ready to address the critical challenges facing the enterprise. Whether it is securing networks, cutting costs or streamlining IT operations and business processes, the InformationWeek Startup 50 provides IT professionals and executives insight on new and innovative solutions from the named companies.

The full list of the InformationWeek Startup 50: Business Technology Companies to Watch, along with analysis by InformationWeek editors, can be found online at

Published Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:28 PM by David Marshall
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