Kadro Finalist for 2014 eCommerce Award from North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA)

NCTA Tech Awards

RALEIGH, N.C.--Finalists for the NC Tech Awards, North Carolina's only statewide technology awards program, were announced this week by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA).

The Awards recognize companies, organizations and individuals that have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership.

After a nomination period earlier this summer, finalists and winners were chosen in a two-stage review process, led by the accounting firm of Grant Thornton in partnership with an independent selection committee. The awards process culminates with the NC Tech Awards Gala on November 6, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, where 800+ leaders will gather to celebrate the tech sector and honor finalists in each category. Winners will be announced live that evening.

The finalists are:

Technology Corporate Awards

  • Software Company: AvidXchange, Bronto Software, Netsertive, PrecisionLender, Red Hat, Thinkgate
  • Communications Technology Company: CommScope, DocsInk, ERC Broadband, Republic Wireless, Truphone
  • Industry Driven Technology: Allscripts, APEX Analytix, Jackrabbit Technologies, TopQuadrant, Windsor Circle
  • Innovative Product: Automated Insights, Cree, Phononic Devices, Red Hat, Republic Wireless, Valencell
  • Best Consumer Web Company: Blue Label Hosting, CrowdTunes, Hostel Rocket, Stealz, WaterPlayUSA
  • Digital Marketing Company: Automated Insights, Beacon Technologies, Bronto Software, ChannelAdvisor
  • New Media/Digital Technology: AnyCloud, Automated Insights, CrowdTunes, MobileSmith, ReverbNation
  • Best Place to Work: Citrix, LexisNexis, nCino, PointSource, Skookum Digital Works
  • Fast Growth Small: DC74 Data Centers, Epoch Universal, Samanage, Tresata, Windsor Circle
  • Fast Growth Large: ARCA, AvidXchange, Citrix, nCino, Netsertive

Use of Technology Awards

  • Business Value: Cisco, City of Asheville, Impact Financial Systems, Railinc
  • Civic Good: Galaxy Digital, Kenan Fellows Program, NeoNova, Small Footprint, Syntelli Solutions
  • Customer Service: Greater Than One, Sageworks, Tantalus, Western Carolina University – IT Department
  • eCommerce: ChannelAdvisor, Hostel Rocket, Kadro, WaterPlayUSA, Windsor Circle
  • Education: Lea(R)n, Odigia, SKoolAide, Thinkgate, WebAssign
  • Energy & The Environment: Google, GridBridge, InfoSense, Organic Transit, PlottWatt, Waste to Green
  • Finance & Banking: Impact Financial Systems, nCino, LPL Financial, Tresata
  • Health & Wellness: DocsInk, Paired Health, Ridge Diagnostics, Valencell, Validic

NCTA has also expanded its awards program to recognize a category for “Top 10 Startups to Watch” and seven awards recognizing individual achievement. Of these seven, three are continued from previous years including Public Leader, Tech Exec of the Year and Outstanding Achievement. Four new individual awards will recognize Tech Educator, Tech Woman, Public Sector CIO and Private Sector CIO all to be announced soon.

More information on the NC Tech Awards can be found at www.NCTechAwards.com.

About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina.


North Carolina Technology Association
Marc Montoro

"Reeds Jewelers has been in business for over 65 years but having retail knowledge does not necessarily translate into having a successful website. With Kadro we have a partner that offers direction, planning, and services over a wide variety of E-commerce related fields such as mobile commerce, social media and standard ecommerce solutions. Kadro seeks to anticipate our needs and offer solutions, often before we see the opportunity or problems which enable us to concentrate the bulk of our efforts in our area of expertise, the jewelry industry and our customers. Beyond this Kadro offers us a personalized platform by building modules and adapting their platform to fit our specific needs. A one size fits all solution is not for us - we offer our customers a unique in-store experience and we require a platform and a partner that is flexible and nimble and enables us to have our on-line experience reflect our brand. Kadro offers excellent customer service and support, when I need to talk to someone about an issue I am able to get a live person. The Kadro team has proven to be more than a vendor they have been our partners." Mark deCausmeakerDirector Multi Channel Sales, REEDS Jewelers Inc.