June 10, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Secure-24, a leading provider of managed application hosting, disaster recovery and information security, has announced that company CEO Matthias Horch has been named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Central Great Lakes Region. The award honors outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievements.
As a leading expert in IT infrastructure security and outsourcing, Horch recognized the need among mid-market companies for scalable solutions that would increase the efficiency, security and performance of business-critical applications. Today, Secure-24 works to deliver customized managed hosting solutions for industry and government clients operating around the globe.
Named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing companies for the second consecutive year, Secure-24 is recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., ranking #1 in IT services in Michigan and #13 nationwide.
Secure-24 continues to invest in both infrastructure and people, having recently entered into a unique private/public partnership with the government of Wayne County (Mich.) for the development of a new state-of-the-art Technology Resource Center. Completed in May 2009, the new data center will be able to support the needs of private sector clients and those of all 43 communities in Wayne County, one of the largest counties in the United States. This expansion is expected to create hundreds of high-tech jobs.
Secure-24 is a certified SAP® Hosting Partner with a broad SAP Basis Competency Center (http://www.secure-24.com/sap-technical-services.html) and an executive management team with over 30years of SAP Hosting experience. Secure-24 is also a certified Oracle® Partner for hosting Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions such as PeopleSoft, JDE, and Hyperion (http://www.secure-24.com/oracle-hosting.html).
As a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award, Horch will be among those honored during a scheduled awards event June 11th at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dearborn, Mich. Additional information about the event can be found online. (Link to page http://web002.ey.com/eoy/eoylook.nsf/AreaList/Central+Great+Lakes)