Amido Shortlisted for Most Innovative Emerging Technology Award with Project FreQ

UK Cloud Awards is the brainchild of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro created to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurialism and technical excellence in the UK cloud IT Market

News Facts:

  • UK Cloud Awards is hailed by industry peers as the most prestigious and dedicated accolade for Cloud Service Providers
  • Amido joins pioneers such as Amazon, Dell, Sage Business Cloud and Lifesize in an awards programme that focuses on products, services, enterprise collaboration as well as innovative uses of technologies and best in class business advisors for cloud services
  • The ceremony is held on the 16th May and will reward the best in the industry as chosen by a panel of expert judges
  • Amido adds to its already growing list of achievements, including: The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table, Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies list, the FT1000 fastest growing European companies list and the UK’s Best Workplace list

London, U.K., 2nd May, 2018 – Amido, a vendor-agnostic technical consultancy specialising in cloud-first transformation, enters the Best Digital Transformation Projects category with its Project FreQ, beating of hundreds of entries in this year’s category. Project FreQ was shortlisted for its innovative use of technologies to help a worldwide media and entertainment company struggling to monitor its clients’ promotional campaigns across several platforms and stations. The labour-intensive task was proving time consuming, taking the commercial teams away from their preferred role of brokering more campaigns.

Prior to building the unique and innovative ‘FreQ’ [pronounced free-q] product, the international media and entertainment company’s commercial teams were manually listening back to each show to record the mentions within the duration of the presenter’s air-time – a time ranging between an hour to three/four hours.  Once all the mentions were logged, they cut and pulled each of these clips into an audio-file so that the client could listen to the campaign.  In addition, the commercial team would need to offset these mentions against other factors, such as peak hour listening numbers, ensuring that the client’s promotional targets were hit as well as the ROI. This pain-staking task was supremely vital to the commercial arm of the business in order to maintain client relations and secure further business ventures.

The success of FreQ means that Amido is recognised by its peers as a company that does not take a ‘one size fits all’ approach to digital projects. Judges valued how Amido listened to its client’s business needs and ideas that led to delivering a product and transformation which disrupted how the media industry could access, edit, send and save audio files as swiftly as using a search engine.

The awards first launched in 2014 and celebrates innovation, entrepreneurialism and technical excellence from the leading cloud suppliers, technologies and projects in the in the UK cloud sector. The ceremony, which is being sponsored by Ingram Micro, will reward the best in the industry as chosen by a panel of expert judges. The winners will be revealed at a ceremony at County Hall, London on 16th May 2018.

Alex Hilton, CEO of CIF, co-host of the awards along with Cloud Pro, said: “This is the fifth year we have run the UK Cloud Awards and we are delighted to announce that we had a record number of entries this year, confirming our belief that the UK Cloud Awards are now a recognised feature of the technology industry’s awards calendar.”

The Shortlist for the award swiftly follows placements in the UK Best Workplaces 2018 list and the FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2018 list.

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Jazz Gandhi
Sakura Communications
M: +447920032740
E: jazz@sakuracommunications.co.uk

Harriet Durnford-Smith
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
M: +447850650135
E: harriet.dsmith@amido.com

About Amido

Amido is an independent technical consultancy that specialises in implementing cloud-first solutions. We help our clients build resilience at scale, flexibility for the future and differentiation of customer experience. And, we do this while minimising business-risk and build-cost.

We specialise in assembling and integrating proven cloud technologies, often building solutions around an existing core while enabling clients to prioritise their investment between commodity services and those that deliver competitive advantage. We design solutions that bridge and augment clients’ existing technology, reducing the operational risk of change.

We work with brands like ASOS, CBRE, Global Radio, London City Airport and Coats to remove friction from their customers’ online and mobile experiences to drive revenue and engagement. From social sign-in to smart content delivery and smooth transactions, we help brands build loyalty through customer recognition by bridging systems in a powerful and unique way, yielding real-time results for brands and their customers. Our passion is finding the right strategic mix of technology to give your company a competitive edge and your customers the best experience possible. For more information, please see: https://www.amido.com/

Amido is ranked 12th in The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table, the UK’s top 100 SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales. It is also ranked 6th in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies List under the Technical Agencies category, ranked 910 in the FT1000 fastest growing European companies list and ranked 50 in the UK’s Best Workplace list.

About UK Cloud Awards

Now in its fifth year, the UK Cloud Awards is the brainchild of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro created to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurialism and technical excellence in the UK cloud IT Market. The Awards showcases the leading vendors, customers and individuals who are setting the benchmark in the UK and beyond. The winners of the UK Cloud Awards 2018 will be announced on 16th May, 2018 in London, U.K. The ceremony will reward the best Cloud providers, products and projects from the past year, as decided by an expert panel of independent judges.

Rapid software development for a media giant

We began working with a global media and entertainment company who were struggling to monitor clients’ promotional campaigns across several platforms and stations, click here for the full case study.