Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 20, 2009
Inc. magazine has ranked WBS CONNECT number 108 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Additionally, they ranked 6th in their category, IT Services. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.
"If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."
The WBS Connect services portfolio includes high speed Internet access, point-to-point data networking, Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, data center colocation, network consulting services, and cloud computing. In addition to its extensive technology framework built throughout North America, Europe, and now Asia, WBS Connect has partner relationships with over 35 major carriers across the globe.
"We are excited and honored at being selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Being placed in the top 500 is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of our very talented team. We strive to keep our customers connected to their worlds," said Mike Hollander, WBS Connect Managing Partner.
Inc. 500 Methodology
The 2009 Inc. 500 measures revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2008. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2005 is $200,000; the minimum for 2008 is $2 million.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (http://www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.
About WBS Connect
Founded in 2002, WBS Connect is a provider of global technology services. They leverage multi-gigabit commitments with IP transit carriers to offer high bandwidth Internet connections and data transport services worldwide. WBS Connect also offers data center colocation, expert managed network services, business video communications services, and cloud computing services. They have a presence in over 60 carrier-neutral data centers across the world, and have access to over 70,000 network nodes. For more information, visit http://www.wbsconnect.com.