NJBIZ has named NYI (www.nyi.net) “Emerging Business of the Year” for 2012. The announcement was made last week at a special awards gala at The Palace at Somerset Park, attended by 300 New Jersey business leaders and NJBIZ staff and sponsored by EisnerAmper, Sun National Bank, K&L Gates, Cigna, Caliper.
NYI, a specialty provider of colocation, dedicated servers, enterprise Cloud and other business-critical infrastructure solutions, was selected, according to an editorial statement from NJBIZ, due to the “leadership, innovation and growth” NYI has displayed in the New Jersey market.
“This is a fantastic honor,” said Phillip Koblence, VP Operations, NYI. “NYI Bridgewater only opened a few short years ago. To be named among the Garden State’s most dynamic businesses is an important milestone for NYI and a tribute to New Jersey’s support for emerging businesses.”
In a profile in the accompanying 2012 Business of the Year Awards supplement, NJBIZ praised NYI for maintaining strong growth, while preserving “the flexibility of a small company that can adapt quickly.” NJBIZ also praised NYI for selecting the Garden State as an expansion target in 2009 with the opening of NYI Bridgewater, a 40,000 square foot datacenter facility.
“It’s easy to overlook the importance of location in today’s hyper-connected world, where critical business information can follow people wherever they go…NYI, however, did not make that mistake. They decided to build their high-tech business close to their clients in New Jersey and New York City.”
Other factors in NYI’s favor included the company’s reputation as among the very best infrastructure providers according to industry-watchers Netcraft and its support for various New Jersey technology organizations and non-profits, including the New Jersey Technology Council and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
“We love doing business in New Jersey,” added Koblence. “Our initial attraction was the disaster recovery/business continuity efficiencies as well as the many business incentives. Since then, we have realized that the state offers so much more, which is why we have made our Bridgewater facility a hub for the technology community, hosting NJTC’s Innovation Competition for four years running and giving OWASP free space to host their New Jersey chapter meetings.”
For more information about NJBIZ’s Business of the Year Awards, including the complete list of winners and finalists, visit:
Judges for 2012 competition included John S. Buzza, Director, Monmouth University Center for Entrepreneurship, Monmouth University; Jerry Creighton, Sr., MBA, Executive Director, NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC); John Farrell, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs, College of Business Administration, Rider University; D.N. Lombardi, Ph.D., USMC(R), Industry Professor/Program Director, Stevens Institute of Technology; Dr. Kathleen Reddick, Professor, Graduate Program in Management, College of St. Elizabeth.
Established in 1996, NYI is headquartered in the heart of the Wall Street area, with facilities in both Lower Manhattan and Bridgewater, New Jersey. The company’s core services include colocation and dedicated servers, cloud computing and managed services, disaster recovery and business continuity planning. NYI provides mission-critical data solutions for a broad range of industries, including media, financial services, healthcare, law, fashion, architecture, life sciences and real estate. NYI is SSAE 16, PCI and HIPPA-compliant. It also works with financial services companies to achieve FINRA 4370 compliance. For more information, visit: www.nyi.net.