Pythian Named 2014 Global Outsourcing 100 Rising Star

Outstanding executive leadership, brand recognition, and employee management solidify Pythian as a leading outsourcing service provider

OTTAWA, Ontario — June 2, 2014 — Pythian, the global leader in data management consulting and services, has once again been named a 2014 Global Outsourcing 100® Rising Star by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). The list is an annual ranking of the world’s best outsourcing service providers and highlights on-the-rise companies in the outsourcing space.

The Rising Star award recognizes Pythian as a leader in data management outsourcing, and identifies the company’s executive leadership, skilled employee management, and international recognition as key factors in the nomination. This award marks the second year in a row that Pythian was named to the Rising Star list.

“As companies continue to accumulate more data than ever before, IT teams struggle to manage all of that information in-house,” said Rob Hamel, Vice President of Service Delivery at Pythian. “More businesses are rethinking their internal data infrastructure management processes and rightsourcing to find flexible, cost-effective solutions to optimize performance, reduce IT burdens, and improve productivity. Pythian brings together top-tier talent, proven processes, and a customer-centric business model to help our clients preserve the wellness of their valuable data infrastructures.”

The Rising Star awards are based on company size, growth, global presence, customer references, company recognition, company certifications, employee management, executive leadership, and COP number score, and are decided by an independent panel of judges.

“At a time when there is a growing need to outsource, The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors lists have become invaluable reference tools to help companies research service providers,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. “The companies named on these lists and sub lists have demonstrated their expertise following a rigorous, independently judged process and represent the top in the industry.”

Since 1997, Pythian has specialized in consulting and managing mission-critical data infrastructures. More than 1,000 companies have turned to Pythian for support with Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, big data, and enterprise infrastructures.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting association and advocate for outsourcing professionals and the organizations they support. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit www.iaop.org.

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About Pythian
Pythian is a global leader in data outsourcing and managed services. Pythian blends the world’s leading data experts with advanced, secure service delivery processes to create the industry’s best standard of care for its clients. Since 1997, Pythian has managed some of the world’s largest, most business-critical data infrastructures for companies such as American Apparel and Urban Outfitters. Follow us on Twitter @Pythian, and find us on LinkedIn at http://linkd.in/pythian.

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