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Peak 10 Named to Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida

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TAMPA and JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 30, 2009) — Peak 10, Inc., the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For. The company was one of 100 recognized in small, medium and large company categories. The rankings – the first statewide Best Companies list – appear in the August issue Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.

“We believe that happy employees lead to satisfied customers,” said Allen Skipper, the regional vice president of market operations for Peak 10. “We are intensely passionate about what we do and how we do it, the shared success of our employees, and our ability to satisfy the needs of our valuable customers. We have embraced a culture that puts the customer first but demonstrates employees really count and are part of a cohesive team.”

The Best Companies to Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group, and is endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“Our goal is to recognize companies that strive to build even better workplaces for their employees, thereby strengthening their own, as well as Florida’s, competitive advantage in the national and global arenas,” says Florida Trend Publisher Bruce Faulmann.

“Peak 10’s dedication to remaining well-versed on leading-edge technologies has benefited our employees through career advancement opportunities and higher profile recognition among their peers in the local technology community,” said Debra Curtiss, vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Tampa. “Our employees’ passion and commitment to excellence resonates with each company we serve, illustrating that we truly believe in partnering with our valued customers.”

To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be at least a year old. Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies to Work For in Florida process underwent a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the online assessment process.

“We’ve highlighted the practices of companies that have established themselves as great places to work — including everything from how they train their workers to how they communicate and the kind of pay and benefits they provide. This is a great opportunity for companies in Florida to learn from each other as they go about improving their own effectiveness,” says Mark Howard, executive editor of Florida Trend.

For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go towww.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.

About Florida Trend

Celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, Florida Trend business magazine is recognized each year in regional and national award competitions for editorial and creative excellence and is committed to providing the very best, forward-looking and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches 156,000 readers monthly. For more information, please visit www.FloridaTrend.com.

About Best Companies Group

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and in Canada to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more information, please visit www.BestCompaniesGroup.com.
 
About Peak 10, Inc.
Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, delivering scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. Its expert team embraces the industry’s evolving technologies by adopting and tailoring solutions such as virtualization and cloud-based services as part of its robust managed services offering. The company’s strong customer focus, financial stability, geographic diversity and technical strength attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Rivals.com, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Healthways, Churchill Downs and The Fresh Market. Peak 10 is SAS70 Type II compliant and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.

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"Our values are the foundation for everything we do at Peak 10, and are ultimately what enable us to earn our customers' business and their trust."
David H. Jones,
Board Member, Peak 10 + ViaWest