To begin with, a big, big thank you to all our employees and customers. It wouldn’t have been possible to reach the top of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 listing had it not been for the dedicated professionals and customers who were brave enough to take the leap to new technology with us.
When we started Nordcloud, we were just a bunch of guys with a vision that public cloud is going to be a strong trend for transforming IT infrastructure business globally. At that time in late 2011 there were no companies in Europe that were helping enterprises to utilise public cloud infrastructure services, so we decided to found one. Actually, after five years there still isn’t much focused competition in this field.
In less than five years, we have grown over 3,000 percent, employ over 100 people in seven countries, and look to expand even further. We’ve helped over 200 enterprises to get the maximum business benefits and harness the power of the cloud, and we’ve no intention to stop here. In fact, we’re more determined than ever to become the number one in our field in Europe.
Only about five percent of enterprises utilise cloud infrastructure to some extent. The Cloud market is worth hundreds of billions of euros in Europe alone, and we plan to take our unfair share of it. There’s still a lot of room to grow.
But what has made Nordcloud such a success? The way I see it, it boils down to these three things:
1) Vision. Nordcloud had a clear sense of what could and should be done from the beginning.
We are now doing exactly the things we envisioned five years ago. This shows the strength of our original vision.
We set our aim high and decided to go international from the beginning. We saw that Finland was too small market to be truly successful in our kind of business.
2) Timing. We established Nordcloud just at the right time; besides not having much of a competition, we had pioneer clients who understood the benefits public cloud had to offer.
We got off to a great start and have been able to grow our business without much external investment. We were able to build our company according to our own vision.
3) Courage. This is the most important part. Without the courage to execute on the vision, we wouldn’t be where we are now.
When we started, the cloud business was still very new. We were learning all the time while working together with our clients. When we saw what worked, we were able to replicate the solutions over different industries and across borders.
We are still in the very early stages of the cloud revolution and digitalization is growing at an unprecedented pace. We want Nordcloud to be the best partner for enterprises in their digital transformation journey.
And we will be up to this challenge. All it takes is a clear vision, a good sense of timing, and a dash of courage.