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GlowTouch Technologies Makes Fifth Appearance on Business First Fast 50 List

LOUISVILLE - October 20, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes around the globe, was recognized on Business First’s Fast 50 list, marking their fifth appearance on the list. GlowTouch ranked #24 on this year’s list, #45 in 2013, #49 in 2012, #17 in 2010 and #1 in 2009.

This year marked the 15th year for the Louisville Fast 50 list. The Fast 50 companies are independent, for-profit and privately held; have an average of at least $1 million in revenue for the three most recent years; are headquartered in the Greater Louisville area; and have a three-year operating sales history.

The award luncheon was held at the Kentucky International Convention Center, drawing a sold out crowd of more than 650 individuals.

In addition to the Fast 50 list, GlowTouch also made the Inc. 500/5000 list for the sixth year in a row.

"The successes that we have had would not have been possible without so many hardworking, dedicated team members," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch. "I am looking forward to what the future will bring and anticipate another banner year of growth and opportunity."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a sixth-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies to Attend Hosting Conferences

LOUISVILLE - September 24, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes, is excited to announce our attendance at two upcoming hosting industry events.

GlowTouch representatives are eager to attend the cPanel Conference on September 29th through October 1st in Houston, TX. They will hear from keynote speakers including Andrew Davis (Best-Selling Author and Marketing Guru), Cody McLain (Founder - WireFuseMedia), and Aaron Phillips (Chief Business Officer – cPanel).

"The cPanel Conference is a great opportunity for us to reconnect with our partners in and around the hosting industry," said Russ Broomell, Vice President of Operations at GlowTouch Technologies. "Attending allows us to get a sneak peek of what’s to come within the next year."

In addition to the cPanel Conference, GlowTouch Technologies is a gold sponsor of the upcoming HostingCon Europe event in Amsterdam on October 14th and 15th. Attendees at HostingCon Europe have the opportunity to see the latest cutting edge products, network with the best companies in the hosting and cloud industry, and learn how to take their business to the next level. Visit GlowTouch in booth G2 for the opportunity to win exclusive giveaways.

"We're looking forward to expanding the GlowTouch footprint internationally through relationships developed at HostingCon Europe," said Broomell.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a sixth-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies President to Participate at Women in Technology Seminar

LOUISVILLE - September 9, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to business of all sizes, is pleased to announce Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies, will participate as a panelist at the Women in Technology seminar hosted by boice.net. GlowTouch Technologies will also sponsor the exclusive event.

The women-only seminar takes place on September 26th, from 10:30am until 2:30pm at Churchill Downs and coincides with Ladies Day at the Downs. The event features a discussion with some of the most highly respected female technology leaders in the Louisville community.

"I started GlowTouch Technologies in 2001 at the age of 29," said Ravichandran. "Being a young female entrepreneur was challenging and I've faced bias within an industry predominately run by men."

Panelists at the seminar include Jana L Godwin, IT Department Chairperson in Computer Networking Administration, Computer Networking Security and Forensics for the Sullivan College of Technology and Design; Shelly Turner, Chief Security Officer for Appriss; Kat Walsh, Region Manager, Datacenter Architecture Team for Cisco Systems; and Veena Vadgama, Vice President of Marketing from Network Instruments.

Discussion at the seminar will focus on the most critical issues facing women in the IT workforce today, including combating stereotypes in the workplace, empowering women to become leaders, creating a balance between work and life, and closing the gender gap.

"IT is one of the fastest-growing job segments out there, but women continue to be underrepresented in the field," says Shannon Fehr, Director of Marketing for boice.net. "Roughly one quarter of all technology jobs are held by women, and of those, only 28 percent are leadership positions. It's time to address the issue, and start change here locally."

"I am excited to share my experiences with others and to be featured on such an amazing panel of highly respected women working in the technology sector," said Ravichandran. "I am honored to be a participant in this inaugural event for Louisville. I have been advocating women in technology for many years now and am thrilled for the opportunity to network and mentor local women in the technology field."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a sixth-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Named an Inc. 5000 Company for Sixth Year

LOUISVILLE - September 5, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in America for the sixth consecutive year.

Inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list is based on revenue growth over the past three years for privately held, for-profit companies. Within the past three years, GlowTouch added 500 positions and achieved a 75% growth rate.

GlowTouch had grown its client portfolio by focusing on fast growing industries such as Health IT and Cloud Services. By developing and utilizing a unique customer engagement model, the GlowTouch team is able to maintain its high quality of service throughout each industry.

"Being included in the Inc.500/5000 even a single time is a tremendous honor. To be included six consecutive times has been an extraordinary experience. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for us," said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch. "With the team of remarkable individuals we currently have, I have every confidence that our impressive growth rate will continue."

"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500/5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Eric Schurenberg, Editor at Inc.

Of the 5,000 companies that made this year's list, 31 are located in Kentucky with 19 of those in the Louisville area.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a sixth-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Sponsors IdeaFestival

LOUISVILLE - August 22, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to business of all sizes, is honored to sponsor IdeaFestival for its fourth consecutive year.

Since its foundation in 2000, IdeaFestival has brought over 350 of the world’s leading thinkers, doers and innovators to Louisville, Kentucky to discuss and celebrate innovation, imagination and world-changing ideas over four days. This year’s festival brings an impressive list of emerging and well-known speakers from a variety of areas including the arts, business, design, education, film, science, and technology among many others.

IdeaFestival is held every fall at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts with other affiliate events taking place before, during and after IdeaFestival at other locations. This year, the festival takes place September 30 through October 3. On average, over 15,000 attendees from all over the world travel to Louisville to attend the 4-day event which features over 30 sessions and events. A few of the key presenters for IdeaFestival 2014 are Wynton Marsalis, Steve Pemberton, Clive Thompson, and Claudia Hammond.

"The citizens of the Louisville community are very fortunate to have an event of this caliber hosted here each year. Business professionals, students and everyone in between are able to attend sessions that celebrate diversity, art, and innovation. GlowTouch is very pleased to be a sponsor of this contemporary affair and we look forward to the inspiration that IdeaFestival brings each year," said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a five-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

Diya Systems Receives FKCCI Export Excellence Award

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MANGALORE - June 26, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to business of all sizes, is pleased to announce that its development hub, Diya Systems, was recognized by the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) with the Export Excellence Award for 2014. Diya Systems was awarded the “Best District Export Award" in recognition of the company's exemplary services in exporting.

The Export Excellence Awards are presented annually to exporters from Karnataka for their outstanding performance. The 2014 awards ceremony was held at the Hotel Taj West End in Bangalore, India on June 21.

The award and citation were presented by Mr. Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Mr. R. V. Deshpande, Minister of Higher Education and Tourism. Mr. Srinivas Rao and Mr. Dominic Rosario, Center Managers, received the esteemed award on behalf of Diya Systems.

"The dedicated employees that make up the GlowTouch and Diya teams are integral to our success and recognition we have recently received," said Dr. Ravichandran, CEO of GlowTouch. "We are very honored to receive the award for 'Best District Export' on behalf of FKCCI."

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About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a five-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

About Diya Systems

Diya Systems is a fully owned subsidiary of GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning technology services firm delivering custom technology services to business of all sizes around the globe. Diya Systems is headquartered in Mangalore, India and provides custom application development services, customer and technical support, business process outsourcing, website development, IT infrastructure services and more. For more information about Diya Systems, visit www.diya.net.

GlowTouch Technologies to Attend 10th Anniversary of HostingCon

LOUISVILLE - May 16, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to business of all sizes, will attend the 10th Anniversary of HostingCon from June 16-18 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

HostingCon is an annual, must-attend industry conference and trade show for web hosting and cloud service providers. The event is comprised of 39 educational and networking sessions across four tracks - Marketing and Sales, Management, Technology and Issues & Trends. In addition, the event hosts three general sessions as well as a keynote presentation by Chip Bell, author and worldwide authority on customer loyalty and service innovation.

"The GlowTouch team eagerly anticipates attending HostingCon which always results in an abundance of networking opportunities and a chance to build and engage industry relationships," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch. "It's a one-of-a-kind event we wouldn't miss."

GlowTouch works with some of the largest web hosting companies in the world and is considered to be an end-to-end partner in the industry. For over a decade, GlowTouch has helped companies integrate service offerings and platforms as well as provided web development services and support.

GlowTouch will be exhibiting at the premier industry conference, whose slogan this year is "Turn Up the Heat."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a five-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Mentors Students in Amazing Global Marketplace Competition for Third Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE - April 28, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to business of all sizes, participated as a mentor company in the Amazing Global Marketplace for its third consecutive year.

Amazing Global Marketplace is an educational program aimed at providing real-world experience to high school students learning about international business. Each team of students is paired with an employee-mentor from a Louisville business who has experience working in international business.

Students prepare for months and are thrust into mock international business scenarios. They are required to arrange travel, learn negotiation skills, learn best practices with different cultures as well as determine currency exchange.

The GlowTouch-mentored team of students from Ballard High School visited the GlowTouch offices on numerous occasions. During these visits, students met with GlowTouch executives, learned about the company and discussed cultural norms. These visits, in addition to other mentoring opportunities, lead up to the Global Marketplace Simulation, the program's premier closing event.

The closing event for AGM allowed the students to put into practice all they learned throughout the program. They simulated business meetings with individuals from other cultures and communicated through translators, hired mock lawyers to draw up contacts and even had their own exhibit at a mock tradeshow.

"It has been very rewarding working with these students for the past six months," said Paul Kuamoo, Director of Continuous Improvement at GlowTouch and mentor to the Ballard students. "I hope the experience might inspire them to pursue an education and/or a career in international business."

High schools participating in this year's competition included Assumption, Atherton, Central, Doss, Eastern, DuPont Manual, Seneca, and Southern. Mentor companies, in addition to GlowTouch, include DRE, Flavorman, KFC, NaugaNeedles, Papa John’s, WaterStep, Zeon Chemicals, and Zoeller Pump Company.

"Our participation in this program is always a highlight for the GlowTouch team. We enjoy interacting with the young adults from our selected school and teaching them about international business," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a five-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

About Amazing Global Marketplace®

Amazing Global Marketplace® (AGM) is an international business-focused educational program designed to engage high school students in a challenging problem-based learning environment to inspire them to complete their high school diploma and pursue an educational pathway for working in international business. To learn more about Amazing Global Marketplace, visit  www.amazingglobalmarketplace.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Sponsored Startup Weekend Louisville for Second Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE - March 11, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the world, sponsored Startup Weekend Louisville, which was held the weekend of February 28 – March 2, 2014 at Velocity in Jeffersonville, IN.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where startup enthusiasts of all backgrounds come together to foster ideas, build teams, develop products, and launch startups. The non-profit organization has hosted more than 1,000 events in over 450 cities worldwide.

Attendees bring forth their best ideas to pitch on Friday's opening night and urge others to join their team. Over the next two days, the teams establish the framework of the business. On Sunday evening, the teams present their prototypes to a panel of local entrepreneurial leaders for valuable feedback. Vik Chadha, co-founder and managing director of GlowTouch Technologies, was a judge on Sunday's pitch contest.

As a candid supporter of entrepreneurs in technology, GlowTouch offered sponsorship tickets to facilitate involvement of female designers and developers. Women-led teams placed first and second place at the event.

The first place winner, Me You Blue, was led by Amelia Gandara. The winning concept took locally recycled materials, such as coal ash, glass, recycled porcelain, and mirror, to manufacture decorative countertop and backsplash tiles.

Sandra Perry, owner of Bluegrass Green Co., and her team, FIBR Insulate, placed second at the event. Sandra made use of one of the free tickets offered by GlowTouch Technologies.

Sandra and her team originated the idea to transform discarded fibers into eco-friendly insulation. This green alternative to fiberglass and foam insulation is easy to install as well as being environmentally conscious.

"Startup Weekend is becoming a noteworthy and highly anticipated event in the Louisville area," said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies. "This event embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that GlowTouch was founded on and we are pleased to be a repeat sponsor and supporter of women in technology."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a five-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with 45,000 alumni worldwide. To learn more about Startup Weekend Louisville, visit http://louisville.startupweekend.org/.

GlowTouch Technologies to Sponsor Louisville NAWBO Event

LOUISVILLE - March 5, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the world, announced today their sponsorship of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) through the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Louisville Foundation.

YEA! is a yearlong program that transforms middle and high school students into entrepreneurial success stories. Participants in the program develop skills to launch a business, learn about why businesses succeed or fail, and are able to interact and learn from local entrepreneurs. The program is in its second year in the Louisville community and is quickly growing in popularity due to generous community support.

Within the past seven years, the national YEA! program has graduated close to 600 students, whose work in the program has formed almost 450 businesses. Upon graduation, 20% of YEA! graduates start a second business or nonprofit as a result of the skills they have gained through their involvement in this program.

Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies, will be sitting on the Investor Panel as a sponsor of the event. The role of an investor is to listen and assess the students start-up ideas, decide upon the dollar amount each student is awarded and eventually choose a winner who will go on to compete in New York.

"I believe that the spirit of entrepreneurship is one that should be fostered and nurtured. I am a strong supporter of events that encourage young entrepreneurs," said Ravichandran. "I am pleased to be serving on the investor panel for this event and glad that GlowTouch can be a contributor to such a credible organization."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

Diya Systems Hosts Successful TejoDiya Celebration

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LOUISVILLE - January 10, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes around the globe, is pleased to announce that its development hub, Diya Systems, in Mangalore, India, recently held its annual cultural event, TejoDiya 2013 on December 28th.

TejoDiya was initiated in 2010 and celebrates honoring eminent personalities from various fields in arts and vocation. The event is held in conjunction with the GlowTouch Technologies’ Trust, the GT Foundation.

The GT Foundation was created in 2004 in an effort to promote the wide-reaching benefits of corporate social responsibility. The foundation is actively involved in addressing the most challenging problems facing today's Indian society, including domestic violence, poverty, disease, hunger, and more.

GlowTouch Technologies CEO, Dr. Ravichandran, Managing Trustee of the GT Foundation, led the event and had the privilege of honoring three renowned artists from the fields of education and music. The three honorees were Mr. Ranga Pai, an accomplished tabla and violin musician, Mr. Anand Kumar, an Indian mathematician and columnist best known for his Super 30 program, and Master Aman Rehman, a 12-year old who is the world’s youngest college lecturer and animator.

On this occasion, Dr. C.R. Kamath launched a new initiative by the Karuna Kirana Foundation under the aegis of GT Foundation to provide Corneal Transplantation, also known as Corneal Grafting or Keratoplasty, to deserving people who otherwise would not be able to afford the surgery.

During the event, the foundation congratulated Master Raghavendra Bhat, a 14 year old mathematics, science and music enthusiast best known as the Math Magician from Madhava Kripa English Medium Higher Primary School in Manipal. Master Danon Saldanha and Master Moideen Thazman, physically challenged excelled sportspersons from the St. Agnes Special School in Mangalore, were also commended on their great achievement of winning the silver medal at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Australia.

The audience witnessed exhilarating performances by one of the honorees, Mr. Ranga Pai and also Ms. Pranamya Suri and Ms. Spruha Shah, Kuchipudi dancers from the US.

The chief guests who graced the occasion were Mr. Vinay Kumar Sorake, Honorable Minister of Urban Development and District in-charge, Udupi and Padmashri D.R. Kaarthikeyan, President Age Care India and Former Director CBI.

"GlowTouch's unfailing commitment to positively impacting the community of Mangalore has always remained a priority," said Dr. Ravichandran. "The convergence of culture, community, and charity is the reason TejoDiya continues to be so successful and is an example we are proud to set."

About GT Foundation

GT Foundation helps those people in need who are less fortunate and draw a ray of hope in their lives. The GT Foundation is driven towards solving the most challenging problems of today such as domestic violence, youths, disease, and old age to name a few. Through its Charitable Trust, the company has demonstrated its commitment to improving social and educational programs that enrich lives around us, leading to community caring efforts. To learn more about the GT Foundation, visit www.glowtouch.org.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes custom cloud solutions, application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

Diya Systems Commemorates Anniversary with 10th Annual Day Celebration

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LOUISVILLE - January 8, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, is pleased to announce that its development hub, Diya Systems, celebrated its 10th anniversary of Annual Day titled "JOSH-2013" on December 21st at the office campus located in Mangalore, India. The title encompassed the excitement, energy and enthusiasm around the number of sports and fun activities the employees participated in.

Dr. Ravichandran, CEO of Diya Systems, was instrumental in helping organize the event in conjunction with the JOSH Committee and other employees. Having the theme of TEAM work (Together Everyone Achieves More), the activities were aimed at promoting team collaboration and boosting team spirit. A few events employees took part in were tug of war, throw ball, volleyball, cricket and football tournament. Employees also participated in indoor games such as fruits and vegetables carving, carom, chess, and rangoli, a form of folk art using colored rice, sand, or dry flour to create a decorative design. Games were also arranged for the children of the Diya staff. The endless hours of planning, proper execution and months of preparation preceded the Annual Day celebrations.

The chief guest for the celebration was Padma Bhushan Dr. B. M. Hegde, a retired Vice Chancellor of the Manipal University and the Head of the Mangalore Chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. His message to employees was to make fun games and yoga a part of the work culture which will motivate you while helping maintain a more healthy and productive environment.

As part of the Annual Day celebration, a variety of entertainment programs were conceived and executed by the Diya staff. Besides the formal stage program, there were solo and group dances, solo and group singing, a skit and fashion show which captivated the audience. Employees from various teams such as App Dev, EIG, HostGator, and Parallels were also recognized with the Certificate of Excellence for the year 2013. JOSH 2013 concluded with a party where employees danced to the beats of a DJ.

"This year's [Annual Day was] more vibrant and fun-filled, as our staff participated in larger numbers than the previous years with the spirit of showcasing their talent," said Dr. Ravichandran "This 10th year celebration is a momentous occasion that recognizes our tremendous growth. When Annual Day began 10 years ago, we had around 80 team members, this year we celebrated with over 1,200."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes custom cloud solutions, application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Recognized as a Business First Fast 50 Company

LOUISVILLE- November 14, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes around the globe, today announced their placement on Business First’s Fast 50 list, marking their fourth appearance since 2009. GlowTouch was ranked #45 on this year's list.

This is the 14th year that Business First originated the Fast 50 program. It is open to Louisville-area independent and privately held companies that have an average of at least $1 million in revenue for the most recent three years. The award honors the top 50 companies with the greatest percentage of growth over the past year. This year, the award luncheon was held at the Kentucky International Convention Center, drawing a crowd of more than 650 individuals.

GlowTouch attributes its continued growth to clearly delegating and clarifying responsibilities within the organization. The yearly growth has been managed by adding more senior managers and creating a better defined organizational structure. This improved organizational structure leads to continued growth and recognition. In addition to the Fast 50 list, GlowTouch also made the Inc. 500/5000 list for the fifth year in a row, marking us as a 5-time honor roll company.

"We are very pleased to have made this distinguished list for the fourth time" said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch. "The GlowTouch team is comprised of dedicated employees that contribute greatly to this recognition and others we have recently received."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

Diya Systems Receives an Award for the Highest Exporter in IT Services

Diya Systems Receives an Award for the Highest Exporter in IT ServicesDiya Systems Receives an Award for the Highest Exporter in IT ServicesDiya Systems Receives an Award for the Highest Exporter in IT Services

LOUISVILLE - October 30, 2013- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, is pleased to announce that its development hub, Diya Systems, has received the 2012-2013 STPI Award for "Highest Exporter-IT Services" in the Mangalore Region from a Tier II/III region.

The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is a government agency in India that manages the software technology park industry. STPI oversees the development and export of computer software, including the export of professional services. The participants of STPI receive various benefits including tax incentives and duty free import.

Diya Systems is one of the top performing IT companies within the state of Karnataka by contributing 39% to the total of software exports from India. The award was presented to Dr. V. Ravichandran, CEO of Diya Systems. It was presented to him by Shashi Tharoor, Honorable Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India and Mr. Patil, Honorable Minister of IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka.

"Our team is very humbled to have received this honor for Export IT Services. Diya Systems is a company that, above all, places its value on its employees. In addition, we strive to maintain highly efficient and strong company processes that result in acknowledgements like these", said Dr. Ravichandran. "I am confident that Diya will continue to exceed and outperform expectations."

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About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes custom cloud solutions, application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Nominated for 2013 Republic Bank We CARE Awards

LOUISVILLE- October 4, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, is pleased to announce that it was a nominee for Republic Bank’s 2013 We CARE Awards.

The We CARE Award was created to recognize to local companies whose employees are actively involved in the community. The award signifies the four elements of the We CARE Award- Community, Activity, Recognition and Enterprise.

One component of the judging process is how upper management actively encourages employees to volunteer during or after work hours. The judging is also based on how companies support community-based initiatives through philanthropic efforts and neighborhood assistance.

GlowTouch is a regular sponsor of technology based community activities. For example, the company regularly sponsors IdeaFestival, is a three-time sponsor of Startup Weekend Louisville, and is deeply involved in mentoring students through the Amazing Global Marketplace.

The We CARE Award ceremony took place at The Olmstead in Louisville on September 26th. The winners were announced for different categories dependent on industry and company size. This year, the winning businesses included Amazon Fulfillment Center, ARGI Financial Group, Corrigan Electric & Home Systems, Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Save A Lot, Toshiba Business Solutions, PMR Companies, and Strothman & Company PSC.

"I am pleased that GlowTouch and its employees are able to be of assistance to the community around us. Louisville has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and I believe that sponsoring technology based initiatives is vital to help foster aspiring business leaders," said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies. "While my team has plenty of appreciation for this recognition, even more satisfying are the positive feelings we have in being able to give back to the local community."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes custom cloud solutions, application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fifth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Sponsors Open-Xchange Summit in Hamburg, Germany

LOUISVILLE- September 30, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Open-Xchange Summit in Hamburg, Germany which took place on September 26, 2013. The unique venue for the Open-Xchange Summit was a famous cargo ship, named the Cap San Diego, now a famous museum docked in the Hamburg harbor.

In its fifth year, the Open-Xchange Summit is a forum for business leaders and industry experts across the Cloud and SaaS industries to gather. This one day Summit provided numerous opportunities to engage, share ideas and hear a variety of presentations and keynote speakers. Sessions were focused on leadership and provided great insight to coming trends and growth.

GlowTouch and Open-Xchange have partnered on a variety of engagements and continue to work on new and innovative projects. The GlowTouch team can successfully integrate Open-Xchange's newest desktop solution with third party clients, leveraging its expertise in the Open-Xchange environment. As a trusted partner, GlowTouch looks forward to continuing work with the Open-Xchange team and sponsoring events in the future.

"GlowTouch is pleased to be a sponsor of such a distinguished event within our industry," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "Open-Xchange is an outstanding company to work with and we look forward to many more years of involvement with their dynamic team."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes custom cloud solutions, application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Named an Inc. 5000 Company for Fifth Consecutive Year, Earns Title of "Honor Roll" Company

LOUISVILLE - September 16, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning technology company delivering custom solutions to businesses around the world, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in America for the fifth consecutive year, earning it a spot on what Inc. calls its “Honor Roll”. Only 903 companies have been named to the Honor Roll since the list began running in 1981.

Propelled by high numbers of returning customers, expansion of existing partnerships, and exploration of new industries, GlowTouch has achieved a three year growth rate of 63%. The company is continuing to grow its employee base to maintain its customer intimacy model while demand for its services grows.

Although it began as a company mainly focused on supporting the web hosting industry, GlowTouch has continued to expand its service offerings to include web application development, customized system integrations, platform migrations, and cloud integration services. By developing and utilizing a unique customer engagement model, GlowTouch has been able to maintain its quality of service regardless of which industry it is serving.

"Since its inception, GlowTouch has been focused on bringing our clients’ ideas to life. We are truly honored to be recognized by Inc. Magazine for our continuous efforts to provide a customized solution for every customer," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch, "with our customer engagement model and expert staff, we will continue to grow strategically. To be on the Honor Roll of Inc’s list is a milestone, but not the end of our growth."

Of the 5000 companies that made the 2013 list, 40 were based in Kentucky. Having its headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky has granted GlowTouch access to a deep talent pool from the multiple local universities and valuable local events and networks with corporate peers.

Inclusion on the list is based on multi-year revenue growth for privately held, for-profit companies. To see the full list of requisites for inclusion, visit the official Inc.com article on the topic.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning IT services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, tech support and BPO, system integration and migration services and website development.

GlowTouch Technologies Expands Development Hub

LOUISVILLE - August 23, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, is pleased to announce that its development hub, Diya Systems, in Mangalore, India is undergoing a 30,000 sq. ft. expansion and renovation.

Architects and engineers began work on the project in May 2012 and the third floor addition was completed at the end of July this year. A few of the features of the new floor include conference rooms, 250 work stations, locker space, a visitor's lounge, offices, guest rooms and more.

"As the demand for GlowTouch’s technology services increases, the expansion project will help us meet the needs of our customers even more quickly and efficiently. The two new floors will allow us to expand the development team to meet growing demands," said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies. "With the development center’s recent CMMI and ISO certifications, the building should quickly fill with technology individuals wishing to be employed with one of the largest and most respected companies in Mangalore."

Construction has already begun on a completely new fourth floor as well. A few of the features will include two training rooms, a gym, a game room and additional conference rooms. The fourth floor expansion will not be completed until next year.

"GlowTouch is committed to providing our employees with the latest and most technologically advanced working space and office environment," said Dr. Ravichandran, CEO of Diya Systems. "Our growth is wholly dependent upon our customers and we are very grateful we have the growing clientele that allows us to make these additions to our development center."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes custom cloud solutions, application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

Diya Systems, a Subsidiary of GlowTouch Technologies, Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

LOUISVILLE - July 17, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, is pleased to announce that Diya Systems, GlowTouch's development hub, has received the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification for the scope of Provision of IT and IT Enabled Services.

The ISO 9001:2008 certification is globally recognized as the authority for establishing and maintaining an effective quality management system for businesses. This certifications helps Diya ensure that they meet the needs of customers by regulating management processes.

The ISO International Standards, by which a company is evaluated, aids company growth by giving access to new markets, leveling the playing field for developing countries and facilitating free and fair global trade. ISO Standards are generic and applicable to all organizations regardless of type, size and product provided. The standards are based on eight management principles that an organization must master in order to earn the certification.

The assessment process began with Diya embarking on an internal and external auditing process that determines eligibility. Once an auditor reviewed Diya's sites, functions, products, services and processes, they provided a list of opportunities for development. Upon completion of the list, Diya's management system resulted in enhanced productivity and even more efficient and effective operational standards.

The ISO certification is not a onetime recognition; it requires renewal every three years with constant adaptation to the higher quality standards. The certification for Diya will go into effect on 10th July 2013 and last through 10th July 2016.

"The ISO Certification once again sets Diya Systems apart as a company dedicated to standardizing procedures and operating at a level that provides the absolute best customer service to our clients" said Dr. V. Ravichandran, CEO of Diya Systems. "The Diya management team has worked diligently to earn this certification and they are worthy of the recognition it brings."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes custom cloud solutions, application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Sponsors WHIR Networking Event

LOUISVILLE - July 12, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, is pleased to announce that it will sponsor the WHIR Networking Event in Denver, CO on July 18.

The WHIR (Web Hosting Industry Review) is the hosting industry’s premier publication on all things hosting related. The WHIR website features the latest industry news, informative blogs, white papers and more. GlowTouch is a long time friend of the WHIR and has contributed to several articles featured on the WHIR website on topics such as public cloud, PA on AWS, and new product launch.

The WHIR Networking Events offer individuals in the web hosting community a chance to talk shop and discuss what is trending within the industry. The WHIR recognizes the value in face-to-face interaction in a largely electronic-based industry and therefore invests the time in hosting these very popular, nationwide events. GlowTouch is delighted to be sponsoring the Denver event along with e-onlinedata, BaseKit and Handy Networks.

The venue for the event is at a trendy club in the heart of Denver. The event will include appetizers, drinks, and four giveaways. The GlowTouch team looks forward to connecting with fellow hosting industry specialists and sharing key findings and opportunities. To sign up, visit http://www.thewhir.com/whir-events?ee=53. We hope to see many of our fellow hosting partners and friends at the event.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes custom cloud solutions, application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies President Named a MOSAIC Award Honoree

LOUISVILLE - May 6, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, announced today that GlowTouch president Vidya Ravichandran will receive a MOSAIC Award for outstanding contributions in the technology profession and community leadership in the Louisville area.

The MOSAIC Awards, an acronym for Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community, were established by the Jewish Family & Career Services eight years ago as a way to highlight the importance of a vibrant multicultural community. JFCS was founded in 1908 and provides resettlement, employment opportunities, and acculturation services to people from a diverse array of backgrounds.

This year's awards are being presented at the annual JFCS fundraising event held at The Henry Clay on May 30. Ravichandran is one of five recipients being recognized at the ceremony in addition to Paul Diaz, Riffat Hassan, Ph.D Dennis Ogbe, and Shlomit Schaal, M.D., Ph.D.

Under Ravichandran's leadership, GlowTouch has received recognition from Inc 500/5000 as one of America's fastest growing private companies, as well as from Business First as a Fast 50 company. Ravichandran garnered individual recognition from Business First when she was named the 2012 Business Leader of the Year.

Within both the local community and her home country of India, Ravichandran is dedicated to donating her personal time through various philanthropic means. Ravichandran serves as a board member of the GlowTouch Foundation, The Greater Louisville International Professionals (GLIP), and Walden School.

She initiated GlowTouch's "Bright Lights" program to provide pro-bono website development services to qualifying non-profits that are making a positive difference in the community as well as sponsoring entrepreneurial weekends and cultural events in the Louisville area.

"I am truly honored to receive a MOSAIC award alongside these four extraordinary individuals," says Ravichandran. "Promoting and celebrating diversity in the workplace is, in my mind, one of the greatest contributors to a successful community, and I thank the JFCS for their commitment to that cause."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Repeat Sponsor for Startup Weekend Louisville

LOUISVILLE - March 8, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the world, announced today their sponsorship of Startup Weekend Louisville, which was held the weekend of March 1-3, 2013 at the Jefferson Community & Technical College Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement to equip emerging entrepreneurs with knowledge in regards to launching successful business ventures. Since its inception six years ago, Startup Weekend has grown into a worldwide non-profit that has hosted more than 400 events around the globe. The organization, which is headquartered in Seattle, spans 300+ cities in over 100 countries.

The weekend-long workshops are designed to encourage and support emerging entrepreneurs by providing them with a hands-on business learning experience. Every Startup Weekend follows the same model: entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and the top ideas are selected by popular vote. Teams are then formed around the selected ideas and work begins to establish the framework of the business. At the end of the 54-hour work period, presentations are made to local entrepreneurial leaders for critical feedback.

This year, a push was made for more female involvement in Startup Weekend. Last year’s event saw only one female participant throughout the entire weekend. This year, almost a quarter of the participants, three of the judges, and two of the mentors were women.

GlowTouch has long been a strong supporter of women in technology, so in addition to serving as an event sponsor, offered free tickets to facilitate involvement of female software developers and designers. In fact, Sam Borstadt, leader of the winning team, Tally Rally, was able to participate in Startup Weekend by using one of the coupons GlowTouch provided.

"Startup Weekend Louisville is a wonderful opportunity for all of the area's up-and-coming entrepreneurs to share and grow their ideas with likeminded individuals and veterans of the Louisville business community," said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies. "Participating in creative business collaborations is an invaluable experience, and I applaud Startup Weekend for their dedication to the spirit of entrepreneurialism, especially as that spirit grows among women."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011. To learn more about Startup Weekend Louisville, visit http://louisville.startupweekend.org/

Diya Systems, a Subsidiary of GlowTouch Technologies, Has Been Appraised at a CMMI Level 3

MANGALORE - February 13, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, has achieved a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 rating for process improvement from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for its Application Development Division at Diya Systems.

CMMI, which stands for Capability Maturity Model Integration, is a prominently recognized model for optimizing process efficiency at the organizational level. CMMI is a comprehensive methodology that enhances organizational functions, sets improvement goals and standardizes quality processes. Organizations appraised at Level 3 have processes that are performing at a "defined" level. They proactively manage their functions by defining projects at the start of the planning stage while monitoring and maintaining each step throughout the lifecycle of the project.

The CMMI Level 3 DEV V1.3 appraisal makes Diya Systems the first Mangalore based IT/ITES company to achieve this milestone. The appraisal was performed by SEI partner Cunix Infotech Mumbai and is valid for three years.

Appraising at a Maturity Level 3 is an affirmation that an organization's software development practices have been standardized by defining and documenting the processes for all the projects at an organizational level. This achievement allows GlowTouch to better serve its customers by making its software development and delivery even more efficient, reliable, and cost effective while enhancing customer satisfaction.

"The leadership team at Diya Systems has invested a tremendous amount of time and effort to this process improvement initiative" said Dr. V. Ravichandran, CEO of Diya Systems. "Our status as a CMMI Level 3 company allows us to provide top-notch services to our world-class customers. We are deeply committed to continuously expanding our process improvement initiatives and this is just the first step towards that goal."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies to Spotlight New Offering Built on Amazon Web Services at Annual Parallels Summit in Vegas

Parallels Summit 2013

LOUISVILLE - Jan. 28, 2013 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, today announced it will be showcasing its new offering consisting of Deployment, Consulting, and Managed Services enabling Parallels Automation platform environments running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the 2013 Parallels Summit February 4-6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

GlowTouch recently became an AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partner and worked with Parallels and AWS to implement the Parallels Automation platform built on AWS. GlowTouch designed a fully-functioning Parallels Automation lab environment built on AWS that could be used by service providers to host and deliver a wide range of Application Packaging Standard (APS) enabled applications.

"Utilizing AWS to deploy Parallels Automation environments for clients represents a new delivery paradigm focused on scalability and long-term customer value" said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "Leveraging the agile and versatile AWS platform will allow us to arm service providers with a robust Parallels Automation environment that can help them better serve their small-and-medium (SMB) customers through faster time to market."

GlowTouch provides key capabilities for enterprise-level service providers to quickly deploy and operate a Parallels Automation environment that is constructed using a purely cloud-based infrastructure. This deployment underscores a growing sentiment among tech executives that cloud infrastructure can offer enterprises more flexible and secure technology environments. As a result, enterprises can now focus on their core value proposition rather than on maintaining physical servers, networking gear, and other underlying data center equipment.

"AWS allows businesses of all sizes to devote more attention to innovation and less time to non-critical infrastructure management," said Terry Wise, Head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. "AWS presents a great opportunity for enterprise service providers to capitalize on cloud-based infrastructure to serve their customer's diverse set of end user applications."

GlowTouch will be meeting with service providers in its booth (#505) to educate them on the benefits of AWS as an infrastructure foundation for running their Parallels Automation initiatives.

"The continued adoption of Parallels Automation to simplify business operations and resource provisioning for service providers reflects a growing consensus among the market that robust automation and seamless delivery are must-haves for a profitable cloud services portfolio," said John Zanni, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. "Rapidly deploying Parallels Automation via this newly announced GlowTouch service built on AWS enables service providers to reduce their time-to-market and shift expenses from CAPEX to an OPEX model while focusing on customer acquisition and providing excellent service and support."

Parallels Automation allows service providers to better serve their SMB customers by rapidly offering a rich catalog of cloud services. Parallels Automation gives SMBs easy-to-use control panels to manage everything they consume from the cloud.

As a Certified Parallels System Integrator, GlowTouch works closely with Parallels to help service providers and independent software vendors (ISV’s) capitalize on the booming cloud services industry, a market that is expected to double to nearly $207 billion by 2016 according to leading analyst firm Gartner.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Anchors TejoDiya Celebration

Awards ceremony at the TejoDiya event 2012GT Foundation at the TejoDiya event in 2012Vidya Ravichandran at the Diya office in India

MANGALORE - December 30, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, announced that it held its annual TejoDiya celebration on December 29 at the town hall in Mangalore, India.

TejoDiya is a celebration that promotes charitable giving, recognizes organizations that have a positive impact in the community, honors local heroes and shows great appreciation for cultural traditions. TejoDiya is highly anticipated each year by GlowTouch employees and the local people of Mangalore alike. Dr. Ravichandran, CEO of GlowTouch, helps organize the event in conjunction with other community leaders.

Dr. Ravichandran, creator of the GT Foundation, kicked off TejoDiya this year by recognizing several honored guests. The honorees were acknowledged by the GT Foundation for their contributions towards social development in Mangalore. The GT Foundation was established to address the challenging problems of domestic violence, poverty, disease and hunger, a growing prevalence in Indian culture today.

The chief guest at the celebration was Padma Bhushan Dr. B. M. Hedge, former vice chancellor of Manipal University. All of the guests were welcomed and received by Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies and managing trustee of the GT Foundation.

A central part of the celebration was the commendations for Sri Gopala Krishna Iyer and Mr. Sharath Babu Elumalai, CEO of Food King Catering. Iyer popularized and teaches Carnatic classical music and flute playing to the people of Dakshina Kannada.

Elumalai was born into poverty and worked hard to earn his college degree from a well established Indian college. His vision is to provide employment to the illiterate and sem-illiterate people of India and he also instigated the HungerFree India Movement.

Dr. Ravichandran marked the celebration by announcing a new initiative under the GT Foundation umbrella. The Karuna Kiran Foundation was created to support critical care patients at the Mangalore based Lady Goschen Hospital. Dr. Ravichandran presented the first check of support from the new foundation to a representative from Lady Goschen hospital.

As a continuance of TejoDiya's celebration of charitable actions, Dr. Ravichandran also presented a letter of sponsorship to a local Mangalore school; this letter was a promise to provide the school with much needed computers.

"TejoDiya celebrates and encourages generosity in the local Mangalore community. GlowTouch is proud to sponsor such an impactful and rewarding day for the people of Mangalore" said Dr. Ravichandran. "Our support of the surrounding community is reflective of the caring culture we wish to create. This enables us to build GlowTouch into a successful business while helping to create a safe and nurturing living environment. The GlowTouch team members are the foundation of our company’s every day success. We are dedicated to helping them retain a beacon of hope for this community."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies President Honored as Business First's '2012 Business Leader of the Year'

Vidya Ravichandran and her husband Vik Chadha at an awards ceremonyBusiness Leader of the Year finalist placard: Vidya RavichandranSilicon India magazine cover story and award

LOUISVILLE - December 12, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, announced today that GlowTouch President Vidya Ravichandran was recognized as Business First's '2012 Business Leader of the Year.'

The Business of the Year Awards gala was held last night at the Seelbach Hilton where nearly 400 attendees packed in to honor top-performers in the Louisville business community. Ravichandran was recognized for her instrumental role in helping fuel GlowTouch’s continued ascension as a top global technology firm.

Ravichandran was one of four finalists for the "Business Leader of the Year" award category that included Louisville entrepreneurs Ingrid Hernandez of InGrid Design LLC, Wayne Estopinal of TEG Architects & John Waggoner of HMS Global Maritime. The ceremony featured a brief video profile recognizing finalists from each category and culminated with the awards presentation.

"Any individual recognition I garner is a direct result of the tremendous team I have working with me" said Ravichandran.  "This award is not a singular recognition of the best 'Business Leader of the Year', but of the best 'Business Team of the Year'. None of this would be possible without the tireless work of the wonderful people that I call co-workers and friends."

A special report on the Business of the Year award winners will be distributed with the Dec. 14 print edition of Business First.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Honored With Business First Fast 50 Award for Third Time

LOUISVILLE - October 17, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes around the globe, today announced its inclusion on Business First's 2012 Fast 50.

The annual Business First Fast 50 Awards Luncheon, held earlier this week at the Kentucky International Convention Center, recognized the 50 fastest-growing independent and privately held companies in the Louisville area, based on three-year revenue growth.

Originating in 2000, the awards honor Louisville's most dynamic and thriving businesses. The companies recognized on the Fast 50 represent the economic backbone of Greater Louisville and contribute significantly to the growth of the community.

GlowTouch's inclusion on the annual Fast 50 marks its third appearance on the list in the last four years. This recognition follows the company's recent announcement that it was honored on the 2012 Inc. 500/5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth consecutive year.

"Recognition on the Fast 50 alongside some of Louisville's most successful and flourishing businesses is very exciting," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "Since our inception, we have been steadfastly committed to helping advance the economic well being of Louisville through investment, job creation, philanthropy, community service and growth. I am incredibly grateful to my wonderful team who makes all of this possible."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Sponsors Louisville's Newly Launched "iHub"

LOUISVILLE - October 15, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes around the globe, today announced it's sponsorship of the recently unveiled iHub, a facility in Louisville for entrepreneurs and start-ups to bring their ideas to life.

iHub is a 2,200 sq. ft. space located at 204 S. Floyd St in Louisville and is part of Nucleus, the University of Louisville Foundations economic development arm. The mission behind iHub is to provide a low cost work space for entrepreneurs and start-ups to cultivate and develop their ideas. iHub strives to create an environment that encourages collaboration and support among fellow entrepreneurs.

The grand opening of the iHub, on October 9th was attended by state and federal officers including University of Louisville President James Ramsey, Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth. "It's not a big deal because we're here," Beshear said of himself, Yarmuth, and Fischer. "We're here because this is a big deal."

For $80 a month, entrepreneurs and start-ups renting space in the iHub will be furnished with desk space, access to wireless Internet service, conference rooms and phones, meeting rooms, a photocopier and the added benefit of working around other entrepreneurs who are building their business. GlowTouch is among the first to rent space in the iHub and is joined by seven other local businesses who have already signed leases.

"Sponsoring the iHub and being able to contribute to this innovative and entrepreneurial endeavor is incredibly gratifying," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "Our hope is that the iHub will provide an abundance of opportunities for local entrepreneurs and innovators to spark new ideas, businesses and ultimately growth for Louisville."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Acquires Metromojo Web Platform and Customers

LOUISVILLE - October 8, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes around the globe, today announced its acquisition of Metromojo's web hosting and development platform, along with its roster of web design customers.

Metromojo is a Louisville-based interactive development company offering web site design, software development, social media marketing and online advertising. Founded in 2003, the company works with notable Louisville organizations including Quest Outdoors, St. Albert the Great, The Wine Rack, Gilda's Club, and more.

"Our decision to integrate our web hosting platform and design customers into the GlowTouch brand will provide immense value to our customers," said Keith Ringer, President of Metromojo. "I'm profoundly grateful to our customers and am incredibly confident GlowTouch's expansive technological reach will benefit them in ways our smaller firm could not."

GlowTouch will provide Metromojo's web design clients with access to an award-winning team of seasoned web design professionals as well as advanced development capabilities. The company's extensive experience includes website design and development, custom application development, technical support and more.

"Metromojo's customer-centric approach to offering web design services made them an ideal partner" said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "Integrating Metromojo's web development platform into our web design business will allow us to further enhance our capabilities and continue delivering superior technology services to all of our customers."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Honored on 2012 Inc. 500|5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Fourth Straight Year

LOUISVILLE - October 2, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes, today announced its inclusion on Inc. Magazine's coveted Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year.

Recognition on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list comes on the heels of the company's latest recruitment blitz, an effort aimed at properly preparing its teams for spiraling demand from new and existing customers.

"Recognizing the escalating demand for premium application development solutions in today's market, we've made a strategic decision to strengthen efforts dedicated to pursuing those opportunities," said Russ Broomell, VP of Operations at GlowTouch Technologies.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

"The pride that comes from being recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list, among America's most successful businesses, is gratifying for me and the entire GlowTouch team," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "More importantly, our inclusion on the Inc. 500|5000 four consecutive years is the ultimate tribute to a team that is truly dedicated to business excellence."

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning IT services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, tech support and BPO, system integration and migration services, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies to Sponsor Louisville’s Annual India Day

LOUISVILLE – September 27, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, today announced its sponsorship of India Day this Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm at the Belvedere in Downtown Louisville.

India Day, an annual celebration of Indian culture and customs in Louisville, provides an opportunity for locals to immerse themselves in India’s rich culture, exotic art and delicious food. The festival, which is typically attended by more than 5,000 people, is replete with cultural traditions including Indian dance, music, attire, jewelry, merchandise, art and more.

The annual gathering is designed to bring together Indians, and other diverse heritages, in Louisville from disparate areas to improve global diversity in the community. As a city that is called home by people from all over the world, Louisville has embraced India Day as an opportunity to encourage diversity in the community and eradicate cultural barriers.

As a sponsor of this event and other local initiatives, GlowTouch has always been committed to taking an active role in Louisville’s continued development. GlowTouch’s involvement in the community extends to events like Startup Weekend Louisville, KentuckianaWorks SummerWorks and IdeaFestival, among several others.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Sponsoring Parallels Summit 2012 APAC in Singapore

LOUISVILLE - September 12, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, today announced that it will be sponsoring the Parallels Summit 2012 APAC from September 20-22, 2012 at the Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa resort in Singapore.

As a Certified Parallels Application Packaging Standard (APS) and Parallels Automation (PA) System Integrator, GlowTouch partners closely with Parallels to help service providers and application vendors seamlessly package and deliver their offerings into the cloud.

Hosted by Parallels, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement, the Summit marks Parallels' second of the year (the U.S. based Parallels Summit was held in Orlando earlier this year) and will provide attendees with an exclusive peek into the company's expanding product portfolio and ecosystem.

This year's Summit includes a bevy of dynamic speakers, including Parallels CEO Birger Steen, SoftLayer CSO George Karidis, and Fredrik Härén, Founder of The Interesting Organization. Steen and the other featured speakers will discuss and explore the most compelling cloud strategies for small and medium businesses.

"Our relationship with Parallels continues to evolve and our strong partnership has allowed us to deliver superior technology services to companies seeking to capitalize on the Parallels ecosystem," said GlowTouch CEO Dr. Ravichandran. "Our presence in Singapore for the APAC Summit, combined with our multiple Parallels certifications, represents our steadfast commitment to serving as Parallels' trusted technology partner."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Recognized in Business First ‘Partners in Philanthropy' Awards

LOUISVILLE – September 6, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses of all sizes around the globe, announced their inclusion on Business First's annual ‘Partners in Philanthropy' list.

The ‘Partners in Philanthropy' Awards were created by Business First in 2011 in the wake of a stifling recession and were designed to help local organizations better execute their philanthropic missions. The list recognizes local businesses for their financial support of Louisville-area charities and philanthropic enterprises.

“We created the Partners in Philanthropy special publication and awards program because, quite frankly, we didn't think local businesses were getting enough credit for their generosity,” said Tom Monahan, President of Business First. “The Partners in Philanthropy program is about celebrating the passion and generosity of our area companies and their leaders, who are changing lives in Greater Louisville.”

GlowTouch's commitment to corporate philanthropy has been a cornerstone of the company since its inception. GlowTouch's ‘Bright Lights' program was established in 2010 and provides pro-bono website development services to qualifying non-profits that are making a positive difference in the community.

The company actively contributes time and resources to local charitable organizations and programs including the Teens of Kentucky Cancer Walk, the American Lung Association of Kentucky, Amazing Global Marketplace, KentuckianaWorks SummerWorks, and more. "GlowTouch's unwavering commitment to positively impacting our community has always remained a top priority," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. “The passion and willingness of our team to selflessly volunteer their time and resources to assisting those less fortunate than them is admirable.”

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies to Sponsor Startup Weekend Louisville

LOUISVILLE – August 29, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development services and technology integration services to businesses around the world, today announced its sponsorship of Startup Weekend Louisville, being held the weekend of September 14-16, 2012 at the University of Louisville Medical Center.

Startup Weekend was originally conceived in Seattle, Washington, but has grown into a global-reaching non-profit that now spans more than 200 cities worldwide. The weekend long, 54-hour experiential entrepreneurship event is set to take place in Louisville just a week before September's annual IdeaFestival celebration.

Designed to encourage and support emerging entrepreneurs, Startup Weekend Louisville will consist of a full weekend of activities including an open pitch session Friday night, intensive and collaborative team-based workshop sessions on Saturday, and culminating with formal business presentations on Sunday evening.

"Startup Weekend Louisville is the perfect platform to connect Louisville's most motivated and eager entrepreneurs," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "Encompassing the most fundamental ideals of entrepreneurship, Startup Weekend provides resources, support and camaraderie to help advance the lofty aspirations of our community's most ambitious business leaders."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm providing custom technology services to businesses around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, BPO, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recently recognized on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth straight year. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011. To learn more about Startup Weekend Louisville, visit http://louisville.startupweekend.org/

GlowTouch President Partners with Mayor Fischer and Louisville Business Leaders to Support Local Entrepreneurial Competition

LOUISVILLE – August 17, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development services and technology integration services to businesses around the globe, announced its participation in the KentuckianaWorks SummerWorks Ice House Entrepreneurial Competition at the JCTC Health Sciences Building earlier this week.

KentuckianaWorks' SummerWorks is a seasonal youth-employment program championed by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and generously supported by several Louisville businesses, non-profit foundations, community leaders and the Metro Council. The seven-week program aims to assist young adults in Louisville seeking gainful employment over their summer break.

The Ice House Entrepreneurial Competition represented SummerWorks' culminating event and consisted of five young aspiring entrepreneurs presenting business pitches to Mayor Greg Fischer and other judges, including GlowTouch President Vidya Ravichandran.

In addition to her participation in the Entrepreneurial Competition and GlowTouch's active involvement with the SummerWorks program, Ravichandran contributed to a video project for the Ice House program by sharing lessons from her journey as an entrepreneur.

“There is no better time to be an entrepreneur; the myriad of support and resources that is available for young entrepreneurs today are absolutely unprecedented,” said Ravichandran. “Properly preparing our next generation of business leaders is paramount and Mayor Fischer's dedication, along with so many others in Louisville, to that cause is nothing short of remarkable.”

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, business process outsourcing, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

About KentuckianaWorks

KentuckianaWorks is the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville region consisting of Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Spencer, Shelby and Trimble counties. KentuckianaWorks oversees the region's system of One-Stop Career Centers, where job seekers can find jobs and education and training opportunities and apply for unemployment insurance. One-Stop Career Centers also help employers meet their workforce needs by linking them with qualified employees. To learn more about KentuckianaWorks, visit www.kentuckianaworks.org.

GlowTouch Technologies to Exhibit at Hosted Services Industry's Premier Trade Show

HostingCon 2012 to congregate diverse collection of industry professionals, thought leaders, academics, analysts, media and more.

LOUISVILLE - June 26, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development services to the web hosting industry, announced today that it will be exhibiting at HostingCon 2012 July 16-18, 2012 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA.

HostingCon is the largest annual trade show for the hosting services industry in the United States. The conference will feature 52 educational sessions across 3 full days presented by more than 100 speakers and panelists. HostingCon is celebrating its 8th anniversary and has a projected attendance of more than 2,000 internet professionals from more than 30 countries.

GlowTouch's presence at HostingCon will mark its 4th consecutive year at the industry conference. Having originated as a service provider to the web hosting industry, GlowTouch has evolved alongside the industry and formed partnerships with some of today's preeminent web hosting providers. GlowTouch currently supports more than 1 million small-to-medium sized businesses through its expansive partner network.

Exhibiting alongside its closest customers and partners, GlowTouch will occupy booth #605 at the trade show and conduct meetings with prospects, customers, and partners to determine how its portfolio of support services can help web hosts efficiently accelerate growth in a fiercely competitive marketplace.

"HostingCon is the ultimate destination for our industry's sharpest minds to converge and examine the trends and technologies directly impacting our businesses," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "As a perennial HostingCon fixture, we've always been able to apply the insights garnered at HostingCon to better serve our clients."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, business process outsourcing, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

About HostingCon

HostingCon is the premier conference and trade show serving the hosted services industry. In its eighth year, HostingCon brings together web hosts, data centers, cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), ISVs and other infrastructure providers who make the Internet work. HostingCon is an iNET Interactive event. For more details about HostingCon, visit http://www.HostingCon.com.

GlowTouch Technologies Partners with Local Businesses to Sponsor Elite Tech Gathering

Louisville – June 13, 2012 – GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development services to businesses around the world, announced its partnership with three local organizations to sponsor the 1st Annual Louisville Digital Insiders Outing at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 22nd.

In conjunction with the Louisville Digital Association, LVL1 and Insider Louisville, GlowTouch is sponsoring the tech meet-up which is set to feature a who's who of Louisville's technology contingent, entrepreneurs, financiers, and power brokers. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is also slated to make an appearance at the event.

Representing GlowTouch at the event will be Vidya Ravichandran and Vik Chadha. Ravichandran, GlowTouch President at the helms of the company's Louisville headquarters, was recently recognized by the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame as an “Emerging Entrepreneur.” Chadha, Co-Founder of GlowTouch and other high-tech ventures including Backupify, Inc., currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Venture Development of Nucleus.

“Orchestrating the convergence of Louisville's most influential tech visionaries, corporate advocates, and financial gatekeepers will be instrumental in fueling Louisville's continued economic development,” said Vidya Ravichandran. “Facilitating introductions between key players in the Louisville community will hopefully allow us to spur new conversations, innovative ideas, and creative projects.”

Admission to the event is free, but seating is limited, RSVPs are required, and reservations close at noon on June 20th.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, business process outsourcing, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Partners with Corporation Bank and Pilikula Golf Club to Sponsor Summer Golf Academy

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MANGALORE - May 14, 2012 -GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development services to businesses around the world, announced its role in sponsoring a Summer Golf Academy in Mangalore, India. Partnering with Corporation Bank and the Pilikula Golf Club of Mangalore, GlowTouch conducted the Golf Academy for three weeks in April for children between the ages of 8 and 16.

GlowTouch Technologies CEO, Dr. V. Ravichandran, in conjunction with Mr. Ajai Kumar, the Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank, engaged the Pilikula Golf Club of Mangalore to host the initiative, which saw nearly 60 children receive extensive training and coaching from local professionals.

The program was extremely well received by the Mangalore community as well as the Academy's participants, and even resulted in three promising athletes being graciously offered a two-year coaching sponsorship by Corporation Bank.

Dr. Ravichandran has voiced his commitment to conducting the Summer Golf Academy on an annual basis and strongly believes the program can help cultivate the talent and abilities of aspiring golfers in Mangalore.

As an extension of their partnership with the Pilikula Golf Club of Mangalore and as part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, GlowTouch generously volunteered to redesign and re-launch the Golf Club's website, which was recently launched at www.pilikulagolfclub.com.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, business process outsourcing, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Partners with "Heath Streak Foundation" and Sponsors International Cricket Match

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MANGALORE - May 2, 2012-GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom technology services to businesses of all sizes, announced its ongoing involvement with the "Heath Streak Foundation," a charitable organization launched by Heath Streak, world renowned cricket legend and former captain of the Zimbabwe cricket team.

The Foundation was formally announced by Heath Streak in a visit to Mangalore on April 28th, 2012 and aims to support underprivileged children deprived of basic educational opportunities and healthcare. GlowTouch Technologies' CEO,

Dr. V. Ravichandran, collaborated closely with the Foundation's Managing Director, Joseph Rego, to undertake a large-scale fundraising campaign in Mangalore designed to generate financial support from the local community.

Each year, the Foundation will distribute "Child Education Certifications" to local disadvantaged children that will entitle the children to use the certificate in helping fund their higher education pursuits. The Foundation has also partnered with a local healthcare organization, Unity Hospital, to provide financial support to local children suffering from heart disorders and other illnesses.

In an effort to support the Foundation and drive awareness, GlowTouch partnered with the Foundation to sponsor an international Cricket match, the first ever in Mangalore, which was held at the NMPT Cricket Stadium on April 29th, 2012 between the Zimbabwe Africans and the Karnataka Indians. The match was telecast live, replete with a full media contingent, and had an estimated audience of more than 5,000 people.

Dr. V. Ravichandran also invited Heath Streak and his team of International Cricket professionals to the GlowTouch facility in Mangalore, where they collectively discussed the prospect of opening a new cricket stadium in Mangalore and enhancing the current training facilities to better support the local cricket players.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the Globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, business process outsourcing, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Customer Buckhead Mountain Grill Unveils Craft Beer App During Grand Reopening

Buckhead Mountain Grill, a GlowTouch customer, has reopened again after being closed for four months because of a fire. The restaurant closed in early December after an electrical fire damaged the building.

"It was terrible, but we did take it for what it was worth and changed as much as we could to make it better for the customer after four months of being closed," said Kelly Leonardo with Buckhead.

One of restaurant's new features is a brand new bar, complete with tablets people can use to learn about all the craft beer that's served at the restaurant. The custom designed, Android-based craft beer application, developed in conjunction with GlowTouch Technologies, allows patrons to search the restaurant's extensive beer selection, learn about specific characteristics of particular beers, view daily beer specials, and much more.

To learn more about the craft beer app, visit Buckhead's website at http://www.eatatbuckheads.com/for-love-of-beer/craft-beer-app/

GlowTouch-Mentored Students Take Top Honors in International Business Competition

Inaugural Amazing Global Marketplace® Generates Spirited Community Involvement

LOUISVILLE – Apr. 11, 2012 GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning technology services firm providing custom application development services to businesses of all sizes, announced its successful involvement in an international business competition aimed at arming local high school students with global market experience.

Amazing Global Marketplace is an international cultural and business program designed to expose students to the complexities encountered in the world of international business. The program was the result of a collaborative effort between Greater Louisville International Professionals, Los Monitos Language Center, Asia Institute – Crane House, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and Bellarmine University.

The GlowTouch-sponsored team, comprised of students from Eastern High School, nabbed top honors at World Campus Day, the program's culminating event, and was recognized for their diligent preparation, exceptional poise, and business savvy.

Paired with GlowTouch's Director of Support Services, Paul Kuamoo, the students collected valuable insights into the world of international business through ongoing training and education from GlowTouch's executive team. The students prepared for nearly six months by meeting with local business executives, researching cultural norms, and studying global supply chains.

“The founders of Amazing Global Marketplace have pioneered a truly innovative educational initiative that has tangible value in today's international business circles,” said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies. “GlowTouch is honored to have participated in the inaugural competition and is eager to help the program extend its reach in the coming years.”

Other high schools participating in the competition included Seneca and Atherton. Mentor companies, in addition to GlowTouch, included KFC, Papa John's International, Flavorman, S?d-Chemie, and Linak US. To view photos and videos from the event, please visit the Amazing Global Marketplace blog.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, business process outsourcing, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.GlowTouch.com.

About Amazing Global Marketplace®

Amazing Global Marketplace® (AGM) is an international business-focused educational program designed to engage high school students in a challenging problem-based learning environment to inspire them to complete their high school diploma and pursue an educational pathway for working in international business. To learn more about Amazing Global Marketplace, visit www.amazingglobalmarketplace.com.

EPITOME 2K12

Epitome ceremy in 2012
Epitome 2012
GlowTouch lecture

Mangalore - March 29, 2012 - The C.E.O of GlowTouch Technologies, Dr. V. Ravichandran was invited to be the Chief Guest of "EPITOME 2K12", a National Level Intercollegiate IT Fest which was held on March 29, 2012 by the St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT), Mangalore. The emphasis of EPITOME 2K12 was on the latest trends in the IT industry. The IT Fest has been consecutively held for the past 12 years and has been a tremendous success.

AIMIT is a premier Institute that comes under the umbrella of St. Aloysius College Institutions, Mangalore having an historical background of 132 years, with the vision of empowering Youngsters for a fast changing Global Society.

In his Inaugural speech Dr. V. Ravichandran recounted his own days as an Alumnus of St. Aloysius College and how he has received a lot from his Alma Mater. He said that "It is unbelievable to know that such a place exists in Mangalore - a place on par with any Foreign Universities with breathtaking beauty and ambience for Studies". He complimented Rev. Fr. Denzil Lobo, Director of AIMIT and the Architect of the new Campus for his initiative and perseverance to create the best environment for IT and Management Studies. As a sequel to his speech, he told the August gathering of Youth from all over the Country to make the best use of the opportunities and take these memories and put them into practice. He mentioned that money is not the ultimate but learning is important and that students should try and offer their best to the business they join. He advised that recognition should come from within the Organization and not by demand.

GlowTouch Technologies Recognized on SiliconIndia 100

Annual list of technology companies honors Indian entrepreneurship and business excellence

LOUISVILLE - Mar. 7, 2012- GlowTouch Technologies, a technology services company providing custom application development and technical operation support services to businesses of all sizes, announced its inclusion on the highly-acclaimed SiliconIndia 100 (si100) list of the top 100 technology companies founded and managed by Indians in the U.S.

The award, now in its fourteenth year and sponsored by SiliconIndia, represents the continuing rise and glory of Indian entrepreneurship in the high-tech sector and recognizes companies positively impacting the marketplace. GlowTouch was eligible for recognition on the list as its President, Vidya Ravichandran, hails from Bangalore, India and helped establish the company's presence in Louisville, Kentucky, which she has called home for more than fifteen years.

SiliconIndia is a community network established by Indians in the United States to cultivate professional networking and growth opportunities in the business community. The winners of the si100 were selected by a distinguished panel comprising accomplished Indian CEO's and CIO's, VC's, analysts, founders of other VC funded firms, and the SiliconIndia editorial board.

GlowTouch was recognized for its aggressive growth in the IT Services sector. The company's rapid expansion has earned it several industry awards, and its growing client roster currently features a diverse collection of companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100's.

"Recognition from SiliconIndia on the si100 is profoundly humbling and a direct reflection of the commitment and passion exuded by our employees," said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "We've always been devoted to affecting positive, impactful change in the business community and this acknowledgment validates our efforts."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology services firm delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. GlowTouch partners with some of today's leading businesses to deliver highly specialized IT services. The company's diversified portfolio of technology services includes application and software development, customer and technical support, business process outsourcing, and website development. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch APS Whitepaper Featured in the Web Host Industry Review

This article first appeared in the Web Host Industry Review on February 17, 2012.

Several service providers and hosting companies announced at this week's Parallels Summit 2012 in Orlando that their services have been Application Packaging Standard-certified and integrated with Parallels Automation.

APS-certified applications open up new revenue opportunities for the hosting and website security markets, as the ability to quickly and easily add new APS packages enables service providers to generate higher average revenue per customer.

Once packaged as an APS-certified plug-in by a software vendor, an application can be integrated into the infrastructure of any hosting provider using Parallels Automation or Parallels Plesk Panel.

Parallels partner channel includes more than 5,000 Parallels service providers and resellers, who serve more than 10 million SMBs.

Technology services provider GlowTouch Technologies recently released its free whitepaper, "Top 6 Things You Need to Know Before Beginning Your APS App," which it has made available for download on its website.

"As a trusted Parallels partner, we've been intimately involved with the APS standard and have been able to transform our knowledge and experience into actionable insights," said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies. "This whitepaper illuminates the evolving dynamics of the Parallels ecosystem and the increasingly important APS platform."

To read the full article, click here.

GlowTouch Technologies Publishes Free Industry Whitepaper

Technical whitepaper provides compelling insight into cloud-enabled application packaging standard

LOUISVILLE - Feb. 8, 2012- GlowTouch Technologies , a Louisville-based, award-winning technology services company providing custom application development and technical support services, announced today the release of its free whitepaper, "Top 6 Things You Need to Know Before Beginning Your APS App,"which is available for download at www.glowtouch.com/aps.

The Application Packaging Standard (APS) is a set of specifications and standardized technologies that covers provisioning, management, and integration of cloud-based services and applications. Introduced to the market in 2007 by Parallels, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement, the packaging standard continues to be extended and enhanced.

As a Certified Parallels APS System Integrator, GlowTouch partners closely with Parallels to help service providers and application vendors seamlessly package and deliver their offerings into the cloud. GlowTouch is attending the 2012 Parallels Summit next week at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

"This whitepaper illuminates the evolving dynamics of the Parallels ecosystem and the APS platform," said Russ Broomell, Vice President of Operations for GlowTouch Technologies. "As a trusted Parallels partner, we've been intimately involved with the APS standard and have been able to transform our knowledge and experience into actionable insights."

To download a free copy of the "Top 6 Things You Need to Know Before Beginning Your APS App"whitepaper, visit www.glowtouch.com/aps.

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning IT services company delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. With more than 850 employees and growing, GlowTouch has been recognized by Inc. Magazine on the Inc. 500/5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

GlowTouch Technologies to Attend Leading Global Annual Cloud Summit

Summit to feature impressive collection of industry experts offering insight on strategies to market cloud services to small and medium businesses (SMB)

LOUISVILLE - Jan. 30, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, a Louisville-based award-winning technology resource company providing custom application development and technical operation support services, announced today that it will be attending the 2012 Parallels Summit from February 14-16 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

As a Certified Parallels Application Packaging Standard (APS) System Integrator, GlowTouch collaborates closely with Parallels to help service providers and application vendors seamlessly package and deliver their offerings into the cloud. GlowTouch recently authored an industry whitepaper on the topic titled "Top 6 Things You Need to Know Before Beginning Your APS App," which is available at www.glowtouch.com/aps.

Hosted by Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, the annual Summit is comprised of keynote speakers, track sessions, panel discussions and more. The Summit's theme, "Profit from the Cloud," encapsulates the event's emphasis on understanding the shifting landscape of SMB IT purchasing.

"The Parallels Summit has rapidly emerged as the industry's preeminent gathering of cloud and web hosting providers,"said Vidya Ravichandran, President of GlowTouch Technologies. "Examining the most critical issues facing the cloud services ecosystem, the Summit provides a valuable opportunity for the industry's innovators to exchange insights, strategies, and ideas."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology resource company delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. GlowTouch partners with some of today's leading companies, including IBM and OptumInsight, to deliver highly specialized IT services. With more than 850 employees and growing, GlowTouch has been recognized by Inc. Magazine on the Inc. 500/5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

Fourth Annual Conference by KSTA

January 29th 2012, Mangalore: Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), an autonomous organization in the Department of Science and Technology under the Chairmanship of distinguished space scientist Prof. U R Rao, Former Chairman, ISRO recently concluded its Fourth Annual Conference which was organized in collaboration with Mangalore University on January 28th and 29th at the University Campus. The function was inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. D. V. Sadananda Gowda on January 28, 2012. Mr. Anand Vasanth Asnotikar, State Minister for Fisheries, Science, and Technology was also present during this occasion.

The theme of the Conference was "Frontiers of Science and Technology Development: Challenges and Opportunities".

Dr. V. Ravichandran, C.E.O of GlowTouch Technologies was invited to be one of the lead spokesperson to deliver a talk on the topic "ICT for Development of e-Inclusive Society: Future Perspective".

GlowTouch Technologies Hosts Successful Annual Culture Day in Mangalore Office

LOUISVILLE - Jan. 12, 2012 - GlowTouch Technologies, a Louisville-based award-winning technology resource company providing custom application development and operational support services, recently held its annual cultural event in conjunction with the company's charitable trust, the GT Foundation.

"TejoDiya" was held at Town Hall, Mangalore, near the company's state-of-the-art development center and featured a collection of charitable initiatives, including the donation of a classroom and a computer lab to a local school for the blind.

During the event, a handful of distinguished guests including local professors, philanthropists and humanitarians were recognized and honored for their dedication, service and commitment to the community.

The GT Foundation was created in 2004 in an effort to help promote the wide-reaching benefits of corporate social responsibility. The foundation is actively involved in addressing the most challenging problems facing today's society, including domestic violence, poverty, disease, hunger, and more.

GlowTouch President Vidya Ravichandran, a trustee of the GT Foundation, was on hand for the event. "GlowTouch's unwavering commitment to positively impacting our community has always remained a priority," said Ravichandran. "The convergence of culture, community, and charity is the reason TejoDiya continues to be so successful and is an example we are proud to set."

About GlowTouch Technologies

GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology resource company delivering custom technology services to businesses of all sizes around the globe. GlowTouch partners with some of today's leading companies, including IBM and OptumInsight, to deliver highly specialized IT services. With more than 850 employees and growing, GlowTouch has been recognized by Inc. Magazine on the Inc. 500/5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.

Coastal Business Development Summit by FKCCI

January 4th 2012, Mangalore: The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) in association with the Department of Industries & Commerce, Department of Infrastructure Development (Govt. of Karnataka), NRI Forum, Karnataka and Coastal Development Authority had organized a "Coastal Business Development Summit" at Sri. T. V Ramana Pai Convention Centre on January 4th & 5th 2012 respectively. The function was inaugurated by Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Honorable Union Minister - Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India and presided by Mr. D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka.

The Coastal Region Development Committee was formed for the first time in the FKCCI, to look after the interest of the Commerce, Industries & Trade in the region and contribute for the overall Economic Development of the region.

Dr. V. Ravichandran was the Chairperson and he also delivered a talk on "IT, BT and Knowledge based Sectors in the coastal region". During his talk he mentioned about the success story of GlowTouch Technologies/Diya Systems in Mangalore.

This summit was organized to showcase the potential of the region for investment & development and to motivate the existing enterprise and also to attract investors and new entrepreneurs to the coastal districts. Infrastructure, Tourism, Connectivity and Financial Services were the main topics of discussion for the summit.

GlowTouch Develops 'Interactive Beer App' for Local Establishment

Rocky's Sub Pub recently rolled out a new Android tablet that utilizes a "craft beer app," a tasty tech piece that helps brew fans make educated choices from the restaurant's immense selection.

Wes Johnson, co-owner of the business, said the idea for the app grew out of his and his staff's frustration with printed paper beer lists. Johnson, his partners and managers have worked on the idea since early in 2011.

To make it a reality, Rocky's partnered with GlowTouch Technologies, a software development firm based in Louisville, which finished the project in November.

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GlowTouch featured in November issue of SiliconIndia magazine

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, GlowTouch is an award-winning technology resource company providing custom technology services to businesses of all sizes. GlowTouch's expanding client roster currently features a diverse collection of companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100's. Founded in 2004 by Vidya Ravichandran and her father, Dr. Ravichandran, GlowTouch provides specialized technology solutions to meet a wide range of customer needs.

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