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September 10, 2019

Applied Insight’s Altitude Cloud Platform to be Honored as a 2019 Industry Innovation Award Winner



WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 – Applied Insight, a market leader in solving complex technology challenges for federal government customers backed by The Acacia Group, is to receive an Industry Innovation Award as part of the 2019 Government Innovation Awards presented by Washington Technology, Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and Defense Systems. The award is in recognition of the company’s Altitude platform, a groundbreaking automated and scalable platform-as-a-service cloud technology developed within aiLabs, Applied Insight’s research and development program.

The Government Innovation Awards were established to celebrate the very best in examples of discovery and innovation in the technology industry supporting the federal government. Altitude is a prime example of a disruptive innovation for its transformational impact on the government’s ability to use the full power of the cloud. Removing major barriers to cloud adoption, Altitude provides government agencies with full control, compliance and visibility over their cloud environments as they grow.

Altitude is already proving to be an effective cloud management solution for the intelligence and defense communities where governance and security are paramount. Current Altitude deployments are enabling thousands of government and industry users to work effectively and efficiently within customer compliance and security boundaries, without inhibiting the power, speed and scalability of the cloud.

“Altitude is one of the main innovations to come out of our creative aiLabs environment, and we’re delighted that its contribution is being honored with this flagship award,” said John Hynes, chief executive officer of Applied Insight. “It’s great recognition for our fantastic team of engineers who are innovating every day to bring the full power of the cloud to users across government. I’d like to congratulate everyone that has made Altitude what it is today – a ground-breaking – and now award-winning – innovation that advances the mission of our customers beyond their expectations. I could not be more proud of them!”

Combining agility with control, Altitude provides full visibility across disparate networks, enabling customers to understand what’s in their cloud ecosystems. It delivers a quality user experience with native access to the CSP console, command line and API keys, high-speed virtual access to the full range of cloud resources, and the ability to collaborate across teams within a highly secure environment. This is in stark contrast to “cloud broker” solutions that often result in major delays between the need for resources and their availability to users, lack scalability, and ultimately become long-term roadblocks to cloud adoption. The technology also enforces customer-defined governance to ensure budget and regulatory compliance.

Applied Insight will be formally honored at the Government Innovation Awards dinner on Nov. 7, 2019, at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in Tysons Corner, Virginia. About Applied Insight Applied Insight leaves no stone unturned in solving complex technology challenges for Federal Government customers. We practice accountable innovation, designing solutions that account for the customer’s mission and the user’s reality right from the start. With proven capability in advanced analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, mission applications and infrastructure convergence, our approach to technology empowers people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation. To learn more about AI, visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About The Acacia Group

The Acacia Group is a team of operational investors with a long track record in the U.S. technology and services markets. We see value in technologies that enable people to collaborate in sustaining our society, from our security and economy, to our institutions and infrastructure. We invest in entrepreneurs who share that mission, bringing the capital, experience and relationships to enable them to take their business to new heights. For more information, please visit The Acacia Group or follow us on LinkedIn.

Media Contact: Kristina Messner (Focused Image for Applied Insight), 703-678- 6023,


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