Like our other cloud computing specialist in this year’s Wonga Future 50, CloudSense helps create cloud environments. Its platform allows clients to rapidly create and deploy cloud-based services. It’s making the cloud work for consumers.CloudSense has achieved a great deal in a short period of time, with a number of big-name customers including the BBC, O2, Vodafone and News International. What does it do? Without getting too technical, CloudSense provides the knowhow that allows thousands to access their online subscriptions – whether that’s The Times (that made a huge play with its no-to-free strategy), your O2 subscription plan online, or entering online BBC competitions. Sure, there are other players in this space, but there’s the strong sense that CloudSense is a pack leader. Its CloudSense Order Management is, it say, the only cloud-based solution of its kind to manage the entire sales order and fulfilment process. MD Richard Britton has been quick to see the potential value in Facebook’s “Want” button, and is no doubt hatching plans to take advantage. CloudSense has shown consistent and impressive growth both in revenue and employee numbers, with a 450 per cent increase in turnover between their first and second years of trading. CloudSense also opened its first regional UK office in Leeds earlier this year and is undergoing a period of expansion, to the point where it is literally bursting at the seams of its London office with the total number of employees expected to reach 120 by the end of 2012.
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