Red Herring 100 winners and finalists from North America, Europe and Asia of the last three years were eligible for the 2008 award. The Red Herring editorial team used a very competitive process to whittle down this pool of 1800 eligible promising companies to the 200 finalists of this first-time award. Evaluations were made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration.
"The 200 finalists we selected from around the world are all excellent contenders," said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. "They are exceptional companies with smart and innovative platforms that attest to the importance of technology in today's global economy."
Ring2 Conferencing has made the final group because of its outstanding achievements, and Red Herring Magazine is honored to announce it is one of the most promising technology firms in the world.
"We are honored to have been selected by Red Herring as a Global 100 finalist," said Michael Hughes, Ring2's co-CEO and co-founder. "Ring2 is committed to solving everyday problems and frustrations that have grown up alongside the audio-conferencing industry. Our unique mobile remote control tool for BlackBerryÂ® smartphones and Windows Mobile PDAs is being used by our customers on over 60% of conference calls, which speaks to its ease-of-use and value in bringing visibility, security and control to their everyday calls."