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Portal Architects really started to hit its sweet spot in 2014. The Ann Arbor-based cloud IT firm has grown by triple digits over the last year, enabling it to hire more than a dozen people.

"We have more than doubled in size," says Mark Brazeau, CEO of Portal Architects.

The 2-year-old company’s software, SkySync, helps companies connect their IT to the cloud through a Windows app. That technology enables organizations to synchronize and move files across storage systems including most cloud storage services. Bottom line is it takes a lot of the pain out of moving files that has long plagued businesses looking for digital information mobility.

"This problem has been around for 30 years," Brazeau says. "We're the first company to address that problem."

Which has resulted in 380 percent revenue growth over the last year. That in turn led to15 new hires in IT, software, sales, and marketing positions. It is also looking to hire a couple of software developers right now. That growth has come thanks to some big strategic partnerships the firm has landed in the last year, including the likes of Google, IBM, Oracle, and Internet2.

"They promote our product," Brazeau says. "It's a fantastic relationship. It’s a one-plus-one-equals-three relationship."

Source: Mark Brazeau, CEO of Portal Architects
Writer: Jon Zemke
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