Winners of E&I’s Second Annual Cloud Leadership Awards Announced at EDUCAUSE

2017 Cloud Leadership Awards Winners

November 5, 2018 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) announced the winners of its second annual Cloud Leadership Awards during a ceremony at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. The awards recognize the achievements of higher education institutions that have made innovative use of cloud technology across several categories, including cloud storage, security, and backup/disaster recovery.

“Cloud technology is imperative in allowing educational institutions to do more for their staff, students, teachers, and administrators,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of E&I. “It is an honor to recognize our members who have made innovative use of this technology, showcasing what they have accomplished and the positive impacts, increased efficiencies, and cost-savings behind cloud solutions.”

Cornell University was declared the overall 2018 winner. Cornell hosts a Cloud Forum which creates the opportunity for technology industry leaders to meet to have impactful, valuable conversations about cloud use within higher education.

A complete list of award recipients by category is as follows:

Winner: Arizona State University
Runner-Up: Oral Roberts University
Winner: Penn State University
Runner-Up: Montana State University
Winner: Harvard University
Runner-Up: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Winner: Duquesne University
Runner-Up: Northeastern Illinois University
Winner: Emory University
Runner-Up: University of Arizona UITS
Winner: Northeastern Illinois University
Runner-Up: University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Cloud Leadership Awards were created in 2017 by E&I Cooperative Services. Sponsors of the 2018 E&I Cloud Leadership Awards include Canon, D2L, Ltd., DLT Solutions, and Juniper Networks. For full details about the awards, and to get information about how to nominate an institution for 2019, please visit:

About E&I Cooperative Services

E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the only member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative solely focused on serving education and related facilities. E&I delivers expertise, solutions, and services through a diverse portfolio of competitively solicited contracts. By leveraging the knowledge and purchasing power of its nationwide membership, E&I helps higher education and K-12 institutions reduce costs, optimize supply chain efficiencies, and save time on the RFP process. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as complying with generally accepted procurement standards. For more information, please visit:

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