ViaWest was named Company of the Year at the 16 th Annual APEX Awards hosted by the Colorado Technology Association. CEO Nancy Phillips also was nominated for CEO of the Year. The Company of the Year award recognizes the company that has demonstrated notable growth, leadership and technological innovation in its market, as well as a commitment to the Colorado community, shown through dedicated corporate responsibility. "ViaWest has experienced significant growth over the past year which has enabled us to better serve our clients with professional services and enhanced cloud solutions," said Phillips, who also received the Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement Award from the CTA in 2010. "The CTA has an important role in our community to cultivate a fertile foundation for technology growth in Colorado, and we are honored to have their support and continued partnership." ViaWest is headquartered in Colorado and operates five data centers in the Denver region. It employs more than 200 locally and serves hundreds of businesses in the state. ViaWest supports several Colorado nonprofits through program sponsorship, board leadership and employee volunteerism: Denver School for Science and Technology, National Center for Women in Information Technology, Colorado Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, Society of Information Management, Built In Colorado, Urban Peak, Food Bank of the Rockies, YouthBiz, Open World Learning and Diaper Bank of the Rockies, among others. The Colorado Technology Association has hosted the APEX Awards since 2001 in an effort to bring exceptional companies and people together in celebrating great accomplishments. The CTA is a non-profit organization devoted to the progress of technology and the well-being of Colorado's economy. About ViaWestViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT Solutions provider offering cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR). With more than 17 years of experience, 30 North American data centers and multiple cloud nodes, ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn and Twitter.