Annual Investors

What:  Annual Investors support NCTA at a level of $10K+ in sponsorship during the current calendar year.  Sponsors qualify once their commitment meets one of the thresholds below.  The logos of Annual Investors appear on the ticker of the home page/each page and are recognized at our signature events

Learn More: To learn more about becoming an Annual Investor, contact Kristen LeBlanc at 919.856.0393 or

You can count on Dell Technologies to keep innovating ways to store, protect, optimize, and leverage information, all with the aim of contributing to your ongoing success.

CommScope has played a role in virtually all the world?s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We'll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits. Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services. Today, IBM is focused on four growth initiatives - business analytics, cloud computing, growth markets and Smarter Planet. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to build systems that enable dynamic and efficient organizations, better transportation, safer food, cleaner water and healthier populations.

Beacon supports and assists businesses by designing software solutions for electronic commerce on the World Wide Web.

Our facility and staff provide the ultimate in secure IT solutions and data protection. We can expertly address your most unique business objectives.

Spectrum Business delivers enterprise-grade internet, networking, voice, and business TV services to large and mid-size organizations leveraging our reliable, secure, fiber-based Gigabit network, We build business-to-business solutions with a people-to-people focus unlike any other provider.

As a business owner, your main focus is growing your business. With WorkSmart's Integrated IT Operations Management, we serve as your IT partner so you can cost-effectively run your business, optimize resources, and focus on day-to-day operations, free of the stress of supporting the technology you rely on. WorkSmart is the leading IT consulting firm in the Carolinas. We partner closely with local small businesses like yours, giving management and staff the tools they need to be productive anywhere, with anyone, and on any device.

Since 2003, iContact has helped small and medium businesses share their stories, ideas, and products through email and social marketing. We take what we know about our favorite small and medium businesses—a trendy boutique hotel in South Beach, the online poster store that helps us decorate our cubicles, even the local coffee shop you'll find us in on Saturday—and we build the online marketing features we know those businesses need to succeed. We then pair our tools with award-winning support and expertise, so our customers never have to go it alone. And we top it all off with great personality, energy, and a commitment to creating a positive wake in our community. iContact is a service of Vocus.

Our offering is simple: we design, build, own and operate best-in-class multi-tenant data center facilities, optimized for the most discerning large enterprises. Since pioneering the wholesale collocation industry 12 years ago, our mission has remained to align best-in-class facility infrastructure, engineering acumen, technical personnel and operations protocols towards the single obsessive purpose of sustaining uptime for our tenants. Let us introduce you to the power of our offering.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Accenture is one of the world's leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 305,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries; and net revenues of $30.0 billion for fiscal 2014.

At Global Technology & Operations (GTO), we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and infrastructure that help enable MetLife to deliver a world-class customer experience. We focus all of our global talent and resources on working to exceed customer expectations, while also trying to anticipate their needs.

Railinc is the North American railroad industry's most innovative and reliable resource for IT and information services. We support business processes and provide business intelligence that help railroads and rail equipment owners increase productivity, achieve operational efficiencies and keep their assets moving. Our applications, extensive databases and professional services are embedded in critical operations and financial systems throughout the industry and provide support at every link in the supply chain. We are an advanced IT company, delivering more than six million messages each day over our EDI network and settling billions of dollars worth of financial transactions each year. Railinc is the industry's largest and most accurate source for real-time interline rail data.

For over 65 years, Cherry Bekaert has provided high quality financial and management services to a diverse and successful client base. Thousands of clients look to Cherry Bekaert’s accountants and advisors for innovative and professional guidance on important operational and financial matters that advance their business goals.

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

At Fidelity, we've been providing access to insights, best practices and experience to help as many people as possible. Privately held, Fidelity has always taken a long-term view in providing the right investment management and administration solutions to a diverse set of customers. To do this well, we place a high degree of value in nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to being an employer of choice. This ensures that our loyalty is always to our customers and the high standards with which we serve them.

A leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, Charter today employs approximately 23,000 and provides services to more than six million customers in 28 states. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, the company is focused on integrating the highest-quality service with clearly superior entertainment and communications products.

Since 1996, CSpring has offered IT and Business Solutions focused on customer success. With offices in Indianapolis, IN and Raleigh, NC, CSpring is a certified WBE that consults for both private and public sector clients. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to hiring only the best talent and working tirelessly for our customer’s success.

Peak 10 delivers tailored data center and managed services solutions such as virtualization and cloud-based environments through its ten geographic locations from Cincinnati to Ft. Lauderdale.

Your business, our infrastructure. TierPoint is the premier data center service provider of cloud, colocation, managed services and DR. With data centers in 19 U.S. markets and local service, coast to coast, our carrier-class, carrier-neutral facilities provide the uninterrupted access you need to host your critical services. Each facility has been SSAE 16 audited and provides customized solutions to meet your business needs.

More than ever, advertising in Triangle Business Journal delivers your best new business prospects. Decision makers at the Triangle's fastest growing companies choose Triangle Business Journal as their preferred resource for local news and information. They dedicate 49 minutes per week to reading our newspaper cover to cover. These money making experts depend on Triangle Business Journal to run smarter, stay ahead of the competition and choose vendors and resources.

With over 300 consultants, Eagle Creek Software Services is a leading U.S. based onshore software services company. Since 1999 Eagle Creek has been investing in America, specializing in rural IT sourcing with technology centers established in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Our IT service delivery model is designed to be, 1) highly scalable, 2) low cost, 3) high quality, 4) low risk. Our specialties include: CRM ( and Siebel) implementations and support, Business Intelligence (Oracle BI, Business Objects, Birst BI, Informatica), and Application Development (Java, .Net) For more information on Eagle Creek visit,

Credit Suisse is a leading global financial services company, offering clients financial advice in all aspects of investment banking, private banking and asset management. Founded in 1856 with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Credit Suisse has a global reach with operations in over 50 countries, employing over 45,000 individuals from 150 different nations. Its strategy builds on three core strengths: its position as a top global wealth manager; its specialist investment banking capabilities; and its strong presence in its home market Switzerland. It is taking a balanced approach in order to capture the wealth management opportunities in emerging markets, the biggest of which is in the Asia Pacific region, whilst serving our key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland and the United States. Our RTP site opened in May 2005 providing technology engineering, development & support; financial & product accounting; operations processing; and other investment banking services for internal departments and external clients.

Packard Place is the hub for entrepreneurship and innovation in Charlotte. Our mission is to develop fast-growth businesses and the professional community to drive them. Packard Place is located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, only 2 blocks from Trade and Tryon Streets and across the street from the future location of Romare Bearden Park.

Greene Resources is an employment solutions company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina focused on becoming the central source for all of a company?s hiring and human resource needs. Even with thousands of recruiting firms in existence across the nation and a declining economy, Greene Resources was started in January of 2000. In 2004, Greene Resources was recognized at their headquartered Triangle location as one of the fifty fastest growing privately owned companies in the thirteen-county area. This growth can be best defined as customer-centric growth, meaning it is within existing customer relationships that the growth has occurred. A majority of Greene Resources customers utilize the services exclusively, and in most cases allow the company to move onsite. At Greene Resources, we focus on becoming the central source for all of your recruiting and employment needs so that your company is free to focus on its core competencies ? what you are in business to do. We can do this in many ways including: Recruitment Outsourcing, Web-Enabled Solutions, On-Site Management, Vendor Management Solutions, Consulting, Direct Hire, Contract-to-Hire, Contract Assignments, and Payrolling.

DB Global Technology Inc. (DBGT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank. Established in Cary, North Carolina in 2009, DBGT is the bank's North American development center dedicated to innovative application development and software engineering for state of the art technology products that power the future of Deutsche Bank's global capital markets business. DBGT is committed to improving the quality, stability, maintainability and cost of software delivery based on industry best practices.

Lightower is the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance. Our comprehensive suite of all-fiber solutions serve the needs of enterprise, government, carrier, and data center customers throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest with connectivity to London and Toronto. Additionally, Lightower offers connectivity to over 275 major data centers, 500 telco hotels & central officers, and over 40 financial exchanges. With Lightower's custom solutions, including unique points-of-entry, crossings, and routes, your Lightower Account Team will work with you to design and deliver the ultimate solution for your business.

The Poole College of Management is young, agile and innovative. It’s also deeply rooted in NC State’s history as a university that excels at science, technology, engineering and math. The result: a dynamic research and learning environment for our students and our partners in business and industry. Our faculty brings two more ingredients to the mix: real-world experience and a passion for enabling others to succeed. This has led to the creation of research-learning initiatives like our Business Sustainability Collaborative, Consumer Innovation Consortium and world-renowned Supply Chain Resource Collaborative, among others. For students, we’re a bustling college at the forefront of business education, providing experiential learning that prepares career-ready graduates. For companies big and small, we’re a bridge that connects research and best practice. Being fairly young, our MBA program was established in 2002, we tend to think like a start-up. Building upon the expertise of our faculty, we have developed a program that is recognized for its responsiveness to key issues faced by business and industry today. We are developing the talented individuals who will lead the next generation of technology-driven companies. We are differentiated by our core strengths.

Founded in 1993, Red Hat is the premier Linux and open source provider. Red Hat is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices worldwide. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high-quality, low-cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system platforms along with middleware, applications, and management solutions, as well as support, training, and consulting services to customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with a focus on security and ease of management. Rated as CIO Insight Magazine's Most Valued Vendor for the second consecutive year, Red Hat maintains the highest value and reliability rankings among its customers, and is the most recognized Linux brand in the world. Red Hat serves global enterprises through technology and services made possible by the open source model. Solutions include Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platforms, sold through a subscription model, and a broad range of services: consulting, 24x7 support, Red Hat Network. Red Hat's global training program operates in more than 60 locations worldwide and features RHCE, the global standard Linux certification.