Digium Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2014 Partner Program Guide Annual Guide Recognizes the Very Best Channel Partner Programs in the Market

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide. The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

Digium's 5-Star Partner Program provides opportunities for partners to sell the full line of Digium's premises and cloud-based Switchvox® Unified Communications solutions or build custom communications solutions with Asterisk, the world's most popular open source telephony software. Partners also can sell Digium IP phones, gateways, redundancy appliances, and telephony cards, all of which are designed to build custom communications solutions. The program features multiple levels geared toward a partner's capabilities and business model, with incentives, benefits, training, certification and marketing promotions designed to help authorized Digium partners gain a competitive advantage in today's growing VoIP and business phone market. To learn more about Digium's Partner Program and apply online, visit: www.digium.com/partner.

To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company's Research team assessed each vendor's application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

"Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals."

"Having our partner program awarded a CRN 5-Star rating again in 2014 is validation that Digium continues to highly value and serve our channel partners," said Steve Harvey, Digium vice president of worldwide sales and CRN channel chief. "Our partner program structure and recent expansion of the Agent levels for Digium Cloud Services will continue to allow partners to maximize their Digium product offerings and revenue. In addition, we are thankful for the collaboration with our experienced and skilled partners, who deliver Digium solutions while providing exceptional customer service and support, ensuring the mutual success of our businesses."

The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.

About Digium 
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and hosted and on-premises Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world's most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium's business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at http://www.digium.com and http://www.asterisk.org.

About The Channel Company 
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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