Everything Channel Honors Leading Vendors at the Annual CRN Channel Champions Awards Ceremony

Study is Premier Resource to Evaluate Channel Vendors, Products and Services

11 Mar, 2010, 09:00 ET from Everything Channel

LOS ANGELES, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Last night at an awards ceremony during the XChange Solution Provider conference, Everything Channel, a UBM company, honored the CRN Channel Champions award winners.  The CRN Channel Champions study measures overall Solution Provider perceptions of vendor products and services.  The result is a premier resource used by VARs and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs.

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The CRN Channel Champions survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry.  CRN received more than 100 vendor ratings across 21 product and service categories.  The survey was conducted between December 2009 and February 2010.  

Solution Providers were chosen at random from CRN's subscriber list and were pre-qualified to ensure that they worked in the category, were familiar with the products and had a significant relationship with the vendor(s) being rated.  Many respondents were qualified to rate more than one vendor.  CRN specified that VARs and technology integrators rate only those vendors with whom they had either a strategic partner type of business relationship, when possible.

Vendors rated in each category were chosen on the basis of market share data provided by major research firms.  In the case where market share data was not available, vendors were chosen by CRN senior editorial staff recommendations.

VARs and technology integrators were asked to rate the relative importance of the individual evaluation criteria.  To derive the overall score for each vendor, the raw satisfaction scores were weighted according to the relative importance of the evaluation criteria.

The 2010 CRN Channel Champions winners are as follows:

Categories

Technical Satisfaction Channel Champion

Support Satisfaction Channel Champion

Financial Factors Channel Champion

Overall Channel Champion

Client Security Software (Firewall, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus)

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab

Data & Information Management

Microsoft

Microsoft

Sun/MySQL

Microsoft

Enterprise Networking HW (includes wireless)

Cisco

Cisco

Juniper Networks

Cisco

Flat Panel Displays 19"-30"

HP

HP

HP

HP

Middleware

IBM

IBM

IBM

IBM

Midrange Servers (more than $25,000 in price)

IBM

IBM

IBM

IBM

Multifunction Printers

Xerox

Xerox

Lexmark

Xerox

Network Security Appliances

Juniper Networks

Cisco

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

Network Security Software

Trend Micro

McAfee

Trend Micro

Trend Micro

Enterprise Network Storage (SAN or NAS)

Dell

Dell

Dell

Dell

Notebooks/Mobile Computers

Lenovo

Lenovo

HP

HP/Lenovo

Power Protection and Management

APC

APC

APC

APC

Processors

Intel

Intel

Intel

Intel

SATA Hard Drives

Seagate

Seagate

Western Digital

Seagate

Server/Application Virtualization

VMWare

VMWare

VMWare

VMWare

SMB (Small and Midsize) Networking Hardware (includes wireless LANs)

HP ProCurve

HP ProCurve

HP ProCurve

HP ProCurve

SMB Network Storage

HP

HP

HP

HP

Storage Management Software/Data Protection Software

EMC

EMC

EMC

EMC

Unified Communications/Voice-over-IP Technology

Cisco

Cisco

Cisco

Cisco

Volume Servers (less than $25,000 in price)

HP

IBM

Lenovo

HP

Workgroup Color Printers

HP

Xerox

Xerox

Xerox


"Each year we survey the Solution Provider community to learn their satisfaction with the technology vendors they work closely with to deliver solutions to their customers.  This survey is an essential resource for the Channel community," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.  "We congratulate these leading technology vendors on this recognition."

The CRN Channel Champions awards are supported by Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Samsung and Xerox.

The CRN Channel Champions award winners and the related study will be published in the April 26, 2010 issue and online at www.channelweb.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company.  Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales.  From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database.  Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

Contact

Maureen Park

Everything Channel

516 562 5942

Maureen.park@ec.ubm.com


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