TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs, announced today its recently concluded IT Nation Partner Summit was the most successful event in its history, attracting a record 2,000 people to the premier conference for the managed services industry.
The 8th Annual IT Nation Partner Summit was held November 8-10 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and included a series of collaborative and educational opportunities for members of the IT Nation.
"IT Nation is the must-attend event of the year for my team," said Ted Garner, CEO at IT Weapons. "It was my fifth time attending, and this was by far the best one yet. I left the event with a packed list of action items to implement in 2013. If you are a Solution Provider who wants to grow your business and increase profitability, IT Nation must be a definite on your calendar."
In addition to the keynote by bestselling author and business consultant Jim Collins, more than 90 breakout sessions, workshops focusing on core business functions and a solutions pavilion, IT Nation presented its second IT Nation Partners' Choice Awards as voted on by the attendees of the event via the IT Nation mobile application. Winners were selected from among the participating sponsors of IT Nation in recognition of their excellence.
Winners of the IT Nation Partners' Choice Awards include:
- Outstanding Software Solution - Nilear
- Outstanding Hardware Solution - Cisco
- Biggest Buzz - Axcient
- Most Compelling Channel Program - CharTec
- Best Revenue Generator - LabTech
- Best Sponsor Breakout Session - CharTec
- Best Newcomer - Anchor
- Best in Show - Axcient
"Each year we continue to be wowed by the sheer number of solution providers interested in attending IT Nation, as well as the positive community response from all of those who are able to attend," said Jeanine Edwards, Director, ConnectWise Community. "What started out as a ConnectWise-specific Partner event has evolved into so much more. It is a way for IT professionals from around the world to come together with like-minded people in an educational – and fun – setting to learn how to get more out of their business. The fact that it continues to consistently grow each year is a testament to the power of the IT Nation and we look forward to seeing everyone back again at next year's conference."
Considered by many to be the premier conference for the managed services industry, IT Nation provides attendees with the opportunity to connect with peers, learn about new solutions available in the marketplace and adopt go-to-market solutions that will improve their businesses today and well into the future. This year's platinum sponsors included Axcient, CharTec,Cisco, Intronis, LabTech, Level Platforms, Quosal, Symantec, and Zenith.
For more information about IT Nation 2012 and a full recap of this year's activities, visit http://www.theitnation.com. Next year's IT Nation Partner Summit will take place November 13-15 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Visit http://www.connectwise.com/ITN13.
Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 69,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singular IT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. For the last 29 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
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