Ahead Earns Spot on CRN's 2011 Fast Growth 100 List

Sep 27, 2011, 09:12 ET from Ahead

CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data center consultant/integrator Ahead has made Everything Channel's CRN 2011 Fast Growth 100 list for its impressive growth rate from 2008-2010. Companies on the Fast Growth 100 list average a two-year revenue growth of 130 percent and average annual sales of products and services of $172 million. The ranking is based on two years' growth of net sales from calendar year 2008 to calendar year 2010.

Ahead registered a two-year revenue growth of 1977.14 percent and annual sales of $122,949,394.

"Our growth coincides with our commitment to clients by providing them with innovative IT solutions to complex problems so they can realize their goals," said Sean Burns, VP of Business Development.

A sample of the 2011 Fast Growth list can be found at www.crn.com. The 2011 CRN Fast Growth category and special awards will be presented during the annual conference Oct. 5-6 at the Doral Resort in Miami.

"This year's Fast Growth 100 list reflects the high growth potential for solution providers offering innovative products, solutions and services," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for Everything Channel. "Despite an uncertain market, VARs investing in new technologies and services are still growing at a significant rate - a testament to their hard work and ability to truly understand their customers' needs. We congratulate Ahead on their well-earned success."

Ahead also was recognized recently as the Top Cloud Practice in CRN's 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top 500 technology integrators in North America. Ahead moved up to No. 142 on the list after ranking No. 435 in 2010. The company's $100 million year-over-year revenue increase was achieved by an emphasis on developing and building next-generation data center solutions that drive business value.

About Ahead

Ahead enables companies to understand and take advantage of today's revolutionary technologies. These technologies drive the next-generation data center, which improves agility, availability, and responsiveness, and takes out cost. Our technologists, consultants, and sales team help clients evaluate the potential technical, operational, and financial benefits of these innovative solutions. Where the benefit is adequate, we work to properly architect, procure, and deploy these solutions in a timely and effective manner. Simply put, we help companies THINK | LOOK | PLAN | MOVE AHEAD. For information, visit http://www.thinkaheadit.com/.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit http://www.everythingchannel.com.

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