KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CB Technologies, Inc. (cbtechinc.com), a woman-owned Solution Provider and Systems Integrator, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has honored CBT with its esteemed 2016 Triple Crown Award. Fewer than 60 North American solution providers had the necessary revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on three of CRN's pre-eminent solution provider lists, earning them the Triple Crown Award this year.
CRN assembles lists and rankings each year to recognize solution providers who are setting the bar in the IT industry, including the Solution Provider 500, which lists the largest solution providers in North America by revenue; the Fast Growth 150, which ranks the fastest-growing solution providers; and the Tech Elite 250, which recognizes solution providers that have received the highest-level certifications from leading vendors. It is a considerable achievement for a solution provider to make any one of these lists; to make it onto all three, however—as this year's Triple Crown Award winners have done—is a big achievement. A company must simultaneously have enough revenue to be ranked on the Solution Provider 500 list, record double- or triple-digit growth for recognition on the Fast Growth 150, and invest heavily in top certifications to attain Tech Elite 250 status.
CB Technologies began investing in building diversified offerings over two years ago. The focus on engineered solutions has gained executive mindshare in addressing business-related IT challenges and allowed CB Technologies to move with the IT industry transformation. A stout focus on continual education and access to CB Technologies' real time demo lab has allowed employees new opportunities to expand their knowledge. These changes have been the realization of their success and CEO Kelly Ireland only sees that growing even more.
Ireland states, "We couldn't be prouder of achieving the Triple Crown Award. CB Technologies has spent the last 24 months not only ensuring that our award winning sales and support programs continued but we've added one of the stoutest technical engineering teams in the industry. We had set high goals for creating and delivering engineered solutions around Software-Defined Storage (SDS), simplified Cloud-in-A-Box, Asset Intelligence, Global customized B2B, HPCaaS and K-12 educational assessment. Despite the size of this endeavor, we achieved and have delivered on almost 100% of our solutions with the last expected to launch by Q1 2017."
"Having CRN acknowledge CB Technologies' ability to navigate through one of the fastest changing industries in the world is indeed a stellar accomplishment. It truly validates the path we headed down in 2014."
"The solution provider organizations receiving CRN's 2016 Triple Crown Award have risen to the top of their class in not one or two, but three major categories: They are channel leaders in certification, revenue and growth," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "We commend the extraordinary series of achievements that earned each of them a spot on CRN's premier solution provider lists and look forward to their continued innovation and leadership."
The 2016 Triple Crown Award winners will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/triplecrown.
About CB Technologies, Inc.
CB Technologies is an award-winning Systems Integrator with team members in Los Angeles, Seattle, St. Louis, Detroit, Houston, Washington DC and Albuquerque. Founded in 2001 by Kelly Ireland, this woman-owned company's impressive résumé includes over 15 years supporting, planning and integrating technology for Federal, State, Local, Education, Fortune 500 and enterprise businesses. CBT is an HPE Platinum Partner that is perennially named to the CRN Solution Provider 500, Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and OCBJ's list of Top Companies. In addition, CB Technologies was awarded the HP Solution Partner of the Year for Cloud in 2015.
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