Dimension Data Named To CRN 2013 Tech Elite 250 List

Third annual list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications for data center and cloud services in North America

Mar 13, 2013, 08:50 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, announced today that it has been named to CRN's third annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2013 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications in the IT channel for data center and cloud.

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In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Tech Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

Named a Leader in Gartner's 2012 Public Cloud IaaS and Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services Magic Quadrants, Dimension Data provides clients with a complete range of integrated data center and public, private and hybrid cloud services. Hosted across its own global data center footprint or within client data centers, its Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) is comprised of cloud infrastructure (servers, storage, networking, virtualization and operating system software) and its CloudControl management system, which provides operational control and automation of cloud resource provisioning, orchestration, administration and billing. Dimension Data also helps clients enable more efficient and agile data centers with greater automation and responsiveness in delivering desktop and server virtualization, storage and data management, data center networking and facilities design and operation, among other services. 

"The 2013 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of solution providers that have invested in training and technical know-how to help their customers understand the benefits of some of the most sophisticated technology deployments in the market – and have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director at UBM Tech Channel. "By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today's customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today's customers value most."

"As more organizations begin to plan for and adopt virtualization and cloud, they're seeking partners that are equipped with the highly-specific skills and expertise to not only help them select the right solutions but determine a strategic migration plan that addresses overall business impact, technology integration and interoperability issues," said Mark Slaga, chief operating officer at Dimension Data. "We're honored to be recognized as part of CRN's Tech Elite 250 list, which underscores our mission to deliver the highest levels of client satisfaction through a continued emphasis on training and certification for data center and cloud services, as well as other core areas, such as network integration, enterprise mobility and unified communications and collaboration."

To view a sample list of Tech Elite 250 winners, visit http://www.crn.com or view the February issue of the print magazine. View the full list in the CRN Tech News app, available for the iPad at http://go.crn.com/TE250-13 and for Windows 8 devices at http://go.crn.com/CRNWin8.

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.  

About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech 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. UBM Tech Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmtechchannel.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
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For further information, please contact:

Jackie Funk

Mariah Torpey

Betzi Hanc

Dimension Data Americas

Davies Murphy Group

UBM Tech Channel

T: 571-203-4006

T: 781-418-2404

T: 508-416-1182

E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com

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