Everything Channel Announces the 2010 CRN Annual Report Card Winners

25th Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Partner Programs and Superb Vendor Service

Aug 25, 2010, 10:01 ET from Everything Channel

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, congratulates the 25th Annual Report Card (ARC) award winners, announced last night at an awards ceremony at the XChange Americas conference. The annual conference recognizes outstanding partner programs and superb vendor service in 18 major product categories.  For 25 years, the Annual Report Card has served as the definitive benchmark of vendor/partner relationships and an industry standard for measuring excellence.

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"For 25 years we have hosted the top channel executives and leading solution providers at the annual XChange event to present the Annual Report Card awards. Unlike anything else in the industry, its deep history and significance in helping the channel community identify the true leaders in the industry makes it one of the much-anticipated events of the year. We xtend our congratulations to all the winners," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

In the 2010 ARC survey, Everything Channel's research team surveyed more than 3,700 solution providers in 18 product/service categories and asked them to evaluate the importance and satisfaction with their vendors' products, support and channel programs.  They then applied their research formula and came up with the winners in a number of technology categories. Many vendors have overhauled their programs based on poor ARC showings. In addition, some vendors base their promotions and compensation for their channel people on how well the company performs on the ARC.

Among the winners were IBM, Oracle, Panasonic, Dell and Microsoft.

A special report on the ARC award winners will be featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.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 us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.

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.


Jillian Aaronson

Everything Channel

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