FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced CRN's VAR500 list, ranking the top 500 technology integrators in North America. The list was announced at the VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference designed for high level executives to meet with VAR500 companies to discuss business models, technology offerings, and partnerships. Featuring the highest producing and most forward-thinking technology integrators and solution provider organizations in North America, the 17th annual VAR500 rankings consider earnings from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services.
The VAR500 is a ranking of value-added resellers, solution providers and integrators in North America based on their revenue size, as well as their forward-thinking approach to the channel. In particular, the VAR500 selection panel sought to recognize companies that are building out practices around the data center and virtualization while offering software integration and application development skills. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2010. Companies with no public documentation were required to submit a notarized affidavit attesting to their 2009 and 2010 revenues.
This year's list reflects the continued growth of the technology reseller channel with 215 new companies.
"The VAR500 represents the top performing and most forward-thinking solution providers in the IT community," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts, and invaluable partners. Even more importantly, they solve customers' biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services."
A sample of the VAR500 list will be published in print and online at CRN.com on June 20, 2011.
VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards
Held June 13-14 at the Sawgrass Marriot in Jacksonville, Florida, the VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top Solution Provider organizations in North America. Attendees learned the secrets for uncovering new market opportunities from industry experts, peers and fellow VAR500 companies.
"The VAR500 Executive Conference & Awards is an elite event that brings leading vendors and the most powerful solution provider organizations together to leverage partnerships, drive sales and create strong business opportunities," said Damore. "This VAR500 list reflects the strength of the technology reseller channel. Last night we came together to honor the largest and most influential Solution Providers - we applaud them on their success. "
Of the five hundred VARs named to the list, CRN editors and staff presented individual awards to overall winners in 21 different categories.
The VAR500 award winners include:
- CRN Company of the Year: Sirius Computer Solutions
- Business Transformation: Champion Solutions Group
- Best Partnership: ePlus
- Executive of the Year: Terry Flood, CEO of Logicalis
- Top Technology Practice – Cloud: Ahead
- Top Technology Practice – Mobility: Slalom Consulting
- Top Technology Practice – Security: FishNet
- Top Technology Practice – Storage: Trace3
- Top Technology Practice – Infrastructure: The Ergonomic Group
- Top Technology Practice – Virtualization: Entisys Solutions, Inc.
- Top Technology Practice – Networking: Business Communications Inc. (BCI)
- Top Technology Practice – Managed Service Provider: Long View Systems
- Top Technology Practice – Carrier Service Provider: Carousel
- Top Technology Practice – Application Development: Yash Technologies
- Top Vertical Practice – Government: Intelligent Decisions
- Top Vertical Practice – Healthcare: Technologent
- Top Vertical Practice – Education: Mainline Systems
- Top Vertical Practice – Financial Services: Gotham
- Top Vertical Practice – Retail: Axispoint
- Top Services Sales Growth - Datalink
- Community Service Excellence - Denali Advanced Integration
The VAR500 were joined by event sponsors APC, Avnet, Eaton, Emerson, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, SGI, and Webroot. For more information on the event sponsors, please visit http://everythingchannelevents.com/var500_11_sponsors.
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.
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