FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM Company, today announced the winners of the inaugural CRN Tech Elite 250. Similar to the VAR500and Fast Growth 100, the Tech Elite 250 serves as the industry's definitive list of VARs with both deep technical expertise and premier certifications. The organizations recognized are best-of-breed integrators who have invested in technical know-how and earned premier certifications in the areas of data centers and infrastructure to better serve customers in North America. To view a sample of the winners list, visit www.crn.com.
To develop the list, CRN Editors worked with solution providers and outside experts to define the most important technical certifications in the market today. By mapping certifications against the key technology opportunities as defined by CRN's State of the Market and Midmarket studies, the list recognizes the VARs most committed to helping customers innovate while reducing costs.
Many of the Tech Elite will join together in Orlando next month for the world's leading IT channel event, Everything Channel's XChange Solution Provider. Designed to educate, inspire and motivate today's high-tech business leaders, the event brings together more than 225 pre-qualified solution providers with top and emerging vendors to network, train and define the future of the IT channel. To get more information (or to register for the event), visit http://www.everythingchannelevents.com/xsp11.
"The IT channel is a dynamic market, but the economic turmoil has further compounded its complexities by creating fundamental changes in customer purchasing patterns along with dramatic changes in solution provider business practices," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director of CRN. "The Tech Elite 250 and the XChange Solution Provider event are designed to help channel participants navigate through the new IT economy and develop successful strategies for the year ahead."
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. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.
About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization 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 organized 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.