FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Channel today announced the 2012 CRN Solution Provider 500 list, formerly known as the VAR500. Featuring a new name to more accurately describe their collective business models, the Solution Provider 500 list recognizes the highest producing and most forward-thinking technology integrators and solution provider organizations in North America. The 18th annual 500 rankings are based on descending order of 2011 revenue. The 2012 Solution Provider 500 list will be published in its entirety only in CRN's upcoming App for iPad, scheduled to launch in July 2012.
The Solution Provider 500 is a ranking of value-added resellers, solution providers and integrators in North America based on their revenue size and forward-thinking approach to the channel. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2011. Companies with no public documentation were required to submit a notarized affidavit attesting to their 2010 and 2011 revenues.
The top ten business activities for companies on the list are:
- IT Consulting Services
- Hardware Reselling and Integration
- Network/Infrastructure Design and Implementation
- Data Center Services and Solutions
- Security Services and Solutions
- Managed Services
- Storage Services and Solutions
- Cloud Services and Solutions
- Virtualization Services and Solutions
The top ten vendors they sell are:
"The organizations listed in this year's Solution Provider 500 list are today's true integration innovators who generate high revenues by putting their customers' needs first," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director at UBM Channel. "This year's list reflects the continued growth of the IT reseller channel with 78 new companies making the cut. When you consider the fact that there were 78 new companies on this year's list, with 8% of those companies in the top 100, it speaks volumes about the opportunities available for hard-working upstarts in the IT Channel."
A sample of the Solution Provider 500 list is available online at CRN.com. The entire 2012 database will be published only in CRN's upcoming App for iPad, scheduled to launch next month. The CRN Technology News App will provide subscribers exclusive content and full access to our premier Solution Provider lists. For more information, visit www.CRN.com/Tablet.
About UBM Channel
UBM 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 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 Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.
UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
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