The Best and Worst of the Annual Report Cards

Despite the general tenor of the channel, partners are also extremely happy with other vendors besides Intel, albeit in more limited ways. While Intel comes out on top in 12 of the 18 ARC criteria, it does share the spotlight. Several companies tied with Intel for top score in communication: Xerox (Workgroup Color Printers), Sophos (Security Software) and Adtran (Network Infrastructure). IBM System i (Mainstream Business Servers) tied Intel in quality and reliability, and in maintenance support.

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