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Channel Standouts: The 2023 CRN Tech Elite 250

Rick Whiting

The Tech Elite 250 includes solution providers in the U.S. and Canada that have the highest partner levels and certifications from the IT industry’s leading vendors including AWS, Cisco, Dell, HPE, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware. Here is a sampling of 25 from that list.

Making The Grade

Inflation and economic uncertainty, ongoing supply chain disruptions, the move to hybrid workforce practices, shortages of talented workers, efforts at sustainability—businesses face a lot of challenges today. Throw in IT-specific hurdles like digital transformation, cloud migration and cybersecurity, along with the need to keep pace with leading-edge technologies like 5G wireless, AI and robotic process automation, and it’s a lot to handle.

That’s why IT managers at many businesses heavily rely on their solution providers to help them navigate today’s IT landscape. And that’s why solution providers have to be at the top of their game, prepared to meet their customers’ rapidly evolving needs with the right technology combined with the right business and technology skills.

The solution providers best positioned to do that are the ones that maintain the highest levels of training and certification from the IT vendors they partner with and occupy the top tiers within those vendors’ partner programs.

CRN ’s annual Tech Elite 250 recognizes solution providers in the U.S. and Canada that have achieved top-tier status within partner programs at some of the leading IT vendors.

This year’s list is includes solution providers that have achieved top partner program status with Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware. Note: Listed solution providers may belong to additional vendor partner programs that were not part of the 2023 Elite 250 evaluation.

Some of the solution providers on this year’s list have made the Tech Elite 250 every year since its 2011 inauguration. They include AEC Group, Oakdale, Pa.;, Livermore, Calif.; Arraya Solutions, Blue Bell, Pa.; eGroup, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Gotham Technology Group, Montvale, N.J.; GreenPages Technology Solutions, Portsmouth, N.H.; Verinext, Blue Bell, Pa.; VLCM, Salt Lake City; and World Wide Technology, Maryland Heights, Mo.

The following are snapshots of 25 solution providers, a sampling of this year’s Tech Elite 250. They include highlights of their partner program levels with AWS, Cisco, Dell, HPE, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware. The complete Tech Elite 250 list can be viewed at

Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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