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2022 Annual Report Card Winners: Solution Providers Give Top Grades To Key Vendors

Rick Whiting

For the 37th year, solution providers scored vendors across 25 technology categories based on their performance in product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services. Here’s a roundup of the companies with the highest overall scores.

Hybrid Cloud: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Channel Executive: Phil Soper, North America Head of Channel Sales

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s second win in this year’s Annual Report Card was a hard-fought duel in the increasingly important hybrid cloud technology category.

HPE had the highest overall score at 78.8, including top scores in product innovation (82.4), partnership (77.9), and managed and cloud services (77.9).

Archrival Dell Technologies wasn’t far behind with an overall score of 76.5. Dell received the highest score for support criteria (76.7) and also top grades for a number of specific criteria including product quality and reliability (89.4), both pre- and post-sales support (84.0 and 79.4, respectively), and ease of doing business (80.3).

VMware won top scores for services opportunity (78.6) and integration with services management tools (75.8).

 

 
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 rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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