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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.

Industry Standard Servers: Lenovo

Channel Executive: Rob Cato, VP, North America Channels

Lenovo scored two wins in this year’s Annual Score Card including one in this channel mainstay technology category.

Lenovo scored 83.0 overall and received the highest scores in three criteria categories including 79.4 for support, 87.9 for partnership, and 78.8 for managed and cloud services.

Dell Technologies put up a good fight, drawing the top score for product innovation criteria (87.8) and scoring highest in a number of specific criteria such as product quality and reliability (100.5) and product technical innovation (90.1). Dell also scored highest for pre- and post-sales support (80.7 and 84.1, respectively) and marketing support (75.7).

Hewlett Packard Enterprise drew the highest score (66.8) for consumption-based/subscription pricing.

 

 
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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