Rankings and Research

CRN‘s awards and listings, including Solution Provider 500, Partner Program Guide, Fast Growth and Stellar Startups

Latest Reports:

Solution Provider 500

Women of the Channel

Big Data 100

Storage 100

AI 100

Divider

100 People You Don't Know But Should

CRN salutes the under-the-radar players that make sure solution provider partnerships thrive and channel business gets done. 9/25/2023

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AI 100

CRN’s inaugural AI 100 list breaks down the 100 companies you need to know about in the AI market in the five major categories: cloud, security, data and analytics, data center and edge, and software. 4/8/2024

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Annual Report Cards

See how solution providers graded their vendor partners on product innovation, support and partnership. 10/2/2023

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Big Data 100

Our Big Data 100 identifies vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help business work with big data. 4/22/2024

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CEO Outlook

The CEOs who weighed in on our annual survey are now ready to write their company’s next chapter. 2/20/2024

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Channel Chiefs

Channel Chiefs is CRN's annual directory of the top channel executives, sortable by name or company. 2/5/2024

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Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors

This year’s Cloud 100 celebrates the coolest cloud computing players providing cloud infrastructure, monitoring and management, security, software and storage. 1/22/2024

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Data Center 50

CRN's Data Center 50 list highlights the key companies evolving and powering today's data centers through innovative offerings. 2/26/2024

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Edge Computing 100

Here’s a look the some of the trends and technology vendors solution providers need to be aware of as they build secure intelligent edge solutions. 11/6/2023

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Fast Growth 150

The Fast Growth 150 is CRN's annual ranking of the channel's most rapidly expanding solution providers, technology integrators, IT consultants and strategic service providers in North America. 8/7/2023

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Inclusive Channel Leaders

What does it mean to be an inclusive leader? These 100 executives have taken this critical issue to heart, and they work every day to ensure all employees feel valued and respected. 6/10/2023

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Internet Of Things 50

CRN presents the Internet Of Things 50, a list of the coolest vendors in security, hardware, industrial IoT, and software and services. 4/1/2024

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IoT Innovators Awards

CRN honors solution providers that are blazing new trails in the Internet of Things, with innovative solutions and services across industrial IoT, connected systems, IoT security, AI at the edge and more. 10/16/2023

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Managed Service Provider 500

CRN again assembles the Managed Service Provider 500, an annual list that recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. 2/12/2024

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Mobile 100

The CRN Mobile 100 is the definitive list of the top mobile devices, security and device management, software and mobile app development platform vendors in the market today. 6/20/2022

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The MES Midmarket 100

The MES Midmarket 100 recognizes forward-thinking vendors that target midsize customers with products and services designed to address the midmarket's unique needs. 8/7/2023

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Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders

We present CRN’s Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders, recognizing today’s rising star solution provider executives, directors and managers who are poised to be tomorrow’s channel leaders. 10/30/2023

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Partner Program Guide

The Partner Program Guide is based on detailed applications submitted by over 300 vendors, outlining all aspects of their partner programs. 3/25/2024

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Products Of The Year

CRN staff compiled the top partner-friendly products that launched over the past year, then turned to solution providers to choose the winners. 12/4/2023

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Security 100

CRN's annual Security 100 gives solution providers a clear path to navigate the fast-growing security vendor market. 2/20/2024

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Software-Defined Data Center 50

CRN breaks down the 50 vendors who are leading the software-defined data center evolution. 6/6/2022

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Solution Provider 500

CRN's Solution Provider 500 ranks the top integrators, service providers and IT consultants in North America by services revenue. 5/28/2024

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Stellar Startups

In our annual Stellar Startups (previously Emerging Vendors) special report, CRN shines a spotlight on some of the most exciting channel-focused startup vendors with leading-edge technologies that are creating new opportunities for solution providers. 11/13/2023

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Storage 100

The Storage 100 highlights the best, brightest, and most innovative providers of storage technology for solution providers. 4/15/2024

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Tech Elite 250

The Tech Elite 250 is comprised of solution providers who have the highest level and most certifications from the industry's leading vendors. 3/18/2024

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Tech Innovators Awards

The CRN Tech Innovators Awards showcase IT vendor offerings that provide significant advances in IT – and partner growth opportunities. 7/17/2023

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Top 100 Executives

Here we present the CRN Top 100 Executives list, the men and women who are setting the pace for the rest of the IT industry. 7/31/2023

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Triple Crown Award Winners

CRN recognizes the solution providers that earned a spot on all three of our Solution Provider 500, Fast Growth 150 and Tech Elite 250 lists this year with the annual Triple Crown honors. 10/9/2023

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Women Of The Channel

CRN honors over 1700 women whose channel expertise and vision are deserving of recognition. 5/13/2024

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Women On The Rise

These women are reaching new heights at their companies by putting partners front and center, demonstrating strong business acumen and collaborating with colleagues to drive success. Keep an eye on these up-and-comers who are poised to rise to the top. (Formerly called Rising Female Stars) 11/27/2023

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