2011 CRN Tech Elite 250: The Top Solution Providers In The Channel
For solution providers looking to boost credibility in the channel, IT certifications are a good start. CRN's annual Tech Elite list highlights 250 resellers in the data center and IT infrastructure space that have invested in certifications ranging across a variety of technologies and IT vendor programs.
Solution providers on the Tech Elite 250 have boosted their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the biggest names in IT, including Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, HP, EMC, VMware and Cisco.
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The CRN Tech Elite 250 highlights solution providers that are putting in the time, energy and investment to earn vendors' top-level certifications. Check out part one of our sampling of channel partners that made the cut.
The channel partners that landed on the Tech Elite list are strategic consultants focused on aligning technology with businesses to boost results. Check out part two of our sampling of solution providers who made the mark.
What characterizes solution providers as the Tech Elite is a combination of the huge investments they have made in their own unique solutions, the caliber of vendor certifications they've obtained and the emphasis they've placed on services and software. CRN News Editor Steven Burke offers more insight into why these Tech Elite partners are scoring higher average sales, higher profit margins and a higher client satisfaction rate.
UBM Channel handed out its first Tech Elite Awards at XChange Solution Provider in Orlando. Six solution providers, including Green Pages, INX and AdvizeX, received recognition for their investments in technology certifications and their innovative solutions methodology.
What IT certifications are boosting the credibility of the solution providers on the Tech Elite 250? Here are ten technical certifications that can be the difference maker in landing customer accounts and a look at what it takes to get certified.
While technical certifications will put solution providers on the right path, the channel partners on the Tech Elite are boasting a unique solutions methodology and a serious services and software IQ. CRN's Steven Burke takes a close look at what exactly makes GreenPages, ICI, INX, AdvizeX Technologies, Force 3 and Nexus Information Systems stand out as the elite VARs in the channel.