As IT becomes more complex, businesses and organizations are demanding more from the IT solution and service providers they work with.
Basic system implementation and break-fix capabilities aren’t enough anymore. Customers are looking to their strategic service providers for increasingly higher levels of expertise in IT system design and operation, DevOps, cloud migration, business process re-engineering and digital transformation.
That’s reflected today in the partner programs run by the IT industry’s biggest technology companies. In the past a VAR’s tier/level status in such programs was largely determined by sales volume. Today training, certifications and other indicators of partner capabilities and expertise are key criteria in determining how high partners rise within vendor partner programs.
CRN’s annual Tech Elite 250 recognizes IT solution and strategic service providers in the U.S. and Canada that have reached the highest levels of the industry’s leading IT vendor partner programs.
Many, if not most, of the solution providers on this year’s list have made the Tech Elite 250 in previous years. A number have even made the list every year since the inauguration of the Tech Elite 250 in 2011 including AEC Group of Oakdale, Pa.; Comport Consulting of Ramsey, N.J.; Gotham Technology Group of Montvale, N.J.; Matrix Integration of Jasper, Ind.; PKA Technologies of Montvale, N.J., and VLCM of Salt Lake City.
The following snapshots of 26 solution providers are a sampling of this year’s Tech Elite 250. They include highlights of their partner program levels with AWS, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware.
The complete Tech Elite 250 list can be viewed here.
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