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The 2020 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

The delivery of truly differentiated offerings that create opportunities for partners during this unprecedented period is the crowning achievement of our 2020 Tech Innovators.

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Citrix Workspace

With the aim of boosting employee engagement and productivity, Citrix Systems’ Workspace software enables workers to securely access applications wherever and however they need them. Recent enhancements to Citrix Workspace have included improved integrations through populating Workspace with “microapps”—integration with common cloud-based apps such as Salesforce, Concur, Microsoft applications and SAP. Using publicly available APIs for applications, the addition of microapps to Citrix Workspace enables employees to view information and take actions without needing to fully launch the application. By speeding up frequently performed tasks, microapps in Citrix Workspace allow for a more streamlined work routine.


Acumatica 2020R1

Acumatica 2020 R1 is a cloud ERP product that provides an integrated offering with accounting at the core. Integrated modules provide fixed asset tracking, deferred revenue, payroll, time and expenses and CRM, and more. Industry-specific editions include commerce, distribution, manufacturing, field service and construction.

Dropbox HelloSign

Dropbox HelloSign enables simplified and secure management of the eSignature process with the ability to set up documents for legally binding signatures through dragging and dropping appropriate fields; tracking of the document status with notifications; and safe storing of completed agreements in HelloSign or another cloud storage provider.


IGEL OS is a Linux-based operating system that turns compatible devices into secure endpoints for connecting into virtualized environments, making the offering ideal for remote workers. Updates in IGEL OS 11.04 include optimizations for unified communications and collaboration apps, including enhanced support for Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Cisco WebEx. - Monday 2.0

Monday 2.0 from is a “work operating system” that enables organizations to build custom workflow apps with a centralized platform for app creation, process management and project management. The offering provides platform features, or “work blocks,” that are used to build code-free workflow apps.

Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at

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