Solution providers work closely with their customers to ensure that critical IT systems continue to perform in the event of power failures or other disasters.
Those channel partners rely heavily on their relationships with key IT vendors who provide the needed power protection technology.
Winning this year's award for Partnership in the Power Protection and Management Category is 520-employee Tripp Lite. The Chicago-based firm received a category score of 80.4, edging out APC by 0.7 points and Eaton by 2.1 points.
Bob Nahorski, Tripp Lite's executive vice president of U.S. sales, accepted the award from The Channel Company CEO Bob Faletra and CRN Editor, News, Steve Burke.