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Everything Channel Announces the 2009 Annual Report Card Winners, Recognizes Outstanding Partner Programs and Superb Vendor Service

August 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Everything Channel, a division of United Business Media, congratulates the 24th Annual Report Card (ARC) award winners, announced last night at an awards ceremony at the XChange ’09 conference. The conference, held August 17-20 at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, D.C., recognized outstanding partner programs and superb vendor service in 18 major product categories.

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“The Annual Report Card offers tremendous insight on vendor-partner relationships. The companies on top offer great products coupled with solid channel support programs,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. “The Annual Report Card has become the defining source to showcase a vendor’s level of commitment to the partner community. We congratulate each of the vendors named on this year’s list.”

    Winners include:

    Client Security Software:
    Overall Category: Kaspersky Lab
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Sophos
    Support Subcategory: Sophos
    Partnership Subcategory: Kaspersky Lab

    Data & Information Management:
    Overall Category: IBM
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Microsoft Corporation
    Support Subcategory: IBM
    Partnership Subcategory: Microsoft Corporation

    Display Technologies:
    Overall Category: Samsung
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Samsung
    Support Subcategory: Samsung
    Partnership Subcategory: Samsung

    External Portable Hard Drives:
    Overall Category: Western Digital
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Western Digital
    Support Subcategory: Western Digital
    Partnership Subcategory: Western Digital

    Middleware:
    Overall Category: Microsoft Corporation & Oracle Corporation (TIE)
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Oracle Corporation
    Support Subcategory: Oracle Corporation
    Partnership Subcategory: Microsoft Corporation

    Midrange (High-End) Servers:
    Overall Category: Hewlett-Packard
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard
    Support Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard
    Partnership Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard

    Network Security Appliances:
    Overall Category: Fortinet
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Fortinet
    Support Subcategory: Fortinet
    Partnership Subcategory: Fortinet

    Network Security Software:
    Overall Category: Trend Micro
    Product Innovation Subcategory: McAfee
    Support Subcategory: Trend Micro
    Partnership Subcategory: Trend Micro

    Network Storage:
    Overall Category: EMC
    Product Innovation Subcategory: EMC
    Support Subcategory: EMC
    Partnership Subcategory: EMC

    Networking Infrastructure Enterprise:
    Overall Category: Cisco
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Cisco
    Support Subcategory: Cisco
    Partnership Subcategory: Cisco

    Notebooks/Mobile Computers:
    Overall Category: Panasonic Computer Solutions Company
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Panasonic Computer Solutions Company
    Support Subcategory: Toshiba
    Partnership Subcategory: Toshiba

    Server Virtualization Software:
    Overall Category: VMware
    Product Innovation Subcategory: VMware
    Support Subcategory: VMware
    Partnership Subcategory: Microsoft Corporation

    SMB Networking Hardware:
    Overall Category: Adtran
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Adtran
    Support Subcategory: Adtran
    Partnership Subcategory: Adtran

    Storage Software:
    Overall Category: EMC
    Product Innovation Subcategory: EMC
    Support Subcategory: EMC
    Partnership Subcategory: EMC

    Unified Communications/ Voice-over-IP Technology:
    Overall Category: Cisco
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Cisco
    Support Subcategory: Cisco
    Partnership Subcategory: Cisco

    Volume Mainstream Business Servers:
    Overall Category: Hewlett-Packard
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard
    Support Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard
    Partnership Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard

    Wireless Infrastructure:
    Overall Category: Cisco
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Cisco
    Support Subcategory: Cisco
    Partnership Subcategory: Cisco

    Workgroup Color Printers:
    Overall Category: Hewlett-Packard
    Product Innovation Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard
    Support Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard
    Partnership Subcategory: Hewlett-Packard

Winners were determined based on a weighted total of product innovation, support and partnership. Winners were selected by Everything Channel’s editorial team, based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and software developers.

Sponsors of the ARC event include Cisco, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba.

A special report on the ARC award winners will be in the October issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.channelweb.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities — from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists — with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

    Contact
    Maureen Park
    Everything Channel
    (516) 562-5942
    mpark@everythingchannel.com

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