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