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See which partner businesses were recognized with CP360 Business Value Awards during a special networking event at the 2017 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
Channel Partners Names CP360Â° Winners
They are the envy of all other partner businesses.
We recognized 25 companies – agents, VARs, dealers, systems integrators, MSPs, solutions providers and consultants – during a special networking event Tuesday night at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
Now in its sixth year, the Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards recognize those partner businesses with well-rounded portfolios and proven track records of providing holistic technology solutions.
Some of our previous winners returned with new case studies highlighting the amazing work they’ve done for customers in the past several months. But nearly half of these companies are being honored with Business Value Awards for the first time.
Scroll through our gallery to see who took home hardware — and why. We’ll follow up later this month with a gallery of photos taken at the awards ceremony.
Want to be a part of the CP360° at Channel Partners Evolution this fall in Austin? Learn how here!
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: 3nom, A.F. Daniel, Acliviti
3nom is a managed services and private cloud services provider, providing clients with end-to-end support, from desktops to servers, as well as private cloud solutions, enterprise backup and disaster recovery, and cloud-based security applications.
In its case study, 3nom helped a law firm improve productivity and save money via a cloud security solution and improved remote access to data.
A.F. Daniel Technology Group
A.F. Daniel Technology Group streamlines businesses’ back-office functions with services that include IT solutions, cloud services, backup and recovery, VoIP and UC technology.
In its case study, A.F. Daniel deployed a unified-communications solution for a no-kill shelter.
Acliviti is a consulting firm that developed a decision-making framework, APEX, to help clients optimize the process of assessing, planning, evaluating and implementing business technologies.
In its case study, Acliviti replaced complex contact-center systems for a global e-commerce company with one that is flexible, easy to manage, and provides an excellent customer experience.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: ATC, Aureon
Advanced Technology Consulting
South Windsor, CT
An independent telecom, cloud and next-gen IT consulting firm, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) provides clients with the unbiased research, comparison, procurement, implementation and management of voice, data, cloud and network solutions.
In its case study, ATC helped a waste-systems company cut over an underperforming WAN serving 64 locations in rural, bandwidth-constrained areas across six states to a new MPLS backbone with connectivity of at least 10 MB.
West Des Moines, IA
Aureon is a business solutions provider offering a comprehensive suite of support solutions focused on technology, human resources and contact-center services.
In its case study, Aureon recommended comprehensive, consolidated technology for a health-care provider that would improve staff communication and collaboration.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: Black Box, Bridlewood
Black Box Network Services
Black Box Network Services provides comprehensive communications and infrastructure solutions, reselling platforms and applications from manufacturers and providing its own line of technology products and services.
In its case study, Black Box worked with a financial-services firm to alleviate its ongoing management, support and communications issues.
Bridlewood Consulting is an end-to-end fixed and mobile communications consulting service that works to strategically align clients’ needs with technical, financial and operational corporate initiatives.
In its case study, Bridlewood helped a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company with an optimization solution that gives the client visibility and control of its entire global mobile environment.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: Bryley Systems, Carrier Access
Bryley Systems is a managed IT and managed cloud services provider serving the technology needs of clients in central New England and across the United States.
In its case study, Bryley delivered an intelligent transit system solution – with an upgrade in system architecture – for a metropolitan transit operator that desperately needed to become more efficient.
Carrier Access provides connectivity, life-cycle management and technology services — with a goal of helping organizations to fully leverage their technology strategies and assets.
In its case study, Carrier Access streamlined operations for a multilocation insurance business with a unified platform that could support scale and incorporate new technologies.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: CloudTech 1, CTG
Rochester Hills, MI
CloudTech1 is a provider of managed and cloud services. The company designs, installs and supports on-premises and cloud-based business network systems nationwide.
In its case study, CloudTech 1 helped a sporting-enthusiast business save hundreds of thousands of dollars per year by rebuilding its entire technology infrastructure and upgrading all processes to prepare for rapid growth.
Corporate Technologies Group
CTG was founded as a traditional telecom agent but has evolved into a cloud sourcing and service partner. It was built around not only sourcing services, but also prides itself as the first level of support for all of its clients.
In its case study, CTG built a scalable communications solution – blending services from Vonage, AT&T and more – for a customer that recently separated from its parent company.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: CPI, Eze Castle
West Des Moines, IA
CPI provides fully supported, end-to-end solutions designed around customers’ specific business needs.
In its case study, CPI replaced a health-care customer’s aging phone system, installed firewalls and high-speed bandwidth at each of four locations, and bundled hours of support to make sure the customer was fully trained on its new Microsoft software suite.
Eze Castle Integration
Eze Castle Integration provides strategic IT solutions and private cloud services to the hedge fund and alternative investment industries.
In its case study, Eze Castle offered to its customer its own proprietary Eze Managed Suite private cloud platform, a fully managed infrastructure designed to give private-equity firms and hedge funds the flexibility and simplified IT operations that they crave. The client saved money and realized productivity gains.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: Infinit Consulting, Liquid Networx
San Jose, CA
Infinit Consulting is a digital transformation provider that offers cloud consulting and technology services to businesses around the world.
In its case study, Infinit helped a cosmetics-business client with its own unique three-stage process based on a six-step customer journey to digital transformation. The company put in a full cloud communications system, SD-WAN, telecom optimization, analytics and more.
San Antoinio, TX
Liquid Networx provides network life-cycle managed services, with a goal of helping customers gain a competitive advantage.
In its case study, Liquid Networx recommended an around-the-clock network monitoring solution alongside a hosted SIP phone system, upgraded security cameras, professional services, cloud services and more for a charter-school system with many campuses.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: Net7 Solutions, Networks Unlimited
Net7 Solutions offers a wide variety of telecom and IT services, and is fully involved in all aspects of the customer relationship — from solution development to implementation and ongoing support.
In its case study, Net7 began by developing a strategy with its health-care customer, then implemented telecom/contact-center technology that reduced call-abandonment rates by 86 percent and saved $100,00 after removing old CPE-based equipment.
Grand Junction, CO
Networks Unlimited’s focus is proactive IT solutions that allow clients to conduct business without technological interruption. NU provides full-service IT; managed services; live, local help desk support; and computer and networking sales and support.
In its case study, NU helped a nationwide mobile-home park operator offload all of its IT services, which led to a major reduction in spending on support staff — resources it then used to grow its profile. Since becoming an NU customer, the company has increased its number of sites from 200 to 330.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: Nexus, No More Salespeople
Nexus Communications Technology
Nexus Communications Technology formed in April 2016 from the merging of Eitechs Technology Solutions and ITG. The firm offers turnkey integrated solutions, WAN connectivity, interior structured wiring and passive optical LAN infrastructure, IP security cameras, access control systems, signage and RFID beaconing systems, and more.
In its case study, Nexus helped its body-shop customer become one of the most technologically advanced shops of its kind in the country. The company now has a full slate of intelligent systems, manageable from a single pane of glass via an IP connection and maintained on a monthly retainer by Nexus Communications Technology.
No More Salespeople Consulting empowers clients to make informed technology procurement decisions. By providing experts who are continually trained on all available solutions, clients “get an honest and objective opinion – not a sales pitch.”
In its case study, No More Salespeople recommended a hybrid SD-WAN that would work with a radiology customer’s existing MPLS links, routing tables and voice system, while adding redundancy and bandwidth, easing management and removing the need for firewalls at each site.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: Opex Technologies, Platte River Networks
Opex Technologies is a hybrid technology brokerage and advisory firm whose services include technical assessments, audits, expense management and custom projects with a focus on cloud, data center, telecom and software as a service.
In its case study, Opex identified a handful of providers that could provide the service, security, support and performance demanded by its medical-practice client. It resulted in a cloud solution to host all critical EHR applications; provided employees with hosted desktops and Office 365; and deployment of a private network.
Platte River Networks
Platte River Networks provides complete IT services for businesses across every industry. Those services including managed services, infrastructure design, procurement, implementation and management.
In its case study, Platte River recommended its own Intuition Cloud platform to a new, fast-growing law firm. The solution included virtual servers and desktops; file sync and share; and fully replicated infrastructure for true business continuity. It resulted in sizable productivity gains and revenue increases.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: Richardson Communications, SageNet
Richardson Communications & Consulting
Richardson Communications & Consulting provides customers with a 24/7 network operations center, fee-based IT consulting, audit and analysis, services delivery and project management.
In its case study, Richardson identified the problems that a hospitality business was having with its deteriorating application and video-conferencing performance. RCC designed and delivered an Aryaka SD-WAN solution that increased performance without the need to add MPLS circuits between North America, Europe and Asia.
SageNet manages communications and information security at more than 160,000 locations for many of the nation’s leading retail, health care, financial and energy companies, as well as public utilities, state lotteries and government agencies.
In its case study, SageNet helped a major retailer meet rigorous PCI compliance mandates. SageNet deployed Cryptzone’s AppGate to set up a software-defined perimeter that delivers highly granular access control and detailed logging of user access and activities. Now, employees and customers can access only those network services and applications to which they are specifically entitled, and that access is via a secure, encrypted tunnel.
Channel Partners 360Â° Award Winners: TelecomQuotes, ZLH Enterprises
Moreno Valley, CA
TelecomQuotes.com consultants understand customer challenges, see the unseen problems and create solutions to cover the entire business, not just the IT department.
In its case study, TelecomQuotes worked with Jive and Avant to equip a nonprofit’s many locations with hosted VoIP and bandwidth as well as an app to increase mobility. Also included were security upgrades and a lower cost of broadband.
ZLH Enterprises works with businesses around the globe to develop individualized, cost-effective plans to maximize network stability, reliability and business continuity. Services include mobility plans and devices, database management and ongoing customer care.
In its case study, ZLH provisioned services from Time Warner Cable to help the National September 11 Memorial and Museum get more bandwidth, redundancy, scalability and reliability for its facility that is several stories below ground in New York City. Monthly savings are 50 percent.
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