Top Partners: The Best of the Best update from December 2016

See whom got props from the likes of Telarus, Level 3, EMC, Microsoft and more.

Channel Partners

December 23, 2016

  • Top Partners: The Best of the Best

    The bulk of the big partner awards are revealed in the first quarter of the year once supplier businesses have tallied their sales numbers from the previous year.

    But the rest of the year is not bereft of awards as vendors, master agents and distributors dole out hardware at their various partner conferences and other events.

    Some of the biggest names in the industry handed out recognition to their top vendor and channel partners in the past few months. We’ve compiled them into this one-stop shop to remind you which businesses were recognized as the very best in the second half of 2016.

    See whom got props from the likes of Telarus, Level 3, EMC, Microsoft and more.

    Follow executive editor @Craig_Galbraith on Twitter.

  • Top Partners: Telarus


    Attendees in the house on the final night of the Telarus Partner Summit last summer in Deer Valley, Utah, got to see a lot of winners.

    The master agency recognized a number of suppliers, channel managers and partner businesses with some hardware.

    Our image gallery highlighted the list of honorees. No doubt you’ll see some of your peers and rivals.

  • Top Partners: ShoreTel


    CDW, Network Telecom Solutions and Integral Networking were among the partners recognized by ShoreTel as part of the UC provider’s Circle of Excellence awards late in the year at its partner conference in Orlando.

    CoE winners were responsible for “exceptional achievement” in areas including year-over-year growth, total points for the Champion Partner Program (CPP) and recurring revenue from cloud sales.

    The full list of winners is here.

  • Top Partners: Microsoft


    Accenture and Avanade won Microsoft’s Alliance Partner of the Year award for the ninth consecutive time. The two companies have been teaming up with the technology giant since Avanade’s founding in 2000.

    Microsoft recognized winners in 37 categories, in addition to naming 102 award winners for being the best in their respective countries.

    We’ve listed a bunch of them here.

  • Top Partners: Level 3


    Level 3 Communications named Intelisys the recipient of its inaugural Channel Partner Program Summit Award.

    Intelisys received the honor for reaching a “significant revenue milestone” as an Elite member of Level 3’s Channel Partner Program. Intelisys is the first Elite partner to have reached the Summit award level.

    You can read more about this honor here.

  • Top Partners: ACC Business


    ACC Business, the channel program through which AT&T partners sell telecommunications and cloud services to SMBs, named its 12th annual Club Unlimited Awards winners.

    Baycom Allied took home the Momentum Awards for rapid success.

    Technology Adopters Award winners included Larry David Associates, Corcom Communications and Advanced Corporate Services. All three had strong revenue gains. And a trio of master agents were honored for selling more than $1 million of AT&T services per month: Telarus, Intelisys and MicroCorp.

    Our recap shows the full list of winners.

  • Top Partners: Intel Security


    Intel Security honored 19 partners at its Americas Partner Summit with awards for excellence in security business acumen.

    Ken McCray, Intel Security’s head of channel sales and operations for the Americas, said the winners embody the three pillars of the Intel Security Partner Program: strategic engagement, mutual growth and profitability, and driving better customer security outcomes.

    A number of big names – including Tech Data and CDW – made the list.

  • Top Partners: Continuum


    Adnet Technologies, NSI and Clocktower Technology Services were among the partners that took home hardware from Continuum Navigate 2016 in Boston.

    The full list is here.

  • Top Partners: Tech Data


    At Tech Data Channel Link, Hayats LLC took home the distributor’s Platinum Sales Award thanks to its continued growth in Microsoft products. The award goes to the company that grows the most with the sale of Microsoft, Cisco, HP Enterprise and Dell services.

    IBM reseller STONS, Texas-based IronEdge Group and Inline Networks also went home happy.

    Read our full recap of the ceremony here.

  • Top Partners: SOTI


    Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider SOTI named the recipients of its annual Altitude Channel Partner Awards. The winners were recognized at SOTI SYNC 2016, the company’s second annual global conference for SOTI users and partners, taking place in London.

    The partner awards “celebrate excellence in driving innovation within the enterprise mobility market, as well as recognizing growth in both revenue and customer deployments.”

    CloudSeven and Stratix were among the winners. Click here to see who else garnered recognition.

  • Top Partners: EMC Americas


    At EMC World in Las Vegas, EMC handed out hardware to its top channel partners and distributors.

    St. Louis-based World Wide Technology (WWT) and Phoenix-based Avnet were the big winners for their accomplishments in 2015. EMC honored WWT as its Americas Partner of the Year and Primary Storage Partner of the Year. Avnet got the nod as North America Distributor of the Year and Latin America Distributor of the Year.

    But there were more winners.

  • Top Partners: BitTitan


    BitTitan, the cloud services enablement and managed-services automation provider, announced its second annual Territory Partner of the Year Awards. These awards recognize partners who have leveraged BitTitan’s MSP cloud services enablement platform, MSPComplete, to sell more cloud services.

    BitTitan’s Territory Partner of the Year 2016 Award winners were selected based on their use of MSPComplete tools and resources to differentiate their cloud service offerings and provide lifetime value for customers.

    New Signature and Perficient were two of the winners; click here to see who else made the cut.

  • Top Partners: Epicor Software


    Epicor Software announced the global winners of its annual Partner Program awards, given to the company’s top-achieving resellers.

    Key among the winners was Six S Partners, a partner-program member that took home the prize of Global Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year.

    Who else was honored? Find out here.

  • Top Partners: CP360° Business Value Awards


    We at Channel Partners got in on the awards, doling out honors to partner businesses that are providing holistic solutions to their customers.

    2016 marked the fifth year for the Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards, and the first time that we recognized winners at both our spring and fall shows.

    We highlighted our fall honorees here.

    You can attend an awards ceremony as a CP360° winner at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, April 10-13, 2017. Learn how to apply here.

  • Top Partners: The Best of the Best

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