For the 8th consecutive year, EMC has been recognized with top honors by CRN’s 2014 Annual Report Card (ARC). Last night, August 19, at The Channel Company’s XChange conference in San Antonio, TX, CRN announced that Solution Providers have chosen EMC as the channel leader in Backup & Recovery Software, Enterprise Networking Storage and Network Storage (SMB).
For nearly three decades, this distinguished study has served as a benchmark for excellence throughout the IT channel, recognizing the technology vendors most highly praised by their Solution Provider partners.
This recognition is particularly meaningful because honorees were selected based on the results of an in-depth survey by The Channel Company’s research team. More than 2,500 Solution Providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with 81 vendor partners on each of 18 criteria in terms of product innovation, support and partnership.
Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN, shared some additional feedback on how important this recognition is:
“IT today is about solving business problems, and it requires more than just stellar products. Solution Providers are looking for vendor partners that embrace the IT channel, working with them hand-in-hand to meet their customers’ needs. CRN’s Annual Report Card is the definitive word on who those vendors are, coming straight from the solution providers themselves. The ARC has been recognizing the vendors that deliver their solutions through the channel in the most effective ways for 29 years, and we congratulate EMC as one of 2014’s top honorees.”
The EMC team at the CRN XChange Event in San Antonio, TX
The good news doesn’t stop there. EMC’s CEO, Joe Tucci, and Global & Americas Channel Sales Vice President, Gregg Ambulos have recently been named to the prestigious 2014 CRN Top 100 list in the August issue of the publication. This annual list recognizes leaders among channel-friendly North American tech businesses. These 100 leaders, hand-picked by the CRN editorial staff, represent the top influencers, sales leaders, innovators and disruptors in the IT channel.
The CRN Top 100 list is based on feedback gathered from technology Solution Providers throughout the year by CRN editors with rankings reflecting each company’s channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with its business and sales impact on the IT channel. Among the criteria considered are channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy, and performance in research projects conducted by The Channel Company's CRN Intelligence research arm, including its esteemed Annual Report Card and Channel Champions reports.
Joe Tucci was named as one of CRN’s ‘Top 25 Most Influential of 2014’ list, recognized for his work to rewrite the rules of computing yet again. Gregg Ambulos was named as one of the ‘Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders of 2014’ for his efforts to lead the charge on our new Business Partner Program, which brings partner programs together under one umbrella and delivers a simple, predictable and profitable experience.
These special achievements are exciting news to share with you - our partners. The EMC Business Partner Program team will continue the hard work to provide you with products, resources and support to transform your business. And, most importantly, thank you for your continued partnership and support of EMC!