Scottsdale, Arizona, April 6, 2015 – iT1 Source today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s CRN® Tech Elite 250. This annual list recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.
In compiling the list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors collaborated to assess the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications—from vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and Symantec, among others—have enabled solution providers to deliver an outstanding level of premium products, services and support to their North American customers.
iT1 Source encourages both its sales and engineering teams to become lifelong learners and to develop an ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated approach to helping the company attain relevant authorizations, specializations, and/or certifications specific to their strategic partner ecosystem.
“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained industry credibility by investing in the IT certifications necessary to deliver exceptional service to their customers and stay competitive,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.“ These featured solution providers have enhanced and strengthened their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the most prominent names in IT. We congratulate these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”
“With HP historically being our top partner, our Path to Platinum initiative became the company’s mantra for 2014,” stated Andrew Balzarini, Partner Programs Director. “Working with HP’s ExpertOne Team, we laid out the complete sales and technical requirements to achieve Gold Partner status in each of the three Enterprise Group competencies: Server, Storage, and Networking, thus achieving the requirements to reach Platinum status. We then identified the team to pursue the daunting task and took a fun, competitive approach that included weekly progress updates announced to the entire team. As an HP Platinum Partner, iT1 Source is now part of an elite group of companies capable of providing comprehensive solutions to their clients.”
Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
iT1 is a full-service technology solutions provider headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a Mid-western regional office in Chicago and an international office in London. The company was founded in 2003 with the idea of creating a value-added reseller (VAR) that combines business relationships with in-depth product knowledge to provide industry-leading IT services and solutions. It focuses on six core areas: virtualization, connectivity, communications, data management, technical services and corporate procurement. The company serves accounts in virtually every industry including healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing and education as well as state, local and federal government agencies.
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