Storage hardware solutions provider EMC Corporation has emerged on top in three categories in the 2011 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC).
For the first time, EMC has been named Company of the Year in the small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) Network Storage category, and for the fifth consecutive year named Company of the Year in the Enterprise Network Storage and Backup & Recovery Software categories.
EMC’s first-ever inclusion and recognition as Company of the Year in the SMB Network Storage category is the direct result of the strategy it executed during the past year to expand its SMB market presence, the company said in a statement.
“This tremendous honour from CRN is proof that the enhancements we have made to our channel programme are adding real value for our partners,” said Gregg Ambulos, EMC’s senior vice-president of Global Channel Sales.
“We’re grateful for this recognition from the partner community and will look to continue to build the programmes and products our partners need to create real differentiation and value in the market.”
The CRN Annual Report Card serves as a benchmark of relationships between vendors and channel partners and maintains the industry standard for measuring excellence within the channel community.
EMC accepted the awards at a ceremony Denver, Colorado, late last week.
The Everything Channel ARC research team surveyed more than 3,600 solution providers across 21 categories to evaluate the satisfaction they have with vendor products, support, and channel programs.
The Company of the Year recognition is given to a vendor that scores the highest marks for each of the award sub-categories – Product Innovation, Support and Partnership.
Photo: EMC Manufacturing, Cork, Ireland
EMC’s Jason Ward will be a panelist at the upcoming Digital Ireland Forum in Dublin on 30 September 2011. For further information on speakers and panelists go to the website.