Channel Partners Announces New Awards Program: Channel Partners 360

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VIRGO, an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, announced that Channel Partners is launching a new recognition program called Channel Partners 360o.

“We are excited to announce this new program, which recognizes next-generation channel partners that have aligned their businesses to provide holistic technology solutions that create business value for their customers," said Khali Henderson, editor-in-chief, Channel Partners. “This program is open to all agents, VARs (value-added resellers), systems integrators and managed service providers regardless of size or revenue."

Unlike other awards programs that focus on the size of the company or its revenues, Channel Partners 360° rewards partners for innovation, solutions-orientation and customer focus. This exciting new program is underwritten by AT&T.

Channel partners who are interested in applying for the award can go to www.channelpartnersonline.com/CP360 to learn more about the program and submit an application. Deadline to submit an application is Jan. 15, 2013.

The completed application will create a “Partner Profile" that details how the applicant is addressing convergence of IT and telecom services and how the company is creating business value for its customers. Partner Profiles will be posted on the Channel Partners Partner Profile Guide, beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

Channel Partners and an expert panel will evaluate all Partner Profiles submitted by Jan. 15, 2013, to determine the top 25 candidates that exemplify the Channel Partners 360° values.  The winning entries will be honored and presented a Channel Partners 360° trophy at a ceremony to be held at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo at The Venetian & Sands Expo in Las Vegas from Feb. 27 – March 1, 2013.

About Channel Partners
Channel Partners is a leading resource for IT and Telecom channels, focusing on how indirect sales partners can create business value from technology for their customers. For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has provided content, collaboration and community to agents, VARs, systems integrators, dealers and managed service providers offering network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is online at www.channelpartnersonline.com. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com)

About VIRGO Publishing
VIRGO is an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel U.S. and world economies.  Our mission is to help business professionals break through the hype, ambiguity and information deluge they experience, by offering trustworthy guidance on the decisions they need to make — be that early in their decision making process, while making a purchase decision, or following the decision when a product, service or ingredient is in use.

We do this in each of our networks by focusing on five key tenets that make their information journey fruitful: Content, Audience, Brands, User Experience and Performance Marketing.

With 19 brands including trade magazines and/or websites, eight trade shows and regional conferences, training and accreditation programs and an expanding online platform, VIRGO leverages its events, publications, digital and other media to provide integrated solutions for professionals in industries, including healthcare, natural products, telecommunications and self-storage.

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