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NaviSite Inc. on Tuesday named its top channel partners.
Avant and CDW both won for outstanding channel sales in 2013.
Avant was crowned “Distributor/Master Agent of the Year," for the second year in a row, while CDW earned “Agent Partner of the Year" for the second consecutive year. Both companies were honored for particular success in cloud sales.
“NaviSite’s channel partners are the game-changers in this industry, transitioning from traditional ‘premise build’ solutions and expanding their services scope to include cloud solutions," said Craig Sandman, senior director of NaviSite’s channel program, in a press release. “Our annual awards are designed to recognize the exceptional business value that is being created by our partners, and Avant and CDW represent two key leaders who have innovatively harnessed the full potential of NaviSite’s cloud and managed hosting portfolio."
NaviSite provides hosting, and managed applications, messaging and cloud services; it’s owned by Time Warner Cable. In September 2013, NaviSite’s partner program was integrated into the Time Warner Cable Business Class channel so partners could sell network and cloud services together. NaviSite partners earn recurring revenue for the life of the contract, and get access to support throughout all phases of the sales cycle.