Launched in 2019, the Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards recognizes partners who deliver stellar business outcomes for their clients. Winners were honored during a networking reception at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, April 10, 2019.
If that sounds a bit like the Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards, you’re right. The Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards are the next iteration: Winners still need to demonstrate that value. But now, we’ll recognize specific achievements across 10 categories, plus two very special awards. Rather than judging done solely by our editorial staff, the Channel Partners Advisory Board will be involved, bringing a real-world eye to entries. And rather than having 25 winners who all had to meet the same level of proficiency, we now recognize standouts in various aspects of channel services and digital transformation. Learn more here.
Also launched in 2019, the European Partners (EP 51) Awards are committed to honouring the best in ICT excellence. The EP 51 is open to European partners of any stripe, including VARs, systems integrators, ICT service providers, telecom agents and technology consults — any company that sells, manages and integrates digital solutions on behalf of end customers. EP 51 award winners will be chosen based on size, sales growth, ingenuity and other factors.
The Circle of Excellence is Channel Partners’ program that recognizes IT and telecom channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for their customers. The Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition and convergence. Selections are made by Channel Partners. Click here to read about the accomplishments of our 2019 honorees or here for photos from our Circle of Excellence Awards dinner, held April 11, 2019.
New this year, Top Gun 51 recognizes an elite group of top channel executives chosen for their leadership, vision and innovation. These leaders build and execute programs in a way that drives partner, customer and supplier success. Selections are made by Channel Partners and Channel Futures from among recommendations they have solicited from distributors, master agents and industry analysts. Honorees will be recognized during an awards dinner at Channel Partners Evolution. Click here to read about the accomplishments of our inaugural list of honorees.
Are you a managed service provider on the leading edge of digital transformation in the channel? Then stand and be counted. The Channel Futures MSP 501 is the IT channel’s largest and most comprehensive ranking of leading managed service provider (MSP) organizations worldwide and recognizes partners of every size, vertical, specialization and geography. How will you stack up against your competitors and peers? There’s only one way to find out! Review the list of 2019 honorees. An application for the 2020 awards will be unveiled early next year.
Also from Channel Futures comes a revamp of its Talkin’ Cloud 100 application to find those companies that are enriching the ecosystem and bringing significant value to cloud-first customers. We’re transitioning from ranking cloud service providers based primarily on revenue to shining a spotlight on companies making substantive contributions to the community. After all, as we see with some of the cool startups in the cloud-supplier and CSP space, earnings are far from the only indicator of success.
Talkin’ Cloud 100 awardees are all about innovation in the CSP space; these awards reflect the way CSPs are now defining the possibilities of cloud services. We also use the information we receive from applicants to develop new benchmarks of excellence and guide our future efforts in serving the evolving CSP community. Keep an eye out for the latest Talkin’ Cloud 100 application in late 2019.