The channel always has been and always will be about change. The same is true for our awards to honor channel partners.
In 2013 we created the Channel Partners 360° Business Value Award which, instead of being based on the biggest sale or the greatest revenue, honors channel partners for creating business value for their customers with IT and telecom solutions. The award is for agents, VARs, dealers, systems integrators, MSPs, solution providers and consultants that have a well-rounded portfolio and a proven track record of providing holistic technology solutions.
For the first five years, winners were honored at the spring and fall conferences. In 2018, after Channel Partners and Channel Futures joined forces, it was decided to present the Channel Partners 360° awards just at the spring conference, so that those listed on the Channel Futures MSP 501 list could be honored at the fall conference.
In 2019, we will continue to recognize Channel Partners honorees at the spring conference and Channel Futures honorees at the fall conference. However, because honorees are now recognized only once a year, the Channel Partners program will be expanded to include 100 names instead of 25 and will include a few “Editor’s Choice” awards as well.
Applications for the spring 2019 awards are open now and being accepted through March 1, 2019. So download an application now. Tell us about your company, its solutions and how you are going above and beyond in serving as a trusted adviser and creating value for your clients. You may just find yourself in the honoree spotlight at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo being held April 9-12, 2019, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.