The bulk of the big partner awards are revealed in the first quarter of the year once supplier businesses have tallied their sales numbers from the previous year.
But the rest of the year is not bereft of awards as vendors, master agents and distributors dole out hardware at their various partner conferences and other events.
Some of the biggest names in the industry handed out recognition to their top vendor and channel partners in the past few months. We’ve compiled them into this one-stop shop to remind you which businesses were recognized as the very best in the second half of 2016.
See whom got props from the likes of Telarus, Level 3, EMC, Microsoft and more.
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Attendees in the house on the final night of the Telarus Partner Summit last summer in Deer Valley, Utah, got to see a lot of winners.
The master agency recognized a number of suppliers, channel managers and partner businesses with some hardware.
Our image gallery highlighted the list of honorees. No doubt you’ll see some of your peers and rivals.
CDW, Network Telecom Solutions and Integral Networking were among the partners recognized by ShoreTel as part of the UC provider’s Circle of Excellence awards late in the year at its partner conference in Orlando.
CoE winners were responsible for “exceptional achievement” in areas including year-over-year growth, total points for the Champion Partner Program (CPP) and recurring revenue from cloud sales.
The full list of winners is here.
Accenture and Avanade won Microsoft’s Alliance Partner of the Year award for the ninth consecutive time. The two companies have been teaming up with the technology giant since Avanade’s founding in 2000.
Microsoft recognized winners in 37 categories, in addition to naming 102 award winners for being the best in their respective countries.
We’ve listed a bunch of them here.
Intelisys received the honor for reaching a “significant revenue milestone” as an Elite member of Level 3’s Channel Partner Program. Intelisys is the first Elite partner to have reached the Summit award level.
You can read more about this honor here.
Baycom Allied took home the Momentum Awards for rapid success.
Technology Adopters Award winners included Larry David Associates, Corcom Communications and Advanced Corporate Services. All three had strong revenue gains. And a trio of master agents were honored for selling more than $1 million of AT&T services per month: Telarus, Intelisys and MicroCorp.
Our recap shows the full list of winners.
Ken McCray, Intel Security’s head of channel sales and operations for the Americas, said the winners embody the three pillars of the Intel Security Partner Program: strategic engagement, mutual growth and profitability, and driving better customer security outcomes.
A number of big names – including Tech Data and CDW – made the list.
IBM reseller STONS, Texas-based IronEdge Group and Inline Networks also went home happy.
Read our full recap of the ceremony here.
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider SOTI named the recipients of its annual Altitude Channel Partner Awards. The winners were recognized at SOTI SYNC 2016, the company’s second annual global conference for SOTI users and partners, taking place in London.
The partner awards “celebrate excellence in driving innovation within the enterprise mobility market, as well as recognizing growth in both revenue and customer deployments.”
CloudSeven and Stratix were among the winners. Click here to see who else garnered recognition.
At EMC World in Las Vegas, EMC handed out hardware to its top channel partners and distributors.
St. Louis-based World Wide Technology (WWT) and Phoenix-based Avnet were the big winners for their accomplishments in 2015. EMC honored WWT as its Americas Partner of the Year and Primary Storage Partner of the Year. Avnet got the nod as North America Distributor of the Year and Latin America Distributor of the Year.
But there were more winners.
BitTitan, the cloud services enablement and managed-services automation provider, announced its second annual Territory Partner of the Year Awards. These awards recognize partners who have leveraged BitTitan’s MSP cloud services enablement platform, MSPComplete, to sell more cloud services.
BitTitan’s Territory Partner of the Year 2016 Award winners were selected based on their use of MSPComplete tools and resources to differentiate their cloud service offerings and provide lifetime value for customers.
New Signature and Perficient were two of the winners; click here to see who else made the cut.
Epicor Software announced the global winners of its annual Partner Program awards, given to the company’s top-achieving resellers.
Key among the winners was Six S Partners, a partner-program member that took home the prize of Global Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Who else was honored? Find out here.
We at Channel Partners got in on the awards, doling out honors to partner businesses that are providing holistic solutions to their customers.
2016 marked the fifth year for the Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards, and the first time that we recognized winners at both our spring and fall shows.
We highlighted our fall honorees here.