West Kingston, RI, March, 2011 — APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, was named a 2011 CRN Channel Champion in the category of Power Protection and Managementat an awards ceremony in Orlando, FL on March 8, 2011 at the XChange Solution Provider conference. The CRN Channel Champions are awarded in 25 technology categories and are based on surveys conducted with top solution providers.
The CRNChannel Champions study measures overall Solution Provider perceptions of vendor products and services. Solution providers were asked to evaluate the importance of partner technology, support and financial criteria in the Channel. They were then asked to rate vendor performance in these areas, based on their perceived importance. CRN Channel Champion awards are based on these survey results. Awards are distributed in 25 technology fields and in four categories – technical satisfaction, support satisfaction, financial factors and overall champion.
“We are honored to again be receiving this Channel Champion recognition and are thrilled that our partners recognize our continued commitment to providing the best products, solutions, and programs to keep them successful,” said Marc Sherman, Vice President, Marketing & Sales Enablement, North America, APC by Schneider Electric. “As part of Schneider Electric we are the world leader in energy efficiency as it pertains to critical power and cooling and will continue to work with our partners as their trusted advisor in providing reliable solutions that meet today’s ever-changing IT technologies and trends.”
“The Channel Champions award recognizes the most innovative, reliable and channel-friendly vendors, as voted on by solution providers,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Executive Editor at CRN. “These awards recognize vendors whose technical innovation and product quality has surpassed the competition, helping to drive increased revenue for their channel partners. This survey is an essential resource for the Channel community. We congratulate these leading technology vendors on this recognition.”
A sample list of Channel Champions award winners and related study will be published in the April 25, 2011 issue of CRN magazine and online at www.crn.com.