by Rick Whiting

Making The Grade

The pace of IT change and evolution continues to accelerate – especially as AI technology continues to become more prevalent. And businesses and organizations are increasingly relying on their IT service and solution providers to help them navigate today's rapidly shifting IT landscape.

That's why solution providers today must be at the top of their game, prepared to meet their customers' needs with the right technology products combined with the right business and technology skills. Being a good salesperson with a screwdriver just doesn't cut it.

The best positioned solution providers are the ones that maintain the highest levels of training and certification from the IT vendors they partner with and occupy the top tiers within those vendors' partner programs.

CRN's annual Tech Elite 250 recognizes solution providers in the U.S. and Canada that have achieved top-tier status within partner programs at some of the leading IT vendors.

This year's list includes solution providers that have achieved top partner program status with Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Nutanix, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Sophos and VMware. (Note: Listed solution providers may belong to additional vendor partner programs that were not part of the 2024 Tech Elite 250 evaluation. The Tech Elite 250 is not intended as a comprehensive list of each solution provider's IT vendor affiliations.)

Twenty-three of the solution providers on this year's list have made the Tech Elite 250 every year since its 2011 inauguration. They include AEC Group, Blue Mantis (previously GreenPages), CDI, Entisys Solutions, Iron Bow, Matrix Integration, PKA Technologies, Structured, VLCM and World Wide Technology. 




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