Vendor Lists and Awards

CRN honors channel-focused technology vendors with a number of awards and lists throughout the year. Some shine a spotlight on individual accomplishments while others recognize company-level achievements. Solution providers such as strategic service providers, systems integrators, MSPs and VARs view CRN lists and awards as trusted resources that help them find new suppliers that are dedicated to building strong channel partnerships.

Channel Chiefs 2023

The CRN Channel Chiefs are influential executives who consistently support, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies. Top Channel Chiefs will be chosen based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This definitive guide of channel management movers and shakers is used by solution providers looking for the right contacts within the vendor community. This list is chosen from a pool of applicants. The fee to apply is $395. This list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Rick Whiting

Application Open: 10/10/2022
Application Close: 11/4/2022
Online Release: 2/6/2023
Print Release: 2/27/2023

Cloud 100

The Cloud 100 list recognizes the leading cloud technology providers in the IT channel. Vendors are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to working with channel partners and innovation in product and service development. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Mark Haranas

List Closes: 11/25/2022
Online Release: 1/30/2023
Print Release: 2/27/2023

Security 100

The Security 100 list recognizes leading IT channel security vendors that bring a combination of channel focus, cutting-edge technology and outstanding partner benefits to solution providers. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Jay Fitzgerald

List Closes: 11/25/2022
Online Release: 2/21/2023
Print Release: 2/27/2023

Data Center 50

The Data Center 50 list recognizes suppliers that expertly support data centers within the IT channel landscape. These vendors offer best-in-class solutions and services for premier data center management, protection and support. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured online only. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: O'Ryan Johnson


     

Print Release: Online Only
List Closes: 12/30/2022
Online Release: 2/27/2023

IoT 50

The Internet of Things (IoT) 50 honors the technology suppliers who provide the building blocks of a connected world that delivers valuable business insights. Recognizing vendors across the IoT ecosystem, it aims to spotlight the hardware, software, connectivity, industrial and security players that help solution providers bring the Internet of Things to life. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Jane O'Brien

List Closes: 1/27/2023
Online Release: 4/3/2023
Print Release: 4/10/2023

Partner Program Guide (PPG)

The Partner Program Guide recognizes the most rewarding partner programs from technology companies that provide products and services through the IT channel. To compile the guide, The Channel Company's research team analyzes each vendor's program and scores it based on several factors including investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. This list is chosen from a pool of applicants. The fee to apply is $495. This list is featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Terel Soares

Application Open: 12/1/2022
Application Close: 12/30/2022
Online Release: 3/27/2023
Print Release: 4/10/2023

Storage 100

The Storage 100 list recognizes leading storage vendors that provide transformative, cutting-edge solutions. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Joseph F. Kovar

List Closes: 2/3/2023
Print Release: 4/10/2023
Online Release: 4/10/2023

Big Data 100

The Big Data 100 list identifies vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help businesses work with big data. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured online only. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Rick Whiting

Print Release: Online Only
List Closes: 2/24/2023
Online Release: 4/24/2023

Mobile 100

The Mobile 100 list identifies top technology vendors that bring innovative and efficient products to the mobile market. Mobile product offerings are considered from four different categories: Laptops and Tablets, Phones, Accessories and Mobile Computers, Mobile Security and Management Tools, and Mobile App Development Platforms and Collaboration Apps. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured online only. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Shane Snider 

Print Release: Online Only
List Closes: 4/21/2023
Online Release: 6/19/2023

Software-Defined Data Center 50

The Software-Defined Data Center 50 list recognizes companies that partner with solution providers to deliver best-in-class technology that meets the ever-evolving needs of today’s modern data centers, including virtualized compute, storage and network automation. Considerations include the strength of the vendors’ technology portfolios, channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, as well as their business and sales impact on the channel. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured online only. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: O'Ryan Johnson

Print Release: Online Only
List Closes: 4/7/2023
Online Release: 6/5/2023

Women of the Channel

The Women of the Channel list recognizes female IT channel professionals from vendors, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they will have on the technology industry going forward. This list is chosen from a pool of applicants. There is no fee to apply. This list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Jane O'Brien

Application Open: 12/5/2022
Application Close: 1/20/2023
Online Release:  5/8/2023
Print Release: 6/5/2023

Rising Female Stars of The IT Channel

The Rising Female Stars list honors up-and-coming, talented women in the IT channel who are shaping the future of the IT channel through their leadership, tireless dedication and innovative ideas. There is no application. To submit someone for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the July Special Issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Jennifer Follett

List Closes: 5/12/2023
Online Release: 7/10/2023
Print Release: 7/24/2023

Emerging Vendors

The Emerging Vendors list recognizes new, rising technology suppliers six years old or younger that exhibit great promise in shaping the future success of the channel with their dedication to innovation and growth. This list is chosen from a pool of applicants. There is no fee to apply. This list is featured in the August issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Rick Whiting

Application Open: 3/27/2023
Application Close: 4/21/2023
Online Release: 7/17/2023
Print Release: 8/7/2023

Top 100 Executives

The Top 100 Executives list honors individual technology executives who are continuing to transform and shape the way the channel does business while influencing their organization's future through their exemplary leadership and innovative ideas. There is no application. To submit someone for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the August issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Steven Burke

List Closes: 5/26/2023
Online Release: 7/31/2023
Print Release: 8/7/2023

ARC

CRN's Annual Report Card award is one of the most respected honors a technology supplier can achieve in the IT industry. Determined by independent solution provider surveys, this award recognizes technology vendors with the highest grades from partners in the four categories that solution providers consider most valuable: product innovation, support, partnership and managed and cloud services. There is no application and these awards are featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Alexandra Sanchez

Online Release: 8/20/2023
Print Release: 10/2/2023

Tech Innovators

The annual Tech Innovators award showcases innovative vendors in the IT channel across different technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. To determine the winners, a panel of CRN editors review hundreds of vendor products using multiple criteria, including key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity and ability to address customer and partner needs. This list is chosen from a pool of applicants. The fee to apply is $195 per product per category. This list is featured in the December issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Rick Whiting

Application Open: 7/24/2023
Application Close: 8/18/2023
Online Release: 11/13/2023
Print Release: 12/4/2023

100 People You Don’t Know But Should

The 100 People You Don't Know But Should list recognizes individuals based on their impact on vendor channel strategy, initiatives and programs as well as their impact on channel partners’ success. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Jennifer Follett

   

List Closes: 7/28/2023
Online Release: 9/25/2023
Print Release: 10/2/2023

Edge Computing 100

The Edge Computing 100 list spotlights vendors providing partners with technology to build next-generation, intelligent edge solutions that bring data collection and processing closer to users. It includes vendors from across the edge computing ecosystem, including hardware, software & services; IoT & 5G services; and edge security. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the November Special Issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Gina Narcisi

List Closes: 8/26/2023
Print Release: 11/6/2023
Online Release: 11/6/2023

Products of the Year

The Products of the Year awards are given to standout products and services that represent best-in-breed technological innovation backed by a supportive channel partner program. The winners are determined through a combination of editorial selection and a survey fielded to solution providers to accurately capture real-world satisfaction among partners and their customers. There is no application. To submit your company for consideration, send a recommendation before the list closes by clicking the link below. This list is featured in the December issue of CRN Magazine. See the latest list HERE.

Contact: Rick Whiting

Print Release: 12/4/2022
Online Release: 12/4/2022
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