CMP Media’s CRN Honors the Top Vendors at the Fourteenth Annual Channel Champions Awards Ceremony

Technology vendors who build partnerships with resellers, “the channel” will succeed. Direct sale is important but partnering with key influencers is also important.
At an awards ceremony during the CMP XChange Solution Provider conference, CMP Media’s CRN, the newsweekly of vital information for business and technology integrators, announced the fourteenth annual Channel Champions. The CRN Channel Champions study measures overall business and technology integrator perceptions of vendor products and services. The result is a premier resource used by business and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs.
Vendors rated in each category were chosen on the basis of market share data provided by major research firms. In the case where market share data was not available, vendors were chosen by CRN senior editorial staff recommendations.
The 2004 CRN Channel Champions winners are as follows:
— Wireless LAN — Cisco
— Internet/Voice/Data services — AT&T
— Intranet Tools — Microsoft
— Application integration tools — IBM
— Application development tools — IBM
— Financial/Accounting tools — Intuit
— Multifunction devices — HP
— VoIP telephony — Cisco
— Systems and network management — IBM/Tivoli
— Enterprise security — Symantec
— Client security — Symantec
— CRM — Microsoft
— Storage area network arrays — Dell
— Networked attached storage devices — Dell
— Storage backup devices — IBM
— Storage management software — Veritas
— Network laser printers — HP
— Notebooks — IBM
— Flat panel displays — Viewsonic
— UPSes — APC
— Network infrastructure — Cisco
— Databases — IBM
— Network operating systems — Novell
— 32-bit servers — IBM
— 64-bit servers — IBM