CDN Channel Elite Awards open for nominations

CDN – Computer Dealer News will once again showcase the best solutions and the best solution providers the Canadian IT industry has to offer at the Channel Elite Awards (CEA).

This year, to optimize the strengths of the channel, CEA will reward the teams behind the great solutions in enterprise, small business and online. Last year, a panel of judges honoured the achievements of WBM Solutions of Saskatoon, Sask., as the top solution provider in Canada. For 2006, CDN has added a new category for the best mid-market solutions.

The Paramount Conference & Event Venue located in North Toronto will host this year’s ceremony on Oct. 18th. The Paramount is a brand new entertainment venue with state of the art facilities, ambiance and exquisite cuisine.

Tech Data Canada, NEC Display Solutions, Hewlett-Packard Canada, Symantec Canada, and Cisco Systems Canada are sponsoring this year’s CEA awards.

Submitting a nomination is easy. There is an online form at where you just answer basic contact information. Then choose the category that best suits your solution. From there simply describe the solution in detail.

The CEA awards will be presented to the most creative and innovative solution providers in Canada during the 2005-year. Solutions must have been completed by December 31, 2005 to qualify. Solution providers can submit nominations in the following categories:

Solution Provider of the Year

Best Enterprise Solution

Best Mid-market solution

Best Small Business Solution

Best Service Organization

Best Online Solution

Best Channel Marketing Initiative

Channel professionals, vendors and distributors can nominate the solution providers that they believe deserve recognition for a job well done. An independent panel of judges will review the nominees and select the winners in each category.

Who will win? Any IT channel organization operating in Canada, including resellers, system integrators, IT consultants and service companies. To find out more, go to

Value-added content

The CEA is not just an award ceremony, it is a whole program designed to recognize achievement in the channel. Some of the benefits are:

NATIONAL coverage in Computing Canada, serving 40,000 C-level and IT executives in Canada

NATIONAL coverage in Direction Informatique (DI), serving Canada’s French language IT professionals

NATIONAL coverage in Computer Dealer News (CDN), Canada’s #1 publication for IT Solution Providers

One year’s inclusion on the IT Business CEA micro site

Recognition at the Channel Elite Awards (CEA’s) event on October 18, 2006, including follow up press coverage

Four free tickets to the event

The use of the CEA “Seal of Excellence” on all promotional and advertising material

Air and travel expenses to the event for out of town nominees

To submit an entry to the Channel Elite Awards, please go to

E-mail: [email protected]

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