2008 Channel Elite Awards, Part Two
The Channel Elite Awards represents something special because they are peer awards. These special companies are leaders in their field in areas such as Enterprise, Mid-Market, Small Business, Managed Services, Service, and in Marketing. CDN will also celebrate a successful collaborative solution provider as well.
In part two of the Channel Elite Awards Slideshow series the winners of Best Enterprise, Best Mid-Market and Best Service Organization are featured.
by Paolo Del Nibletto, Editor of CDN
Best Enterprise Solution Gold
ThoughtCorp won the Gold award for Best Enterprise Solution by developing a Mobile Field Services platform that brought efficiency and helped its customer generate savings.
Chris Williams, pictured with Symantec’s Fred Patterson, said the Mobile Field Services platform uses real time communications and automated services to reduce call center calls, streamline the installation and activation process, and simplify installer’s activities.
Best Enterprise Solution Silver
Ves Bjelakovic of Lanworks accepts the Silver award for rolling out a solution for AEGON that simplifies management of the technology, satisfies the users, reduces the total cost of owning corporate IT assets, increases AEGON’s responsiveness to sales and marketing initiatives, and lowers overhead for the people managing the technology.
Best Enterprise Solution Bronze
Gary McNally of Digica was on hand to pick up his company’s Bronze award for the work they did to help a law firm transition from an ageing network.
Best Mid-Market Solution Gold
David Westrheim, president of intelliNet, pictured here with Nick Tidd of D-Link, came all the way from Vancouver to accept the Gold Award for Best Mid-Market Solution for the work his company did with Dick’s Lumber of B.C.
The solution provider replaced the customer’s entire system infrastructure and integrated 176 users across three locations, realizing substantial cost reductions, increased operational efficiency, and improved customer service.
Best Mid-Market Solution Silver
Tim Grimes of Team SFA was awarded the Silver prize for delivering a smartphone application that allows sales reps across Canada to manage contacts, schedule calls, administer inventory, automate sales orders, print receipts, automatically post invoices to the head office — and save time.
Best Mid-Market Solution Bronze
Peter MacKenzie and Peter Carson were on hand from Envision IT to pick up the company’s Bronze Channel Elite Award for a pilot project they did for SickKids hospital on understanding how wait times affect children.
Best Service Organization Gold
The Gold Award went to Jolera for the work they did for Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.
Alex Chan, pictured here with Kevin Peesker of Dell Canada, said they satisfied all the technical requirements, the tax requirements and the human requirements.
Jolera brought a customers-first attitude to the charity’s IT department that encouraged IT professionals at the charity to treat each customer call as a priority.
Best Service Organization Silver
The winner of the silver award for Best Service Organization is Itergy.
Donald Bauer, pictured here with CDN Editor Paolo Del Nibletto said the company developed a proactive management solution that centralizes management of network administration, delivers daily and monthly performance reports to clients, and monitors the client’s infrastructure against threats before they cause irreparable damage.
Best Service Organization Bronze
This year’s bronze award for Best Service Organization went to Insite Computer Group and Doron Kaminski, who said the IT consultancy developed a temporary solution that helped a distributor reconnect with its customers.