Annual List Ranks North America’s Top 500 Technology Integrators
EXETER, RI–(Marketwire – Jun 19, 2012) – Carousel Industries, today announced it has been recognized by UBM Channel as a part of CRN’s 2012 Solution Provider 500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. Formerly known as the “VAR 500,” the Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services. Carousel Industries placed 69 in the annual ranking.
The Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on revenue size, and considers each company’s forward-thinking approach to the channel. In particular, the Solution Provider 500 selection panel sought to recognize companies that are building out practices around the data center and virtualization while offering software integration and application development skills. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2011.
“We’re delighted to be recognized once again by CRN for our achievements in the industry,” commented Jeff Gardner, chief executive officer, Carousel. “During the past three years we have put a great deal of focus and energy into building out our data center and virtualization practice so it is nice to see these efforts pay off. We’re putting the same type of focus now into building out our visual communications and collaboration practice and expect to see the same kind of success with this endeavor.”
“The organizations listed in this year’s Solution Provider 500 list are today’s true integration innovators who generate high revenues by putting their customers’ needs first,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director at UBM Channel. “Their primary role is to engineer ways to leverage technology solutions that help customers exceed their sales goals, drive client satisfaction, expand internationally or accelerate new product development. In essence, they are today’s IT integration leaders for middle market and enterprise customers. We congratulate Carousel Industries for making this year’s list and look forward to covering their continued success.”
Solution Provider 500 Executive Conference and Awards
The 2012 Solution Provider 500 list was announced at the SP500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference designed for high level executives to meet with companies to discuss business models, technology offerings, and partnerships. Held June 5-6 at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC, the conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top Solution Provider organizations in North America. Attendees learned the secrets for uncovering new market opportunities from industry experts, peers and fellow Solution Provider 500 companies.
A sample of the SP500 list will be published in print and online at CRN.com on June 25, 2012.