Logicalis US Named One of 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN for Sixth Consecutive Year

Tech Elite 250 List Recognizes IT Solution Providers with Deep Technical Expertise and Premier Certifications

NEW YORK, April 5, 2016 – Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has once again named Logicalis toits 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors. This marks the sixth year Logicalis has been named to the prestigious list.

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations – which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support – are then selected from a pool of online applicants. 

As enterprise organizations begin to embrace new ways of thinking about the technology their users employ to do their jobs in an always-on, anywhere, anytime world, they are redefining the way they view their computing environments and their IT departments’ roles. This emerging services-defined model will allow IT to provide the technological “experience” their users have come to expect.  Heavily dependent upon the cloud and as-a-service offerings, corporate IT leaders are searching for solution provider partners they can depend on to provide both consulting that leads them in the right direction and access to the array of solutions they now need to provide their internal users.  This makes it more important than ever before for solution providers to nurture strong relationships with their vendor partners and to attain the highest levels of certification possible, something which Logicalis has taken pride in doing for many years.

“Today’s enterprise organizations are embracing digital strategies that leverage next-generation technology platforms from IoT to mobile, social, cloud and analytics. To do that, they need a digital enablement partner that can help them accelerate their transformation to deliver better capabilities, products and services through digitization,” says Vince DeLuca, CEO, Logicalis US. “In this new service-defined enterprise, resources will still need to be provisioned, but with speed. Systems will need to be monitored, but with proactive steps to maintain user experiences. Software and hardware needs to be purchased and deployed, but with an eye toward consumerization of IT trends. The service-defined enterprise will focus less on what IT systems it owns and operates, and focus more on which IT services it has access to, and the speed at which these services can meet its overriding business objectives. This means a heavier reliance on solution provider partners, and the solution provider that has strong relationships with key vendors and has built a portfolio of expertise based on technology certifications and real-world experience will be the conduit by which this digital transformation takes shape.  That’s why lists like the Tech Elite 250 are so valuable; they give corporate CIOs a starting point when researching solution provider partners that have invested in developing the skills and certifications necessary to deliver true digital enablement.”

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” says Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com.

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About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 4,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow on an international basis. It has specialized solutions for enterprise and medium-sized companies in vertical markets covering financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, helping customers benefit from cutting-edge technologies in a cost-effective way.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $6 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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