ChannelPro-SMB announced this morning the winners of its 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards of which SMB Nation, for the second year in a row, is a winner. Our company once again took away the Silver prize for Best IT Community. Industry organization CompTIA took home the Gold with the ASCII Group coming in third with a Bronze Award.The survey was conducted over a specific time period earlier this year in which readers of ChannelPro-SMB were invited to participate in SMB-focused Readers’ Choice Awards by casting their votes for the most SMB- and partner-friendly products, technologies, services, programs, and professional organizations in the channel today, via the publication’s website. For each category, readers were asked to select the option that best satisfies the unique business requirements, work styles, and budgets of their small and midsize business clients, as well as those that best serve their own partner organizations.
The multiple-choice survey, which provided space for write-in responses, was fielded in Q1 of 2013 and drew participation from more than 1,000 VARs, MSPs, systems integrators, custom builders, and IT consultants in the channel. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners and finalists are named in each category.
“Our readers are as passionate and selective about the tools they choose for their businesses as they are about the solutions they recommend to their SMB clients,” said Cecilia Galvin, executive editor of ChannelPro-SMB. “It was gratifying to see such a high level of participation in the survey on the part of our readers, which helps us compile the only rankings of this kind for SMBs and the channel pro organizations that serve them.”
Gold winners include:
- AVG: Best Anti-Virus Vendor
- Carbonite: Best Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery Vendor
- Dell: Best Server Hardware
- Hewlett-Packard: Best Managed Print Vendor
- Ingram Micro: Distributor - Best Training Programs
- Intel: Best Private Cloud Computing Vendor
- Lenovo: Best Laptop/Ultrabook
- VMware: Best Desktop Virtualization Vendor
SMB Nation would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists of the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. For a full list of winners, go to: www.ChannelProSMB.com.