Thursday, May 20, 2010

Digium's Switchvox Phone System Wins CRN's Everything Channel Midmarket Value Product Award
CRN Magazine has recognized Digium’s Switchvox® SMB AA355, a bundled IP Telephony,VoIP and Unified Communications (UC) solution as a Top Midmarket Product.

“With midmarket IT spending growing, vendors are aggressively targeting the CIOs of midsize organizations, The vendors on this year’s list have positioned their technology for midsize enterprises and have proven their commitment to the technology channel.  Congratulations to all of the vendors on this year’s list.” voiced the VP, Editorial Director of Everything Channel Kelley Damore,

Among the winners were Google , HP, IBM and many others.
Press release

Everything Channel Names the Winners of the Midsize Enterprise Summit East's 'Midmarket Innovation Awards' and 'Midmarket Value Product Awards'
Apr 21, 2010
BOCA RATON, Fla., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the winners of Midsize Enterprise Summit East's 'Midmarket Innovation Awards' and the 'Midmarket Value Product Awards.'  The awards are a proven springboard to increased brand awareness and product credibility in the midmarket.

The 'Midmarket Innovation Awards' are the only awards in the midmarket industry targeted to IT executives which are voted on solely by the attending IT decision-makers who directly influence their customers' technology buying decisions.  After two days of boardroom presentations and one-on-one meetings, the decision-makers vote on the products and services presented at the show.
The winners of the 'Midmarket Innovation Awards' include:
  • Best Midmarket Solution – Hardware:  HP Intel
  • Best Midmarket Solution – Software:  Qlikview
  • Best Midmarket Solution – Services:  Google
  • Best Execution of a Midmarket IT Solution:  Trigeo
  • Best Presentation:  Trigeo
  • Best of Show:  HP Intel

The Midsize Enterprise Summit created a new awards program for the 2010 event named the 'Midmarket Value Product Awards.'  The awards highlight the top ten products recognized by CRN Magazine across five categories, including networking, data center, storage, security, and productivity applications that have been successful with VARs and CIOs in the midmarket market.
Midmarket Value Product Award Winners:
  • Security:   TriGeo Network Security Information Management (SIM) Version 5
  • Productivity Apps:  IBM Cognos Express
  • Data Center:  Vmware ESXi vSphere4
  • Storage:  Compellent Storage Center 5
  • Networking: Digium AA355 Switchvox PBX

Midmarket Value Product Award Finalists:
  • Storage:  Dell Equalogic PS Series
  • Security:  Kaspersky Mobile 8.0
  • Networking:  LifeSize 220 Series Telepresence
  • Productivity Apps:  Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions
  • Data Center:  Riverbed Technology Steelhead WAN Optimization Appliances

The Midmarket Value Product winners and runner-ups were selected via a nomination process involving CRN's editorial staff, solution providers and CIOs of midsize organizations.  Selections were based on customer service, how well the vendor's technology fit a midsize enterprise and the vendor's commitment to solution providers serving midmarket customers.
"Our awards programs embrace innovation and success for technology companies in the midmarket," said Nancy Hammervik, Senior Vice President of Everything Channel Events.  "We congratulate the winners on their success."
The awards were presented at the Summit held April 18-21 at the Boca Raton Resort.  The Midsize Enterprise Summit, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, brought senior IT executives from midsize businesses together with industry analysts and leading and emerging vendors. The event embraced midmarket-specific issues, trends and solutions from a horizontal and vertical industry-specific perspective. The business intensive format includes analyst-led sessions, vendor-led World Premiers, Private Boardroom Appointments, a Showcase of Exhibits, as well as networking functions.
For additional information on the Midsize Enterprise Summit East, visit:


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