Fewer than 60 North American solution providers had the necessary revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on three of CRN’s pre-eminent solution provider lists, earning them the Triple Crown Award this year.
CRN assembles lists and rankings each year to recognize solution providers who are setting the bar in the IT industry, including the Solution Provider 500, which lists the largest solution providers in North America by revenue; the Fast Growth 150, which ranks the fastest-growing solution providers; and the Tech Elite 250, which recognizes solution providers that have received the highest level certifications from leading vendors.
It is a considerable achievement for a solution provider to make any one of these lists. To make it onto all three, however—as this year's Triple Crown Award winners have done—a company must simultaneously have enough revenue to be ranked on the Solution Provider 500 list, record double- or triple-digit growth for recognition on the Fast Growth 150, and invest heavily in top certifications to attain Tech Elite 250 status.
“Growth and strength in this line of work comes with being among the best at what we do--and we love being recognized for it by CRN, but also by our customers who count on us for our technical expertise in designing, architecting, and implementing the data security, storage, cloud computing and infrastructure networking solutions for them day in and day out. This is a word-of-mouth business and we can only be successful consulting at this level and being recommended over and over again by doing phenomenal work every day. Our team at Blue Chip Tek lives and breathes this philosophy and delivers on it consistently,” said Jessica Geis, CEO at Blue Chip Tek. “We listen and strategize with everyone our clients to determine the best way to solve their IT issues and provide perfectly-suited insights that are in full support of their business objectives.”
"I am continually amazed by the commitment to excellence demonstrated by the solution providers that drive the IT channel," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "The companies that have earned this year's CRN Triple Crown award are truly among the industry's elite, showing the depth and breadth of sales, technical and marketing expertise to earn recognition on our premier lists. We congratulate each of these leading solution providers and look forward to watching them thrive in the future."
Showcased in the December issue of CRN, the Triple Crown list can be previewed at crn.com/triplecrown.
About Blue Chip Tek
Silicon Valley-based Blue Chip Tek, Inc. (www.bluechiptek.com), is a trusted IT consulting firm in the San Francisco/Bay Area, responsible for solving some of the most complex data center, high-performance infrastructure networking, cloud computing and high-volume storage challenges in the industry to date. Blue Chip Tek’s highly qualified engineers architect and implement technology solutions that have helped industry pillars and SMBs alike grow from pre-revenue startups into blue chip companies.
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