CRI honored with 2014 Channel Partners 360⁰ Award

PHOENIX – Feb. 27, 2014 – Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, is pleased to announce that Communication Resources, Inc., CRI has been selected as a winner of the 2014 Channel Partners 360⁰ Business Value Awards.

Fifty winners were honored during an awards ceremony on Feb. 26 at the Spring 2014 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured in Channel Partners’ March digital issue, May/June print issue as well as an Immersion Center at The 2014 program was underwritten by AT&T.

“The response to last year’s inaugural Channel Partners 360° awards has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Partners. “Unlike other programs that honor size and sales, this program recognizes the business value that partners are providing to their customers from holistic solutions.” We are pleased to be able to honor twice as many solutions providers that are delivering on this promise in 2014.”

“We are thrilled to receive this award”, says CRI’s Heidi Fulton, Director of Marketing, “it couldn’t have happened to a more innovative group of people, if I do say so myself!  One of our key differentiators as a company within our field is that we choose to innovate rather than imitate.  We have a long standing history of leading the charge when it comes to utilizing new technology and creating solid solutions based on the customer’s needs. In this fast paced ever changing world, the voices of our customers rise above any market trend.  We look forward to a fabulous year! ”

To determine the winner of Channel Partners 360⁰, companies completed an application that asked them to demonstrate how they are addressing the convergence of IT and telecom services and how they are creating business value for their customers.

Channel Partners editors and an expert panel evaluated and scored all applications to determine the Top 50 candidates that exemplify the Channel Partners 360° values.

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About CRI

CRI is the premier VMware virtual solutions and Unified Communications specialist, providing real-time, innovative solutions. CRI has a wealth of experience in the messaging industry and has grown to become the premier professional services company for Unified Communications.  CRI is also the industry leader in virtualizing UC.

CRI’s cornerstone is that we innovate in real-time, reflecting on market needs and customer demands. For 25 years, we have focused on the application side of communications, providing cutting-edge solutions to our customers while offering exemplary service and unmatched results. CRI is a systems integrator, a Gold DevConnect Partner for Avaya, a certified VMware Solution Provider, and partners with HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Citrix.

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