2008 CRN Channel Champion Awards

Were you at the CRN Awards?

Held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, the CRN Awards were a night of celebration.

The CRN Channel Champion Awards, were attended by representatives from a vast range of resellers, vendors and distributors. The event saw the high achievers of 2008 honoured for their commitment to the channel.

Did you attend the CRN Awards? Find yourself in our pictures of the night!

Follow the photo gallery for an interesting look at how the night went, from the Award ceremony right through to the dancefloor.

2008 CRN Channel Champion Awards a sold-out success!

Held at the Shangri-La Hotel and hosted by comedian Adam Spencer, the CRN Channel Champion Awards was a night for celebration. There were 350 of the channel's finest on hand to watch the high achievers of 2008 honoured for their success. Express Data and HP were the biggest winners of the evening, taking out three awards each.

The introduction of three new awards saw resellers acknowledged for their hard work in 2008. Evolve IT won Regional Reseller of the Year, while Data #3 won Enterprise Reseller of the Year. The judging panel selected Dimension Data's Self-Service Identity Management System as the Most Innovative Solution of the Year. The voice-verification solution enables users to reset their password in a secure system with 24x7 availability, using Voice Biometrics.

Our judging panel of experts this year includes representatives from a range of vendors, distributors, channel consultants and our very own readers. This year, in an Australian channel first, resellers played an integral role in deciding the award categories by voting in our reader survey.

To win one of the Vendor and Distributor Awards, companies have had to demonstrate channel friendliness, strong customer service and commitment to the channel. They also have to provide products that are easy to sell and offer good margins.

2008 Award Winners and Shortlists

Enterprise Reseller of the Year
Most Innovative Solution
Software Distributor of the Year
Ingram Micro
Solutions Vendor of the Year
Champagne Sponsor