COMMENT | It’s with great pleasure that we announce the third annual CRN Impact Awards, which celebrate supplier-led Australian IT projects and the technology innovators that are making a difference for customer organisations.
You can enter online now at the CRN Impact Awards hub.
Interest around the CRN Impact Awards in its first two years was phenomenal, with many competitive projects put forward for consideration. We expect even bigger and better things this year.
Customer outcomes delivered by technology are the heart of the CRN Impact Awards. We are looking for entries from resellers, managed service providers and software/cloud integrators that have helped drive real tangible outcomes for client organisations.
We encourage vendors to support their channel partners to enter the awards.
This year we maintain our seven project-based categories as well as out three innovation categories and one distribution categories.
Project categories cover solutions delivered for a specific client project in areas such as digital transformation, networking, security, customer experience, workforce empowerment and more.
Innovation categories are aimed at Australian companies that are commercialising their own intellectual property, such as software startups and established Australian independent software vendors (ISVs).
Disties play a crucial role as intermediaries between vendors and channel partners, and the distribution performance award recognises distributors that have gone the extra mile to drive success for both vendors and channel partners.
Entries to the Distribution Performance award should be based on a discrete project, campaign or initiative run to support a vendor, or perhaps a new service that the distie has launched into the market.
To judge the 2019 CRN Impact Awards, we will be looking for testimonials from customers and other stakeholders. How better to prove the value of a project or technology investment that to ask the customers who benefitted, the partners who played a role and the vendors whose technology underpinned the outcome?
Entries close at 5.00pm on Friday 1 March. We request that you fill out the first page of the entry form as soon as possible. This will only take a minute and it will help us manage entries and follow up on any incomplete submissions.
Finalists will be revealed online in April and the winners will be unveiled at a gala awards ceremony in Sydney on Thursday 23 May, as part of our CRN Pipeline conference.
Michael Jenkin is the editor of CRN