CMP Technology's VARBusiness Magazine Hails Top Technology-Integrator Companies and Executives

Jun 14, 2006

CMP Technology's VARBusiness magazine lauded the top executives and companies among North America's technology integrators at its sixth annual VARBusiness 500 awards event, held June 13 in New York City. Seventeen individual awards were presented and the top 500 solution providers were acclaimed.

ProSys Information Systems, of Norcross, Ga., was named VARBusiness 500 Company of the Year for its focused specialization in building, integrating and supporting mission-critical business applications and systems. In recognizing ProSys, VARBusiness Associate Managing Editor Christina McEachern told the 500 attendees that the certified woman-owned business achieved outstanding growth by shifting from a volume sales model to value sales model. Key wins under this new strategy included a $70 million contract from SBC Communications for 24,000 Panasonic Toughbooks and similarly large deals with Wachovia and Hilton.

Harvey Najim, founder, president and CEO of Sirius Computing Solutions, in San Antonio, Texas, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, for consistently demonstrating superior business acumen and contributing to the betterment of the channel community.

Executive of the Year honors went to Jim Simpson, president and CEO, of MSI Systems Integrators in Omaha, Neb., for his drive, determination and vision that consistently guides MSI to double digit-growth, year over year.

  Other individual awards went to the following companies:
  - Groupware Technology, Campbell, Calif. - Top Revenue Generator ($20-$49
  - Incentra Solutions, Boulder, Colo. - Top Revenue Generator ($50 - $199
  - Innovativ, Inc., Edison, N.J. - Top Revenue Generator ($200 - $499
  - ePlus, Inc., Herndon, Va. - Top Revenue Generator ($500 million plus)
  - Click Commerce, Chicago, Ill. - Ascension Award and Highest Profit
  - Lighthouse Computer Services, Lincoln, R.I. - Excellence in the
    Financial Services Market
  - Tectura Corp., Redwood City, Calif. - Excellence in the Manufacturing
  - 3T Systems, Roseville, Calif. - Excellence in the Health Care Market
  - Softchoice Corp., Toronto, Ontario - Software VAR of the Year
  - IPLogic, LLC, Latham, N.Y. - Newcomer Award
  - Carahsoft Technology, Reston, Va. - Newcomer Award
  - Mobius Partners Enterprise Solutions, San Antonio, Texas - Newcomer
  - MTM Technologies, Stamford, Conn. - VARBusiness Editors' Choice

  VARBusiness 500 Ranking

VARBusiness Editor Lawrence M. Walsh hailed the 500 technology integrator firms ranked as the top 2005 revenue producers among solution-provider organizations based in North America. They account for $378 billion in sales of information-technology (IT) services and products -- up 13 percent from the previous year.

  The top 10 solution provider organizations, by 2005 revenue, are:
  1. IBM Global Services, $47.4 billion
  2. Electronic Data Systems (EDS), $19.8 billion
  3. Accenture, $17.1 billion
  4. Hewlett-Packard Services, $15.5 billion
  5. Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), $14.1 billion
  6. BT Global Services, $11.8 billion
  7. Lockheed Martin, $9.9 billion
  8. Siemens Medical Solutions, $9.3 billion
  9. Automatic Data Processing (ADP), $8.1 billion
  10. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, $7.8 billion

The complete listing of the VARBusiness 500 and a comprehensive editorial package were published in the June 12, 2006, issue and are posted to the magazine's web site,

The awards banquet featured noted business author Malcolm Gladwell as guest speaker. The evening's sponsors were AMD, HP, IBM and Symantec at the executive platinum level; BusinessObjects, CA and Oracle at platinum; and APC, Avnet, SonicWALL, Toshiba and Websense at gold.

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 19 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in- depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site,

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CMP Technology is a marketing-solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

  Contact:   Jeanne Fico
             VARBusiness Magazine
             (516) 562-7993

             Jason Chupick
             Plesser Holland Associates
             (212) 420-8383 x108

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