CMP's VARBusiness Magazine Honors 'VARs of the Year'

New Awards Program Lauds Leading Solution Providers in Six Categories

Nov 28, 2005

Six leading value-added resellers (VARs) and IT solution providers have been recognized for excellence in business innovation and technology in the inaugural "VAR of the Year" awards program from the CMP Media Channel Group's VARBusiness magazine. The industry's first such competition acknowledges the contributions made by the top technology integrators who are driving demand for IT solutions across business and government.

  The 2005 VARs of the Year, by category, are:

  Advanced Technology Deployment: Mobility
     Net Direct Systems
     Apex, N.C.

  Advanced Technology Deployment: Security
     McLean, Va.

  Business Ingenuity
     Alvaka Networks
     Huntington Beach, Calif.

  Customer Return on Investment
     MSI Systems Integrators
     Omaha, Neb.

  Home Grown Innovation
     Advanced Technical Solutions
     Scott Depot, W. Va.

  Sales Excellence/Demand Generation
     Lighthouse Computer Services
     Lincoln, R.I.

Lawrence M. Walsh, editor of VARBusiness, the biweekly that covers the business of technology integration, says, "This awards program celebrates solution providers at their best. These winning VARs have distinguished themselves in such areas as developing intellectual property, creating security solutions for customers and creating new business models for delivering information technology to their customers."

Applicants were reviewed by a panel of judges that included VARBusiness editors, editorial advisory boards of VAR/solution-provider peers and third- party industry experts.

VARBusiness will showcase the winners in the annual State of the Market issue, to be published on Nov. 28. They also will be promoted online at -- both in text and audio formats -- and at an upcoming special awards event.

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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  Contact:   Jeanne Fico
             CMP Media Channel Group
             (516) 562-7766

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


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