Everything Channel Names North America's Top Technology Integrators -- the VAR500 is the Definitive List of the Most Influential Solution Providers

May 26, 2009

Everything Channel, a division of United Business Media, today announced the VAR500 - the definitive list of the biggest and best solution providers in the North American IT reseller channel. The list ranks companies that are the leading revenue producers among solution provider organizations in North America and plays a critical role in providing the proper IT strategies and systems to corporations and institutions to help drive business forward.

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"The VAR500 represents today's largest and most influential solution providers who collectively generate nearly $600 billion in service, consulting and product revenue. Their business models span the strong regional VAR to the highly specialized players to the global services giants. The VAR500 serve today's leading businesses whether they are at the top of the Fortune 500 or one of the small businesses that powers the U.S. economy. All of those customers turn to the VAR500 for advice on technology and product selection and ways to improve their business performance. They are the cream of the crop when it comes to the solution provider community. Oracle's Larry Ellison, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Cisco's John Chambers are all highly reliant on the VAR500 to meet their goals. There is no more powerful network in the IT industry today than the VAR500," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

The 2009 VAR500 list includes 92 new companies with 10 percent of them in the Top 100 of the list. The starting point of the list is company #500 with revenues of $26.8 million, ending with company #1 with revenues of $57.3 billion. This list reflects the strength of the technology reseller channel.

  The top ten solution provider organizations, by 2008 revenue, include:
  1. Cognizant
  2. Accenture Ltd.
  3. Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC)
  4. Cap Gemini S.A.
  5. Northrop Grumman Corp.
  6. Lockheed Martin - Information Systems and Global S
  7. Deloitte Consulting
  8. NTT Data Corp.
  9. Citigroup - Transaction Services (includes The Bisys Group, acquired in
     August 2007)

  10. SAIC, Inc.

  Top ten vendor services arms, by 2008 revenue, include:
  1. IBM Global Services
  2. Sprint Nextel Corp.
  3. Hewlett Packard (Services)/EDS
  4. Verizon Communications Inc.
  5. Motorola - Home and Networks Mobility Segment
  6. Xerox (Services)
  7. T-Systems North America
  8. BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services
  9. Cisco Services

  10. Dell

The VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, which will take place in New York City on June 2, includes networking, educational sessions and an awards program for industry leaders, vendors and solution providers. VAR500 attendees will learn the secrets of success from fellow VAR500 companies as well as presentations which will focus on the economy as it relates to technology from Enrique Salem, President and CEO, Symantec Corp; Steve Rubinow, CIO, NYSE Euronext; Larry Bonfante, CIO, US Tennis Association/US Open; and Senator Bill Bradley.

Event sponsors include: ESET, IBM, Symantec, APC, CA, Kaspersky Lab, Avnet, Iron Mountain, Microsoft and VMware.

The complete listing of the VAR500 and a comprehensive editorial package is featured at www.channelweb.com

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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  Everything Channel
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