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          Awards and Accolades
          Awards and Accolades

          Connection Awards and Accolades

          We are proud to share the awards and industry recognition received by Connection. This commitment to excellence and strong vendor partnerships allows our teams to help your organization improve its IT environment.

          2017 Awards

          Lenovo - Platinum Data Center Partner

          Lenovo Platinum Data Center Partner, 2017

          Named Lenovo Platinum Data Center Partner, reflecting Connection’s exceptional growth and high level of technical expertise.

          2016 Awards

          Microsoft

          Microsoft Operations Excellence Award, 2016

          Winner of Microsoft Gold Level Excellence in Operations Award for commitment to delivering high quality, innovative solutions and an exemplary customer experience.

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          Dell EMC

          Dell EMC 2016 Healthcare Partner of the Year

          Connection® Enterprise Solutions Group recognized with Dell EMC 2016 Healthcare Partner of the Year Award for exemplary commitment to healthcare customers.

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          WMware

          Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award in the Renewals Category, 2016

          Presented with the Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award in the Renewals category, highlighting an industry-leading ability to deliver innovative virtualization and cloud technologies.

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          Kaspersky

          Large Account Reseller (LAR) of the Year Award, 2016

          Named Kaspersky Large Account Reseller (LAR) of the Year, reflecting significant contributions made toward keeping organizations, users, and data secure.

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          Premier

          Continuum of Care Award, 2016

          Recognized as a top performer for growth and support of Premier's non-acute care members, which includes senior living facilities, physician practices, ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health organizations, imaging centers, and labs.

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          2015 Awards

          Hewlett Packard Enterprise

          Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Federal Enterprise Group Partner of the Year, 2015

          Connection Public Sector Solutions named HPE Federal Enterprise Group Partner of the Year, highlighting the clear need that Federal agencies have for an IT partner with the technical capabilities and resources to design and deploy advanced technology solutions that drive greater efficiency, scalability, and flexibility.

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          Symantec

          Symantec Growth Partner of the Year Award, 2015

          Named National Reseller Growth Partner of the Year at Symantec’s annual partner conference, Partner Engage. Each year, Symantec recognizes partners whose innovation and depth of expertise elevate them as top-level partners..

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          Microsoft

          Microsoft Operational Excellence Award, 2015

          Winner of the Microsoft Operational Excellence Award for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology over the past year.

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          Dell

          Dell Partner of the Year, 2015

          Winner of Dell's PartnerDirect National Solution Providers Partner of the Year Award for Dell's Fiscal Year 2015 at the Channel Partner Summit during Dell World.

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          CRN Solution Provider 500

          Top 20 on CRN’s Solution Provider 500

          Ranked 20th out of 500 on CRN’s Solution Provider 500. CRN’s list is an annual ranking-by-revenue of the top solution provider organizations in North America. This placement reaffirms the high level of dedication to our customers and their faith in us as one of the top solution providers in the industry.

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          2014 Awards

          Adobe

          Adobe Reseller Partner of the Year, 2014

          Named Reseller Partner of the Year at Adobe's 2014 annual Worldwide Sales Conference.

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          E&I Cooperative Services

          Awarded E&I Cooperative Services, Inc. (E&I)
          National Professional Services Contract, 2014

          Awarded a new professional services contract by E&I Cooperative Services, Inc. (E&I). This national agreement enables Connection Public Sector Solutions to provide Managed Integration and Staff Augmentation services to all participating E&I member institutions.

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          Microsoft

          Microsoft Excellence in Operations Gold Level Award, 2014

          Honored for Best-in-Class Performance and Exemplary Customer Experience

          Winner of Microsoft Gold Level Excellence in Operations Award for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology over the past year.

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          HP

          Growth Reseller of the Year, Americas
          HP Financial Services PartnerOne Award, 2014

          Winner of Growth Reseller of the Year, Americas Award at the HP Global Partner Conference. Recognized for year-over-year HP revenue growth and a continued dedication to excellence.

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          Hewlett Packard Enterprise

          Top Growth DRC Partner for HP Servers
          HP Enterprise Group U.S., 2014

          Winner of Top Growth DRC Partner for HP Servers award at the HP Global Partner Conference. Recognized for accelerated year-over-year growth in the direct reseller channel (DRC) for HP server products.

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          WMware

          VMware Mid-Market Partner of the Year for Americas, 2014

          Winner of the Americas Region VMware Partner Network Award in the Mid-Market Partner of the Year category, for delivering outstanding VMware virtualization and cloud solutions in the “Mobile Cloud era.”

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          Global IT Alliance

          Named Exclusive U.S. Partner in Global IT Alliance, 2014

          Launched a global alliance with Bechtle AG, an IT provider based in Europe, to respond to increasing demands by international businesses for global integration—extending e-commerce capabilities and ensuring customers have access to innovative IT solutions, trusted guidance, and the highest level of service.

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          CRN Solution Provider 500

          Ranked 24th on CRN’s Solution Provider 500

          Placed 24th out of 500 on CRN’s Solution Provider 500. CRN's list is an annual ranking-by-revenue of the top solution provider organizations in North America.

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          2013 Awards

          Cisco

          Cisco U.S. Commercial Partner of the Year, 2013

          Recipient of Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region award for Americas Strategic Partner Organization Commercial Partner of the Year. This award recognizes exemplary organizations who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective region.

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          Microsoft

          Microsoft Operational Excellence Platinum Level Award, 2013

          Winner of Microsoft Platinum Level Operational Excellence Award for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology over the past year.

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          Microsoft

          Selected as One of the Exclusive Resellers Authorized to Participate in the Microsoft Devices Program, 2013

          Chosen by Microsoft to participate in the Microsoft Devices Program, enabling the sale of Surface Pro and Surface RT to commercial customers.

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          HP

          HP Partner in Excellence Award, 2013

          Connection Enterprise Solutions—received the HP Partner in Excellence U.S. Direct Response Channel Growth Award for top balanced revenue and growth for the direct response channel in the U.S. year-over-year.

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          E&I Cooperative Services

          Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E&I) Partner of the Year, 2013

          Connection Public Sector Solutions—awarded Partner of the Year by Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E&I), a buying cooperative serving colleges and universities established by the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP).

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          2012 Awards

          Microsoft

          Microsoft Operational Excellence Platinum Award, 2012

          Winner of the Platinum Level Operational Excellence Award at the Microsoft FY13 Roundtables Conference, chosen out of the North American field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology.

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          Cisco

          Cisco Cloud Builder, 2012

          Achieved the Cisco Cloud Builder designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program for expertise in building end-to-end cloud solutions.

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          Cisco

          Cisco SMB Partner of the Year Award at Cisco Partner Summit, 2012

          Winner of Cisco Partner Summit Theater award for SMB Partner of the Year.

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          Cisco

          Cisco TelePresence Video Advanced Authorized Technology Provider Partner in U.S., 2012

          Achieved TelePresence Video Advanced Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. Recognized for having the capabilities to sell, deploy, and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Advanced level.

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          2011 Awards

          WMware

          VMware's Americas Desktop Partner of the Year, 2011

          Winner of VMware Partner Network Award in the Desktop Partner of the Year category by VMware.

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          AMD

          AMD Direct Marketing Reseller (DMR) of the Year, 2011

          Named AMD DMR of the Year 2011 for unparalleled performance, focus, and engagement.

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          Accolades

          • Twice recognized, "America's Most Trustworthy Companies"—Forbes
          • "Top 100 Technology Companies"—Business Week

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