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