March 27, 2017

eGroup Named One of 2017 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN


Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications

eGroup announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named eGroup to its 2017 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors, scaled to their company size.

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company's research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have obtained these elite designations–-which enable them to deliver premium products, services and customer support–-are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

Based on eGroup's level of expertise and core competencies, the organization's focus is in four distinct areas: Cloud Services, Managed Services, Application Services and Data Center Architecture. In order to deliver these solutions, certification programs are the established standard for technical education at eGroup as well as achieving advanced vendor certifications with strategic partners, such as Microsoft, Rubrik, Pure Storage, Nutanix, Dell EMC, VMware and Cisco.

"This exclusive, ambitious group of solution providers boasts some of the most advanced IT certifications available from top technology suppliers," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "They have adapted impressively to major changes in the IT channel, especially the shift to a more services-driven market, by expanding their skill sets and sharpening both their technical and customer service expertise. Congratulations to our 2017 list, whose robust investment in their organizations has earned them yet another elite designation–-the CRN Tech Elite 250."

"At the end of the day clients engage eGroup because they have complex business needs that require expert technical solutions that appear easy," says Mike Carter, CEO of eGroup.

"For effortless solutions involving data center, cloud, software, and managed services, the team has to be both deep and wide, coupling groundbreaking industry techniques with years of enterprise experience. To be named to the 2017 Tech Elite listing, and every Tech Elite listing since it began in 2011, recognizing the top North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical IT certifications, is a testament to the depth and width of the eGroup team, and the continually increasing and demanding opportunities our clients present us with each day."