IT Weapons, a division of Konica Minolta Canada, Named One of 2018 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®
Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications
Mississauga, ON - April 17, 2018 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named IT Weapons, a division of Konica Minolta, to its 2018 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honours an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers, 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. Companies who have obtained these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.
All IT Weapons employees are empowered and supported in their pursuit of continuous education when it comes to learning more about technologies that affect Canadian organizations. Each team member on the Service Desk is required to achieve certifications for commonly used technologies, such as Microsoft and Citrix, so that they can better support clients, while our Professional Services Consultants aim to earn certifications in their individual area of expertise, whether it be Security, Microsoft technologies, application delivery, server virtualization, networking, storage, etc.
"Being named to CRN's Tech Elite 250 list is no small feat," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "These companies have distinguished themselves with multiple, top-level IT certifications, specializations and partner program designations from the industry's most prestigious technology providers. Their pursuit of deep expertise and broader skill sets in a wide range of technologies and IT practices demonstrates an impressive commitment to elevating their businesses—and to providing the best possible customer experience."
"Earning certifications isn't easy," said Jeremy MacBean, Director of Marketing and Communications at IT Weapons. "It takes a ton of dedication and sacrifice from our team, who all put in lots of late nights studying and preparing for exams. In the end, it is definitely worth it as it allows us to deliver the best possible support and solutions we can for our clients. We are extremely proud of this team."
Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com/techelite250.
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About IT Weapons
IT Weapons, a division of Konica Minolta, is a Canadian leader in secure cloud solutions and managed IT services. Trust IT Weapons to help you simplify technology and transform your business with premier security and compliance, and award winning client experience.
About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.ca). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility and cloud services and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta's IT services division IT Weapons offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized by Brand Keys as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier market for 11 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaCA).
Rebekah Fougere, Vice President, Client Services
Think2Grow Marketing for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.