Akibia Named to Everything Channel’s VAR500 List
North America’s Top 500 Technology Integrators
July 26, 2011
Westborough, MA - July 28, 2011 – Akibia, a leading provider of consulting, integration and support for data center, network and security solutions, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a part of CRN’s 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. Akibia placed 158th in the 17th annual ranking, moving up almost 100 places from 254th on the 2010 award list.
“We are pleased to once again be included in the VAR500 list.” said Thomas Tucker, CEO of Akibia. “The fact that Akibia moved up almost 100 places from last year reflects our continued dedication to optimize, secure, manage and support our clients’ infrastructure.”
Akibia, a Zensar company, provides innovative Infrastructure Management solutions that enable leading companies worldwide to improve the availability, reliability and performance of their data center, network and security infrastructure.
The VAR500 is a list of the highest producing technology integrators and solution provider organizations in the IT channel in North America by revenue size. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services sold over the course of 2010.
“The VAR500 represents the top performing solution providers in the IT community,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts, and invaluable partners. Even more importantly, they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services.”
About Akibia (www.akibia.com)
Akibia, a Zensar company, provides innovative Infrastructure Management solutions that enable leading companies worldwide to optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical infrastructure. As an independent advisor, Akibia partners with our customers to deliver solutions that improve the availability, reliability and performance of their data center, network and security infrastructure. Using its multi-shore capabilities, Akibia combines expert consulting, integration and support services with world-class customer service to help IT organizations reduce costs, increase efficiencies and manage risk in the data center.
About Zensar Technologies (www.zensar.com)
Zensar Technologies is among the top 20 software services providers from India. Zensar is the world's first enterprise-wide SEI CMM Level 5 Company and was also later certified as a CMMI Level 5 Company with industry expertise that spans Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, Energy and Utilities, Media and Connected Services – Government, Education and Healthcare. An RPG Group company, Zensar has more than 6000 employees with sales and operations presence across US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Middle East, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, China and Japan. The Company delivers comprehensive services in mission-critical applications, enterprise applications, e-business, BPO and Knowledge Services. The Company has developed tools and methodologies, including the proprietary Solution Blue Print (SBP), which enables its clients with innovative business solutions and a rapid 'go-to-market' capability. The Company supports Fortune 500 clients with software business solutions that help them compete in the digital economy.
About RPG Enterprises (www.rpg.com)
RPG Enterprises is one of India's largest industrial conglomerates. With over 16 companies in its fold, the group has a strong presence in 8 business sectors. Established in 1979, RPG Enterprises is one of India’s fastest growing business groups with a turnover touching Rs. 17,000 cr. The group has more than sixteen companies managing diverse business interests in the areas of Power, Tyre, Infrastructure, IT, Retail, Entertainment, Carbon Black and Specialty.
About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com)
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company.
Julie Machnik, Marketing Communications Manager
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.