RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – March 5, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today that it has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Champions. For nearly 25 years, CRN’s annual Channel Champions awards rank vendors across the areas of technical satisfaction, support satisfaction and financial benefits, based on the results of a series of surveys conducted with top solution providers. The winners were honored during a special awards ceremony at the XChange Solution Provider conference in Los Angeles on March 4.
The CRN Channel Champions survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry, measuring IT solution providers’ overall perceptions of vendor products and services across 31 technology categories. In addition to defining which vendors are leading the way in partner satisfaction, the scores – including year-to-year comparisons – also provide a snapshot of the competitive dynamics in each category.
Samsung was recognized as the 2014 overall category winner in Digital Signage, Flat Panel Displays (19-30”) and Tablets. As the market share leader in digital signage, Samsung offers an extensive portfolio of commercial displays and in 2013 introduced the Samsung Smart Signage Platform providing a simpler, more cost-effective digital signage solution for businesses of all sizes. In flat panel displays, Samsung offers ergonomic, energy-efficient and cost-effective LED monitors and zero client displays with exceptional picture quality and a standard three-year warranty. Finally, in the tablet category, Samsung is the leading Android tablet provider with its Galaxy Tab and Note lineup available in a range of screen sizes with enhanced productivity features for businesses seeking to enable their workforce to be more mobile. Tablets continue to be an exciting growth category, with the addition of compelling new business attributes such as Samsung for Enterprise (SAFE™) and Samsung KNOX™ which enable greater security and IT management control.
“For more than 30 years, CRN has been an advocate for the IT channel community, producing invaluable content and resources to help solution providers and vendors navigate the IT channel market effectively,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Champions project serves as an industry benchmark, highlighting the vendors that understand and best meet the needs of today’s solution providers, despite a changing and dynamic IT landscape. This list defines the 'best of the best' among the vendor community today, and we congratulate the winners on this well-deserved honor.”
“Samsung is proud to once again be a CRN Channel Champion, as it’s a testament to the strong foundation we’ve built in the channel and the compelling product portfolio we have across multiple technology categories,” said Richard Hutton, director of channel marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “We’re committed to the channel and will continue to invest in our partners with dedicated strategic resources while delivering new and innovative vertical business applications that enable us to jointly build on this successful track record.”
The 2014 Channel Champions list is featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales. We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.