Kerio Technologies, Inc. announced today it has received a 2011 Tech Innovator award from CRN in the Networking VoIP category for Kerio Operator 1.1. CRN’s 9th annual Tech Innovator listing celebrates vendors that have introduced new products or solutions to drive advances in the technology channel. Companies on this exclusive list recently implemented innovative methods to bridge the gap between current problems and solutions facing channel executives today.
Kerio Operator 1.1 is an IP PBX phone system for small and medium businesses. It is designed to simplify voice communication while offering advanced phone features typically utilized by larger organizations. The simple and secure solution empowers IT VARs to capture significant revenue opportunities by shifting management of their clients’ phone systems away from the expensive phone technician, into their own services portfolio.
“As a company that relies on deep relationships with the channel to bring our products to customers, we are especially proud that Kerio Operator 1.1 is being recognized by CRN,” said Scott Schreiman, CEO, Kerio Technologies. “It is the right time for voice services to be delivered through the IT VAR channel, and we look forward to helping our partners do just that.”
“In today’s challenging business environment, it’s more important than ever to discover, nurture and reward new ideas,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “This year’s Tech Innovator Awards recognizes technology companies that have used original methods or technologies to deliver cutting-edge products and partner support. We congratulate this year’s winners on their success, and applaud them for breaking away from traditional thinking to create completely new and unique channel opportunities.”
CRN’s 2011 Tech Innovators were nominated by their individual companies, with final selections made by the editors of CRN and the CRN Test Center. More than 250 nominations were reviewed. The Tech Innovator awards were presented on October 5th at the 2011 NexTI Conference at the Doral Resort in Miami, FL.
Awards were presented in the following 18 categories:
• Digital Signage
• Managed Services
• Networking VoIP
• Printing and Imaging
• Software-Enterprise Mngt
• Software Productivity
• Editor's Choice
Expanded coverage of the 2011 Tech Innovators will be featured in the December issue of CRN Magazine and online.
About Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. (kerio.com) provides unified communications, collaboration and security solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and organizations worldwide. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Australia, and Russia. Kerio is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a member of the Mac Developer Program. Kerio has more than 5,000 channel partners who support more than 50,000 customers in 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, zvelo, VMware, Parallels and Notify Technology Corporation.
"Kerio," its products and its logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Kerio Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries, as the case may be.
About UBM Channel
UBM Channel (ubmchannel.com) 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, UBM 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. UBM Channel is a UBM company.
About UBM plc
UBM plc (ubm.com) is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.