Second Annual List recognizes IT Solution Providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications in North America
Urbandale, Iowa, March 1, 2012 – Vital Support Systems announced today it has been named to CRN’s second annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2012 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel.
CRN editors worked with the UBM Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.
Vital Support Systems is the Midwest’s leading provider of enterprise technology solutions for systems and networks. With offices in four different states in the Midwest, Vital Support Systems combines the highest technical certifications, as well as deep technical knowledge to deliver enterprise-class solutions that work.
“The 2012 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of Solution Providers that have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director at UBM Channel. “By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today’s customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today’s end-users value most.”
A sample of CRN’s 2012 “Tech Elite 250” list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com.
“Vital Support Systems is honored to be recognized for the second consecutive year in the CRN Tech Elite 250,” said Jeff Sparling, Vital Support Systems CEO. “This achievement validates Vital Support System’s technological expertise and commitment to our clients as a provider of effective and innovative solutions.”
About Vital Support Systems: (www.vitalsite.com)
Vital Support Systems has offices across the Midwest in Urbandale, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, IA; Omaha, NE; Kansas City, MO; and Rockford, IL. Vitals’ comprehensive suite of data services includes the planning, design, installation and management of critical communications components, including business critical servers, security solutions, local and wide area networks, wireless, storage, voice and collaboration solutions. Vital Support Systems also have state of the art processes and tools that allow them to efficiently deploy technology faster and more affordably. For more information about Vital Support Systems, please visit www.vitalsite.com.
About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM 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, 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. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.
UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc 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. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.
About Vital Support Systems:
Founded in 1998, Vital Support Systems™ (Vital) is a leading provider of enterprise networking, systems, storage and managed services. Vital combines its expertise in the HP® product set with its knowledge of: VMware®, Cisco, EMC®, Oracle®, Citrix® and Microsoft® products to deliver mission-critical solutions to businesses nationwide. Vital joined TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC in June of 2012.
TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) supports the operations of OneNeck IT Services Corp., Vital Support Systems, and VISI Incorporated. Each of these companies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., a Fortune 500® company. TDS HMS is growing rapidly; now employing more than 500 people throughout the U.S. TDS HMS companies specialize in engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed hosting, and ReliaCloud™ enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS also owns and operates Tier III data centers in Iowa, Minn., and Wis. Visit oneneck.com, vitalsite.com, and visi.com for more information.
Telephone and Data Systems [NYSE: TDS] provides wireless, broadband, TV and landline telephone services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its majority owned wireless subsidiary. Telephone and Data Systems was named one of Forbes' Most Trustworthy Companies in 2012. Founded in 1969, and headquartered in Chicago, the company employs more than 12,300 people. Visit teldta.com for investment information.
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