Computer Dealer News will again showcase the best solutions and the best solution providers the Canadian IT industry has to offer at the Channel Elite Awards (CEA), held Sept. 22 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
This year, to optimize the strengths of the channel, CEA will reward the teams
behind the great solutions in enterprise, SMB and e-commerce. In the past, a panel of judges honoured the achievements of individual IT channel professionals. While this method was successful in recognizing innovators such as Carlos Paz Solidan of Tenet Computer Group and David MacDonald of SoftChoice, it did not always represent all the facets that go into a business problem-solving solution.
The 2005 CEA awards will be presented to the most creative solution providers in Canada last year. This year’s award categories are:
Solution Provider of the Year
Best Enterprise Solution
Best SMB Solution
Best Service Organization
Best Channel Marketing Initiative
The CEA is a not just an awards ceremony. It is a whole program designed to recognize achievement in the channel. Some of the benefits are:
NATIONAL coverage in Computing Canada, serving 35,000 C-level and IT executives in Canada
NATIONAL coverage in Direction Informatique (DI), serving Canada’s French language IT professionals
NATIONAL coverage in Computer Dealer News (CDN), Canada’s #1 publication for IT Solution Providers
One year’s inclusion on the IT Business CEA micro site
Recognition at the Channel Elite Awards (CEA’s) event on Sept. 22, including follow-up press coverage
Two free tickets to the event
The use of the CEA “”Seal of Excellence”” on all promotional and advertising material.