Ingram Names Top-Performing Public Sector Channel Partners for 2009

15 government and education resellers receive top honors for growth and performance.

December 1, 2009

D.H. Kass

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Distributor Ingram Micro Inc. recently named 15 winners of its annual GovEd Alliance Spotlight awards, recognizing partners that have achieved substantial growth in public sector markets including federal, state and local government, and education.

Recipients belong to the distributor’s 10-year old GovEd Alliance program, housing some 2,500 channel partners and managed service providers. Members must direct at least half of their business at selling to public sector accounts.

Intelligent Decisions Inc., an Ashburn, VA-based solution provider selling to government agencies and commercial organizations received Ingram’s award for overall top growth. The company operates as an OEM, system integrator and value-added reseller providing hardware and software solutions and professional services.

Inc. magazine ranked Intelligent in its listing of the top 5000 growth companies for 2008 based on the company’s high percentage of revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. Intelligent’s revenue grew from $94 million in 2005 to $221 million in 2008.

The top federal growth award went to Red River Computer Co., a Claremont, NH-based channel partner selling to the federal government, higher education and the health care market.

Red River specializes in integrating and optimizing customers’ environment and infrastructure systems, aligning business processes and information technology. The company, established in 1995, touts customer service as its key differentiator.

The solution provider maintains authorizations, certifications, accreditations and specializations from Cisco Systems Inc., Citrix Systems, Dell Computer Inc., Microsoft Corp., Panasonic, Sun Microsystems Inc., Symantec Corp. and VMware.

In addition to its headquarters location, Red River maintains field offices in Reston, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Boulder, CO and Burlington, VT.

Ingram’s education top growth award for K-12 was presented to Promedia Technology Services Inc., an East Little Falls, NJ-based network integrator.

Promedia is certified and authorized by Cisco, Microsoft, Apple Computer Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and others.

The 17-year old company lists some 170 schools and school districts among its customers.

Journey Education Marketing Inc., known as JourneyEd, took Ingram’s top education growth award for 2009. The 19-year old Dallas, TX-based company markets software to the K-12 and post secondary academic markets, including students, faculty, staff, educational institutions and public school districts.

JourneyEd offers verified academic buyers deep discounts, up to 85 percent off retail prices, for software from developers such as Microsoft and Adobe Systems Inc.

Knot named top performer for state and local government

Ingram presented its award for top state and local growth to Knot Technology Solutions LLC, a Churchton, MD-based provider of technology and consulting services.

Knot, founded in 2003, is a woman-owned small business. It recently received multiple Prime contracts with the State of Maryland and Miami Dade County in Florida.

Earlier this year, Knot was selected by the U.S. Commerce Association for the 2009 Best of Churchton Award in the Computers, Peripherals & Software category. The USCA’s Best of Local Business award program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.

In January, DiversityBusiness.com, a business-to-business web site, named Knot as one of the top businesses in Maryland.

Knot maintains certifications from Ericcson, HP, Medicor, Cisco, Digi-Data and others.

Marty Battaglia, Ingram Micro’s senior director of sales, said in a statement, “KTS maintains a strong reputation for excellent customer service and has really leveraged the GovEd Alliance community to grow their business and add more value to their clients despite a challenging economy.

SDV Tech LLC, a Holman, WI-based, service-disabled, veteran-owned, small business solution provider to the federal government, branches of the military and federal integrator community, received Ingram’s top diversity partner network growth award.

SDV holds authorized status with IBM Corp., HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Symantec, Toshiba and others.

In addition, Ingram presented its top regional growth awards to iGov, Wildflower International, Annese & Associates and Technology for Education.

Partnership awards went to Unistar-Sparco Computers, Global Technology Resources, Promedia Technology Services and Information Transport Solutions.

Marist College Computer Store was named the top growth college campus reseller for 2009.

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