RENTON, Wash. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Parallels, a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced the finalists for its Fifth Annual Partner Awards. Winners will be officially announced and recognized at Parallels Summit 2014, February 24-26, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.
The Parallels Partner Awards recognize outstanding yearly achievements by partners who utilize and innovate with Parallels products, solutions, services and ecosystem to increase their market share in the rapidly-expanding small and medium business (SMB) cloud services market.
“We are privileged to work with outstanding partners in the IT industry,” said Birger Steen, chief executive officer, Parallels. “This year’s finalists represent partners that demonstrate their commitment to innovation in the industry and dedication to transforming IT within the SMB sector.”
The award categories and 2014 finalists are:
APS ISV of the Year Award – The ISV with the best or newest APS-enabled offering.
CEO Award – The CEO Award recognizes a partner that has distinguished themselves amongst the Parallels Partner community by successfully delivering high levels of sales growth, customer satisfaction, innovation, adding new customers, and creating significant business impact.
Excellence in Cloud Services Delivery – The service provider with the most complete offering combined with the best service and support.
Excellence in Growth – The service provider with the fastest growth and best execution last year.
New Partner of the Year – A partner whose first year in the Parallels Partner Program is highlighted by strong revenue growth and the usage of Parallels products.
Parallels Champion Award – An individual at one of our service provider partners that is an outstanding contributor to our support forums and/or is otherwise a Parallels champion.
Regional Partners of the Year Award – The Regional Partner of the Year awards recognize a partner in every major region – the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC) – who has demonstrated the ability to provide easy-to-use cloud services and who also has a growing base of satisfied SMB customers.
There’s still time to attend Parallels Summit 2014. To register, and for information about the agenda, training and certification sessions, please visit http://www.parallels.com/summit/2014/.
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.