CBCI Telecom Named to UBM Channel's Solution Provider 500 List

Annual List Ranks North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators

MONTREAL, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - CBCI Telecom, Canada's Leader in Visual Communications, announced it has been recognized by UBM Channel as a part of CRN's 2012 Solution Provider 500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. Formerly known as the "VAR 500", the Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services. CBCI Telecom placed 344 in the annual ranking compared to 444 in 2011, moving upward of 100 positions on the list.

The Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on revenue size, and considers each company's forward-thinking approach to the channel. In particular, the Solution Provider 500 selection panel sought to recognize companies that are building out practices around the data center and virtualization while offering software integration and application development skills. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2011. Companies with no public documentation were required to submit a notarized affidavit attesting to their 2010 and 2011 revenues.

"We are proud to have been ranked amongst the top performing Solution Providers in North America for the second year in a row," highlights Denis Dumouchel, President of CBCI Telecom. "2011 has been a record year with 38% growth overall for CBCI Telecom as we focused on improving business human connection through visual communication solutions. This list confirms once again CBCI Telecom's position as the Top Canadian visual communication partner for clients and manufacturers."

"The organizations listed in this year's Solution Provider 500 list are today's true integration innovators who generate high revenues by putting their customers' needs first," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director at UBM Channel. "Their primary role is to engineer ways to leverage technology solutions that help customers exceed their sales goals, drive client satisfaction, expand internationally or accelerate new product development. In essence, they are today's IT integration leaders for middle market and enterprise customers. We congratulate CBCI Telecom for making this year's list and look forward to covering their continued success."

Solution Provider 500 Executive Conference and Awards
The 2012 Solution Provider 500 list was announced at the SP500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference designed for high level executives to meet with companies to discuss business models, technology offerings, and partnerships. Held June 5-6 at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC, the conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top Solution Provider organizations in North America. Attendees learned the secrets for uncovering new market opportunities from industry experts, peers and fellow Solution Provider 500 companies.

A sample of the SP500 list will be published in print and online at CRN.com on June 25, 2012.

About CBCI Telecom
CBCI Telecom is Canada's Leader in Visual Communications; our mandate is to improve business human connection through visual communications. CBCI Telecom is at the forefront of Canada's adoption of telepresence and videoconference solutions in making visual communications simple and effective for business. We have been serving the corporate, health, education and government communities of Canada for more than 20 years. At CBCI, we don't believe in a one-size fit all package, we believe in a visual communication solution adapted to your needs. We support our clients in making their visual communications easy through leading-edge professional services and Video Managed Services.

CBCI Telecom is recognized as a Cisco TelePresence Master Level ATP partner and has been named as Cisco Canadian Business Video Partner of the year in 2011 and 2010 as well as nominated as TANDBERG Partner of the year for 8 consecutive years since 2002. In 2011 and 2012, it ranked in the Top Information and Communication Technology Companies in Canada of the Branham300 list as well as on the North American Solution Provider 500 (formerly VAR500) list. Know you can expect more with CBCI Telecom as we provide the most knowledgeable and talented visual communication resources in Canada. More information can be obtained at http://www.cbcitelecom.com.

About UBM Channel
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 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 http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.

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.

Contacts:
Scott Regan, Senior Marketing Manager
UBM Channel
508.416.1186
scott.regan@ubm.com

Caroline Le Brun, Marketing Manager
CBCI Telecom
514-422-9333 ext. 4418
clebrun@cbcitelecom.com

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