Alliant Technologies Named to CRN's 2013 List of Tech Elite 250

ALLIANT TECHNOLOGIES NAMED TO CRN'S 2013 LIST OF TECH ELITE 250

Third Annual List recognizes IT Solution Providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications in North America

Morristown, NJ - February 14, 2013- Alliant Technologies today announced it has been named to CRN’s third annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2013 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 advanced technical certifications in the IT Channel for data center or cloud.
In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Tech Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel.  These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

Alliant recognizes that companies everywhere are moving toward a new operationss model; controlling costs, and linking consumption to company growth through Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Alliant’s simplified and groundbreaking approach offers customers a better way to manage their IT infrastructure.  Alliant’s Continuous Infrastructure Service™ is designed to allow customers an easier way to purchase their infrastructure on a per-month, per-device basis and evolve that technology over time – the best part of the cloud. 

“The 2013 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of solution providers that have invested in training and technical know-how to help their customers understand the benefits of some of the most sophisticated technology deployments in the market – and have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director at UBM Tech 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 customer’s value most.”

 “Alliant Technologies is poised for rapid growth due to our Continuous Infrastructure as a Service offering combined with being a charter member of AT&T’s Partner Exchange Program,” said Phil Towle, Alliant’s Senior Vice President of Sales.  “This IT-as-a-Service model will revolutionize how IT - namely, equipment and transport - will be procured and consumed.”

Jeff Cohn, Alliant's Vice President of Engineering Solutions, commented "Alliant Technologies is strategically positioned to capture a market transition; which helps customers consume IT as a utility model.  This consumption model is supported by our Continuous Infrastructure Service (CIS); which aligns to a “build to” Reference Architecture for the customers vertical business."

To view a sample list of winners visit www.CRN.com or view the February issue of the print magazine.  
View the full list in the CRN Tech News app, available for the iPad at http://go.crn.com/TE250-13 and for Windows 8 devices at http://go.crn.com/CRNWin8.

About Alliant Technologies, LLC
Headquartered in Morristown, NJ with sales and service offices across the Northeast, Alliant Technologies, LLC is a certified and experienced IT engineering and operations firm delivering integrated IT infrastructure solutions.  Alliant’s services include: borderless networking, IP collaboration, server and desktop virtualization, data storage, Alliant Managed Services, and infrastructure cabling.  Alliant assures your success with a proven Project Management methodology, consistent engineering oversight applied from pre- to post-sale, and a comprehensive set of lifecycle services. Our creative, innovative services make your business more powerful and profitable.  Alliant Technologies. Consult. Connect. Care.  www.AlliantTech.com

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Alliant Technologies
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