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CRN Includes Structured in Tech Elite 250 for 6th Straight Year

crn-awardPORTLAND, Ore. (March 28, 2016) – Structured announced today that it has been included in the Tech Elite 250 list compiled by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, for the sixth consecutive year. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

Structured strives to obtain the highest level of technical certifications from each manufacturer it represents. The company has partner agreements with more than 50 technology vendors, each of which requires its own unique set of technical competencies in order for its products to be represented.

“We take engineering excellence very seriously. Delivering superior outcomes for clients is our primary competitive differentiator in the marketplace,” said Ron Fowler, Structured president and CEO. “Our reputation means everything, and we will continue to invest heavily in training our engineers to excel in designing and deploying secure and scalable IT infrastructures that meet the needs of our customers today and carry them far into the future.”

Structured engineers are certified and highly skilled in technologies for the data center, security, storage, mobility, virtualization, application delivery, IP telephony and the cloud.  Structured engineers and project managers have earned industry-standard certifications like the CISSP and PMP designations, in addition to numerous vendor-specific certifications from companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Aruba Networks, Citrix, VMware, NetApp, ShoreTel and many more.

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at