Structured Named to CRN’s Tech Elite 250 for the Third Consecutive Year
List recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications in North America
PORTLAND, OR – February 19, 2013 – Structured, a leading information technology consultancy and systems integrator of secure and scalable IT solutions and services, today announced it has been named to the prestigious CRN Tech Elite 250 for the third straight year. Structured has again been recognized for consistently demonstrating the highest level of investment in technical competency and for earning premier certifications in the areas of collaboration, business continuity, networking, security, governance, storage, systems, virtualization and cloud solutions for customers in its service areas of Oregon, Alaska, California, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada and Washington. To solve customer business problems, Structured designs customized technology systems that increase data security, enhance data storage and retrieval reliability, improve system performance, and simplify operations and management. All leading to higher efficiency, greater profitability, reduced costs and minimized risk. An authorized training center, Structured also offers security courses taught by certified instructors that help IT professionals prepare for certification exams. Structured continually improves operations by identifying and implementing best practices that demonstrate its strong commitment to education, innovation and service excellence. “Structured is extremely honored to be named once again to the CRN Tech Elite 250,” said Ron Fowler, Structured president and CEO. “The award validates our efforts to provide customers with the training, technical expertise and service offerings they need to build and maintain secure, optimized information technology systems.” In compiling its 2013 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. “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 customers value most.” To view a sample list of winners, visit the CRN website or see 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 Structured Celebrating 20 years in business in 2013, Structured is one the largest information technology consultancies and systems integrators in the West. Structured’s areas of specialization include application delivery, business continuity, enterprise networking, information security, governance, storage, computing and unified communications solutions. Structured offers a full range of enhanced support and contract staffing services to ensure that clients have the right level of support to meet their internal or external SLAs. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Portland, OR, Structured has offices in Oregon, Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada and Washington. For more information, visit http://www.structured.com or call (800) 881-0962. Press Contacts David Rodewald / Karen Freedman The David James Agency LLC +1 805 494-9508 firstname.lastname@example.org About UBM Tech Channel UBM Tech 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 Tech 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 Tech Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmtechchannel. 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 are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities.