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APC by Schneider Electric

March 30, 2010 10:00 ET

APC Named 2010 CRN Channel Champion for Power Protection and Management

Honored as the Top Vendor in the Power Protection and Management Category; Study Is Premier Resource to Evaluate Channel Vendors and Programs

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) -  APC by Schneider Electric was named a 2010 CRN Channel Champion in the category of Power Protection and Management at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CA on March 10, 2010 at the XChange Solution Provider conference. The CRN Channel Champions study measures overall Solution Provider perceptions of vendor products and services. The survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry. The result is a premier resource used by VARs and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs. 

The survey rated nearly 100 vendors in 21 key product and service categories. The categories included: Client Security Software; Data and Information Management; Enterprise Network Storage (SAN or NAS); Enterprise Networking Hardware (includes wireless); Flat Panel Displays 19"-30"; Middleware; Midrange Servers; Multifunction Printers; Network Security Appliances; Network Security Software; Notebooks/Mobile Computers; Power Protection and Management; Processors; SATA Hard Drives; Server/Application Virtualization; SMB Networking Hardware (includes wireless); SMB Network Storage; Storage Management Software/Data Protection Software; Unified Communications/Voice-over-IP Technology; Volume Servers; and Workgroup Color Printers.

The CRN Channel Champions survey was conducted between December 2009 and February 2010. Solution Providers were chosen at random from CRN's subscriber list and were prequalified to ensure that they worked in the category, were familiar with the products and had a significant relationship with the vendor(s) being rated. Many respondents were qualified to rate more than one vendor. CRN specified that VARs and technology integrators rate only those vendors with which they had either a strategic partner type of business relationship, when possible. Vendors rated in each category were chosen on the basis of market-share data provided by major research firms. In the case where market-share data was not available, vendors were chosen by CRN senior editorial staff recommendations. VARs and technology integrators were asked to rate the relative importance of the individual evaluation criteria. To derive the overall score for each vendor, the raw satisfaction scores were weighted according to the relative importance of the evaluation criteria.

"APC is thrilled to once again receive the Channel Champ award," said Marc Sherman, Vice President, Marketing and Sales Enablement, North America, APC. "Our partners are our top priority and this award exemplifies that we are the leading solution provider for power protection and management."

"Each year we survey the Solution Provider community to learn their satisfaction with the technology vendors they work closely with to deliver solutions to their customers. This survey is an essential resource for the Channel community," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "We congratulate these leading technology vendors on this recognition."

Channel Champions award winners and related study will be published in the April 26, 2010 issue and online at

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About APC by Schneider Electric
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of EUR 2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruxure® architecture, the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries, achieved sales of EUR 18,3 billion in 2008. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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