EASLEY, SC – (MARKET WIRE) – July 12, 2011– Computer Software Innovations, Inc. OTCBB:CSWI.OB), CSI Technology Outfitters™ ("CSI"), today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a part of CRN’s 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. Featuring the highest producing technology integrators and solution provider organizations in the IT channel, the VAR500 rankings consider earnings from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services. Computer Software Innovations, Inc. placed 288 in the 17th annual ranking.
The VAR500 is a list of the largest value-added resellers, solution providers and integrators in North America by revenue size. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2010.
“We are pleased to once again receive this recognition in 2011, improving our ranking from 356 to 288,” said company CEO Nancy Hedrick. “Our entire team deserves credit for this honor. They remain focused on delivering outstanding solutions and services to our clients.”
“The VAR500 represents the top performing solution providers in the IT community,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts, and invaluable partners. Even more importantly, they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services.”
VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards
The 2011 VAR500 list was announced at the VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elitetwo-day conference designed for high level executives to meet with VAR500 companies to discuss business models, technology offerings, and partnerships. Held June 13-14 at the Sawgrass Marriot in Jacksonville, Florida, 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 VAR500 companies.
A sample of the VAR500 list was published in print and online at CRN.com on June 20, 2011.
About Computer Software Innovations, Inc.
CSI provides software and technology solutions to public sector markets. CSI software solutions have established the Company as a major software provider in the southeast education market including through its award winning financial management solutions for the education and local government market sectors. CSI’s Version3 products, which include identity and access management and cloud based communication and collaboration solutions, expand CSI’s presence throughout the US. The CSI@K12 Education Cloud provides the education community with enterprise class, hosted voice, hosted email and hosted web solutions.
The CSI 21st Century Connected School solution has established the Company as a major technology provider to the southeast education market. CSI 21st Century Connected School is a seamless integration of instruction, collaboration, and network solutions. CSI financial management applications and the 21st Century Connected School solutions have been a significant factor in nearly doubling company revenue in the past four years to over $50 million and increasing education revenue contribution to approximately 90% of total revenue.
The CSI solution portfolio encompasses proprietary financial management software specialized for the public sector, lesson planning and identity and access management software, cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions, SharePoint development, network infrastructure and end device solutions, IP telephony and IP convergence applications, network management solutions and managed services, and interactive classroom technologies. More information about CSI (OTCBB: CSWI.OB) is available at www.csioutfitters.com
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