August 12, 2014 : Annual List Recognizes Leaders Among Channel-Friendly North American Tech Businesses
San Francisco, Calif., August 11, 2014 – Appirio, a global cloud consultancy, announced today that Narinder Singh, president of Topcoder and co-founder of Appirio, has been named to the prestigious 2014 CRN Top 100 list. CRN's annualTop 100 list salutes the key players who continue to shape the way the channel does business. These 100 leaders, hand-picked by the CRN Editorial staff, represent the top influencers, sales leaders, innovators and disruptors in the IT channel.
The CRN Top 100 list is based on feedback gathered from technology solution providers throughout the year by CRN editors with rankings reflecting each company's channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with its business and sales impact on the IT channel. Among the criteria considered are channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy, and performance in research projects conducted by The Channel Company's CRN Intelligence research arm, including its esteemed Annual Report Card and Channel Champions reports.
As one of the co-founders of Appirio, Singh has been a pioneer in creating a next-generation services and technology firm 100 percent focused on accelerating cloud adoption in the enterprise. Under Singh's leadership, Appirio acquired Topcoder in 2013, merged it with its cloud development platform, CloudSpokes, and created a community of over 665,000 of the world's best developers, designers and data scientists. This innovative model is the first that allows companies of all sizes and resources to leverage the best application architects and IT professionals to provide greater agility, innovation and performance.
"Appirio's goal is to help customers go from an age where IT didn't matter to using technology to reimagine their business – doing that requires thinking, organizing and delivering in a way that is disruptive to the IT services industry," said Singh. "I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish as a company thus far. I'm more excited about what the future holds. As we continue to expand globally, we will work hand in hand with our strategic partners to demonstrate what is possible with new and emerging technologies and deliver a customer experience unlike any other service provider."
"The CRN Top 100 list is the ‘Who's Who' of the IT channel," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "Each individual on this list has left an indelible stamp on the IT channel this year. Some are industry veterans with innovative leadership styles. Others are rising stars who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the channel. All deserve recognition for helping push the channel forward toward new market opportunities."
The CRN Top 100 honorees will be featured in the August issue of CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, and will be available online at www.crn.com.
Appirio is a global cloud consultancy that helps customers achieve results in weeks, not years by harnessing the power of the world's top talent. Appirio's 665,000 member Topcoder community and crowdsourcing platform, combined with the company's business and technical expertise, have helped 800+ enterprises confidently use technology to increase innovation and transform business. Founded in 2006, Appirio is a trusted partner to companies such as Apria, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Japan Post Network, L'Oreal, NetApp, The Four Seasons and Virgin America.
About The Channel Company
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