SMP Named One Of 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers By CRN®

Tech Elite 250 Recognizes IT Solution Providers with Deep Technical Expertise and Certifications

Rochester, NY – April 28, 2016 – Today, Today CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Systems Management Planning (SMP) to its 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. 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.

SMP holds a number of the highest technical certifications available from leading global technology manufacturers such as Cisco, Dell, EMC and VMware. In recent years, SMP has been recognized by CRN several times with honors such as the Tech Elite 250, Solution Provider 500 and Triple Crown Award.

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.

“At SMP, our products and the value we add to our customers and partners are our people,” said Peter Allen COO of SMP. “Our engineers are passionate about technology, ongoing education and maintaining the key certifications our clients require to support their businesses. Our consistent appearance on the Tech Elite listing is an acknowledgement of that dedication.”

“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




About SMP:

SMP, a NYS Certified Woman-Owned Business and also recognized as a Rochester Top Workplace, provides value-based IT Solutions in the areas of collaboration, networking, data center, end-user computing and security. SMP serves a range of customers across industries such as health care, higher education, K-12 education, finance, manufacturing, government and commercial in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England. With locally-based teams in each market, SMP designs and delivers solutions in collaboration with top manufacturers such as Cisco, Dell, VMware and EMC. SMP also provides managed, hosted and professional services to help customers meet their organization’s goals and objectives. To learn more, visit


About the Channel Company: 

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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