Park Place Jumps 96 Positions on Everything Channels List of Top 500 Tech Providers

June 14, 2010

CLEVELAND – June 14, 2010 – Park Place Technologies, North America’s premier provider of data center hardware maintenance, has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America’s top technology service providers, moving up 96 spots in one year on the VAR500 list. The proactive and preventative maintenance (PPM) company for some of the largest U.S. businesses’ data centers has seen contracts expand in the past year as well as adding new contracts to provide support to off-warranty hardware systems. Park Place helps customers extend the life of their existing IT investment, a strategy that gained in popularity during the recession and helped the company sustain stronger than average growth during the economic downturn.

Ed Kenty, Park Place Technologies President and CEO, explains that the company’s significant recent growth is based on a clear focus on its reseller partner channel and the incremental value partners can offer their customers.

“Park Place enables its reseller partners to enhance their long term customer relationships by giving partners another reason to be in front of their customers, giving them an offering with no additional capital investment that helps them solve a universal customer issue– how to reduce costs,” Mr. Kenty says. “We believe our channel growth, despite a challenging economic climate, is because we deliver a high value annuity service, which strengthens customer relationships, reduces the complexity customers face with multi-vendor maintenance, and correlates with top customer initiatives.”

The 16th annual ranking VAR500 list details the leading producers among technology integrators and technology solution provider organizations in North America based on gross worldwide revenue of hardware and software sales, as well as earnings from professional and managed IT services. This year’s list reflects the strength of the technology reseller channel as the ranking includes 182 new companies with four percent of the new entrants landing in the Top 100.

Park Place Technologies is known for their quality customer service and flexible support contracts to maintain hardware brands commonly used in data centers including major manufacturers IBM, HP Dell, EMC, Sun as well as legacy systems such as Data General (DG) and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) which have come off warranty.

Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel says, “The VAR500 is the who’s who of the solution provider community. Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Symantec among others are highly reliant on the VAR500 to sell their products to businesses and collectively this audience generated more than $500B in sales in 2009. Even more importantly they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services. In companies large and small, the VAR500 are considered integration experts, trusted business advisors and invaluable partners. We are honored to compile this list and represent this audience.” The complete listing of the VAR500 is published in print and online at on May 24, 2010.

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