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Copper River IT Named CRN Triple Crown Award Winner 2016

Third Annual Award Program Recognizes Standout Solution Providers

Chantilly, VA October 10, 2016 – Copper River IT, leading provider of comprehensive Information Technology products, services and solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has honored Copper River IT with its esteemed 2016 Triple Crown Award. Fewer than 60 North American solution providers had the necessary revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on all three of CRN’s pre-eminent solution provider lists, earning them the Triple Crown Award this year.

CRN assembles lists and rankings each year to recognize solution providers who are setting the bar in the IT industry, including the Solution Provider 500, which lists the largest solution providers in North America by revenue; the Fast Growth 150, which ranks the fastest-growing solution providers; and the Tech Elite 250, which recognizes solution providers that have received the highest-level certifications from leading vendors. It is a considerable achievement for a solution provider to make any one of these lists; to make it onto all three, however—as this year’s Triple Crown Award winners have done—is a big achievement. A company must simultaneously have enough revenue to be ranked on the Solution Provider 500 list, record double- or triple-digit growth for recognition on the Fast Growth 150, and invest heavily in top certifications to attain Tech Elite 250 status.

“We are both humbled and honored to be recognized for such a prestigious award” explains Vice President of Sales, Jennifer Keating. “It is our passion for solving our customer’s greatest technology challenges that drives our commitment to hold the highest level technical certifications and to provide innovative, next-generation products and services. It is only through our customer’s successes that we have been able to see our own.”

“The solution provider organizations receiving CRN’s 2016 Triple Crown Award have risen to the top of their class in not one or two, but three major categories: They are channel leaders in certification, revenue and growth,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We commend the extraordinary series of achievements that earned each of them a spot on CRN’s premier solution provider lists and look forward to their continued innovation and leadership.”

The 2016 Triple Crown Award winners will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/triplecrown.

About Copper River IT

As a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal Small Disadvantaged Business, Copper River IT provides dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology products, services and solutions to Federal, state, and local government, as well as commercial enterprise, service provider, health and educational organizations. Copper River’s full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, and enterprise support services that are designed to support the diverse communication needs of their clients.

We believe that delivering exceptional products and services through cost effective platforms gives our clients more time to focus on what matters to them most- driving the innovation and performance they need to reduce cost and maximize their ROI.

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. www.thechannelco.com

Copper River IT Named to 2016 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Annual List Recognizes Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel

Chantilly, VA, August 8, 2016 – Copper River IT, a leading provider of dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology products, solutions and services, today announced it has again been named to The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN Fast Growth 150 list for the second year in a row. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million who have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years. The 2016 list is based on gains in gross revenue between 2013 and 2015, and the companies recognized represent a total, combined revenue of more than $25,637,241,944.

“The companies on our 2016 Fast Growth 150 list are growing at an incredible rate, establishing themselves as clear leaders in today’s IT channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their rapid expansion in a climate of economic uncertainty and unprecedented technological advancement is especially impressive. We congratulate each of the Fast Growth 150 honorees and look forward to their continued success.”
The Fast Growth 150 list is highlighted in the August issue of CRN and can be viewed online at http://crn.com/fastgrowth150.
About Copper River:

As a Federally Recognized, Alaskan Tribal Small Disadvantaged business, Copper River IT is the leading provider of innovative products, services and solutions for both federal and commercial enterprises. Utilizing our unique advantage of holding the highest level of technical certifications, maintaining the highest level partnerships with industry leading OEMs, and holding prime contract status for many of today’s largest government contracts, Copper River IT specializes in delivering advanced technologies to include Cyber Security, Data Center & Cloud Architecture, Enterprise Networks and Mobility, all through the most cost-effective platforms so that our clients have more to focus on what matters to them most – driving innovation and performance while reducing cost and maximizing ROI.

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Copper River IT Rises on CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 for Fourth Year in a Row

Annual List Ranks North America’s Largest 500 Technology Integrators in North America

 

Chantilly, VA, June 6, 2016– Copper River IT, a leading provider of dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services, today announced it has again risen on The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN® Solution Provider 500 for the fourth year in a row. The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America. Solution providers are ranked based on revenue, determined by product and services sales during 2015. Copper River IT currently holds the 147th spot for 2016, which is an increase from the 209th and 220th spots they held in 2015 and 2014 respectively.

“The 2016 Solution Provider 500 represent a total, combined revenue of over $334 billion—a testament to their success in keeping pace with the rapidly changing demands of today’s IT market,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “This prestigious list recognizes those companies with the highest revenue and serves as a valuable industry resource for vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with. We congratulate each of the Solution Provider 500 companies and look forward to their continued success.”

A sample of the 2015 Solution Provider 500 list will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About Copper River:

As a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal Small Disadvantaged Business, owned by the Native Village of Eyak (NVE), Copper River IT provides dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services to federal, state, and local government, as well as commercial enterprise, service provider and education. Copper River’s full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions that are designed to support the diverse communication needs of their clients. Leveraging elite-level partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, combined with their expert engineering and proven past performance, Copper River IT is THE Solutions Provider for today’s Information Technology requirements.

Copper River IT Named One of 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

List recognizes Copper River IT for their deep technical expertise and premier certifications

Chantilly, VA, March 29, 2016 – Copper River IT, a leading provider of dynamic Information Technology solutions and services, announced today that they have been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, on the 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.

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.

Holding the highest-level partnerships with their core vendors, and making training and certification attainment of all their technical staff a high priority, ensures Copper River IT succeeds in their mission to support their customers with only the best solutions and services.

“Today’s IT environment is complex, at best.” explains Vice President of Sales, Jennifer Keating. “Our customers depend on us to provide them with the expert technical knowledge they need to solve any challenge they may face, and it is for this reason that we invest so heavily to ensure our team of experts are consistently trained and certified, at the highest levels possible, across all of our partner technologies.”

“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 www.crn.com.

 

About Copper River IT

As a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal Small Disadvantaged Business, owned by the Native Village of Eyak (NVE), Copper River IT provides dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services to federal, state, and local government, as well as commercial enterprise, service provider and education . Copper River’s full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions that are designed to support the diverse communication needs of their clients. Leveraging elite-level partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, combined with their expert engineering and proven past performance, Copper River IT is THE Solutions Provider for today’s Information Technology requirements.

 

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. www.thechannelco.com

 

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending).  All rights reserved.

 

The Channel Company Contact:

Melanie Turpin

The Channel Company

(508) 416-1195

mturpin@thechannelco.com

Copper River IT Awarded ADVA Optical Networking 2015 North American Channel Partner of the Year

Leading networking vendor recognizes partner for having top sales performance in 2015

Chantilly, VA: 04 February 2016: Copper River IT, a leading provider of dynamic Information Technology solutions and services, today announced their award of the ADVA Optical Networking North American Channel Partner of the Year 2015. This award was presented to Copper River IT for having the highest sales performance for all of ADVA Optical Networking’s North American Partners only three short years after solidifying their partnership.

“Since becoming a partner of ADVA Optical Networking in 2013, Copper River has had very strong year over year growth.” states Stephen Zielke, Senior Director of Business Development and Channels for North America.  “It is clear that Copper River’s outstanding sales, engineering, and services capabilities, coupled with ADVA Optical Networking’s market leading technology solutions, are well received by our joint customer base.”

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award” said Jennifer Keating, Vice President of Sales for Copper River IT. “This award further demonstrates our commitment to both our partnership with ADVA Optical Networking, as well as our commitment to providing our customers with only the best technology solutions and services”

As a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal Small Disadvantaged Business, owned by the Native Village of Eyak (NVE), Copper River IT provides dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services to federal, state, and local government, as well as commercial enterprise, service provider and . Copper River’s full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions that are designed to support the diverse communication needs of their clients. Leveraging elite-level partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, combined with their expert engineering and proven past performance, Copper River IT is THE Solutions Provider for today’s Information Technology requirements

Copper River IT Named to Washington Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies

Copper River is ranked in the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Washington Region

Chantilly, VA, September 17, 2015– Copper River IT, a leading provider of dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services, was recognized by the Washington Business Journal’s “Fastest Growing Companies 2015”. This annual ranking of companies requires a strict threshold of qualifications to be met in order to make this list; to qualify, companies had to be headquartered in the Washington region, and if private, they had to be independently owned. In addition, companies had to have revenue of at least $2 million in 2012, and at least $10 million in 2014, with revenue growth occurring in every year during that span. This year, there were over 1,500 companies that were vying for this honor.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by Washington Business Journal for this prestigious award,” states H. Benjamin Brucker, CEO of Copper River IT. “It is a tremendous honor- and one that would not have been possible without the relentless passion, dedication, and hard work of our incredible team who work tirelessly to support our customers.”

The specific rankings of each company will not be made public until the October 30, 2015 when Washington Business Journal will publish the full, detailed report.

Established in 2006 as a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal 8(a) Certified entity, Copper River IT provides dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services to federal government, commercial enterprise, service provider and telecommunication customers. Copper River’s full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions that are designed to support the diverse communication needs of their clients. Leveraging elite-level partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, combined with their expert engineering and proven past performance, Copper River IT is THE Solutions Provider for today’s Information Technology requirements.

Copper River IT Continues to Rise On CRN’s 2015 Solutions Provider 500 for Third Year In a Row

Annual List Ranks North America’s Largest 500 Technology Integrators in North America

 Chantilly, VA, June 12, 2015– Copper River IT, a leading provider of dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services, today announced it has again risen on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Solution Provider 500 for the third year in a row. The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America. Solution providers are ranked based on revenue, determined by product and services sales during 2014.  Copper River IT currently holds the 209th spot for 2015, which is an increase from the 220th and 360th spots they held in 2014 and 2013 respectively.

“The companies represented here are truly dedicated to the needs of customers today. With an evolving IT landscape, this prestigious list serves as a valuable industry resource to help vendors navigate the solution provider community and identify the best partners for their business,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the featured solution providers for their forward-thinking approach to solutions sales and look ahead to their continued success.”

A sample of the 2015 Solution Provider 500 list will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About Copper River:

Established in 2006 as a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal 8(a) Certified entity, Copper River IT provides dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services to federal government, commercial enterprise, service provider and telecommunication customers.  Copper River’s full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions that are designed to support the diverse communication needs of their clients. Leveraging elite-level partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, combined with their expert engineering and proven past performance, Copper River IT is THE Solutions Provider for today’s Information Technology requirements.

Copper River IT Awarded Juniper Networks Americas Services Partner of the Year For Exceptional Growth of Services Revenue & Outstanding Customer Service

Leading Networking Vendor Recognizes Partner for Outstanding Commitment, Professionalism, and Passion in Delivering High Quality Services to Customers

In recognition of exceptional growth of services revenue, maintaining high level Juniper technical expertise, and delivering to its customers an outstanding service experience over the past fiscal year, Copper River IT today announced their award of the Juniper Networks America Services Partner of the Year 2015.  This award was presented to Copper River IT during the recent IDEAS/Connected 2015 Conference, an annual Juniper leadership and partner conference that was held in Las Vegas, NV on January 20 – 22, 2015.

Established in 2006 as a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal 8(a) Certified entity, Copper River IT provides dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services to federal government, commercial enterprise, service provider and telecommunication customers.  Copper River’s full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions that are designed to support the diverse communication needs of their clients. Leveraging elite-level partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, combined with their expert engineering and proven past performance, Copper River IT is THE Solutions Provider for today’s Information Technology requirements.

Copper River IT Wins Second Award Under the NASA SEWP V Contract

Copper River Wins Additional Award in the Server Support Devices/Multi-functional Devices subcategory of Group C

Chantilly, VA- Copper River IT, a leading provider of program-focused advanced network/systems engineering solutions and enterprise support services, today announced their second award of a NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contract under the subcategory of Group C for Server Support Devices/Multi-functional Devices. This contract is in addition to their first award, which was announced earlier this month, that falls under the subcategory of Group D for Networking, Security, Video & Conference Tools. The competition in Group C was limited to small businesses, while the competition in Group D was full and open.

This Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle is designed to offer NASA, all federal agencies and their authorized contractors state-of-the-art IT hardware products and product based services. Both awards have a contract term of a five-year base, one five-year option, and a maximum contract ceiling of $20 Billion.

“The award of not only one, but two contracts under this highly valuable SEWP V contract is a game changer for us.” explains Ben Brucker, President of Copper River IT, “These awards are a testament to our tireless pursuit to provide our federal customers the elite-level technology solutions, services, and support that will enable them to meet their mission-critical requirements.”

Copper River IT Announces the Award of their NASA SEWP V Contract

Copper River Wins Award for 10 Years and $20 Billion Maximum in the Networking, Security, Video & Conference Tools subcategory of Group D

Chantilly, VA, October 10, 2014- Copper River IT, a leading provider of program-focused advanced network/systems engineering solutions and enterprise support services, today announced their award of a NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contract. The fifth iteration of this Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is designed to offer NASA, all federal agencies and their authorized contractors state-of-the-art IT hardware products and services.  This award is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with a contract term of a five-year base, one five-year option, and a maximum contract ceiling of $20 Billion.

Copper River IT was awarded a contract under the subcategory of Group D for Networking/Security/Video and Conference Tools. A total 56 contracts have been awarded under SEWP V, including twenty-three awards under the subcategory of Group A for Computer Based Systems and thirty-three awards for Group D. The Small Business set aside contracts for Groups B and C have not yet been announced.

“Copper River has emerged as a trusted IT solutions provider over the last eight years” states Ben Brucker, President of Copper River IT. “The award of a SEWP V contract has only strengthened our resolve to continue providing our federal customers with an elite portfolio of products and exceptional services that will support their unique and diverse requirements.”