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AOS Named One of 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®


Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications 

Overland Park, KS, March 30, 2016 – AOS announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named AOS 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.

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. 

The 2016 Tech Elite 250 marks AOS’s third consecutive list appearance. AOS seeks to provide heightened IT expertise in all phases of customer engagement, through continuing education and certification training. Account Managers are required to attain 6 manufacturer sales certifications within six months of employment and, in 2015 alone, nearly 18,000 total hours of training were completed— approximately 4 weeks of training per employee. 

“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.” 

“Our commitment to client satisfaction is firmly rooted in the belief that you cannot deliver quality services without a solid foundation of knowledge,” said Gabe Miller, Vice President of Service Delivery, AOS. “We continue to invest in our team, and we are extremely proud of the time and effort they have contributed. The combination of our training, experience and expertise ensures that AOS can continue to provide the highest standard of consulting.” 

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at

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About AOS
AOS specializes in architecting, implementing and supporting an expansive portfolio of solutions. These offerings range from Enterprise Networking, Unified Communications, Storage and Virtualization, to Physical and Information Security, Managed Services, SharePoint and more. AOS seeks to maximize their client’s effectiveness by aligning business objectives with the right technologies. For more information, 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. 

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  

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