Sirius Named “Company of the Year” in CRN’s VAR500 List

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Sirius Ranked #33 in 17th Annual List of Top 500 Technology Integrators

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Sirius has made an extraordinary effort to grow beyond our base, and to embrace partnerships with industry-leading businesses that represent a complete spectrum of IT solutions.

Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc., today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as “CRN Company of the Year” in the 17th annual VAR500 list, which ranks the top value-added resellers, solution providers and integrators in North America by revenue size. The VAR500 rankings consider earnings from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services. Sirius placed #33, improving its rank from #87 in 2010.

“We believe this award recognizes more than just our size and sales results,” commented Joe Mertens, Sirius president. “Over the past two years, Sirius has made an extraordinary effort to grow beyond our base, and to embrace partnerships with industry-leading businesses that represent a complete spectrum of IT solutions. As a result, we can now offer truly best-of-breed solutions for thousands of new clients across all industries.”

“The VAR500 represents the top performing solution providers in the IT community,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts, and invaluable partners. Even more importantly, they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services. We congratulate Sirius Computer Solutions for making this year’s VAR500 list and for winning the 2011 CRN Company of the Year award.”

VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards
The 2011 VAR500 list and individual award winners were announced at the VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference designed for high-level executives to meet with VAR500 companies to discuss business models, technology offerings, and partnerships. Held June 13-14 at the Sawgrass Marriot in Jacksonville, Florida, the conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top Solution Provider organizations in North America.

Attendees, including Mr. Mertens from Sirius, were offered market insights from industry experts, peers, and fellow VAR500 companies. After accepting the award, Mertens said, “When I explain the real value Sirius brings to both our clients and our partners, I don’t just focus on where we rank in the VAR500, but how consistently we’ve remained in the list over the past decade. To add the distinction of “CRN Company of the Year” is an awesome honor for me to accept.”

A sample of the VAR500 list will be published in print and online at on June 20, 2011.

About Sirius: Sirius is a national IT solution provider dedicated to helping clients implement advanced infrastructure solutions that provide a competitive advantage and a positive return on investment. For more information about Sirius, visit

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at

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UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

Contact Information:
Susan Griffin, Director, Corporate Communications, Sirius Computer Solutions
Phone: 503-430-6311; E-mail: susan.griffin(at)siriuscom(dot)com

Scott Regan, Senior Marketing Manager, Everything Channel
Phone: 508.416.1186; E-mail: scott.regan(at)ec.ubm(dot)com


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