The Channel Elite Awards is about great stories

One of the more fascinating things for me about the Channel Elite Awards are the great stories I always hear.

I’ve always said that people make great stories, and the channel community is made up of great people who do great things for their customers.

This is why the Channel Elite Awards is the best recognition program available to a solution provider. It’s a chance to talk about the great ROI solutions you build, the fantastic employees you have and what a great business you are to deal with.

Make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to tell your story. Go to for an online application form and submit an entry to this year’s awards. The deadline is September 10th.

One of the many fascinating stories from last year’s event comes from Don Conaby of Conpute.

The Oshawa, Ont.-based solution worked with the Town of Georgina to provide the community with wireless broadband, along with solutions for the South Shore community and the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

Each of the implementations had its challenges said Terry Buchanan, Conpute’s vice-president and CTO.

The Town of Georgina project, for example, saw Conpute coordinating the laying and digging of foundations and the pouring of concrete to erect 120 foot towers with wireless IP equipment, and also introduced the company to the nuances of government regulations and permits. The towers were needed to bring wireless broadband Internet access to the rural area.

“It was a new forte for us that we’re now very comfortable with,” said Buchanan. “We do a lot of towers now.”

A key to success in all three projects, said Conaby, was that all involved areas of emerging technology that Conpute began to invest in five years ago when Buchanan joined the company, such as broadband wireless, VoIP, disaster recovery and business continuity.

It’s stories like Conpute’s that make the Channel Elite Awards a great event to be at. So make sure to get in the contest and go online to submit your great solutions story.

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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada
Paolo Del Nibletto
Paolo Del Nibletto
Editor of Computer Dealer News, covering Canada's IT channel community.

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