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BEAR Data Solutions Named to CRN’s 2013 List of Tech Elite 250

BEAR Data Solutions today announced it has been named to CRN’s third annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2013 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications in the IT Channel for data center or cloud.

In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Tech Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

BEAR Data Solutions is one of the recognized solution providers that holds hundreds of technical certifications for over 100 different technology products and requires their sales and engineering staff to complete 5 training sessions per year to effectively consult on public and private cloud infrastructures.

“The 2013 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of solution providers that have invested in training and technical know-how to help their customers understand the benefits of some of the most sophisticated technology deployments in the market – and have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director at UBM Tech Channel. “By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today’s customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today’s customers value most.”

“BEAR Data Solutions is honored to be named on the CRN 2013 Tech Elite 250 list,” stated Don James, CEO of BEAR Data Solutions. “We pride ourselves on providing superior service to our customers and that wouldn’t be possible without concentrated technical expertise and premier certifications.”

To view a sample list of winners visit www.CRN.com or view the February issue of the print magazine. View the full list in the CRN Tech News app, available for the iPad at http://go.crn.com/TE250-13 and for Windows 8 devices at http://go.crn.com/CRNWin8.

About BEAR Data Solutions

BEAR Data Solutions, Inc., a San Francisco-based global IT service provider with 11 offices throughout the U.S. and around the globe, helps enterprise clients design, optimize, and support mission-critical IT infrastructures. By combining expert engineering resources, best-of-breed technologies, and superior customer service, BEAR Data delivers high-performance IT solutions and services including cloud, virtualization, unified communications, networking, storage, database, security, managed services, wireless, staffing, and support contract management. For more information, please visit www.beardatasolutions.com.

About UBM Tech Channel

UBM Tech Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech 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. UBM Tech Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmtechchannel.

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