We’re thrilled to announce that InterWorks ranked among the 2018 CRN Tech Elite 250! The award recognizes outstanding IT solution providers across North America based on their technical chops, i.e. the number and level of industry certifications they possess from leading technology vendors. Thanks to InterWorks’ ever-growing partner relationships and competencies, this marks our third consecutive year to receive this honor.
“Success for us is a collaborative effort. We rely on partners to provide the best technology available and then entrust our talented team to get the most out of it for the benefit of our clients. This hustle and dedication forges strong relationships, and those relationships are central to everything we do.”
– Behfar Jahanshahi, CEO, InterWorks
Quality Over Quantity
At first glance, you might think landing on the CRN Tech Elite 250 might be a numbers game. That’s not the case at all. The application process places just as much emphasis on the quality of partnerships and certifications as they do sheer numbers. InterWorks operates much in the same way.
It’s true that we cover a wide array of business needs. To do this, we rely on numerous strategic partnerships to help us provide the best technologies to meet those needs, but we are still incredibly selective with our partners. For us, it’s all about who can provide the most value to our clients at the end of the day. Going further, we only align ourselves with partners who value relationships over transactions. If our strict quality requirements aren’t met, then it’s no dice.
This vetting process is what make partners like Tableau, Snowflake, Dataiku, Alteryx, Dell, VMware, Ruckus Wireless and many more so impressive. They don’t just provide great technology – they’re committed to empowering clients.
The Bottom Line
So, what’s the end result of InterWorks’ selectivity when it comes to technology partners? An improved bottom line for our clients. The care we take in identifying and advocating the best tech solutions available translates into less leg work for our clients and more value for them in the long-run. Rather than being hindered by technology decision, they can focus on their business. This all goes back to relationships.
By keeping our focus on quality relationships, both with clients and partners, we build invaluable trust with everyone involved. We trust our partners to provide quality solutions, and in turn our clients trust us to deliver those solutions with maximum impact. Though trust takes time to build, it’s an essential ingredient to sustained success. It’s worked pretty well for us and our clients over the past 20+, so we think we’ll keep it up.
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