HP, Tech Data dominate at Reseller’s Choice Awards

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Five-peat: Tech Data Canada chief Rick Reid with the company's fifth consecutive distributor of the year award

The Reseller’s Choice Awards are now five years old, and Hewlett-Packard and Tech Data are once again big winners.

TechnoPlanet recently held its Reseller’s Choice Awards presentation for 2011, at The School Fine Dining in Unionville, Ont., and for the fifth time, Tech Data Canada took home best distributor of the year award. It also added best availability and delivery, best customer service, best product support, best industry event and best terms and conditions.

Meanwhile, HP Canada also proved dominant, taking home a whopping 19 Reseller’s Choice Awards.

In all, some 700 solution providers voted in the 2011 awards, said TechnoPlanet president Julian Lee.

I was on location, and caught interviews on podcast with three of the night’s big winners: HP Canada’s Heather Kent, Tech Data Canada president Rick Reid, and Dan Latendre, CEO of Igloo Software, which took home best new vendor. I also chat with Lee about the awards.

Check out the podcast, and a full list of winners, after the jump.

Here’s the full list of Reseller’s Choice Award Winners, courtesy TechnoPlanet:

  • Best Accounting: Intuit
  • Best Availability/Delivery: Tech Data
  • Best Backup and Recovery: Symantec
  • Best Black & White Laser Printer: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Business Desktop: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Business Notebook: Lenovo
  • Best Business Projector: InFocus
  • Best Business Router: Cisco
  • Best CAD: Autodesk
  • Best Channel Video News Media: CDN
  • Best Cloud Application: VMWare
  • Best Cloud Storage/Solution: EMC
  • Best Colour Laser Printer: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Computer Case: Antec
  • Best Computer Speakers: Bose
  • Best Consumer Desktop: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Consumer Notebook: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best CPU: Intel
  • Best Customer Service: Tech Data
  • Best Database: Microsoft
  • Best Desktop Storage: Seagate
  • Best Digital Signage: LG Electronics
  • Best Distributor: Tech Data
  • Best Enterprise Switch: Cisco
  • Best Enterprise Telephony: Cisco
  • Best Flash Drive: Kingston
  • Best Gaming Desktop: Alienware
  • Best Gaming Monitor: Asus
  • Best GPS: Garmin
  • Best Graphic Card: nVidia
  • Best Graphic Design: Adobe
  • Best Graphic Tablet: Wacom
  • Best Green Vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Handheld/Pad: Apple
  • Best Hard Drive: Western Digital
  • Best HD Video Camera: Sony
  • Best Headset: Plantronics
  • Best Home Theater Projector: Viewsonic/BenQ
  • Best Home/Consumer Router: Cisco
  • Best Industry Event: Tech Data
  • Best Keyboard: Logitech
  • Best Managed Services: GFI
  • Best Memory: Kingston
  • Best Messaging/Collaboration: Microsoft
  • Best Motherboard: Asus
  • Best Mouse: Logitech
  • Best Multi-Function Ink-Jet Printer: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Multi-Function Laser Printer: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best NAS: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Netbook: Lenovo
  • Best Network Adapter: Intel
  • Best New Vendor: IGLOO Software
  • Best Notebook Carrying Case: Targus
  • Best Online Channel News Media: E-Channelnews
  • Best Operating System: Microsoft
  • Best Personal Laser Printer: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Point-and Shoot Digital Camera: Canon
  • Best Portable Printer: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Portable Projector: InFocus
  • Best Portable Speakers: Bose
  • Best Portable Storage: Western Digital
  • Best Portable Video Camera: Sony
  • Best Power Supply: Antec
  • Best Print Channel News Media: CDN
  • Best Pro Video Camera: Canon
  • Best Product Support: Tech Data
  • Best Productivity Software: Microsoft
  • Best Professional Display: LG
  • Best Profitability: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Publishing: Adobe
  • Best SAN: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Scanner: HP/Fujitsu
  • Best Security: Symantec
  • Best Server: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best SLR Digital Camera: Canon
  • Best SMB Network Switch: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best SMB Telephony: Cisco
  • Best SOHO Network Switch: Cisco
  • Best SOHO Telephony: Cisco
  • Best Specialty Distributor: Bluestar
  • Best SSD: Intel
  • Best Tablet PC: Apple
  • Best Terms/Conditions: Tech Data
  • Best UPS Battery Backup: APC
  • Best Utility: VMWare
  • Best Value Monitor: LG
  • Best Vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Vendor Channel Program: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Vendor Support: Hewlett-Packard
  • Best Virtualization Software: VMWare
  • Best Webcam: Logitech
  • Best Workstation: Hewlett-Packard

Congratulations to all the winners!