Toshiba Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide

Annual Guide Recognizes the Best Channel Partner Programs in the Market

IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 23, 2015 — Toshiba’s Business Solutions Division (BSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

Through the Toshiba Preferred Partner Program, Toshiba offers a full line of smart and reliable mobile computing solutions built for business, including Portégé® laptops, Tecra® notebook computers, Encore tablets and a complete line of accessories. The program gives channel partners a full spectrum of programs, services, marketing support tools, discounts, resources and value-added extras to help partners find, win, retain and grow customers.

To determine the 2015 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendors deliver the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”

“The channel has always been immensely important to our business and we’ve worked hard to further invest in our partner program, increase partner profitability, expand our reseller base, and deliver even more value to our channel partners and their end users,” said Richard Vaughn, Director of Channel Sales, Business Solutions Division, Toshiba America Information Systems. “Receiving the 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide is a testament to the quality of our program and the value we bring to partners.”

The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading notebook computers, tablets and All-in-One computers, televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™, DVD players and media boxes, as well as cloud services; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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