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Stratosphere Networks, CCS Honored with 2018 Channel Partners 360° Award

Chicago IT support and telephony providers recognized for creating business value from convergence of IT, telecom services

CHICAGO - Stratosphere Networks and Converged Communication Systems (CCS) have been selected as winners of the 2018 Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards by Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services.

Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards winners are selected by a panel of editors based on real-world case studies that illustrate how the partner is using the convergence of IT and telecom services to create business value for its customers.

"We're thrilled to receive recognition from Channel Partners for the business value we create for the companies we work with," said Steve Melchiorre, CEO of Stratosphere Networks and CCS. "We strive every day to empower our clients through exceptional service and to deliver the highest quality IT support and solutions."

Stratosphere Networks, a multifaceted IT managed service provider, focuses on delivering comprehensive technology services to meet and exceed the constantly evolving needs of businesses across all industries. The company's fully staffed network operations center offers full maintenance services and support, including business continuity, disaster recovery, remote and on-site support, proactive network monitoring, desktop support, and ongoing maintenance services.

CCS - a sister company of Stratosphere - provides best-in-class telephony and unified communications solutions as well as proactive support services to businesses of all sizes nationwide. The company delivers a full range of solutions, including on-premise, hosted (public or private cloud), and hybrid cloud offerings. CCS maintains an expert team with all of the training and certifications necessary to take clients to the next level.

Twenty-five winners were honored during an awards reception on April 18 at the Spring 2018 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

"Our 2018 Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards winners illustrate the rapid emergence of the full-stack digital services provider," said Lorna Garey, editor in chief of Channel Partners and Channel Futures. "Our editors were impressed by the range of services delivered, from desktops as a service to security to SD-WAN to an all-in automation strategy and more. We also saw the blurring of the lines between different types of channel entities become really apparent — for the first time, several winners were also named as providers. Seems the message ‘develop your own IP' has resonated."

About Converged Communication Systems

Converged Communication Systems (CCS) is a nationwide provider of best-in-class IP telephony solutions and support services for businesses of all sizes. Focusing on industry leading solutions, Converged Communication Systems provides complete telecommunication solutions to meet your simple or complex business needs. They specialize in a full range of solutions including on premise, hosted / cloud (public or private), and hybrid cloud solutions. Their portfolio includes several brands which enable them to approach their client engagements in an unbiased manner, allowing CCS to be true consultants. In addition, their expertise allows multi-location and remote/home workers to operate more efficiently via VoIP/SIP. For more information, visit

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About Channel Partners

For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Cloud Partners.

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