November 12, 2018
*Cloud Leader Takes Top Spot in the MSP Technology Category *
**DENVER, CO** (November 12, 2018) – [Pax8](http://www.pax8.com), the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that [CRN](http://www.crn.com)®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized the company with a 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software, and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features, and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges. [Pax8 Stax](http://www.pax8.com/#/stax)™, the company’s Business Intelligence (BI) tool that enables up-sell and cross-sell opportunities, took top honors in the MSP Technology category.
“At Pax8, we create technology to drive new revenue opportunities for MSPs in a strategic way,” said Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer at Pax8. “Pax8 Stax delivers the intelligence MSPs need to build complete, automated technology stacks for their clients. As our MSPs’ wingman, Pax8 simplifies the cloud buying experience with Pax8 Stax. Thanks to CRN for recognizing Pax8 Stax as an innovative, standout technology that helps move MSPs’ businesses forward.”
Pax8 Stax makes it easy to build a comprehensive technology stack for MSPs and their clients. By giving MSPs a view into their existing gaps within their client’s environment, this BI tool simplifies up-selling and cross-selling. Learn more about Pax8 Stax.
“Each year, the CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize technology vendor offerings that are reshaping the IT channel landscape by increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s awards bring breakthrough ideas to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to business intelligence to IoT. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to their future endeavors.”
The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at [crn.com/techinnovators](http://crn.com/techinnovators).
To learn more about Pax8, please contact the cloud solutions advisors at (855) 884-PAX8, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit [www.pax8.com](http://www.pax8.com).
Pax8 is the leader in cloud distribution. As a born in the cloud company, Pax8 empowers managed service providers (MSPs) to capitalize on the $1 trillion cloud opportunity. Through billing, provisioning, automation, industry-leading PSA integrations, and pre-and-post sales support, Pax8 simplifies cloud buying, improves operational efficiency, and lowers customer acquisition cost.
Pax8 is a proven, award-winning disruptor in the market, earning accolades like NexGen’s Best in Show, Biggest Buzz at IT Nation, CRN’s Coolest Cloud Vendor, Best in Show at XChange conferences, ComputerWorld’s Best Places to Work in IT, HTG’s Rookie of the Year, and more. If you want to be successful with cloud, you want to work with Pax8. Get started today at [www.pax8.com](http://www.pax8.com).
**About The Channel Company**
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. Learn more at [www.thechannelco.com](http://www.thechannelco.com).
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