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St. Louis  — The Applied Group (Applied), experts in secure, dynamic and scalable infrastructure technology solutions, has earned placement on CRN’s 2015 Tech Elite 250 list. As the premier news source for solution providers and the IT channel, CRN presents the latest in technology news, reviews of IT products and vendors, as well as a valuable rankings and listings which can be advantageous to companies named to them.

The CRN 2015 Tech Elite 250 list is titled “Difference Makers” and it features resellers differentiating themselves by investing in certifications in the area of infrastructure, including data center, storage and virtualization. The Tech Elite 250 list is not based on a ranking system; all companies are awarded the same recognition regardless of placement in the list. The selection process uses certifications to map technology opportunities as defined by the State of the Market and Midmarket studies.

“It’s an honor to be included on CRN’s 2015 Tech Elite 250 list,” says Bill Grenko, President, The Applied Group. “Being named to the list keeps our company competitive.”

“It’s a proud accomplishment that speaks volumes about our people,” says Eric Frietsch, Practice Director — Data Center, The Applied Group. “When working with some of the most advanced technologies in the marketplace, continuous training and education are imperative for us to stay competitive in our industry.”

CRN posts the 2015 Tech Elite 250 list to their website,, as well as in the April 6th issue of their print magazine. Along with national press coverage, companies making the list can receive a plaque or digital logo license for their office.

“It’s a feather in our cap,” says Steve Busselman, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, The Applied Group on being named to CRN’s 2015 Tech Elite 250 list. “It’s a vote of confidence to our clients, assuring them that they are receiving the best IT solutions for their business needs.”

Now that Applied has achieved placement on CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list, they are eligible for other CRN awards leading up to the Triple Crown Award at year’s end. A prestigious VAR/Reseller recognition award, the Triple Crown is given to companies that have placed on the Tech Elite 250, Solution Provider 500, and Fast Growth 150 lists within a calendar year.

About The Applied Group Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, The Applied Group is a consultative, infrastructure technology company. The company has delivered Collaboration, Networking and Data Center solutions for over 30 years and has strategic relationships with Cisco, NetApp, VMware and Microsoft. For more information call (702) 931-3630.