Before joining Ivanti a little more than 15 months ago, I spent much of the preceding three-and-a-half decades as an industry analyst, reporter, and consultant.

In all of those roles, my colleagues and I paid close attention to the accolades accorded to the vendors we followed by their peers and other outsiders. We saw many of those kudos as real-world validations that those vendors were delivering real value to their clients and partners, as well as being good corporate citizens of their respective communities.

In case you hadn’t noticed, the people and products of Ivanti have received a fair number of interesting accolades throughout 2016. Here’s a quick review.

February

  • Ivanti Executive VP of Global Services Josh Baxter named one of Utah Business’ Forty Under 40.
  • Ivanti named Business of the Year by the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education (UACTE).
  • Reza Parsia, director of the North American channel at Ivanti, named a 2016 Channel Chief by the editorial staff of CRN.

April

  • Ivanti VP of Human Resources Sue Urses named HR Person of the Year by the Utah Technology Council.

June

  • Ivanti CTO Tom Davis named a “CXO of the Year” by Utah Business.
  • Ivanti named one of 2016’s “Top 10 Best Support Sites” by The Association of Support Professionals (ASP).

July

  • Ivanti named a “Champion” in the 2016 IT Asset Manager (ITAM) Vendor Landscape Report from Info-Tech Research Group.

September

  • Ivanti wins the Gold Award in the Security category for “Best of VMworld 2016.”
  • Ivanti Asset Central and Ivanti Service Desk achieve highest possible level of PinkVERIFY 2011 certification from Pink Elephant, leading provider of IT service management (ITSM) education and consulting.

Now, I may be a bit biased, but I see this list as both impressive and meaningful to any people or companies doing business or considering doing business with LANDESK.

Collectively, the accolades represent and underscore our company’s commitment to hire the best people, deliver the best solutions, and treat customers, partners, and our communities with the utmost respect.

When I was a callow young marketer, a far more seasoned colleague said this: “If I say it about myself, it’s just advertising. If someone else says it about me, it’s PR, and far more credible.”

While that colleague was half-joking, there’s a lot of truth underlying the humor. What others say about us often speaks far more emphatically and credibly than anything we say about ourselves.

So when looking at Ivanti or any other vendor, look beyond the offerings. Check out the above accolades, and pay attention to those accorded to every vendor with which your company does business, and every vendor that seeks to do business with your enterprise.

After all, you want to make absolutely sure that your company is always in the best possible company, don’t you?