MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 16, 2016 – / — Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT applications for businesses and the partners who serve them, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has once again named Irina Shamkova, Senior Vice President of Product Management, to its prestigious Women of the Channel list. The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each woman is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

As a 2016 Women of the Channel, Shamkova continues to deliver products ready-made for the channel. This year, Shamkova and her team helped spearhead the launch of several new products and support plans including:

  • Comprehensive file backup – changes to Intermedia’s private-label SecuriSync®, making it the only enterprise-grade 2-in-1 file backup and sharing solution on the market
  • PRIVATE CLOUD – expanding its dedicated cloud offering for Exchange and related applications to support businesses that need greater flexibility and control
  • INTERMEDIA’S DEDICATED EXCHANGE ON AWS – a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer expert Exchange management on the AWS platform
  • Cloud PBX – enhancements to VoIP Scout, Intermedia’s proprietary network testing solution, helping partners increase customer satisfaction and close more deals
  • PARTNER PROGRAM – continued partner-first developments to the products, control panel, and support benefits across the entire customer lifecycle

“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements.” said Robert Faletra, CEO at The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”

“Under Irina’s leadership, Intermedia has established a channel-first product suite of 30 applications, all managed within one integrated control panel,” said Michael Gold, CEO at Intermedia. “Irina and her team propel partners toward success by pairing product innovations with partner success tools that include product education, sales support, complementary campaigns-in-a-box and many other resources. Irina was instrumental in transforming our SecuriSync product into the first 2-in-1 combined file sharing and backup service, which is now helping resellers achieve a major leap forward in profitability and differentiation. I congratulate Irina on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to all the new ways she’ll reinforce our partner-first commitment in the near future.”

Intermedia gives partners full control over how they run their cloud business with the flexibility of three different selling models. To learn more about Intermedia’s Partner Program, visit

The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About Intermedia
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates 30 essential IT services businesses need to do business—including email, voice, file backup and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving.

Intermedia’s services are integrated, secure, mobile-ready and managed from a single control panel—which makes the cloud easier to use and more efficient to manage. All the services offer enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.

Intermedia has over 700 employees who work relentlessly to provide more than 70,000 business customers and 6,000 active partners with a Worry-Free Experience™.

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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.

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC.  The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending).  All rights reserved.

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The Channel Company

Melanie Lombardi

Source: Intermedia



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