Melbourne, Australia – For the eighth consecutive year, blueAPACHE have featured on the CRN Fast50 list and retain the exclusive honour of being the only IT service provider to have secured a ranking on every CRN Fast50 since its inception. It was also blueAPACHE’s third CRN All Star award.

Now in its eighth year, the CRN Fast50 has been a barometer of performance since 2009, a time of unprecedented change in the IT channel. This year the average growth rate of the top 50 companies was a staggering 75.87 percent, the fastest since the awards program began.

“It was one of the most competitive years we have ever seen in the eight-year history of the CRN Fast50. I take my hat off to the fifty incredible companies in this year’s list. To achieve a place in the CRN Fast50, technology providers had to outpace the non-stop IT industry”, said CRN editor Steven Kiernan.




“I am humbled by this recognition year after year”, said Chris Marshall, blueAPACHE Managing Director. “It serves as a reminder that by focusing firmly on our clients’ needs and making the effort to listen to their challenges, we help them explore, reinvent their approach to technology and grow. And when our clients grow, we do as well.”




Each year the entry threshold for this list become harder; from 18.31 percent in 2014, 26.05 percent in 2015 to 27.28 percent this year. blueAPACHE’s stellar performance in 2016 saw them move up the list by eight spots ranking at number 35 this year.

“This also a recognition of our ITaaS innovation, technical excellence and exceptional delivery model. We pride ourselves on delivering the best fit-for-purpose technology platforms. We are one of very few Australian organisations to design and built our own world-class cloud infrastructure and MPLS network. The continued recognition from CRN goes to prove that our approach is resonating strongly with the market”, said James Hendry, General Manager – Commercial at blueAPACHE.




“We are committed to building on our strengths and look forward to participating again in 2017”, said Marshall.


About blueAPACHE

Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is true IT as a Service. This is blueAPACHE. To learn more, visit


About CRN Fast50

CRN Fast50 recognises the fastest-growing companies in the Australian IT channel, based on year-on-year revenue growth. After an entry and judging process running from July to November, the top 50 companies are revealed at a major awards ceremony in Sydney.

By adhering to a strictly numbers-based formula, CRN Fast50 continues to earn respect and recognition as the only awards program in the Australian technology industry that truly recognises the best businesses based on hard facts.

For more information on the awards, visit CRN.

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