SEATTLE, WA, February 20, 2012 – Mozy® the world’s most trusted provider of data protection and availability for consumers and businesses, announced today that Darrell Gamble has been named one of CRN’s 2012 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes the executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Under Gamble’s direction, Mozy doubled its reseller business over the past three years, making the Mozy Reseller Program an increasingly important sales channel for Mozy. Gamble was also the driver behind increasing the number of dedicated Mozy channel account managers; helping to facilitate the development of a new partner portal; forming a new dedicated, escalated partner support team; and committing a significant increase in the overall Mozy sales budget for partner-focused marketing activities.

For the ninth consecutive year, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

“The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace, ” said said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

“Simply put, Darrell’s leadership was the primary reason Mozy’s channel efforts were so successful in 2011,” said Eric Stein, Managing Director of Global Sales at Mozy. “He was tenacious, focused and motivating to our team in carrying through on our channel-related priorities. The good that happened last year was really just the beginning of exciting days to come for Mozy resellers. We are constantly seeking ways to make improvements in our product offerings and reseller tools which, collectively, will make Mozy even more channel friendly than ever before.”

About Mozy

Mozy is the world’s most trusted provider of data protection and availability for consumers and businesses, with more than three million customers, 70,000 business users and 70 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007 and operates as part of Decho Corporation, an EMC company. More information can be found at www.mozy.com.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com