NxTrend Technology, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., has been given IBM's highest Business Partner status, being named a Premier Business Partner. IBM awards this distinction based on a Partner's customer satisfaction index, technical and sales skills, and business results. Premier status is awarded to only the top-performing IBM midrange partners, with fewer than 5% of IBM's Business Partners qualifying for the recognition. Attaining this status shows the company's commitment to working as a team with IBM and their customers to obtain exemplary results, IBM says.