Late yesterday at the 2014 HP Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas, HP presented SHI its PartnerOne Award for Global Reseller of the Year. As we noted in our official press release, SHI was recognized for “driving growth through innovation, strong teamwork, and overall commitment to excellence.”
We could not be more proud of this achievement. Echoing the sentiments of SHI CEO Thai Lee, this award is a tangible representation of the strength of one of SHI’s longest and most strategic partnerships. Here I’ll dive a little deeper into exactly what that means.
SHI grew our overall HP business by 20 percent year over year in 2013 by remaining committed to offering as diverse a portfolio of HP product lines as possible to both new and existing customers in North America and beyond. Our growth spanned each HP segment, including the HP Enterprise Group (including Servers and Storage), HP Networking and Services, HP Software (including Vertica and TippingPoint), as well as HP Printing and Personal Systems.
And yes, despite the never-ending reports of the demise of PC sales, SHI’s sales of HP notebooks and PCs were up as well.
Growth like this is important in that it allows SHI to continue to scale and innovate our product offering. However, SHI’s ultimate and immediate value to our customers has always been to ensure they receive the solution that best matches their unique initiatives while utilizing the purchasing program that is right for them. To that end, SHI has continued to pursue new HP technical certifications while complementing our pre-sales Hardware and Advanced Solutions team with local Field Solutions Executives who can assist our account teams in delivering more complex hardware, software, and professional services solutions.
SHI thanks our loyal customers and HP for working with us to achieve this great award!