Cisco Live preview: 4 topics to talk about

Once again, SHI will be setting out to conquer the Cisco Live conference this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Covering everything from security to contract and asset management, there’s going to be a lot to take in, and a lot to talk about. That’s why we’ve pulled together some of the top topics to discuss at this all-encompassing event.

We’re excited to talk about all things Cisco, but stop by SHI’s booth (#4617) for a special focus on the following four topics, plus a top-of-the-line virtual reality experience. (more…)

SHI breaks into top 10 on CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500

Exactly 20 years ago, I walked into a company called Software House International for my first day of work. Three weeks before that, I hadn’t even heard of the place (much like everyone else I knew). Soon after I would learn that Microsoft Office 97 was readily available on both CD and 3.5” diskette, and that the Verve Pipe song “The Freshman” was virtually impossible to get out of your head.

Times have most certainly changed.

That is why I was extremely proud last week to learn that same company, now called SHI International Corp., has been recognized by CRN as the 9th largest North American IT solutions provider—a climb of four spots from our 2016 ranking. (more…)

Digital transformation: What Dell EMC World taught us about the trend

Dell EMC World is one of the major IT conferences of the world—so it’s no surprise that it seems to have a pretty good handle on the concept of “digital transformation.” With so many companies defining themselves as tech companies first, with their products and services coming second, technology—specifically software-driven technology—is becoming more important than ever.

This year, 13,500 attendees from 122 countries came out to Las Vegas to see exactly what Dell had to offer in the way of both products and insight. Here are the most important news items that have resonated since the conference. (more…)

Symantec and Blue Coat have merged—here’s what that means for you

In August of 2016, Symantec officially acquired Blue Coat, a leading provider of advanced web security solutions. That partnership was finally cemented on an operational level on April 10, 2017—meaning that there will be some noticeable changes over the coming months.

What does that mean for current customers? We gathered all the facts to guide you through the transition. (more…)

Demand for public cloud drives record revenue growth & new offerings at SHI

Earnings-releaseSHI’s robust growth continued in Q1 with $1.7 billion in revenue – a 13 percent year-over-year increase. Revenue increased sharply across all divisions and geographies, and was strong among long-term and emerging partners alike.

Consider these stats:

  • Corporate and SMB division revenue climbed 24 percent.
  • Commercial and Strategic Enterprise division revenue grew 13 percent.
  • The U.K. office saw 24 percent revenue growth.
  • SHI’s Microsoft Azure revenue soared 147 percent quarter over quarter.
  • SHI’s AWS revenue jumped 112 percent year over year.

Increased customer demand for help in deploying and managing public cloud assets caused SHI to reanalyze and augment the types and levels of support we provide customers in our cloud offerings. So this quarter we launched an AWS Support Services program that delivers additional consultative and direct helpdesk support to customers tasked with managing the technical, financial, and corporate governance aspects of AWS and, as the year progresses, other cloud technologies, including Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

For more information on SHI’s Q1 financial results, our new AWS Support Services program, and thoughts from CEO Thai Lee, read our official press release.