Legacy and emerging partner performance fuel first half revenue jump

Earnings ReleaseSHI President and CEO Thai Lee kicked off SHI’s Global Sales Conference this morning by confirming what most employees had already suspected: SHI’s strong start to 2015 continued into Q2 resulting in a record first half performance in our 26th year in business.

Through June, SHI’s year-to-date revenue was up 15 percent over the same period in 2014 with double-digit growth experienced in all domestic sales verticals. SHI also saw significant increases within international divisions, notably in Canada, the United Kingdom, and France. Continue Reading…

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Why Forbes’ feature on SHI’s CEO couldn’t have happened without you

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This will not be Thai Lee’s favorite SHI Blog post. When we next pass in the hallway, she might ask me a slight variation on a question commonly posed by our CEO: “How did [this blog post] help our customers do their job well today?”

I have the rest of this post to come up with a good answer.

Normally this space is reserved for sharing information pertaining to the technologies and programs SHI’s 17,000+ customers use to smartly acquire, deploy, and support the technology that powers their organizations. Our next post will once again strive to accomplish exactly that. But for now, this space will simply be used to say, “Thank you!” Continue Reading…

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SHI revenue growth and leadership recognized by CRN

It’s award season over at CRN, and we’re proud to say that SHI’s achievements are once again being recognized.

This morning CRN released its 2014 Solution Provider 500 list, which ranks the top VARs, solution providers, and integrators in North America, based on revenue. SHI’s been steadily climbing up this list over the past few years, and today CRN revealed that we jumped up two spots from last year, to the number 15 position.

And last week, Thai Lee was named to the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel List and recognized as one of this year’s Power 50 Solution Providers. The annual Women of the Channel list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution, and solution provider organizations and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel. The Power 50 honors an elite subset of female executives at solution provider organizations who are extending their respective company’s sphere of influence as trusted advisers.

We’re excited that Thai’s and, for that matter, all SHI employees’ hard work and dedication to growing our company and building strong relationships with our customers has been recognized. With a record-breaking start to 2014, we’re on pace to continue our strong growth and add a few more feathers to our cap next year.

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One SHI: Mapping the future IT landscape

There is no denying the tectonic shifts taking place in the IT industry, from the slowing PC market to the related rise of mobility. These changes no doubt introduce many variables and questions to organizations, but the ability of their IT solutions provider to navigate these disruptions should not be one of them.

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SHI CEO Thai Lee outlines vision for the future of SHI at the company’s annual Global Sales Conference

Last week at our 2013 Global Sales Conference in Orlando, SHI President and CEO Thai Lee summarized SHI’s response to the changes of the past 36 months and outlined her vision for how the company will capitalize on emerging IT opportunities: “One SHI,” a four-point plan that will help us maintain our high levels of service despite any new variables, questions, or challenges the changing IT landscape might bring.

One SHI builds on SHI’s ability to adapt, align, and execute faster than the competition — the key to our growth and financial success. Our IT expertise enables us to help customers address any number of IT challenges, whether they arise in physical, virtual, or cloud environments. Over the past three years, SHI has reinvested in our systems and solutions in order to upgrade our internal systems with zero disruption and maximum benefit to our customers. Continue Reading…

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SHI honored by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

We’ve always been proud to be the largest Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the United States, and the latest recognition in our growing list of accolades helps us broadcast that story to a larger audience.

SHI woman owned businessWe announced today that SHI has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The certification comes as the result of a meticulous business review and site inspection aimed to confirm that the company is at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

This isn’t news to us — Thai Lee took over SHI in 1989 and has led the company through consistent and impressive record-breaking organic growth ever since. Many of our customers are familiar with our history as well and choose to work with us not only for our wide array of IT solutions and world-class service, but also for our ability to help them enhance their diversity programs.

However, this national recognition by the WBENC opens a number of new opportunities and gives us a good reason to shout it from the rooftops. Find out more about the certification in the press release we issued this morning.

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