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.
Breaking into the top 10 of this list of extremely competent and respected competitors validates SHI’s continued ability to add value to our customers’ ever-changing business and IT initiatives. Service offerings, program expertise, and technologies we never dreamed of 20 years ago are being delivered by a team that has grown from hundreds to thousands of employees supporting more customers, business verticals, and geographies than ever before. Whether they joined SHI in 1989 or yesterday, “SHI-ers” should be–and are–extremely proud of what their hard work and dedication has built, and are happy it has been recognized by CRN.
But we will never forget that our long climb onto – and then UP – this list would not be possible without the never-ending loyalty and support of the industry’s most dynamic, innovative, and flat-out interesting customers and partners. Wherever we rank now and in the future, we will always be thankful to YOU for making it all possible!
Although, we do apologize if “The Freshman” is now playing in your head …