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Reseller announces award winners 2011

Line up at Reseller Awards 2011, on the night of 12 June 2011

AMD, Asbis, Kaspersky pick up prestigious awards at Reseller Awards 2011

Component vendor AMD and regional distributor Asbis, picked up the prestigious Reader’s Choice Awards for vendors and distributors respectively. Speaking at a glittering function at Dubai’s Westin Hotel, CPI Publisher Dominic De Sousa, welcomed the 400 attendees to this year’s awards function, which received close to 200 nominations for 25 awards.

The other prestigious awards announced on the night of 12 June 2011, included Kaspersky Lab for Editor’s Choice and Madhav Narayan and Lee Reynolds for Outstanding Executives.

Columbian dance troupe with a latin song and dance number

Another highlight of this year’s awards was the 35,000 nominations received in less than 3 days for the on-line reader’s choice awards.

An independent four-man jury sifted through the nominations to select the winners across the 25 award slots. The jury consisted of the following:

Vasudevan KS, Managing Director, Satvik

Guy Whitcroft, Principal Consultant, CapitalSteps

Samer Karawi, Managing Partner, G&K Consulting

Khaled Kamal, Partner, Maham Consulting

The three hour extravaganza included veteran MC Dave Crane and song and dance Colombian Troupe, “Piso Caliente” performing Latin, Arabic and Bollywood numbers.

Asbis receives Reader's Choice award

The complete list of winners includes the following:

Readers’ Choice, Vendor: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Reader’s Choice, Distributor: ASBIS Middle East

Best Partner Excellence, Vendor: Microsoft Gulf

Best Partner Excellence, Distributor: Redington Gulf

Outstanding Executive, IT Channel: Madhav Narayan

Outstanding Executive, IT Channel: Lee Reynolds

Editor’s Choice: Kaspersky Lab

WINNERS, VENDOR

Networking Vendor: Cisco

AMD receives Reader's Choice award

Software & Security Vendor: Blue Coat Systems

Storage Vendor: Western Digital

Peripherals Vendor: Genius

Components Vendor: Intel Corporation

Printing Vendor: HP IPG Middle East

Systems & Hardware Vendor: Dell Middle East

WINNERS, DISTRIBUTOR

IT Distributor: Aptec Holding

Components Distributor: FDC International

Networking Distributor: Westcon Middle East

Specialized Distributor: FVC, Inc

Value Added Distributor: Optimus Technology and Telecommunications

Software & Security Distributor: COMPUTERLINKS

Peripherals distributor: Logicom

WINNERS, RESELLER

Enterprise Reseller: help AG

SMB & Consumer Reseller: Accent Office Supplies Trading

Super Retailer: X-cite by Alghanim Electronics

Systems Integrator: Gulf Business Machines

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