|By Business Wire||
|September 13, 2012 01:36 PM EDT||
SHI International Corp., one of North America’s top 20 largest IT solutions providers, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. SHI broke into the list for the first time this year after adding the unique SHI Cloud offering to its established IT asset management and e-commerce proficiencies. The annual list was revealed Tuesday night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference, which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.
“Being named to the InformationWeek 500 is a particularly meaningful honor as SHI continues to innovate and expand our range of solutions,” said Thai Lee, President and CEO of SHI International Corp. “The SHI Cloud is just the latest example of how SHI listens to, understands, and responds to customer needs. With our high-performance cloud platform, a deep expertise in volume licensing, IT asset management capabilities for both hardware and software, and streamlined e-procurement processes, SHI is equipped to support the technology needs of any organization. This comprehensive range of benefits provides an unparalleled customer experience, helping us to earn a spot on this prestigious list.”
In 2011, SHI introduced the SHI Cloud, which serves as a secure extension of a customer’s own network and eliminates the need for customers to rebuild applications or infrastructure. The SHI Cloud places virtual machines on an isolated network and provides both structural and layered security. Designed by SHI Labs, this unique cloud architecture is made up of two state-of-the-art platforms that enable on-demand access to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): vCore and Cloud Management Platform, as well as an appliance-based approach, called Managed Private Cloud.
“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as they spotlight the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
About SHI International Corp.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $4 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,900 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 18th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.shi.com.
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