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First Distribution wins three IBM awards

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First Distribution took home another three awards at the annual IBM Business Partner Executive Interlock and Recognition Dinner, held at the Saxon Hotel in Sandton last week.
Two awards were for the IBM Systems and Technology Group – Top Storage Distributor and Top System x Distributor. These two awards recognised First Distribution as the top distributor in South Africa in these categories, based on revenue for the period January to December 2011.
The third award was from the IBM Centre of Technical Excellence for Business Partners and was awarded in “Recognition of Enterprise Storage Skills for 2012”.
The awards were presented to First Distribution’s MD, Debbie Abrahall by Asif Valley, IBM SA BPO executive and Gary Carrol, director, IBM Systems and Technology IBM SA.
“We are thrilled to win these awards,” comments Abrahall. “IBM is a vendor with whom we continue to have a great relationship, and it means a lot to us to be able to provide our business partners with the latest in server and storage technology from IBM. These awards recognise all the hard work put in by our staff in all aspects of our distribution operations.”
“I am most proud of being recognised for our Enterprise Storage Skills by the IBM Centre of Technical Excellence. Unparalleled expertise forms part of our company vision statement and because of our skills, resources and expertise, we were awarded sole distribution rights for the IBM PureFlex System,” says First Distribution GM, Ludwig Dedekind.
“Our thanks go to our loyal partners and the extended IBM team for their contribution to our and their successes. We look forward to another successful year ahead,” he concludes.