Workgroup has been named Novell's Distributor of the Year for the second year in a row.

The Distributor of the Year Award recognises Novell's top-performing business partners, specifically acknowledging companies who exemplify a true partnership through innovation.
"We are honoured to receive Novell's Distributor of the Year Award for the second year in a row," says Sally Berimbau, Novell product manager at Workgroup. Workgroup's success is not only a reflection of its commitment to providing reliable, flexible open source solutions to customers, but  also a reflection of Novell's tradition of innovation and excellence not to mention the reliability of its line of workgroup products and services."
Workgroup's marketing and sales efforts all played a significant role in securing this award, Berimbau continues, and the fact that it has been chosen for the second successive year bears testament to the company's consistently high performance.
"Novell is convinced that distribution adds value to its business and realises that it needs to leverage the capabilities distributors offer to help recruit new partners and communicate Novell's strategy and solutions to the channel," says Nicole Farthing, distribution channel manager at Novell.
"Workgroup's 100 percent focus on customer service has won considerable praise from both customers and other partners and it was these votes of confidence, along with Workgroup's superior knowledge of Novell's range of products led to them being awarded this accolade."
Doug Woolley, MD of Workgroup, says: "Workgroup's combination of product knowledge, customer understanding and support has made it an ideal partner
> to most vendors – a statement that has been proven year on year with  awards of this kind."