First Distribution is proud to announce that it has won the Microsoft MEA SPLAR award for the Fastest Year-On-Year Reach Growth for Financial Year 2013.
In winning the award, First Distribution grew the breadth footprint by 22% YOY in FY13, with a market share of over 74%. Readiness events, consistent roundtables and building strong partnerships with business partners were a few enablers to expand the channel ecosystem.
“First Distribution is one of the fastest growing SPLARs for the Microsoft hosting business” said Karim Kalaawi, Microsoft Hosting Lead for Middle East and Africa.
“We appreciate their continuous drive and effort as we continue the transformation journey into the cloud. Congratulations to First Distribution for winning the award for growing their reach footprint, and we look forward to strengthening this partnership with them” he added.
First Distribution’s Cloud and Hosting Business Unit Manager, Kevin Derman, commented that “in growing the business for Microsoft, we look to not only help and assist current partners in expanding and growing their offerings, but also to grow the amount of resellers supplying Microsoft SPLA licenses. This is what is referred to as reach.”
“The hosting and managed services licensing business is growing rapidly. The key to our business success is ensuring that our team remains up to date with any programme and licensing changes. Our partners rely on this expertise to ensure that they remain compliant and correctly licensed. We have recently expanded our team with an additional Senior Account Manager and a Product Manager to ensure that we maintain a high level of service as we continue to grow” Derman added.
For more information on First Distribution’s range of Microsoft SPLA solutions, please contact Kevin Derman on (011) 540 2640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org