HP Middle East hosts channel awards ceremony 2013

HP Middle East hosted its annual Channel Awards ceremony during Gitex Technology Week to acknowledge and reward the efforts of its channel partners during the past year. The award night was well-attended by HP partners from around the Middle East region.

HP Channel Awards photoChannel partners competed for awards in 14 categories, which cover all areas of HP’s business in the region, across both Enterprise and consumer offerings. HP’s channel awards goes beyond rewarding HP partners for revenue earned, and especially highlights investments in relationships and skill development among partners.

“Our partner-centric business model has been a key driver of HP’s growth and success in the region” said Eyad Shihabi, Managing Director, HP Middle East.” “We are happy to see such a good turn-out once again this year, and congratulate the winners and all our partners for their efforts and success over the last year.”

Categories and winners of 2013 HP Channel Awards are below.

Enterprise Group Awards:

  1. Enterprise Group Distributor 2013 – Aptec, UAE
  2. Enterprise Group Value Partner 2013 – Bahwan IT
  3. Enterprise Group Emerging Partner 2013 – Summit Technology Solutions
  4. Technology Services Partner 2013 – ICT Qatar
  5. Enterprise Group 2013Special Partner Award – MSC PACC
  6. SMB Partner 2013 – EMITAC
  7. Enterprise Group Partner 2013 – Mannai

Printing and Personal Systems Group Awards:

  1. SBSO Partner 2013 – Al Taj for Computer, Iraq
  2. Relationship 2013 – ICT Qatar
  3. Retailer 2013 – YAG Kuwait
  4. Distributor 2013 – Logicom Distribution UAE/GCC
  5. Value Partner 2013 – CADD Emirates Computer Trading
  6. Supplies Partner 2013 – Supplies Store UAE

Software Awards:

  1. HP Software Emerging Partner 2013 – IntertecSys

HP Middle East announced last week additional enhancements to its PartnerOne program, making it easier and more predictable for partners to do business with HP – helping them to gain a competitive advantage and increase profitability.

The HP PartnerOne enhancements include new HP PartnerOne Specializations in key growth areas, new competitive rebates as part of the compensation model, the creation of role-based certifications, a consistent membership structure and an improved partner portal navigation experience.