Dimension Data Ranked 11th On Solution Provider 500 List

UBM Channel's Annual List Ranks North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators

Jun 18, 2012, 09:00 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global specialist IT solutions and services provider, today announced it has been ranked number 11 by

UBM Channel as a part of CRN's 2012 Solution Provider 500 list, which rates the top technology integrators in North America. Formerly known as the "VAR 500", the Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services. This is the second consecutive year that Dimension Data has been ranked number 11 on the list.

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The Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on revenue size, and considers each company's forward-thinking approach to the channel. In particular, the Solution Provider 500 selection panel sought to recognize companies that are building out practices around the data center and virtualization while offering software integration and application development skills. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2011. Companies with no public documentation were required to submit a notarized affidavit attesting to their 2010 and 2011 revenues.

"We're extremely honored to be recognized once again as part of UBM Channel's Solution Provider 500 list. As always, our teams worked exceptionally hard this past year to continue delivering innovative solutions and putting our clients at the center of everything we do," said Jere Brown, CEO of Dimension Data Americas. "Our consistent presence at the top of the Solution Provider 500 list is representative of our agility and responsiveness to clients and partners alike. We look forward to further supporting our clients as they accelerate their technology goals by providing leading solutions from noted partners, along with our full range of consulting, integration and managed services, as well as IT solutions."

Dimension Data leverages its technology expertise and global service delivery capabilities to help clients plan, build and support a wide range of services and solutions, including public/private/hybrid cloud, data centers, network integration, converged communications, contact centers, security and more. At the forefront of the rapidly changing service provider landscape, Dimension Data anticipated the convergence of IT services, cloud and telecom industries, and made early strides – including its acquisition by global telecom provider NTT, and its acquisitions of cloud provider OpSource and TEM provider Xigo– to meet the full range of clients' needs.

"The organizations listed in this year's Solution Provider 500 list are today's true integration innovators who generate high revenues by putting their customers' needs first," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director at UBM Channel. "Their primary role is to engineer ways to leverage technology solutions that help customers exceed their sales goals, drive client satisfaction, expand internationally or accelerate new product development. In essence, they are today's IT integration leaders for middle market and enterprise customers. We congratulate Dimension Data for making this year's list and look forward to covering their continued success."

A sample of the Solution Provider 500 list will be published in print and online at CRN.com on June 25, 2012.

About Dimension Data

Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com

About UBM Channel

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.


For further information please contact:

Jackie Funk

Sarah Otterstetter

Dimension Data Americas

Davies Murphy Group

T: 571-203-4006

T: 781-418-2416

E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com

E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com


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