Mar 16, 2001

Seagate Honors the Best Channel Resellers with CRN Channel Awards

MUMBAI, India - Today Seagate Technology, together with Computer Reseller News (CRN) India, presents the CRN Channel Awards to the top performers in the Indian IT market. These awards are the first of their kind in India, recognizing stellar channel marketers for their effort in furthering the growth of the IT market here.

The CRN Channels Awards will be the definitive index of performance for resellers, system integrators and entrepreneurs in the storage industry. There will be four main award categories including Best Reseller, Best Value-added Reseller, Sub-Distributor of the Year and Hot Entrepreneur of the Year. The final winners will be determined by the quality and variety of service provided, the range of products offered in addition to business practices, client base and value-added offerings in the Indian IT market. Through these recognition and rewards, Seagate hopes to encourage the best practices and customer orientation in the channel community in the Indian IT market.

"As we continue to grow our business and presence in the India region through dedicated distributors and resellers, we want to recognize the stand-out companies who help fuel the expansion of the entire IT market here," said Don Kennedy, Seagate vice president of Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing. "We are pleased to sponsor the CRN awards and will continue to work closely with the channel to deliver the best storage solutions for India's internet economy."

According to independent market research company International Data Corporation (IDC), Seagate is the market leader for Hard Disc Drive (HDD) in the Indian IT market with over 70 percent market share in CY2000. Seagate's market leadership in India was affirmed when it was declared a clear winner in PC Quest India User's Choice for HDD in its nationwide survey polls in 1999 and 2000. In addition, Seagate has won Channels Asia's Channels' Vendor of Choice award for HDD for four consecutive years in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances. Seagate's market leadership is based on delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.