Jan 06, 2009

Business Solutions Magazine Names Seagate Best Channel Vendor In Storage

Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) today announced that Business Solutions Magazine, a leading channel publication focused on U.S. value added resellers (VARs) and integrators, has named Seagate as the Best Channel Vendor in the storage category.

“This great recognition underscores Seagate’s unwavering commitment to delivering the industry’s best storage products and support and programs to our channel partners not just in the United States but worldwide,” said John Vossoughi, vice president of Americas Sales and Marketing at Seagate. “We will continue to drive technology and channel program innovation in an effort to help our VAR and integrator partners build even stronger businesses.”

The Best Channel Vendor recognition was based on a Web-based survey of 1,600 Business Solutions Magazine subscribers. To ensure statistical accuracy, scores were calculated by Penn State University and the magazine’s editorial staff.

Seagate received high marks in each of the six vendor-partner categories: Product Features, Reliability and Innovation; Service/Support; Channel Friendliness; Channel Program Quality; and Adequacy of VAR Margins. Seagate was rated the top vendor in the Storage category. Other technology categories included VoIP, Wireless & Mobility, Networking, Data Collection Hardware, Data Collection Media, General Computing, Managed Services, Payment Processing, POS Hardware, POS Software, and Security.

The Seagate Partner Program, Seagate’s flagship program for VARs and integrators, is designed to provide system builders and resellers with channel programs and tools to grow market share, increase profits, and accelerate their time to market. The program focuses on providing national, regional and local whitebox and whitebook system builders with the technical expertise and marketing resources needed to deliver Seagate storage to a broader range of customers. For more information on the Seagate Partner Program, including membership sign-up details, please visit http://spp.seagate.com/.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disk drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing 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 http://www.seagate.com.

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