SHI Honored as a Winner of Operational Excellence at 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Piscataway, NJ, July 15, 2011 – Today, SHI International Corp. announced it has won the Operational Excellence Award at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The company was chosen out of the North American field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony July 14th in Los Angeles at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference.

"SHI is thrilled to win the Microsoft Operational Excellence Award for the eighth consecutive year and tenth time overall," said Thai Lee, SHI President and CEO. "This achievement demonstrates SHI's passion towards providing our mutual customers with unparalleled volume licensing consultation and operational support."

Winners were chosen from a pool of more than 30 entrants in the US and Canada. SHI was recognized for superior operational excellence, meeting or exceeding specific requirements for the number of valid agreements in a variety of categories, as well as the number of on-time and valid order submissions and revenue reconciliation. By meeting these operational criteria, these winners have illustrated their commitment to providing value and customer satisfaction.

"These partners are great examples of the collaboration excellence that allow our customers to leverage Microsoft's offerings to their fullest advantage," said Mary Ellen Smith, General Manager of Commercial Operations. "I'm happy to recognize this year's winners for their outstanding execution quality and dedication to Microsoft and our customers alike."

The Microsoft Licensing Operational Excellence Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered operational excellence over the past year.

About SHI

Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $3 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,650 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 19th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit