Microsoft Names SHI International Corp. 2011 Central Region LAR Managed Partner of the Year

Piscataway, NJ, July 18, 2011 – Microsoft proudly announced the 2011 Central Region Partner Award winners during a ceremony at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

"The Field Partner Awards Program gives Microsoft the opportunity to recognize its top partners at a global event. It acknowledges the extraordinary contributions of Microsoft partners serving small, mid-market and enterprise commercial customers throughout the past fiscal year," said Jennifer Heard, Microsoft Vice President, Central Region.

SHI was recognized with the 2011 Microsoft Central Region LAR Managed Partner of the Year award. The company was honored among the top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"SHI is honored to be chosen as the Microsoft Central Region LAR Managed Partner of the Year," said Thai Lee, SHI President and CEO. "Achieved while developing new offerings such as Polaris and the SHI Cloud, this award shows our unwavering commitment to supporting and delivering unparalleled Microsoft solutions for the benefit of our mutual customers."

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners and finalists chosen from a set of more than 200 organizations across the Central Region. SHI was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as demonstrating excellent engagement in the Central Region. The Central Region LAR Managed Partner of the Year award recognizes a Microsoft partner who has worked innovatively to produce exceptional results across the business.

"We are pleased to present SHI with this award," Heard said. "SHI is seen as a leader in the Central Region in the area of reseller partners. They show a strong commitment to commercial customers throughout the geography."

About SHI

Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $3 billion+ global provider of information 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