WESTERN DIGITAL STRENGTHENS CHANNEL ALLIANCE WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME IN UK Wednesday 30 May 2001 PDF Print Western Digital (WD) announced today the UK launch of the Select WD Partner programme in support of resellers, systems houses and systems integrators that promote WD storage solutions. The Select WD Partner programme gives Resellers, systems houses and systems integrators the opportunity to enjoy a direct relationship with the manufacturer in a number of important areas. It is seen as an important way of supporting WD’s network of distributors. Resellers who qualify for membership will benefit from direct access to a dedicated WD marketing team, listing on the WD website as an official dealer, official certification as a Select WD Partner, regular mailings of technical information and marketing news, individual product training and supply of marketing material. Marketing Development Funds are also offered to resellers who reach specified sales targets. Trudy Benney, Sales, Hard Drive Solutions, said “Being better informed through this programme will give our partners a competitive edge. We provide them with outstanding product knowledge, strong selling arguments and their own personal WD contacts. “The Programme has been running successfully for several years in the USA and Germany producing great results both for our partners and WD in the countries targeted. Resellers in the UK will now experience the benefit of this fully developed programme.” Companies interested in obtaining more information about the programme are invited to contact Trudy Benney by email at Trudy.A.Benney@wdc.com. About Western Digital Western Digital, one of the storage industry’s pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organisations that collect, manage and use digital information. The Company’s core business produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that keep users’ data close-at-hand and secure from loss. Applying its data storage core competencies to emerging markets, Western Digital’s new ventures meet the increasing demand for innovative information management solutions arising from the proliferation of the Internet and broadband services. Keen Personal Media provides interactive TV4me® personal video recorders and set-top box software, services and hardware for broadband television content management and commerce. Connex designs Network Attached Storage products that enable IT managers to quickly expand network storage. SANavigator develops and markets software that simplifies the central management of Storage Area Networks. SageTree is a software company providing enterprise manufacturing and supply chain analytic applications. Western Digital was founded in 1970. The Company's storage products are marketed to leading systems manufacturers and selected resellers under the Western Digital brand name. Visit the Investor section of the Company’s Web site http://www.westerndigital.com to access a variety of financial and investor information. This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations, and actual results may differ materially as a result of several factors, including: uncertainties related to the development and introduction of products based on new technologies; manufacturing ramp and customer acceptance; pricing, competition, the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products; and other factors discussed in Western Digital's recent SEC filings. Western Digital undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of the statements. Western Digital is a registered trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Keen Personal Media and TV4me are trademarks of Keen Personal Media, Inc. Connex is a trademark of Connex, Inc. SageTree is a trademark of SageTree, Inc. SANavigator is a trademark of SANavigator, Inc. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. Editorial Contacts: Paul Calderwood Western Digital Europe Tel: 020 8763 2241 Fax: 020 8763 2245 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Nick Barrance or Emma Gurd Bluegrass Communications Tel: 01264 323141 Fax: 01264 323251 Email: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Bluegrass Marketing Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.