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The success of NetApp’s channel operations is testament to its first-class partner performance

Insight UK, part of the of the world’s leading technology companies, has won the NetApp MidSize Enterprise Partner of the Year Award at an event attended by over 200 guests from NetApp’s UK & Ireland partner community. Insight was promoted from Gold to Platinum partner status, which is judged over a number of points, including revenue, professional services accreditations, opportunities created and new customers won.

Pete Rawden, Partner Sales Director, UK & Ireland, NetApp, said: “The NetApp Partner Awards are our way of rewarding our partners for their contribution to the growth of our business. Insight is clearly on the map within our partner community – like NetApp it is committed to providing customers with innovation and quality – and the potential for both companies over the next 12 months is huge. Competition was fierce at our awards, but the winners were the partners that best demonstrated excellent performance, first rate results and exceptional customer interaction.”

Dave Allen, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, commented: “The success of NetApp’s channel operations is testament to its first-class partner performance; producing excellent results and developing key customer relationships.”

Stuart Lemon, Sales Director, Insight Technical Solutions, said, “This is testament to the execution of the plan we have put in place with our strategic technology partners. We have already seen some great wins and awards of this nature help to support the vision of the Insight executive team. We have a great team, and will continue to look for new talent to accelerate our strategies over the coming months. I look forward to yet more success with our strategic partners as these are exciting times at Insight. In the UK we are actively creating a solutions blueprint and a partner network that we can take into EMEA.”



About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at: www.netapp.com/uk

About Insight

Insight EMEA is a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of brand-name information technology ("IT") hardware, software and services to large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and public sector institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The company has approximately 5,500 teammates worldwide and generated sales of $5.3 billion for its most recent fiscal year, which ended December 31, 2011. Insight is ranked number 471 on Fortune Magazine's 2011 'Fortune 500' list. For more information, please visit:

http://uk.insight.com
http://twitter.com/Insight_UK
http://blog.insight.com

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Insight Fast Facts

Company Profile:

● Global provider of information technology (IT) hardware, software and service solutions to business and public sector organisations
● Founded in 1988, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona
● $5.3 billion in revenue in 2011
● Approximately 5,300 teammates worldwide
● Operations in 23 countries, serving clients in 191 countries worldwide
● Transacts business in 18 languages and 14 currencies
● Broad offering of hardware and software products, with access to over $3 billion in virtual inventory, efficient supply chain execution and customisable ecommerce capabilities
● 2,300+ product and industry certifications
● Partnerships with 5,000 manufacturers and publishers and over 70,000 commercial and public sector clients globally
● Global software reseller with extensive License Management Services
● Software lifecycle support for 80 percent of Global Fortune 500
● No. 471 on the 2011 Fortune 500
Achievements
● Acquired Software Spectrum, Inc., one of the world's leading providers of business-to-business IT solutions and services, with particular expertise in the selection, purchase and management of software
● Acquired Calence, LLC, one of the nation's largest independent technology solutions providers specialising in networking solutions, advanced communications and managed services
● No. 10 on the 2011 VAR500 ranking of the largest solutions providers
● CRN TechElite 250 listing of solutions providers with highest number of top-level certifications
● IDC G.R.A.D.E. (Green Recycling and Asset Disposal for the Enterprise) certified IT Asset Disposal Services
● Recognised as a key player in global software by Forrester Research
● Positioned in leading analyst's firms Magic Quadrant for Communication Outsourcing and Professional Services (COPS) North America
● Ranked the No. 1 Computer Retailer in the 2010 Ranking Arizona and the Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists 2009
● Cisco National Technology Excellence Partner of the Year – Advanced Technologies; Public Sector Higher Education Partner of the Year; Collaboration Partner of the Year – South; and Cisco Capital Partner of the Year – West
● 2011 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist
● Microsoft Operational Excellence Award recipient
● Panasonic Mobile Video Reseller of the Year
● SAP® Pinnacle Award recipient
● VMware Americas and Global Corporate Reseller award recipient

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