Business Solutions Magazine Names Seagate Best Channel Vendor in Storage

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 6 /CNW/ -- 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
    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
    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
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