2016 U.S. "Rising Star" Award Winners Announced During GTDC Vendor Summit

Annual honors spotlight distribution’s role as an invaluable route to market to reach partners and customers worldwide

Port Washington, NY, September 8, 2016 – Yesterday the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) announced this year’s recipients of its esteemed U.S. Rising Star Awards, which recognize technology companies with exceptional sales growth and market share performance through U.S. distributors over the past year. GTDC members are the world’s leading technology distributors, driving more than $130 billion in annual product sales worldwide.

The GTDC’s 11th U.S. Rising Star Awards were presented in Burlingame, Calif., at the annual dinner event kicking off the organization’s two-day Summit at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. This year, 16 GTDC Rising Star winners were selected in the eight categories below. Two winners were awarded from each category based on the highest total market share and year-over-year growth rates within The NPD Group’s Distributor Track®.

“For the first time this year, two winners in each of the eight categories were honored – a Market Share Champion, for helping to drive the channel forward, as well as a Growth Champion, for helping to reinforce the future of the channel,” said Ian Hamilton, President, Technology Sector, The NPD Group. “Seeing such a strong commitment to the channel from established industry leaders, and burgeoning stars alike, is exciting and led us to this new awards structure.”

Network Software

Sector Market Share Champion

Veeam and Citrix

Sector Growth Champion

VMware

Back-up Software

Sector Market Share Champion

IBM

Sector Growth Champion

Symantec

Security Software

Sector Market Share Champion

Symantec

Sector Growth Champion

IBM

Unified Communications & Collaboration

Sector Market Share Champion

Cisco

Sector Growth Champion

Plantronics

ProAV

Sector Market Share Champion

Samsung

Sector Growth Champion

Sharp

Hyperconverged

Sector Market Share Champion

Nutanix

Sector Growth Champion

Nutanix

 

Stationary Computing

Sector Market Share Champion

HP

Sector Growth Champion

Dell

Mobile Computing

Sector Market Share Champion

Lenovo

Sector Growth Champion

Microsoft

 

Rising Star Awards Methodology

Results for Rising Star Award winners are based on actual U.S. revenue and market share data over the past year, as reported by industry research organization The NPD Group using its Distributor Track® service. Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends with the ability to dive into SKU-based details and drill down into specific product subcategories, including detailed attributes based on specific areas of interest. To be eligible for a Rising Star Award, vendors are required to have sold corresponding products through technology distributors for a minimum of two years and sell through at least two GTDC members.

 

About The Global Technology Distribution Council

The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world's leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data (WSE: ABC), Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Computer Gross Italia (SES:MI), D&H Distributing, ELKO Group, Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Logicom (CSE:LOG), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource (NASDAQ:SCSC), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), Tarsus, Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.

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