First Distribution wins Best Cloud Partner in 2019 CONTEXT ChannelWatch survey

Johannesburg, 01 Oct 2019
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First Distribution is proud to announce is has been awarded as the Best Cloud Partner in the 2019 CONTEXT ChannelWatch survey.

The award is based on the aggregated input of resellers that took the survey and is considered a real testament to the relationships First Distribution has built up and nurtured with clients.

Howard Davies, CONTEXT CEO and co-founder, said it is a pleasure to see First Distribution win the CONTEXT ChannelWatch Distributor of the Year Award in the Cloud Partner category.

“First Distribution’s excellence in cloud services is essential for developing and sustaining a healthy information technology channel that can deliver digital transformation to the market worldwide,” added Davies.

The First Distribution cloud offering

As the leading value-added cloud distributor in Africa, First Distribution offers partners the best in world-class cloud solutions from the biggest and best brands in the world. Partners that rely on First Distribution know they can rely on end-to-end support in their cloud journey, from costing and implementation, to training and support.

About the CONTEXT ChannelWatch survey

CONTEXT ChannelWatch is one of the world’s largest online IT-reseller surveys, giving key insight into the behaviour, opinions and predictions of over 6 500 IT resellers every year. As part of the survey, resellers in each country nominate distributors they work with for the CONTEXT ChannelWatch Distributor of the Year Award. 

This year, resellers also went on to rate their distributors on a wide range of key service areas.  As a result, we are very pleased to be able to introduce five new ChannelWatch awards which reflect the breadth of service and value which distributors bring to the modern IT channel:

  • Customer service
  • Innovation (tools, new products and services, digital transformation)
  • Logistics
  • Retail partner
  • Cloud partner

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First Distribution

First Distribution is the leading value-added distributor in Africa. Our offering includes a product portfolio of global leading Datacentre, Cloud, Networking and Security products and services. This embraces hybrid solutions with access to any combination of on premise, private cloud and public cloud end-to-end solutions from multiple vendors.

The portfolio, together with highly skilled staff to support and manage vendors with an unrivalled level of expertise, ensures that our partners have the key elements required for success.

First Distribution additionally hosts one of the largest technology partner-to-partner networks in Africa allowing partners to extend the reach of their solutions across the continent.

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