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The DQ Week honors partners in West

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Over 300 channel partners from across western part of the country gathered to

cheer the winners at the 11th annual The DQ Week awards, which were held in

Mumbai. The event saw partners from the western region being honored for their

outstanding performance during FY'08-09.

While Sify was the title sponsor for the awards night, other vendors who were

associated with the awards included D-Link and DigiLink, K7 Computing, Supertron

Electronics, Delta and Lexmark. While Kingston was the Memory Partner, the

Beverage Partner was Royal Challenge and Information Infrastructure Award

Partner was EMC.

The evening commenced with a speech from Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, The DQ

Week. This was followed by a visual presentation from Sify. Anil Pant,

VP-Channel Sales and Shiv Nath Ghosh, VP-Enterprise Application Services, both

from Sify suggested ways to ensure profits during the slowdown. Sachin Mahajan

of Infinite Net Solutions, one of Sify's prominent partners in Mumbai threw

light on the edge that his business acquired after partnering with Sify.

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The jubilant TAIT team being conferred the award for being

The Best IT Association in the country by Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, The

DQ Week (extreme left)

The event was also supported by Mumbai-based Trade Association of Information

Technology (TAIT). During the event, Rushabh Shah, a TAIT member gave a brief

about TAIT and its upcoming expo-COM IT. Praveen Dhoka and Umang Mehta of TAIT

presented The DQ Week-TAIT Upcoming Entrepreneur Award to Atul Shah and Haresh

Gadda of Mumbai-based Network Techlabs.

The biggest round of applause came when TAIT was handed over the trophy for

being the Best IT Association of India. The award was conferred on TAIT after a

countrywide survey which was done by DQ Channels and IDC. The association took

home the trophy for the fourth time in a row. The entire team of TAIT gathered

on the stage to receive the trophy.

Rushab Shah of TAIT thanked The DQ Week and DQ Channels team for keeping up

the momentum and raising issues affecting the IT channel.

Every year, the annual awards are decided by an independent jury, comprising

of eminent personalities of the IT industry. The awards are given after a long

process of discussions amongst the jury members with the panels shortlisting the

candidates based on various parameters.

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