Top North partners awarded

DQW Bureau
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Channel partners and industry leaders from all over North India gathered in

Delhi to witness the 11th Annual The DQ Week awards on July 6. The 400 strong

crowd took part in the felicitation of the people who have made an indelible

impression on the IT channel community of the region in the last year.

Sify was the title sponsor for the awards, while D-Link and Digilink, K7

Computing, Supertron Electronics and Delta were the associate sponsors. Also

associated with the awards were Sybase as the Business Intelligence Partner,

Royal Challenge as the Beverage Partner and EMC as the Information

Infrastructure Award Partner.

The awards night was supported by channel associations of Delhi, Progressive

Channels Association Of IT (PCAIT) and Computer Media Dealers Association (CMDA).


In his opening speech, Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, The DQ Week thanked the

channel community for their attendance. He spoke about the positive aspects of

the national budget, which was announced on July 6. Ahmad also touched upon the

'Unique ID Card Project' undertaken by the government and headed by Nandan

Nikelani. He elaborated that the channel partners have a big role to play in

bringing the project to prominence and propelling it to success.

Award winners

AGM Sales Corporation

Srinagar: Nice Computers

Shimla: Ace Infotech Solutions

Amritsar: Kwality Enterprises

Ludhiana: Secant Technologies

Ambala: Computer Touch

Karnal: Infotech Computers and Communications

Jabalpur: Microland Computers

Jaipur: Superline Computer

Udaipur: Shree Vinayak Computers

Dehradun: Strategic Marketing

Allahabad: Tritech Enterprises

Ghaziabad: Aadhar Computech

Gorakhpur: Jalan Distributors

Agra: MKG Infotech

Jhansi: Hari Computers

Kanpur: Comexcell Technologies

Lucknow: Docket Care Systems

Meerut: Foretek Systems

Varanasi: Life Computers

Bhopal: Latest Information Technology

Raipur: Balaji Computer Gurgaon

Best SI: Progression Infonet

Best Sub-distributor:
Jain Peripherals Chandigarh


Atlantic Technologies

Best Sub-distributor:

Best SI: Spectra Compu-Tech Indore

Best Retailer: Computer Gallery

Best Sub-distributor: VSN International Delhi

Best Media Reseller: JMD Infotech

Best Software Reseller: Futuresoft Solutions

Best Retail

Computer Land

Silver: Unique Infoways

Best Reseller

Graphline Computers

Silver: Alsun Systems

Best SI

Progressive Infotech

Silver: Team Computers

Best Sub-distributor

Kadam Marketing

Silver: Compute Empire


The DQ Week-EMC Best Information Infrastructure Partner, Delhi: Team


* The DQ Week-CMDA Upcoming Entrepreneur of the Year: Sumangalam


* The DQ Week-PCAIT Ashish Aggarwal Memorial Trophy: Arrow Technologies

The evening kicked off with a visual presentation by Sify, the title sponsor

of the event. Anil Pant, VP-Channel Sales, Sify and Shiv Nath Ghosh,

VP-Enterprise Application Services, Sify spoke about the importance of making

profit during this downturn and how a partnership with Sify can allow the

channel community to achieve just that. The company also invited on stage one of

its prominent partners to tell the gathering about the benefits of doing

business with Sify and also the edge that the companies services offering

provide to the channel partners.


Talking about the difference that Sify has made to his business Rajan Arora

of Megahertz Infotech said that one of the things he liked about working with

Sify was the high level of assistance that the company provides to its channel

partners. On a personal note, Arora informed the audience that since he had

partnered with Sify, because of their offerings he was now able to add an

additional revenue of Rs 40-50 lakh per month.

Anil Sachdev of

Kadam Marketing receiving the Gold award in Best Sub-distributor category

for Delhi from PK Roy, Chief Editor, The DQ Week
The DQ Week-CMDA Upcoming

Entrepreneur of the year award was bagged by Sumangalam International.

Puneet Singhal, President, CMDA gave away the award to Sudhir Midha

Soon afterwards, the award ceremony went underway and the crowd cheered as

presentations were made by various distinguished members of the IT community.


The evening also saw some special awards being given away in conjunction with

channel associations. The DQ Week-CMDA Upcoming Entrepreneur of the year award

was bagged Sumangalam International. Puneet Singhal, President, CMDA gave away

the award to Sudhir Midha.

PCAIT awarded the

annual The DQ Week-PCAIT Ashish Aggarwal Memorial Trophy which went to

Gurpreet Singh Bhatia of Arrow Technologies

The most touching moment of the ceremony was when PCAIT awarded the annual

The DQ Week-PCAIT Ashish Aggarwal Memorial Trophy. In a speech delivered

straight from the heart, Saket Kapur, General Secretary, PCAIT recalled with

fondness Ashish. Reminiscing about Ashish, Kapur said, “Ashish was a go-getter.

The amount that he achieved in a short time was amazing. He took over a well

established business from his dad and then went on to take it to bigger heights.

He was snatched away from us very early but we all recall the qualities that

made him special. And those are the very same qualities that we see in our

winner Gurpreet.”

The entire executive council of PCAIT came on the stage to honor Gurpreet

Singh Bhatia of Arrow Technologies.