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Winners galore at 11th The DQ Week awards

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

cheer the winners at the 11th annual 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 who spoke about the significant role played by the channel partners in

driving the IT industry successfully. This was followed by a visual presentation

from Sify wherein they provided an insight into the various products and

initiatives being introduced for the channel partners. Anil Pant, VP-Channel

Sales, Sify and Shiv Nath Ghosh, VP-Enterprise Application Services, 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 event was also supported by Mumbai-based Trade Association of Information

Technology (TAIT). During the event, Rushabh Shah, 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 largest round of applause was 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.

Thanking The DQ Week and DQ Channels team, Rushab Shah of TAIT shared, “We

would keep the momentum going and will raise issues affecting the IT channel

partners across the city.”

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

of eminent personalities of the IT industry, who are closely aligned with the

channel partners.

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