Bangalore, India, February 25, 2014: Dell, leading end-to-end solutions provider, has been awarded the prestigious CIO Choice 2014 Award a second consecutive year in five categories – Server, Datacenter Consultant, Datacenter Transformation Services, Desktop Virtualization and Networking Active. Dell is the only company to be recognized for five categories.
On being asked ‘Which technology partner would you ideally like to work with’, 300 CIOs voted for Dell in the above mentioned categories. The platform promoted jointly by KPMG and ‘Centre Of Recognition & Excellence’ includes an advisory panel consisting of eminent CIOs. CIO responses were collected through an independent survey across the country. Based on certain parameters, CIOs nominated their ‘most preferred technology partner’ across various products and solutions/services categories. Each CIO could cast only 1 vote per category and over 1200 votes were received this year.
S. Sridhar, Director, Enterprise Solutions Group, said, “We are extremely grateful for having received this award. It has been a great responsibility for us to carry forward these achievements for a second consecutive year and it brings us satisfaction to know that we have been successful in this direction. Our exciting products and solutions line-up are amongst the most sought after in the datacenter and are built to help businesses excel, while reducing TCO, accelerating efficiency and optimizing Infrastructure. We have been working closely with customers to meet their evolving needs by continuously innovating and building a strong enterprise line-up.”
S. Sridhar also added, “Recent acquisitions and sell-offs in the industry have shown us that this is a highly dynamic and competitive market that requires a great deal of long-term commitment, continuous innovation and the right strategy and execution in order to grow profitably. When CIO’s choose Dell as a preferred partner, it is affirmation that our strategy and commitment is paying dividends.”
Research Director at IDC India Venu Reddy said, “Companies in India are fast maturing both in the extent and the depth of technology usage. As technology adoption and the reliance of business processes on effective IT usage increases, the aspects of manageability and automation become increasingly important. This also means that CIOs do not have to continue adding headcounts to manage this ever increasing and complex infrastructure, but use these tools to deliver better ROI. This drive to keep IT in the context of business has been helping vendors positively resonate with the needs and demands of the CIO community”.