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Intel Solutions Summit Awards

Intel Technology Provider
Partner of the Year Awards 2017

Intel® is proud to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our partners with the distinction of the ‘Partner of the Year’ honors. Partner of the Year awards are bestowed upon solution provider organizations in North America and Latin America who have demonstrated excellence in marketing, training, technology platform design, and integrated solutions sales.

Winning organizations were announced at the 2017 Intel® Solutions Summit , held in Texas in May of 2017, and joined Intel® channel leaders for a private awards reception.

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Award

Channel Cares

Recognizing the use of technology to connect and enrich the lives of people in your community and the world.

  • North America Winner

    Golden Star Technologies

  • Latin America Winner

    Componentes El Orbe S.A.

North America Winner

Golden Star Technologies

Building connections’ is a core value for Golden Star Technology. Thanks to the collective efforts of everyone at Golden Star Technology, they have not only given back to their community, they have also created a positive working environment for all their employees. They have contributed more than $300,000 in cash and product donations; employees have logged more than 500 community volunteer hours; and they have provided more than half a million dollars toward college scholarships for young people in their community.

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Latin America Winner

Componentes El Orbe S.A.

Componentes El Orbe is an active participant in a program called Hogares Contectados which seeks to reduce the digital gap among citizens of Costa Rica. Their participation allows Componentes El Orbe to make significant, positive impact to further the organization’s efforts to improve the lives of thousands of families in poverty. The largest group who benefited from this program in 2016 were stay-at-home mothers. Of this group, more than half—60 percent—indicated that the program generated opportunities for their education and progress.

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PC Client Platform

Recognizing the development of creative and customized client computing platforms.

  • North America Winner

    Rave Computer

  • Latin America Winner

    Positivo Informática

North America Winner

Rave Computer

Rave Computer put their ingenuity to work to the benefit of key customers in the fields of advertising, automotive engineering, and design. Their turnkey VR system called MOBILEBEAST VR is a powerful small form-factor workstation that is liquid cooled, quiet, and features a ruggedized chassis. MOBILEBEAST VR makes quick work of high-end rendering and visualization, enabling Rave’s clients to take their show on the road with their VR demonstration in-hand, providing a deeply compelling sales tool.

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Latin America Winner

Positivo Informática

Positivo recognized growing demand in Latin America’s government and corporate markets that could be met with an Intel® vPro™ technology-enabled notebook. Their unique solution, called Onyx, is based on the latest Intel®7th Gen Core® processor with Intel® vPro™ technology, Iris graphics, Intel® Identity Protection Technology featuring multi-factor authentication, Intel Solid-State Drives, and is Intel® Optane™ ready. Competitively pricing this solution opened the opportunity to participate in many government and corporate bids, and ultimately win business from customers in a very demanding segment.

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Cloud Solution

Recognizing solutions offering scalability, performance and efficiency in cloud computing.

  • North America Winner

    Presidio

  • Latin America Winner

    Adistec

North America Winner

Presidio

Presidio undertook a major hardware-software validation task, enabling Nutanix to run on Cisco. It represented a critical win for them and was an integral part of helping to move Presidio’s Cisco customers along in their digital transformations. The move hastens the ability of customers to move forward to a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and continue on the path to cloud and software-defined infrastructure.

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Latin America Winner

Adistec

Headquartered in Miami, Fla, Adistec has been serving customers across 14 Latin American countries for more than 15 years as a Value Added Distributor. They are committed to providing their business partners with a comprehensive portfolio covering market leading Datacenter and Security technologies and solutions. Adistec developed their Enterprise Cloud Solution based on Intel® PCSD solutions to address the needs of their Latin American market, thereby enhancing their presence within the region.

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Enthusiast Platform

Recognizing innovative design going beyond ordinary concepts in enthusiast platforms.

  • North America Winner

    iBuyPower

  • Latin America Winner

    Banghó

North America Winner

iBuyPower

iBUYPOWER’s Snowblind Gaming PC features a tailor-made clear, digital LCD side panel—an industry first—that allows the end user to customize it by adding video, digital content, or system metrics to be displayed on the side panel. More than two years of engineering, collaboration, and countless iterations has resulted in a vividly-colored, fingerprint-resistant, tempered glass panel display that also enhances the inner aesthetics of the PC.

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Latin America Winner

Banghó

Marketing excellence with “Banghó Game Master”, PCs powered by 6th Gen Intel® Core® i7 processors, earned Banghó the honor of Intel Partner of the Year in the Enthusiast Platform category. Their 360-degree engagement campaign utilized an integrated marketing approach, leveraging cable TV, radio and cinema advertising, offline marketing tactics, and a well-executed online strategy consisting of display ads, social media, video, and PR.

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Healthcare Solution

Recognizing solutions driving technology transformation in the healthcare sector.

  • North America Winner

    MJP Technologies, Inc.

North America Winner

MJP Technologies, Inc.

MJP Technologies, Inc. built a custom solution for their healthcare provider customer. The solution was engineered with Intel® PCSD and VMware vSAN to help migrate the hospital off of legacy infrastructure and storage systems. To ensure success of the project, MJP stationed a technical lead on-site at the hosptial to work directly with staff to become familiar with their needs and requirements. MJP leveraged their Intel relationship to procure PoC hardware for their customer, thereby saving on expense and time to expedite completion of the project.

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Mobile Solution

Recognizing industry-leading solutions deploying mobile devices.

  • Latin America Winner

    Celular Milenium

Latin America Winner

Celular Milenium

Developing purpose-built mobile solutions for students is an important part of Celular Milenium's business. They strive to provide technology resources to their community to improve the quality of life of its citizens and motivate young people of school age. Working on a project for the Government of Hidalgo, they delivered and support 5,000 Intel®-based detachable 2 in 1 devices running Windows 8 Pro to encourage learning and the development of middle school and high school students.

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HPC Technical Computing Platform

Recognizing state-of-the-art development of HPC computing configurations.

  • North America Winner

    Colfax International

North America Winner

Colfax International

Colfax is enabling developers, engineers and scientists to fully harness the power of Intel® architecture by providing them with compute capacity and the know-how needed to optimize performance for highly-parallel applications. As part of the worldwide Developer Access Program (DAP), Colfax offers the Ninja Developer Platform, a turnkey system fully integrated with Intel® Xeon® Phi™ processors, software and development tools for quick, easy deployment.

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IoT Solution

Recognizing solutions connecting networks of devices enabling responsive solutions, innovative products and efficient manufacturing.

  • North America Winner

    Crystal Group, Inc.

North America Winner

Crystal Group, Inc.

Crystal Group designs, builds, customizes, and supports the most trusted, rugged computers and rugged systems for military and industrial applications. They created and delivered an autonomous driving system with unique features to meet their customer’s difficult requirements. In a market poised for explosive growth and numerous challenges, Crystal was able to deliver on time, within budget and exceed the customer’s expectaions.

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Retail Solution

Recognizing point of sale and operations solutions in the retail sector.

  • Latin America Winner

    EXO

Latin America Winner

EXO

EXO’s IoT exolinked® platform is a set of hardware, software and services components that allow the interconnection of devices that transmit reliable data for analysis and control, allowing rapid development of projects and solutions. EXO created an Intel®-based IoT retail solution comprised of a kiosk that provides services to the public and manages operations and e-commerce transactions. It features a touch screen interface and a series of integrated peripherals that allows it to perform all operations independently.

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Marketing Excellence

Best design win converted into sales through an innovative, comprehensive marketing program (social, direct, web, etc).

  • North America Winner

    Puget Systems

  • Latin America Winner

    Positivo BGH

North America Winner

Puget Systems

Puget Systems is based in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, WA, and specializes in high performance custom built computers. Emphasizing customization over every aspect of each computer, they offer personal consulting and support. Puget Systems has achieved 70 percent growth in the last year, in their vertical markets of content creation, engineering, and scientific computing. They have emerged as authorities in each of these target-customer communities, building strong, long-term relationships with their clients and earning the distinction of an Intel Partner of the Year.

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Latin America Winner

Positivo BGH

Positivo BGH provides reliable and innovative technology products and services adapted to the diverse needs of their customers. Their solutions drive transformation by improving customers’ entertainment, work and educational experiences. Through an interactive campaign featuring desktops, notebooks and tablets with Intel® Inside, Positivo touched more than 5 million people. They supported this demand generation effort with training for retail sellers and activations in POS systems.

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Marketing Excellence - National Service Providers

Best design win converted into sales through an innovative, comprehensive marketing program (social, direct, web, etc).

  • North America Winner

    PCM

North America Winner

PCM

PCM’s ‘2016 Wintel Summer Games’ was a 6-month long Intel® and Microsoft marketing campaign. The goal of the campaign was to increase sales of 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based devices and Windows 10 devices. The multi-faceted campaign comprised outreach over social channels including LinkedIn and Facebook. It leveraged digital advertising on the Web and via email; and it reached potential customers through face-to-face events and training sessions. The success of this program resulted in an increase in sales of 25 percent year-over-year.

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Public Sector

Recognizing solutions incorporating technology in the classroom.

  • North America Winner

    CDW Healthcare

North America Winner

CDW Healthcare

In 2016, CDW drove over $1.7B of revenue through the delivery of industry leading healthcare solutions. This included their continued focus on developing unique solutions addressing the senior care sector. CDW architected and implemented a comprehensive Population Health Management Solution in conjunction with Intel® and its partners, to enhance the care of seniors as they age at home or in a long-term care facility.

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Server Platform

Recognizing server infrastructure delivering agility, reliability, and security for datacenter.

  • North America Winner

    ePlus, Inc.

  • Latin America Winner

    Soluciones Informáticas Argentinas S.A.

North America Winner

ePlus, Inc.

ePlus, Inc. provides data security with the ability to manage that data on premise and/or in the cloud by championing a hybrid, on premise solution utilizing the power, efficiency, and performance of Intel® technology. ePlus possesses the expertise to understand the complexity of customer requirements, the engineering skills to design cohesive solutions, the partner relationships to be able to offer a variety of products along with an excellent understanding of their capabilities, and the professional services to support the customer.

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Latin America Winner

Soluciones Informáticas Argentinas S.A.

Soluciones Informáticas Argentinas S.A. is an Argentinean company founded in 1984. It is focused on the manufacturing of high quality and performance IT equipment. SIASA addresses the long-term IT needs of enterprise businesses and government agencies. They have earned a well-deserved position as leaders in the Argentina market.

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Network Function Virtualization

Recognizing the best solutions applying virtualization to network infrastructure in the telecom space.

  • North America Winner

    World Wide Technology

  • Latin America Winner

    SDC Engenharia de Sistemas Ltda.

North America Winner

World Wide Technology

The telco, service provider and enterprise customer is faced with the increasing complexity and vendor landscape of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solutions. World Wide Technology (WWT) provides customers with best-of-breed NFV solutions that have been tested and validated, and a venue to perform their own testing to ensure the solutions are production ready. WWT is able to validate NFV solutions 4X faster than in the past–cutting 6-12 months of validation time down to 90 days. This time savings produced a reduction in overall costs by 30 percent.

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Latin America Winner

SDC Engenharia de Sistemas Ltda.

SDC has remained at the forefront of the technology industry, working in automotive industrial automation in the 1980s, intelligence in telephone services in the 1990s, and since then, in the convergence between the analog and digital worlds to improve production processes through the use of IP resources, Cloud Services, Internet of Things (IoT) and High Performance Computing (HPC). SDC has been recognized as Intel’s Partner of the Year in Latin America for NFV for its telecom business model, delivering custom servers as-a-service for a client running a large contact center. This model allowed for SDC’s customer to experience exponential growth in both revenue and customer base.

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Training for Results

Reaching broadly within your organization with training.

  • North America Winner

    Insight

  • Latin America Winner

    Sidercom Tecnologia

North America Winner

Insight

Insight is a leader in providing smart, cutting-edge technology solutions for organizations of all sizes. From developing unique strategies to delivering the products, services and expertise, they help businesses run more efficiently through Intelligent Technology Solutions™. Insight’s commitment to leveraging Intel® resources such as Direct Reseller Edge to train their sales reps has been a pillar of the partnership. Their Direct Reseller Edge utilization metrics are in a league of their own—year in and year out. In addition, Insight has consistently played an important role in helping Intel evolve and improve the Direct Reseller Edge training platform.

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Latin America Winner

Sidercom Tecnologia

Brazil-based Sidercom has supplied 250 thousand Intel®-based devices in the last 10 years, one-third of those delivered to public education customers. Sidercom credits the training provided by Intel as instrumental in winning a substantial piece of business from the Minas Gerais Court of Justice. The training helped Sidercom successfully position the management and security features of Intel vPro technology--benefits that had clear advantages for their customer. Sidercom is further expanding its presence with their expertise in IoT.

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