By Paul Barthram
STME have been awarded ‘distributor of the year’ by parent company StorageTek for achieving sky high sales in storage solutions over the past year.
STME have been awarded ‘distributor of the year’ by parent company StorageTek for defying market expectations and overseeing an unexpected sales increase in the past year.STME, the Middle East region’s leading provider of enterprise storage solutions beat off stiff competition from StorageTek’s other partners around the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa including distributors in Europe and Africa, to claim the award at the 2003 StorageTek International Conference.“The IT sector as a whole anticipated 2002 to be a challenging year, but STME succeeded in beating our sales target for StorageTek’s solutions, and we’re delighted to set the pace for the entire EEMEA region,” said STME’s chairman and founder Peter Aubrey on collecting the honour, at the presentation in Colorado, America.Aubrey said he was happy with the progress of STME and felt confident the company would continue to build upon its market share. “Even in the current economic climate, companies need reliable solutions to backup and store their core business data,” he said.STME has been the channel partners of StorageTek for the past fifteen years, with names such as Saudi Aramco, Emirates Bank and Vodaphone Egypt using the company’s services. The distributor’s recent success has been put down to new deals with the region’s broadcasting, education, and telecom industries.While at the conference to accept the award, Aubrey revealed STME’s strategy for introducing StorageTek’s new tape-based solutions to the region in 2003. STME is to offer clients backup management as well as email storage and recovery, which it plans to target at prospective clients in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE.