September 03, 2013

SAMSUNG Enterprise Business Division Celebrates Prestigious Channel Award Wins

Ridgefield Park, NJ, September 3, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has been recognized with recent honors from UBM, a provider of IT channel focused events, media and research, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the channel. UBM’s CRN Magazine recognized Samsung for its standing in the 2013 Annual Report Card (ARC), a prestigious study considered the benchmark for measuring excellence in the IT Channel and recognizes top-rated vendor partners. Samsung was also recognized for XCellence in Healthcare and Education during UBM’s XChange event on August 21st and 22nd in Washington D.C.

“It’s one of Samsung’s goals to develop programs and products that target the needs of our partners in growing vertical markets, such as healthcare and education, which makes receiving these awards particularly gratifying,” said Richard Hutton, Director of Channel Marketing for Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “We look forward to building on our momentum as we continue to grow our channel and develop new initiatives to help our partners bring cutting-edge technologies to their customers.”

“CRN’s Annual Report Card”
Samsung was recognized as the overall category winner for Flat Panel Displays 19"-30" on CRN’s Annual Report Card (ARC). The company tied for the support sub-category and won for the product innovation sub-category for Flat Panel Displays. CRN’s Annual Report Card surveyed more than 2,200 solution providers across 18 product and service categories and results were based on direct feedback from providers. Respondents evaluated their satisfaction with vendor partners on criteria within three major areas: product innovation, support and partnership.

“XChange Public Sector 2013 XCellence Awards”
Samsung was also recognized for its Healthcare and Education Programs, winning the UBM XChange Public Sector 2013 XCellence Award in both categories. These awards were based on selections by attendees at the 2013 XChange Public Sector event and highlighted the vendor companies that were deemed Best in Show by attending channel partners.

Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content at UBM Tech Channel said, “The winners of the 2013 XChange Public Sector XCellence Awards have shown not only their commitment to understanding the unique dynamics of the public sector, but their ability to deliver real-world solutions as government agencies evolve at a breakneck pace.”

CRN’s ARC will appear in the October 28 issue. For more information, please visit http://www.crn.com/.

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales.  We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC).  For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US $187 billion. To discover more, please visit samsung.com.