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Dimension Data Named To The 2014 CRN Tech Elite 250 List

Global ICT solutions and services provider named to CRN's list for fourth consecutive year; recognized for its deep technical expertise and premier certifications for data center, communications and cloud services in North America

NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, announced today that it has been named to CRN's fourth annual list of the Tech Elite 250. The Tech Elite 250 companies represent an exceptional group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors. This is the fourth consecutive year that Dimension Data has been listed as a Tech Elite 250 company.

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In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with The Channel Company's research group to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications – from vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and Symantec – have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, services and support to their North American customers.

Named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing & Professional Services for four consecutive years, Dimension Data provides clients with a complete range of integrated data center and public, private and hybrid cloud services, as well as services in other core areas, such as network integration, enterprise mobility, and unified communications and collaboration. The company has expanded its partnerships with Cisco, Microsoft and Citrix, among others, and received numerous partnership awards from companies including Polycom and FireEye. Dimension Data was also named to CRN's 2014 Managed Service Provider (MSP) Elite 150 for its strong mix of on-premise and off-premise data center services and ranked number eleven on CRN's 2013 Solutions Provider (SP) 500 list. As part of the SP 500, Dimension Data was named "Company of the Year" for its acceleration in the cloud- and services-driven IT arena.

"The solution providers highlighted on our annual Tech Elite 250 have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained industry credibility by investing in the IT certifications necessary to stay competitive and deliver the highest level of service to their customers," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "These featured solution providers have enhanced and strengthened their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the biggest names in IT. We congratulate these organizations and look forward to their continued success."

"We're honored to be recognized for the fourth year in a row as part of CRN's Tech Elite 250," said Mark Slaga, chief executive officer at Dimension Data Americas. "Through our commitment to training and certification in best-of-breed enterprise technology, we hold more than 15,000 partner and technology certifications worldwide. As a result, our teams are uniquely qualified to deliver the highly-specific skills and expertise to help clients integrate and implement solutions that enable business growth and innovation."

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc., is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.


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