IQ Sys named BEST Citrix Distributor 2009

Glasgow, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 17, 2009 -- IQ Sys has been named ‘Best Citrix Distributor, UK / Ire / SA’ at the prestigious Citrix Select Awards for the fourth year running.

Named Best Citrix Distributor in the UK, Ireland and South Africa at a packed ceremony in Munich this week, IQ Sys' win marked the fourth time the company has walked away with the industry's most respected award since 2006. Part of the leading European distribution group SCHd , the Citrix specialist's track record of value delivery and market leading distribution capabilities were pivotal in securing the coveted prize.

“We are delighted to have won this award. It's an affirmation of the growth strategy we have in place and is a testament to the hard working, talented team that have made such success possible," said Sean Fane, Managing Director at IQ Sys.

"Equally important, however, have been the close relationships we have established with resellers across the country. By working side-by-side we have enabled them to build more successful Citrix solutions and resolve more end user customer IT challenges than ever before. Our success is directly related to that of our partners and they have played a major role in making this the most successful Citrix partnership in the UK.

"I think the win also underlines the value of being part of a specialist distribution group which has a fantastic reputation for achieving sustained, profitable growth. Access to supportive infrastructure within a financially stable group with a common vision has meant that IQ Sys can focus even more exclusively on value solution development around Citrix.”

IQ Sys was acquired by SCH Distribution (SCHd) - part of the SCH Group, Europe’s largest independent technology business - in July 2009. Combining the Citrix specialists' UK market leader status with its already strong position in Citrix solutions and services, the combined entity accounts for over 60% of British sales based on current figures.

Joining the SCHd group has also allowed IQ Sys to extend its reach as part of a premier and established distribution group that has market leading relationships with all the key vendors, including HP, IBM, Sun, Symantec and VMware. The combined entity also has a leading position in server and storage capabilities.

“IQ Sys' record-breaking four award wins in a row is a remarkable achievement that highlights our strategic commitment to grow our distribution business to be THE Specialist Distributor. We are seeing an explosion of growth around applications, server and desktop virtualisation, and IQ Sys plays a key role in our long term strategy to continuously evolve and grow our capabilities around all leading and new technologies," said Paul Eccleston, SCH Group Director responsible for distribution.

About SCH Distribution (SCHd)

SCH Distribution (SCHd) has over 25 years experience of helping UK resellers gain channel advantage. Its companies supply leading technology brands to computer resellers including on-line retailers, mail order, systems integrators and value added resellers. SCHd operates through the market leading brands of ETC in the UK, France and The Netherlands, in addition to Interchange in the UK and Bestware in France. Moreover, in the UK, SCHd recently acquired Interface Solutions (ISI), the UK’s largest IBM, Lenovo and Sun distributor. In July 2009, it acquired IQ Sys, the distribution market leader with Citrix in the UK. SCHd is part of SCH, Europe’s largest independent technology group, and accounts for over 40 % of annual group turnover, which is approaching £1 billion annually.

For further information on how SCHd can help create channel advantage see [http://www.schd-services.com]

Media contacts: Judy Groves T: 0121 766 2580 / judy.groves@sch-group.com / Louise Acton T: 07595 355 938 / louise.acton@btinternet.com

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