Winners Galore At The DQ Week North Awards

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Channel partners and industry leaders from all over North India gathered at

Hotel Inter-Continental Eros in Nehru Place to witness the 11th Annual The DQ

Week awards on July 6. The 400 strong crowd took part in the felicitation of the

people who have made an indelible impression on the IT channel community of the

region last year.


Sify was the title sponsor for the awards, while D-Link and DigiLink, K7

Computing, Supertron Electronics and Delta were the associate sponsors. Also

associated with the awards were Sybase as the Business Intelligence Partner,

Royal Challenge as the Beverage Partner and EMC as the Information

Infrastructure Award Partner.

The award night was supported by twin channel partner associations of Delhi,


In his opening speech, Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, The DQ Week thanked the

channel community for their attendance. He spoke about the positive aspects of

the national budget, which was announced on July 6. Ahmad also touched upon the

'Unique ID Card Project' undertaken by the government and headed by Nandan

Nikelani. He elaborated that the channel partners have a big role to play in

bringing the project to prominence and propelling it to success.


The evening kicked off with a visual presentation by Sify. Anil Pant,

VP-Channel Sales, Sify and Shiv Nath Ghosh, VP-Enterprise Application Services,

Sify spoke about the importance of making profit during this downturn and how a

partnership with Sify can allow the channel community can achieve just that. The

company also invited on stage one of its prominent partners to tell the

gathering about the benefits of doing business with Sify and also the edge that

the company's services offering provide to the channel partners.

Rajan Arora of Megahertz Infotech said that one of the things that he liked

about working with Sify was the high level of assistance that the company

provides to its channel partners. On a personal note, Arora informed the

audience that since he had partnered with Sify, because of their offerings he

was now able to add an additional revenue of Rs 40-50 lakh per month.


Best Channel Partner

Jammu: AGM Sales Corporation

Srinagar: Nice Computers

Shimla: Ace Infotech Solutions

Amritsar: Kwality Enterprises

Ludhiana: Secant Technologies

Ambala: Computer Touch

Karnal: Infotech Computers and Communications

Jabalpur: Microland Computers

Jaipur: Superline Computer

Udaipur: Shree Vinayak Computers

Dehradun: Strategic Marketing

Allahabad: Tritech Enterprises

Ghaziabad: Aadhar Computech

Gorakhpur: Jalan Distributors

Agra: MKG Infotech

Jhansi: Hari Computers

Kanpur: Comexcell Technologies

Lucknow: Docket Care Systems

Meerut: Foretek Systems

Varanasi: Life Computers

Bhopal: Latest Information Technology

Raipur: Balaji Computer


Best Retailer: Atlantic Technologies

Best Sub-distributor: Paramatrix

Best SI: Spectra Compu-Tech


Best SI: Progression Infonet

Best Sub-distributor: Jain Peripherals


Best Retailer: Computer Gallery

Best Sub-distributor: VSN International


Best Media Reseller: JMD Infotech

Best Software Reseller: Futuresoft Solutions

Best Retail

Gold: Computer Land

Silver: Unique Infoways

Best Reseller

Gold: Graphline Computers

Silver: Alsun Systems

Best SI

Gold: Progressive Infotech

Silver:Team Computers

Best Sub-distributor

Gold: Kadam Marketing

Silver: Compute Empire

Presentations were made by various distinguished members of the IT community.

The evening also saw some special awards being given away in conjunction with

channel associations. The DQ Week-CMDA Upcoming Entrepreneur of the year award

was bagged by Sudhir Midha of Sumangalam International. Puneet Singhal,

President, CMDA gave away the award.

The most touching moment of the ceremony was when PCAIT awarded the annual

The DQ Week-PCAIT Ashish Aggarwal Memorial Trophy. In a speech delivered

straight from the heart, Saket Kapur, General Secretary, PCAIT recalled Ashish

with fondness. Reminiscing about Ashish, Kapur said, “Ashish was a go-getter.

The amount that he achieved in a short time was amazing. He took over a well

established business from his dad and then went on to take it to bigger things.

He was snatched away from us very early but we all recall the qualities that

made him special. And those are the very same qualities that we see in our

winner Gurpreet.”


The entire executive council of PCAIT came on the stage to honor Gurpreet

Singh Bhatia of Arrow Technologies.

Madhura Khasnobis

Naresh Kohli of

JMD Infotech receiving the award for the Best Media Reseller, Delhi from

Prasanto Kumar Roy, Chief Editor, The DQ Week
Prasanto Kumar

Roy, Chief Editor, The DQ Week giving away the award for Best Software

Reseller from Delhi to Futuresoft Solutions
DP Sinha of

Graphline Computers getting the Gold award in the Best Reseller category for

Delhi from Prasanto Kumar Roy, Chief Editor, The DQ Week
Sunil Gupta of

Alsun Systems getting the Silver award in the Best Reseller category for

Delhi from Prasanto Kumar Roy, Chief Editor, The DQ Week
Mahesh Tomar and

Girish Goyal from Team Computers receiving the Silver award in the Best

System Integrator category for Delhi from Prasanto Kumar Roy, Chief Editor,

The DQ Week
Prateek Garg of

Progressive Infotech receiving the Gold award in the Best System Integrator

category for Delhi from Prasanto Kumar Roy, Chief Editor, The DQ Week
Anil Pant,

VP-Channel Sales, Sify informing partners about the exciting service

offerings from Sify
Deepak Kumar,

National Manager-Channel Sales and Programs, EMC International giving away

The DQ Week-EMC Best Information Infrastructure Partner for Delhi to Mahesh

Tomar and KK Kaushik of Team Computers
The DQ Week-CMDA

Upcoming Entrepreneur of the Year award was given to Sumangalam


Ashish Aggarwal Memorial Trophy award was given to Arrow Technologies

to right: Post awards partners took time out to meet & interact with

representatives from Sybase, EMC & Delta, the associate sponsors