SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SHI International Corp., one of North America’s top 15 largest IT solutions providers, capped 2015 with a record $6.8 billion in revenue, an increase of 14 percent year over year. Aided by well-balanced revenue from four of its key sales divisions, SHI had a banner year all around, adding 400 new employees for a total workforce of 3,200, and earning a slew of awards and recognitions for its strong partnerships and consistent, outstanding growth.
“Growth came from all sides in 2015 as we strengthened longtime partnerships, cultivated new ones, expanded resources, and reinvested in our team and facilities,” said Thai Lee, President and CEO of SHI International Corp. “2015 not only reshaped what technologies organizations purchase and deploy, but also the ways they license, consume, and manage IT assets. This past year, we maintained our focus on the changing needs of our customers and continued to adjust our business to help solve their evolving IT challenges. We are well positioned to extend our global leadership in delivering coordinated end-user, security, cloud, and data center solutions that enable our customers—and SHI—continued growth.”
SHI’s Strategic Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise, Corporate, and Public Sector divisions contributed nearly equally to the total revenue for the year, and growth outside the U.S. was steady, with SHI’s Canada, U.K., and France divisions each posting double-digit growth. In addition, SHI recognized over $1 billion in revenue from cloud products and solutions.
Even SHI’s largest, and perhaps most mature, partnership—Microsoft—grew more than 12 percent in 2015, as SHI remained Microsoft’s largest North American and global channel partner.
SHI’s top 10 partners remained stable overall, with nine of 2014’s top 10 returning, including Dell, HP Inc. and HP Enterprise (which split in 2015), VMware, Symantec, Lenovo, Adobe, and Apple. Cisco also ranked as a Top 10 SHI partner for the first time in 2015 and was the fastest-growing among that group, finishing up over 40 percent year over year.
SHI continued its longtime strategy of reinvesting in its business and expanded its team to 3,200 in 2015, with more than 900 employees in Texas, and more than 1,500 in New Jersey. Of the 400 new hires, 200 were in sales, and 180 were in pre-sales or professional services roles, a balance that ensures SHI won’t outgrow its ability to provide technical expertise and world-class customer service. Additional support resources fueled the rapid growth of emerging partners such as Tableau, Splunk, and Pure Storage.
SHI broke ground on a new, expanded Integration Center that will open later this month, greatly expanding its capacity to support complex end-user and data center hardware roll-outs. In addition, SHI was awarded SEWP V contracts, extending its ability to pursue business with federal government customers.
2015 was also a year for awards and accolades celebrating SHI’s growth and strong partnerships. In the past year, SHI:
- Ranked 12th among CRN’s 2015 Solution Provider 500
- Won the CRN 2015 Triple Crown Award for its rapid growth, technical expertise, and overall revenues
- Was named to the Austin American-Statesman’s Top Workplaces 2015
- Earned Partner of the Year awards from Adobe, Cisco, Dell, F5, Fortinet, Kaspersky, Sophos, VEEAM, and VMware.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $6 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 3,000 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 15th among CRN's Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.SHI.com.