FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, announced today that Alison Ryan has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering compute and storage solutions designed to address real-world Big Data challenges. SGI's market focus spans the government, manufacturing, life sciences, media and content, financial services, and cloud industries. The company develops, markets, and sells a broad line of low-cost, mid-range and high-end scale-out and scale-up servers and data storage solutions, as well as differentiating software that is used by a variety of customers in the public, private and commercial sectors. SGI works with a select group of leading channel partners globally to deliver meaningful technology solutions to the world's most dynamic businesses. For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales. "The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director at CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products, and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com ."A growing and thriving channel ecosystem is key to SGI's success and we are proud that Alison has been recognized again as a champion in this area for the second year in a row," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "She has played a critical role in developing the Channel Network Program to jointly leverage SGI and partner expertise to drive into new business. Her recognition as a Channel Chief indicates the value that she brings to the company and our channel partners." About UBM Tech Channel ( www.ubmchannel.com ) UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com . UBM llc ( www.ubm.com ) UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com About SGI SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit sgi.com for more information.