IT distributor Axiz has proved to be a value-add industry leader. It was the clear winner at the annual Channelwise Awards, walking away with a whopping seven out of the nine category awards, including the highly coveted Distributor of the Year award. Resellers named Axiz their top distributor in several categories, including servers, storage, networking, end-user devices, software, components and accessories, and cloud computing.
The Channelwise Awards pay tribute to and celebrate the year’s top-performing vendors and distributors, as voted by the IT channel itself. More than 1 000 resellers vote for the various candidates, indicating the consensus of the market towards the chosen nominees and winners.
The awards, which faced fierce competition from distributors across the region, also recognise the hard work of the South African channel community, acknowledging significant commitment and achievement, and highlighting outstanding performance in certain areas.
Craig Brunsden, managing director of Axiz, says: “It’s been an incredible year for Axiz. We recently scooped the Veeam Distributor of the Year for 2018, and are now walking away with seven awards from Channelwise. However, the success doesn’t belong to us alone; our customers and vendors are a massive part of that journey too.
“The year has been one of phenomenal growth and development for our business. We continue to go the extra mile to meet customers’ needs and have seen a very positive response from our ecosystem of partners. Making our partners’ lives easier is at the heart of everything we do, and with the introduction of our digital platform, we are striving to satisfy their needs and provide them with the means to equip their customers with all the technologies they need to support the digital era,” says Brunsden.
“We are thrilled to be named Distributor of the Year for 2018. Our team commit themselves to upskilling and training, to ensure that they can deliver the best quality services to our partners, so this award is a testament to their hard work and dedication,” he adds.
“Innovation is vital in all aspects of our business, and we are lucky to work with vendors and resellers that recognise this, ensuring that together, we remain at the forefront of technology and innovation.”
The annual Channelwise Awards, now in its eighth year, positions itself as SA’s leading barometer on exactly how resellers view and collaborate with their various distributor partners and vendors.
The awards are influenced by resellers, who nominate the products, solutions and programmes that best suit their needs. In addition, resellers rate the service they receive from their suppliers, helping vendors and distributors assess how well they are doing in several areas.
The results of the awards are independently verified and audited, and are an accurate indicator of which distributors are best matching their channel partners’ expectations and satisfying their needs.
The annual awards recognise the vendors and distributors who best met the needs of their reseller partners through various indicators such as logistics, credit availability, ease of doing business and specific enablement capabilities aimed at making the channels’ lives just that little bit easier.