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SHI Shatters Revenue Records with $4.6 Billion in Revenue for the First Half of 2018

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Every division, top partners, and AWS services all exceeded 20
percent growth as SHI prepares for further expansion

SHI
International Corp.
, one of North America's top 10 largest IT
solutions providers, hit a record $4.6 billion in revenue for the first
half of 2018, shattering last year's record by 21 percent. The growth
came from across the organization, as every division, top partners, and
AWS services all achieved double-digit jumps year over year. At the same
time, SHI crossed other milestones, including breaking ground on SHI
Austin's future home.

SHI's Public Sector division led growth, with a 26 percent rise over
last year. The Commercial and Strategic Enterprise division and the
Corporate and SMB division both grew 22 percent year over year. France
led international sales with 50 percent growth.

Microsoft, Dell, HP Inc., and Cisco—SHI's top four partners—all grew at
least 23 percent over the same period last year, while Adobe, Apple, and
Symantec—three other top 10 partners—rose at least 20 percent. Among
SHI's emerging partners, Palo Alto led the way, growing 162 percent year
over year.

SHI's investment in obtaining additional AWS technical certifications
and expanding its AWS services over the past 12 months led to 62 percent
year-over-year growth in AWS revenue in the first half of 2018. SHI
achieved Managed Service Provider Partner status from AWS in October
2017, followed by VMware Cloud on AWS certification in March, with
further certifications soon to be announced.

"Worldwide, the public cloud services market is projected to grow 21
percent in 2018 to nearly $200 billion," said Thai Lee, President and
CEO of SHI. "While SaaS remains the largest segment of the cloud market,
IaaS is the fastest growing this year. SHI's credibility in the cloud
marketplace helps us support the critical goals of cost and usage
optimization. We've been staffing up our cloud resources in every
customer vertical to better support the unique needs of each, and we are
working closely with our valued partners to make our customers' business
and IT initiatives a reality."

For the first time, SHI topped 4,000 employees during the first half of
2018 as it continued aggressive hiring to support growth. SHI is
planning for further expansion, breaking ground on its Garza Ranch
project, which will be SHI
Austin's new headquarters
as of January 2020.

For more information, please visit www.shi.com
and blog.shi.com.

ABOUT SHI

Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $8.5 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 4,000
employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned
Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 9th among CRN's
Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For
more information, visit https://www.SHI.com.

Press Resources:

SHI Corporate Website: http://www.SHI.com
SHI
Blog: http://blog.SHI.com
SHI
Twitter Handle: @SHI_Intl

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