SAN DIEGO – Technology Integration Group (TIG)
, the premier IT systems integrator with locations throughout the US and in Asia, today announced that the company has been named to the inaugural Diverse 100 list by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list, created by the Everything Channel editorial and research team, focuses on solution provider organizations that have a founder, CEO or president that is a member of a recognized minority group. The Diverse 100 are ranked by revenue and include women, disabled individuals, veterans and Americans of Asian, African and Hispanic decent.
CRN decided to present this information this year as a service to its readership. Often, government contractors are required to use minority-owned suppliers for a portion of a particular contract. Identifying minority-run solution providers offers those contractors a ready reference. In addition, it allows the entire readership to familiarize themselves with companies they may be unaware of, and with which they may be able to partner.
Highly involved in diversity councils around the US, TIG is a affiliated with 14 regional National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) chapters, and is a Corporate Plus® member of the NMSDC. Corporate Plus is a membership program for the highest caliber minority business enterprises which have the proven capacity to handle national contracts for major corporations. Of over 16,000 NMSDC certified minority businesses, less than 100 have achieved Corporate Plus member designation.
In addition to having a diversity program and a full-time diversity manager on staff at TIG, the company maintains a formal, written plan which aids in achieving a significant degree of minority and female representation at all levels. The company also has a business mentoring program which helps other small minority owned businesses to grow and realize success.
“We are pleased to be named to the inaugural Diverse 100 list by CRN Magazine,” said Bruce Geier, TIG President and CEO. “Diversity is a core value at TIG, and we are committed to creating an environment where diversity will flourish not only within our own company, but in those organizations with which we do business.”
"CRN recognizes that successful organizations embrace diversity. A philosophy of inclusion is good for companies and for the industry at large. With this inaugural project we will highlight the benefits and best practices VARs can glean from creating a diverse workforce and showcase some of the leading minority-led solution providers in the market today," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.
A special feature on the Diverse 100 is in the August issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com
A premier ISO 9001:2008 certified IT systems integrator, TIG has over 29 years of experience providing customers with best-in-class technology solutions. A financially stable computing technology provider, TIG has remained profitable every year since the company’s founding in 1981. An award-winning Certified Minority Enterprise, certified Small Business, and a Corporate Plus® member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), TIG is a leading diversity supplier to organizations nationwide. In addition to the company’s headquarters in San Diego, TIG has offices located in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boise, Boulder, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Irvine, Las Vegas, Los Alamitos, Philadelphia, Torrance, Richmond, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco Bay area, Seattle, Tampa, and Shanghai, China. For more information visit www.TIG.com.
Everything Channel 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, Everything 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. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com
About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.