SHI Direct

The power of SHI International at your fingertips

SHI Direct offers customers an easy and convenient way to access SHI's unrivaled IT hardware catalog, without the need to commit to to a fully managed business account.

From humble beginnings in 1989, SHI International has become one of the world’s largest providers of technology solutions, including hardware and software from thousands of vendors. It’s a business built on relationships and the personal touch.

It’s this experience that leads to SHI developing long-term, deeply loyal, relationships with our larger customers. But we also remember what it’s like to be a fast-growing business that just needs access to solutions quickly, with the minimum of fuss and red tape.

SHI Direct is a new offering that gives you access to SHI’s immense catalog of hardware items, plus selected world-class services, without the need to commit to a managed business account.

Simply browse the catalog, create an account and purchase. As simple as that.

Get started with SHI Direct today

Ready to experience the full SHI Effect?

Of course, SHI Direct is just a new way to enjoy the benefits of doing business with – and through – SHI. When the time’s right to engage with one of our software licensing, managed services, or support SMEs, we’re ready to help transition you from an SHI Direct account into a fully managed SHI customer with a dedicated account team and all the expertise you could wish for.

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Thai Lee
"We don't 'target' customers, we talk to them. We understand where they are and where they need to go. Then we help them select, deploy, and manage the technology that will get them there."

Our Co-Founder, President, and CEO: Thai Lee

Since co-founding a regional, software-only reseller named Software House International in 1989, Thai Lee has served as the only President and CEO of the global IT solutions provider now recognized as the largest Minority & Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the United States.

In addition to her responsibilities at SHI, Thai is Dean of the Advisory Board at Harvard University, a Life Trustee of Amherst College, and proud mom to two great kids!

SHI at a glance

Nationally certified as a woman-and minority-owned business

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

National Minority Supplier Development Council

Consistent growth since 1989


2022 gross sales


Customer retention rate

Global presence throughout North America, EMEA, and Asia-Pac


Employees worldwide


Technical resources

The partner you can rely on to be there for you, for good

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Forbes' America’s Largest Private Companies

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Forbes' America's Best Midsize Employers


CRN‘s Solution Provider 500

Friendly, knowledgeable, and well-connected
— we’re ready when you are

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Accelerate IT modernization with cloud and data center infrastructure

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Prioritize employee experience with modern workplace solutions

End-user computing solutions that drive productivity and collaboration

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Protect your employees, data, and infrastructure

Advanced cybersecurity solutions and managed services

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Rationalize and optimize IT investments

Simplify your spend across the full
IT lifecycle