Ingram Micro gets global cloud force in place
Broadliner Ingram Micro has amassed a 300-strong force of dedicated cloud experts to execute its global cloud plans and is expanding the team further to cope with demand. Earlier this year the distribution giant unveiled its Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace plans at its Global Cloud Summit in Florida, which it claimed would offer a complete ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions to enable simple and rapid cloud adoption. Resellers would also have access to a number of "white glove" services including technical sales engineering, migration, remote infrastructure management and service desk. Initially rolled out in the US earlier this month, the initiative is set to be unveiled in Canada next month, Mexico in August and Europe for Q4.
Brand launch positions Ingram Micro for the future
American broadliner Ingram Micro has launched a new company brand identity. This new, global brand has a bold, modern look and feel, signaling the company's leadership in technology and supply chain services. With recent investments in growth over the past couple of years, this new brand is part of creating a platform of new capabilities and services whereby Ingram Micro helps businesses fully realize the promise of technology. The bold new look incorporates a blue that is both eye-catching and pleasing, while the letters convey the strength and dependability of a true, world-class leader. The tilt of the G signals acceleration and agility, while its virtual absence reinforces transparency and the company's unique insights. Agility, insight and dependability, these are all qualities valued by Ingram Micro's partners.
Ingram promotes Patrick Barré
An EDHEC Alumni, Patrick Barré, who was until now CFO for the French subsidiary of broadliner Ingram Micro, has been promoted to Southern Europe Finance Director for the distributor, effectively managing finances in Italy and Spain, beside France.
Ingram Micro selected as IBM Global Training Provider
Building on its worldwide technical services and training expertise, American broadliner Ingram Micro has been selected as an authorized IBM Global Training Provider (GTP). As an authorized GTP, Ingram Micro becomes one of five companies authorized to provide the complete portfolio of software and systems courses from IBM Training. Ingram Micro Training will launch its new IBM Training in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America in the second quarter and then expand its IBM services worldwide to approximately 100 countries.
Ingram Micro expands mobility services offerings with acquisition of Global Mobility Products
Canada: broadliner Ingram Micro has acquired Global Mobility Products, a provider of mobile reverse logistics, repair and asset recovery services. As Ingram Micro Mobility further extends its reach into the Canadian mobility market, the acquisition of GMP is expected to provide the business with a superior, end-to-end forward and reverse logistics value proposition, enhancing the company's ability to provide a full suite of wireless device lifecycle services in Canada. GMP's customers include Canada's largest mobile operators and retailers, as well as leading manufacturers. GMP's high-touch services include reverse logistics, asset recovery and repair services for device refurbishing and reselling from contract customers and the open market. The company also provides returns management and creates adaptive programs to meet customer-specific applications. Providing services at approximately 3,000 retail locations through its recently acquired 4,250 sqm repair facility, GMP provides Ingram Micro Mobility customers with added capabilities and value-added services to supplement its already robust suite of offerings.