Ingram Micro takes cloud business global
Capitalizing on its success in North America, broadliner Ingram Micro is now expanding its Ingram Micro Cloud into a worldwide services organization that will specialize locally and scale globally to accelerate the adoption of cloud services. First launched in North America, the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is a transactional online marketplace for channel partners and IT professionals to educate themselves, browse, buy, deploy and manage a comprehensive suite of cloud services with ease and efficiency directly from Ingram Micro. Under the new worldwide organization, Ingram Micro's online marketplace, which features more than 200 solutions and 70 vendors, will adopt a global platform that is built to enhance the marketplace's capabilities and introduce a new series of cloud management services. As part of Ingram Micro's new global cloud organization, Turker Sokullu, president and founder of Softcom, now also serves as vice president cloud platform and product design, Ingram Micro. Renee Bergeron, vice president cloud computing, has expanded her role to include global cloud sales and marketing. Both executives report directly to Dave and are supported by a growing team of cloud services professionals.
VentureTech Network crosses the Atlantic
United Kingdom: broadliner Ingram Micro has launched its VentureTech Network (VTN) partner community in the country. The United Kingdom is the first country in Europe to be covered by VTN, established by Ingram Micro 15 years ago in the United States. VTN is an exclusive network of independent resellers who share ideas, resources, and technologies in a non-competitive environment. VTN makes it possible for members to easily partner with one another and to turn a local or regional business into a nationwide or multiregional operation. The network offers access to technology best practices, best-in-class solutions, and industry-leading service deployment through Ingram Micro partners. As part of the community, VTN members have the opportunity to network with and learn from other successful resellers, share best practices, leverage capabilities, and have greater visibility of vendors and market evolution. Mark Williams, Client Services Director of Wavex, will serve as VTN UK's first council President. To date, almost 20 resellers have already joined the new network.
Ingram Micro stores on Toshiba
Japanese vendor Toshiba has expanded its storage partnership with broadliner Ingram Micro to whole Europe. From now on, Ingram Micro is allowed to distribute Toshiba SSD and hard drives throughout Europe, through its offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
Vincenzo Baggio : from Ingram to Tech Data
Italy: Vincenzo Baggio, the former manager of broadliner Ingram Micro, has joined its competitor Tech Data as new country director, following the departure of Ernesto Quingles.
Tech Data Europe appoints Senior Vice President, Operations
Tech Data Europe has appointed Johan Vandenbussche to the new position of senior vice president, Operations. In this role, Vandenbussche will lead the Operations unit in Tech Data Europe, including overall responsibility for HR, Logistics, IT coordination and the company's internal consulting team, which focuses on the standardization and enhancement of working practices across its country operations. He will join the company's European Executive Board and will report to Néstor Cano, President Europe. For the last 15 years Vandenbussche served as a senior international executive with Tech Data's arch-nemesis Ingram Micro, variously holding responsibility as vice president for regional operations, M&A in Europe and the company's pan-European business unit.