United States: broadliner Tech Data has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Signature Technology Group, a provider of data center and professional services throughout North America. STG's services will be offered through Tech Data's Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division, the company's data center business in the Americas. STG's data center services enable solution providers across all verticals to maximize their clients' technology investments, strategically improve service levels, reduce risk, and contain costs. STG offers partner-led IT professional services that deploy technology physically and virtually, cloud assessments and migrations, and technical staffing to ensure that IT departments have skilled resources and coverage. The STG team holds certifications across 23 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and its technicians, deployed in customers' IT environments, support over 300,000 devices throughout North America. Founded in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1990, STG was named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies List in 2014, the CRN Fast Growth 150 in 2013, and the CRN Fast Growth 100 in 2012. Charles Layne, president and chief executive officer at STG, along with the entire STG team, will join Tech Data. He will assume the role of president, Signature Technology Group at Tech Data and report directly to Bartlett in the company's AIS division.
Ingram Micro gets serious on 3D printing
Broadliner Ingram Micro has opened up a new BU dedicated to 3D Printing and Scanning at the European level. The manager of this new BU is Rudolf Ehrmanntraut, Senior Manager 3D Printing and Scanning Europe. He is charged with setting up a European competence center for reseller pre- and post-sale support and training and drive the company’s continued expansion in this space. Currently, Ingram Micro distributes products from 3DSystems, Leapfrog and RepRap through its offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This offer will be extended, to answer more efficiently to the growing demand of resellers and end users throughout Europe.
More supply chain expertise for Ingram Micro
American broadliner Ingram Micro has appointed Markus Schmücker as executive director, Supply Chain Solutions, Europe, to oversee the development of its activities across the continent, which include providing the logistical support for vendors and retailers. Markus was previously working for Arvato as Managing Director, Supply Chain Solutions, arvato UK & Ireland. Ingram Micro plans to use his knowledge in supply chain to standardize its capabilities and solutions available from its 15 primary Advanced Logistics Centers within Europe.
LATAM: American broadliner Tech Data has completed the sale of its business operations in Chile and Peru to its nemesis Ingram Micro. The distributor also plans to exit its operations in Uruguay. These steps will enable Tech Data to focus its investment and development efforts on expanding its Latin America export business in Miami and its operations in Mexico, a larger and more developed IT market. The distributor recently appointed industry veteran Eduardo Coronado as managing director, Tech Data Mexico. In this role, Coronado leads the strategic direction of the Company's sales and operations efforts in Mexico.
Ingram in the cloud with Microsoft
Broadliner Ingram Micro had unveiled its European participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The program is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities by enabling channel partners to provision, bundle, invoice, manage and support Microsoft Cloud offerings including Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune subscriptions with greater ease and efficiency. The first Ingram Micro European countries to participate in Microsoft's CSP program include Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, with central and eastern Europe following shortly thereafter.
Ingram Micro Italia SpA
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