Awingu goes Europe-wide with Ingram Micro
Belgian cloud startup Awingu has inked a pan-European deal with the value division of broadliner Ingram Micro. The distributor, through its teams in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, will push its Smart Global Office, a workspace aggregator that gives users secure access to corporate IT resources such as company applications and data. Leveraging the latest web technologies, Smart Global Office provides a new way of delivering IT services: users can work and collaborate using any device with an HTML5 capable browser independent of whether they are in the office, on the road or work from home. IT administrators don't need to install any client SW or company applications on end-user devices. IT resources remain centrally managed and secure at all times.
Ingram Micro expands professional services offerings through Rollouts acquisition
American broadliner Ingram Micro has acquired Rollouts, an IT services company specializing in providing on-demand field technicians and rapidly-deployable workforces to businesses and IT solution providers throughout the United States and Canada. Rollouts' national technicians network, experienced project management team and extensive online project tracking tool are expected to immediately enhance the high-value portfolio of professional services now available to Ingram Micro channel partners. As an integral part of Ingram Micro Professional Services, Rollouts will build upon its specialization within key vertical markets including retail, healthcare, finance, education and the public sector, to empower Ingram Micro channel partners with the technical expertise and field-deployable resources needed to realize the promise of technology. Rollouts' current CEO Mark Webster will lead the services practice as director, North America Deployment Services, reporting to Greg Richey, director, Professional Services for Ingram Micro.
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.
Nimble Storage signs distribution agreement with Ingram Micro
Nimble Storage, a provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, has unveiled a Pan-European distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, that enables the distributor to sell Nimble Storage's portfolio of flash storage arrays. Through the distribution agreement, Ingram Micro Europe's Advanced Solutions Division will also offer Nimble Storage's SmartStack converged infrastructure solutions to the Nimble Storage partner community and Ingram's broader reseller partners across Europe, through its teams in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Ingram Micro Europe will leverage its relationships with the Cisco channels team and the Cisco partner community across Europe, together with Nimble Storage, to make SmartStack converged infrastructure available to solution providers. Ingram Micro Europe has invested significantly in its Advanced Solutions Division in the areas of pre-sales, technical expertise, demand generation, and reseller enablement services in order to help its channel partners meet the evolving and increasingly complex data management requirements of end-users.