Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, and broadliner Ingram Micro have announced a distribution partnership in the United Kingdom which enables Ingram Micro to distribute the Atos unified communications and collaboration (UCC) portfolio, marketed under the Unify brand, through its local Specialty Solution division.
With particular focus on the rapidly growing cloud market, the agreement will make available the entire range of Unify products to Ingram Micro reseller partners in the UK, including the range of OpenScape UCC products and Circuit, a leading enterprise collaboration solution delivered through the cloud to organisations from 3 to 350,000 users.
Atos and Ingram Micro have a significant and long-standing relationship with both organisations delivering products and services to the other in multiple markets. This new agreement accelerates execution of Atos’ channel strategy for Unify solutions in the UK, and leverages Ingram Micro’s proven ability to work in partnership with the channel providing a dedicated and expert team, who provide and demonstrate innovation, accountability and trusted results as well as providing training programmes which enable partners to access a wealth of information to support and improve their business. In 2016, Ingram Micro acquired Comms-Care, extending its high value services offerings in the United Kingdom. Comms-Care is backed by a proven world-class service portfolio with seamless integration across the IT lifecycle.
Stuart Aldridge, SVP Unify Sales UK&I at Atos, commented: “I’m delighted that the UK is at the forefront of this new dimension to our relationship with Ingram Micro. The rapid growth in cloud-based adoption of enterprise technology requires distribution with un-rivalled agility, profound market insights and dependability which Ingram Micro has demonstrated from decades of proven relationships.”
Colin McGregor, GM Datacenter, UCC & Business Development at Ingram Micro, added: “Unify offerings support Ingram Micro’s solution driven approach to Unified Communications and Collaboration. With a complete platform and portfolio enabling users from desk to meeting room, Unify allows Ingram Micro’s customers’ to transition seamlessly from traditional on premise to the cloud.”
The agreement effective immediately will be launched to Ingram Micro partners over the summer and will include exclusive product bundles to enable Ingram Micro reseller partners to rapidly on-board the Unify portfolio and bring the benefits of cloud collaboration to their customers of all sizes.