Ingram Micro Canada Named Exclusive Value-Added Distribution

Ingram Micro Canada Named Exclusive Value-Added Distribution Partner
for Microsoft Unified Communications Solutions 
Leading Technology Distributor Expands Relationship With Microsoft;
Leverages Technical Expertise to Further Enable Canadian Partners to
Sell and Support Microsoft UC Solutions 
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 --  Ingram Micro Canada,
a subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), today announced it has
been named the exclusive regional value-added distributor (VAD) for
Microsoft Canada's growing portfolio of Unified Communications (UC)
solutions, which includes the popular Microsoft Lync.  
Under the terms of the expanded Canadian distribution agreement,
Ingram Micro Canada will provide dedicated business development,
sales, marketing and technical services including advanced
integration on behalf of Microsoft Canada to its mutual channel
partners. These efforts will help Microsoft Canada further establish
its global market leadership in the UC technology category and drive
greater awareness of, and sales for, its UC solutions within the
Canadian marketplace and among Canadian technology resellers and
managed service providers (MSPs).  
To empower its channel partners to effectively market, sell, deploy
and support Microsoft's UC portfolio, Ingram Micro Canada will
leverage the distributor's dedicated and highly skilled team of
Microsoft-focused sales, marketing and technical field experts, as
well as its Ingram Micro Services Network.  
The distributor will also work with authorized Microsoft channel
partners and technology alliance partners including Polycom,
Plantronics and other leading networking equipment providers to
identify, build and support customizable solutions around Microsoft
Lync, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server that
are specifically geared for use in small to mid-size businesses
(SMBs).  
"Ingram Micro offers the business resources, regional reach and
advanced technical support needed to further enable our channel
partners to capitalize on the growing demand for UC solutions among
Canada's SMB market," says Jacky Magee, senior product manager -
Lync, Microsoft. "Unified Communications is a high-touch, high-growth
market for Microsoft and our channel partners. With the support of
Ingram Micro Canada, we are extending our reach within the Canadian
IT channel, while enhancing the level of support provided to existing
Microsoft partners, as well as new partners."  
"Ingram Micro has a proven track record of success with Microsoft
Canada and years of experience helping IT resellers and MSPs market,
sell and support advanced technologies such as Unified
Communications," says Tim Billing, vice president vendor management,
Ingram Micro Canada. "By focusing our efforts on partner recruitment
and business enablement, as well as offering pre- and post-sale
technical support, we are further empowering Microsoft partners to
meet the growing demands for UC solutions and services in Canada."  
Canadian channel partners interested in becoming an authorized
Microsoft partner or learning more about how Ingram Micro Canada can
assist them to enable their Microsoft Unified Communications business
should reach out to Matthew.Organ@IngramMicro.com.  
More information about Ingram Micro is available at
www.ingrammicro.com and http://ingrammicroinc.wordpress.com. 
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About Ingram Micro Inc. 
 Ingram Micro is the world's largest
wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT
supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics
solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram
Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and
resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and
mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product
aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global
broad-based IT distributor, serving 145 countries on six continents
with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and
services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com. 
Press Contact: 
Marie Rourke 
WhiteFox Marketing (for Ingram Micro) 
(714) 292-2199 
marie@whitefoxpr.com 
 
 
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