Ingram Micro's Hosted Collaboration Solution Powered by Cisco Now Available to
North America Channel Partners
Distributor Enables Cisco Channel Partners to Offer Cost-Effective
and Standardized Unified Communication Deployments From the Cloud
With Greater Ease and Efficiency
SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/13 -- The North America
Services Division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its
Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), powered by Cisco, is now
available to qualified Cisco channel partners across the U.S. and
Canada. The cloud solution has been in beta with select Ingram Micro
channel partners for several months and is set to be demonstrated
live at Ingram Micro's 2013 Cloud Summit April 7-10 in Scottsdale,
Featured on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, the new Ingram Micro
HCS offering is an end-to-end system that allows partners to create
subscription-based, "as-a-service" offerings around Cisco
Collaboration technologies including Cisco Unified Communications,
Cisco Customer Collaboration and Cisco WebEx(R). Additionally, the
offering includes the full range of Cisco Collaboration functions
along with the tools to deliver those functions to the end customer
in an automated, standardized and efficient manner.
"By design, Ingram Micro's hosted HCS enables our mutual Cisco
partners to successfully sell and deploy Cisco collaboration
technologies and wrap additional services around these technologies
to increase their value and recurring revenue potential," says Renee
Bergeron, vice president of managed services and cloud computing,
Ingram Micro Services Division, North America.
Further strengthening its position as a service provider for Cisco
HCS, Ingram Micro is also taking advantage of the Cisco Advanced
Services team to help its channel partners provision and deploy the
solution, as well as offer 24/7 service management, monitoring and
Level 2 and Level 3 technical support.
"By engaging Ingram Micro, utilizing our dedicated Cisco Business
Unit and growing Cloud Marketplace to offer HCS-as-a-service, Cisco
channel partners can establish a new recurring revenue stream without
having to invest in the upfront capital to get the business moving,"
says Jay Miley, vice president and general manager, Advan
Technology Division, Ingram Micro U.S.
"Cisco and Ingram Micro recognize the tremendous opportunity to offer
cloud-based services through the channel as the demand for
pay-as-you-go collaboration services grows," said Richard McLeod,
senior director, Worldwide Partner Collaboration Sales at Cisco.
"This new HCS service allows Ingram Micro to add value by reducing
complexity associated with building and selling cloud collaboration
solutions. In addition, offering collaboration services through
Ingram Micro's innovative Cloud Services Marketplace enables Cisco
channel partners to provide choice to customers in terms of how they
consume collaboration solutions, be it from the cloud, via a managed
service, on premise or some combination."
For more information about Ingram Micro's new Hosted Collaboration
Solution powered by Cisco, channel partners should contact Ingram
micro sales at (800) 705-7057, option 5 or email
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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.
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