Ingram Micro Earns Access to Cisco GSA Schedule
Leading Technology Distributor Announces Strategic GSA Win at 2013
Ingram Micro Federal Summit May 14-16 in Maryland
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 -- Ingram Micro
Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it has expanded its General Services
Administration (GSA) schedule to include Cisco's entire portfolio of
channel-friendly technology products and solutions. The GSA Schedules
program establishes long-term, government-wide contracts with
commercial firms to provide federal agencies with access to
commercial supplies and services. Ingram Micro became a GSA Schedule
holder in 2012 as a result of its strategic acquisition of Promark, a
value added distributor (VAD) with a core technology focus on data
storage, data management and electronic document imaging products and
Ingram Micro's Executive Director of U.S. Public Sector and Vertical
Markets Michael Humke announced news of the expanded Cisco
relationship during the 2013 Ingram Micro Federal Summit, which is
taking place this week in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by Ingram
Micro's Public Sector Elite (PSE) partner community and vendors, the
2013 Ingram Micro Federal Summit welcomes more than 200 attendees and
is one of the IT channel's only education, networking and training
events focused exclusively on the IT needs and business challenges of
the public sector with a deep focus around the federal market.
In addition to Cisco, Ingram Micro's GSA Schedules program includes
offerings from hundreds of other leading hardware, networking,
security, software, systems and storage vendors. For more than a
decade, Ingram Micro has been enabling channel partners to simplify
success in the public sector by proactively identifying and
addressing the IT business needs of organizations and agencies with
the state, local, education (SLED) and federal markets.
To help its channel partners compete more effectively, win bigger
business deals and uncover new opportunities within the public
sector, Ingram Micro and Promark offer a team of highly-trained,
field-based sales, technical and credit support personnel, as well as
marketing specialists, who know the ins and outs of the market
landscape. Ingram Micro channel partners also have access to the
stributor's best-in-class Solution Centers, the Experience Center
and its PSE partner community.
"The public sector is a lucrative, yet challenging market for IT
channel partners, which is why Ingram Micro continues to invest in
areas of the business that will help simplify success and make it
easier for them to grow profitably," says Humke. "Acquiring Promark
and gaining entry to the GSA Schedules program has expanded the
playing field for Ingram Micro and our channel partners working
within the public sector. Earning access to Cisco's GSA Schedule is a
great testimony to the success of Ingram Micro's Promark relationship
and will allow us to deliver even more business value to our Cisco
As part of the distributor's Advanced Technology Division, Ingram
Micro's Cisco Business Unit offers dedicated business, sales and
technology support to Cisco channel partners serving the IT needs of
the public sector, as well as small to mid-size businesses and
enterprises. As a result of its outstanding performance and expertise
as a Cisco distribution partner, Ingram Micro earned seven Cisco
partner awards in 2012, including Global Distributor of the Year and
U.S. Distributor Partner of the Year.
"Ingram Micro is a valued partner within Cisco's channel ecosystem.
We're delighted that through the expansion of its General Services
Administration schedule, they will now offer additional Cisco
channel-focused technology solutions to Ingram Micro's growing
community of public sector channel partners," says Diane Gongaware,
Senior Director, U.S. Public Sector Partner Organization at Cisco.
To learn more about the Ingram Micro Public Sector Elite community,
visit www.im-publicsector.com. For more information on Ingram Micro
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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 160 countries on six continents
with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and
services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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