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V7 Introduces On the Go Flash Drives to Support Data Storage and Transfer from Apple and Android Devices to PCs and Laptops
Sep 3 15
V7 introduced its new lineup of On-the-Go Flash Drives, providing consumers with easy-to-use, ultra-fast and secure data storage and transfer from Apple and Android devices to personal computers (PCs) and laptops. All drives are 'plug-and-play' with no drivers and feature high speed data transfer rates for fast and efficient file download from mobile devices to the drive, and file upload from the drive to laptops or PCs providing the responsiveness consumers demand. The drives feature slide-out connectors to easily connect devices, which retract into the body of the drive when not in use for protection from dust and to safeguard transport. The V7 MFI-Certified Lightning-On-the-Go Flash Drives are available in storage capacities of up to 64GB, are MFI-Certified for use with all devices running the Apple iOS operating system, and which are equipped with a lightning connector. Featuring both USB 2.0 and lightning connectors, the drives are ideal for offline data sharing between laptops and Apple iOS devices or between Apple iOS devices. The lightning connector slides out to connect and support data transfer via Apple devices; the USB connector slides out the opposite side to support data transfer to PCs or laptops. High-speed data transfer is supported by read/write speeds up to 8MB/s, and the ability to copy 100MB of data in 15 seconds. The drive offers flexible storage options to store files on the local storage partition or on externally accessible storage. Highly secure AES 256 Bit encryption keeps data safe. Also included is the iSafeFile file management tool, which makes it easy to browse, view, copy, move, share, and encrypt files on the iPhone or iPad. The iSafeFile App also enables users to play back video and audio files stored on the drive. The V7 Dual Connector On-the-Go Flash Drives are available in storage capacities of up to 64GB and are equipped with a full-size USB 2.0 and Micro USB connector for compatibility with laptops, smartphones and tablets running the Android 4.0 operating system and later versions. Backed by V7 customer service and a 5-year warranty, the drives support high speed data transfer with read speeds of 12 MB/s and write speeds of over 4 MB/s, and are auto detected when used with Android 4.0+ devices. The drives are now available through Amazon.com, Fry's, Datavision, Tiger Direct, Staples, PC Mall and select Apple resellers. V7 MFI-Certified Lightning On-the-Go Flash Drives are available with the following model numbers, capacities and pricing: VOTGI16G-5N (16GB) retails for $99.00 MSRP, VOTGI32G-5N (32GB) retails for $129.00 MSRP, VOTGI64G-5N (64GB) retails for $179.00 MSRP. V7 Dual Connector On-the-Go Flash Drives are available with the following model numbers, capacities and pricing: VUOTG16G-BLK-3N (16GB) retails for $24.50 MSRP, VUOTG32G-BLK-3N (32GB) retails for $51.00 MSRP, VUOTG64G-BLK-3N (64GB) retails for $69.95 MSRP.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Ingram Micro Entered into A Distribution Agreement for the Nordic Region
Sep 3 15
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Ingram Micro entered into a distribution agreement for the Nordic region. The distribution deal is part of an ALE strategy to develop new business opportunities for intelligent network design. It will initially focus on the company's Unified Access platform, and the recently launched Intelligent Fabric networking platform.
HTS Selects Ingram Micro Service Desk and Cloud Ignite Services
Aug 29 15
Ingram Micro Inc. has announced that Heartland Technology Solutions, or HTS, has selected the Ingram Micro Service Desk and Cloud Ignite Services to monitor and troubleshoot daily help desk issues for its small and midsize business, or SMB customers. Featuring one-call resolution, real-time monitoring, white label service options, and integration with leading PSA tool, ConnectWise, Ingram Micro's value-driven support services allow HTS to consistently exceed service-level agreements (SLAs) while significantly boosting productivity levels and profitability. However, Ingram Micro's support offering was much different.
Ingram Micro Unveils Microsoft Advisor to Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Service Plan
Aug 28 15
Ingram Micro Inc. has announced the global availability of the Microsoft Advisor to Microsoft cloud solution provider, or CSP, service plan. Initially offered in Canada, Mexico and the US, the service plan now extends to 13 countries including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and UK. Channel partners worldwide can quickly and seamlessly convert Office 365 Advisor subscriptions to the profitable CSP program in a self-service fashion through Ingram Micro's automated Cloud Marketplace. The Microsoft CSP program is designed to provide channel partners with increased profitability, topline revenue, and ownership of the customer relationship from contracting to invoicing and technical support. Ingram Micro provides channel partners with a simple three-step process to convert Advisor subscriptions to the new CSP program on the Cloud Marketplace. This fully automated process empowers channel partners to provision, bundle, and invoice, manage and support Microsoft Cloud Solutions with greater ease and efficiency. Authorized to sell cloud services via the Microsoft CSP program in over 40 countries, Ingram Micro has embraced the CSP program as a major cornerstone in its cloud channel strategy. Through Ingram Micro's Microsoft Advisor to CSP service plan, channel partners can take the Microsoft Office 365 Advisor subscription and convert it to the equivalent CSP subscription through Ingram Micro, without any penalty. Unlike the Microsoft Advisor model, which requires the end-user to purchase directly through Microsoft, barring ownership rights of the reseller to the customer, channel partners are now able to maintain complete control of the pricing, billing, and support for Office 365. Channel partners can also bundle the service with other cloud solutions on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace and receive one consolidated invoice.
Ingram Micro Inc. Expands its Value Around EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) Compliant Solutions by Adding the Ability to Load New Software and Secure Key Encryption Data
Aug 4 15
Ingram Micro Inc. expanded its value around EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) compliant solutions by adding the ability to load new software and secure key encryption data directly to payment terminals and devices on the behalf of its channel partners. Further demonstrating its expertise in ‘chip and pin’ solutions, Ingram Micro has passed the electronic payment PCI PIN Security Requirements and Accredited Standards Committee's TR-39 audit. Both tests are complex, time-intensive, and require companies to have in-depth technical knowledge and dedicated internal resources. With these new services and authorizations, Ingram Micro is able to provide key injection services in-house at its secure facility located within its distribution center. To further simplify the sales cycle and help increase profitability, Ingram Micro channel partners also have access to the 'Electronic Payments Playbook' and multi-vendor solution bundles which include start-to-finish professional services from assessment and deployment to equipment disposal, solution testing and certification audits. The global EMV payment standard requires all retailers and other businesses that accept credit and debit cards to become compliant by October 15, 2015. Failure to comply with the mandate will leave businesses open to liability in the event of fraud and potentially face heavy financial losses.