Black Box Corporation provides technology solutions that assist its customers to design, build, manage, and secure their IT infrastructure. The company manages its business on a geographic-service type basis consisting of four segments which are North America Products, North America Services, International Products and International Services. Products and Services Platforms Products Platform The company’s offerings include IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia and keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) switching. Offerings under its Services platform include unified communications, data infrastructure and managed services. The company sells through a direct sales team, as well as through its Internet site and catalogs. In order to procure its Products, the company utilizes a network of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers throughout the world. Services Platform The company’s offerings include engineering and design, network operations centers, technical certifications, national and international sales teams, remote monitoring, on-site service teams and technology partner centers of excellence which includes dedicated sales and engineering resources. The primary services offered through this platform include communications lifecycle services, unified communications, structured cabling, video/AV services, in-building wireless and data center services. The offerings of its Services platform are distributed to the markets primarily through value-added resellers, manufacturers, large system integrators and other technical services companies. Markets The company participates in the worldwide communications, network infrastructure and managed services markets. The offerings of its Products platform are sold by manufacturers and integrators and are distributed through value-added resellers, direct marketing manufacturers, mass merchandisers, Web retailers and others. Customers The company has built a client base that ranges from small organizations to various largest corporations and institutions. Its clients participate in various industries, including government, healthcare, business services, manufacturing, retail, technology, banking, and others. The company has a team of approximately 400 direct sales people worldwide. Strategy The company’s strategy is based on various core beliefs about its clients and the markets that it serves, such as enablement, independence, interoperability, and innovation. Its overall business growth strategy includes four areas of focus, such as strengthening and expanding its portfolio of high-value communication solutions; utilizing centralized expertise with local skills and relationships; realigning organizational structure and incentives; and implementing a consistent and comprehensive market penetration approach. History Black Box Corporation was founded in 1976. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1976.
black box corp (BBOX:NASDAQ GS)
1000 Park Drive
Lawrence, PA 15055
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