Ingram Micro expands Unified Communications portfolio

Have you heard? Ingram Micro recently acquired NetXUSA Inc, an unified communications and collaboration distributor. Ingram Micro aims to boost our portfolio of IP communications products to strengthen our UCC business and better support our customers.

Telecom and VoIP are growing in importance for managed service providers like Platte River Networks, which have to meet greater demands for connectivity, bandwidth and cloud solutions from customers. The acquisition of NetXUSA shows that Ingram Micro recognizes that need in the marketplace and is investing to help its partners fill the void for customers, as stated by David DeCamillis, vice president of sales and marketing at Platte River Networks, a Denver-based Ingram Micro partner.

Ingram will gain immediate access to a new telecom service provider customer set, and will look to leverage those relationships throughout the distributor’s entire global organization, Ingram Micro CEO Alain Mione stated. NetXUSA will keep the name as an Ingram Micro company. NetXUSA supports 1,200 customers in the United States with more than 300 independent telecommunications service providers and 800-plus resellers.

For more details about this acquisition, see the press release here: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=98566&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2149360

Learn more about NetXUSA here: http://www.netxusa.com/

Beware of Ransomware in Healthcare

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Ransomware impact the safety of patients in healthcare. Ransomeware infects a PC and restricts access to the infected PC by encrypting most files. Ransomware is an easy source of revenue for cyber criminals. So what are the impacts of ransomware attacks? If PCs are not functioning or there are delayed information access, it could cause patient safety concerns and information. Caregivers try to treat patients and consider the difficulties they would encounter if their PCs were not functional, rendering no access to the electronic medical record system.

Below are some of the potential impacts of ransomware:

  • Patient medical history inaccessible.
  • Patient medication history unavailable.
  • Lab orders delayed.
  • Lab results stalled.
  • Prescriptions postponed because they cannot be ordered electronically
  • Medical devices inoperable.
  • Monitoring PCs impacted.
  • Potential public relations controversy – What if the staff can no longer access the application that tracks location of patients. What if that patient passes before the family can see them?

Prevention What can organizations to do protect themselves from ransomware?

  • Put strong technologies in place to prevent and detect threats.
  • Educate the workforce.
  • Make sure IT, security and other staff or partners are trained in prevention, detection and incident response.

Bottom line: have contingency plans. Organizations need to invest in cyber security and education versus the cost of using papers and pens.

For more information – read our full article around ransomware in healthcare – http://www.ingrammicroadvisor.com/security/potential-effects-of-ransomware-in-healthcare

Welcome FireEye and Xirrus!

Ingram Micro is happy to announce two new partnerships with FireEye and Xirrus!

FireEye, Inc., a leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks has joined the Ingram Micro portfolio. As part of the new Ingram Micro relationship, FireEye will also become a 2016 sponsor of the Trust X Alliance — the IT channel’s premier community for top-performing vendors, service providers and VARs. The IT security innovator will work closely with the Trust X Alliance to educate and train its members on the importance of endpoint security and how to proactively protect customers from cyber threats.

Xirrus offers a Wi-Fi alternative that keeps up with the demand of ever-changing environments, and guarantees the longest network lifespan possible. “Channel partners want Wi-Fi solutions that deliver on the promise of performance and security, regardless of the number of users or connected devices,” said Eric Kohl, executive director, Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions. “Xirrus addresses both low cost and extreme density Wi-Fi situations, and has a suite of software and services that supports our partners’ needs, making it a welcome addition to our growing advanced solutions portfolio.”

For more information on FireEye, visit their website here: https://www.fireeye.com/index.html

Additional information on Xirrus can be found here: https://www.xirrus.com/

If you are looking to purchase FireEye or Xirrus solutions, please contact Ingram Micro at (800) 456-8000.

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Transform Your MSP Business by Leading With Security

IT Security Q1 Webinar is now open for registration! webinar Leverage security to improve and grow your business. Learn from David Stelzl who has taken resellers from selling MSP Services to providing high-end security programs, significantly increasing recurring revenue and company profits.

  • Learn how to convert existing MSP customers to margin-rich managed security services
  • Turn commodity MSP sales calls into business-level strategy sessions
  • Create a predictable sales process to accelerate your growth
  • Utilize tools to differentiate your business from other commodity resellers

Details Transform Your MSP Business by Leading With Security Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Time: 10 a.m. (PST) Topic: Leverage Security to Improve and Grow Your Business Speaker: David Stelzl

REGISTER NOW

Join Our Regional Roadshows!

JV2016.1010_RdShow_EmailHdrAnnouncing our 2016 Roadshow Program!

Technology is constantly changing and 2016 is no different. These regional roadshows offered in California, Chicago, Texas, and New York are the perfect platforms to bring together IT thought leaders and decision makers in a fun and unique setting. With a different format and regional flair, each roadshow will feature a diverse customer experience.

Best of all, we bring live solutions to you! In the world of technology, knowledge is power—these Roadshow events keep you at the forefront of technological innovation.

 

West Coast Texas Great Lakes New York City
Format: Brewery Tour Format: Texas Two Step Format: Cubs v Dodgers game Format: Night of Solutions
Focus: Virtualization and Security: Overcoming the Risks Focus: Security and Data Center Solutions Focus: IT Security – working solutions Focus: Emerging Vendors/Emerging Technologies
Date: April 27-28 2016 Date: May 5 Date: June 2 Date: June 23
Location: Orange County, CA Location: Houston, TX Location: Chicago, IL Location: New York City

We look forward to your participation!

Delve Into Today’s Threat Landscape with Dell SonicWALL

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Discover a day in the life of your network security and what it may face on a daily basis. Join this webinar with Dell SonicWALL!

Find out how to anticipate and prevent emerging security threats and see how to better secure your organization, keeping it safe from external and internal threats. Take a walk through the current threat landscape with a practicing security engineer. Rob Krug, Dell Security Solutions Pre-Sales Engineer, will be demonstrating on how to leverage Dell solutions to counter intrusions.

All attendees will be entered to win a $50 AmEx Gift card.

Details:
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. (Pacific) for 60 minutes
Topic: Basic Training
Speaker: Rob Krug, Dell Security Solutions Pre-Sales Engineer

REGISTER HERE

https://ingrammicroevents.webex.com/ingrammicroevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=eda5ca7e8cd41a4d978f1f4dd621f46b7

Ingram Micro’s Updated 2016 Solution Provider Events Calendar

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Ingram Micro offers educational events to help your business grow and succeed. At Ingram Micro, we understand that running a successful IT business means balancing industry education and networking opportunities with the day-to-day responsibilities of business ownership.

To pick the best match for your specific business growth needs, take a few minutes to explore this overview of our 2016 events. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. 

If you would like more information or would like to be included on the invitation list for any of the events listed on the flyer, please contact your Ingram Micro account executive or Ingram_Marketing_Agency@ingrammicro.com.