EVENT RECAP: Networking, Security, and Unified Communications Technology Solutions Conference

We just wrapped up the Networking, Security, and Unified Communications Technology Solutions Conference at the lovely Hyatt Regency Long Beach this past week. We had over 150 attendees including our valued customers, vendor sponsors, and Ingram Micro associates. It was equally a fun and educational event covering the three technologies!

The theme was “Cruising Around the World” and we kicked off the conference on Tuesday night with a private tour and a Welcome Dinner aboard the Queen Mary. The Queen Mary was a former luxury ocean liner and war ship in the 1930’s through 1950’s, and later transformed into a hotel and tourist attraction now docked in Long Beach, CA. Did you know that the Queen Mary was named as Time Magazine’s top 10 haunted places in the world?

All the different types of wood used on the interior of the Queen Mary – some types are even now extinct!

The next two following days consisted of engaging and educational presentations from our vendor sponsors including: Symantec, SonicWALL, Cisco, Check Point, McAfee, Microsoft Lync, ShoreTel, D-Link, Raritan, Fortinet, Netgear, Kaspersky Lab, HP Networking, Juniper Networks, Fluke Networks, Plantronics, and WatchGuard. We also heard from Ray Arasteh, Ingram Micro’s Unified Communications Category Business Architect on the benefits of unified communications in an organization as well as CompTIA’s instructor Dan Shapero on how to effectively sell security solutions. The main points that were reiterated throughout the conference were the importance of bundling solutions together when selling and addressing business needs with solutions instead of just products.

Ingram Micro customers learning strategies to effectively sell security solutions

Thank you to all of our valued customers for spending the week with us in Long Beach and very special thanks to all of our vendor sponsors for helping us put on this successful event. We hope you found this conference as valuable as we did!


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