Event Recap: Ingram Micro Visits Memphis, TN

Last month, on June 11-13, we made a stop in Memphis, TN for the Storage & Content Management Boot Camp. During this 2 1/2 day event, the 30 solution providers attended presentations and roundtable discussions with leading industry vendors like Canon, Imation, IBM, HP, Fujitsu, Visioneer and others. As a result of attending this event, they learned about the tools to help them build a complete solution, hear about the new opportunities to further grow their business, see a live demo of the vendors’ hardware and much more.

Key takeaways:
-This industry has identified 3 real focal point for content management drivers in the past few years: Efficiency, Compliance and Collaboration
– If you don’t have a content management system all scanning will  do is turn your paper problem into a digital nightmare!
– Organizations either MUST retain data for specified time periods, to meet regulatory or compliance requirements, or WANT to retain data because there is business value in the data.  In either case discovery, or the ability to FIND specific data, is critical.
– Backup is changing, but the drivers aren’t new. Here are the three primary trends driving backup today: deduplicated disk displaces tape, backup/recovery window pressure drives innovation and every admin wants control/visibility over their data – primary, backup and archive.

Customers were able to learn about the different technologies and in the end, given the tools to build complete solutions and generate new business opportunities to bring in additional revenue – which is what we like to hear!

Mini Roundtable with vendors

Mini Roundtable with vendors

Content Management Presentation

Content Management Presentation

After the event, we were able to make a stop in Millington, TN to take a tour of the Ingram Micro Warehouse and Distribution Center. The warehouse is about 700,000 square feet and what’s impressive is that on peak days during the holiday season, it ships out more than 2 million packages with 6 million products each week!

Here’s a glimpse into what it looks like inside:

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If you’re interested in attending future events, you can find out more by contacting your account executive. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!


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