Ingram Micro Top News This Week – Fall ONE Ingram Micro Announcements

Ingram Micro Named Global HP ExpertOne Learning Partner

Ingram Micro Expands Its Relationship With HP to Accelerate HP PartnerOne Learning and Certification Initiative; Helps Channel Partners Achieve Compliance and Increased Profitability #ONEIngram

LAS VEGAS, NV — 09/22/14 — ONE 2014 — Building on the success of its global professional and training services portfolio, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it has earned the title of HP ExpertOne Learning Partner.

As an HP ExpertOne Learning Partner, Ingram Micro now offers HP ExpertOne courses for HP Enterprise Group and Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) globally. HP and Ingram Micro Training will be showcasing the complete HP portfolio of education, training and enablement tools available to mutual channel partners at the Fall ONE Ingram Micro event in Las Vegas Sept. 21-24.

Earlier this year, Ingram Micro earned two 2014 HP PartnerOne Growth Distributor of the Year awards, along with the HP Enterprise Group Fastest Growing Distributor award, in recognition of its year-over-year sales growth and partner enablement excellence. As a global HP ExpertOne Learning Partner, Ingram Micro is able to drive channel partner compliance with HP program requirements. In addition, Ingram Micro’s channel partners have the opportunity to increase their profits through certifications and learning that expands their market knowledge and HP technology expertise.

“Ingram Micro takes great pride in delivering the education, advanced training and business enablement resources our channel partners need to achieve success regionally and globally,” says Greg Richey, director, professional and training services, Ingram Micro. “As an HP ExpertOne Learning Partner, we can empower our channel partners to unleash the full potential of the entire HP portfolio and integrated solutions, while ensuring continued education, competency and alignment with HP PartnerOne Programs.”

“The new style of IT is driving the need for new skills, and training will be critical to our partners as they help customers navigate new cloud, mobility, security and big data solutions,” says Chuck Battipede, senior vice president, Global Learning and Development, HP. “By becoming an HP Global ExpertOne Learning Partner, Ingram Micro has demonstrated its commitment to helping our mutual channel partners pioneer this shift with a complete value chain including technology, solutions and training.”

HP ExpertOne is an integrated training and certification program designed specifically for channel partners to provide the educational infrastructure they need to grow sales and increase profitability. HP ExpertOne offers training and certifications across all areas of the data center, including cloud computing, servers, storage, networking, software and more.

Channel partners interested in learning more can visit www.ingrammicro.com/training or contact Ingram Micro Training at 800.456.8000 x 76094.


Ingram Micro Named Citrix Authorized Learning Center

Citrix Recognizes Ingram Micro’s Advanced Training, Enablement and Technical Expertise With a Prestigious Designation #ONEIngram

LAS VEGAS, NV — 09/22/14 — ONE 2014 — Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it has earned the title of Citrix Authorized Learning Center (CALC).

As a CALC, Ingram Micro will play an important role in helping Citrix channel partners Realize the Promise of Technology™ by enabling them to be more effective at selling, installing and supporting Citrix products and solutions. Ingram Micro has maintained a preferred distribution relationship with Citrix since 2008, and offers the complete portfolio of Citrix products and solutions. Citrix and Ingram Micro Training will be showcasing the new training resources and enablement tools available to mutual channel partners in the U.S. and Canada at the Fall ONE Ingram Micro event in Las Vegas Sept. 21-24.

“Citrix is pleased to expand our network of Citrix Authorized Learning Centers to include the world’s largest technology distributor and best in class provider of technology education Ingram Micro,” says Fernando Campo, vice president, Americas at Citrix. “As a CALC, Ingram Micro extends its value by enabling our mutual channel partners by offering Citrix authorized training.”

“Ingram Micro is honored to be recognized as a Citrix Authorized Learning Center and looks forward to better serving our mutual channel partners through additional training and enablement resources,” says Bill Brandel, executive director, Advanced Computing Division, Ingram Micro.

Channel partners interested in learning more can visit www.ingrammicro.com/training or contact Ingram Micro Training at 800.456.8000 x 76094.


Ingram Micro Expands UCC Initiative; Hires Bob Gutschenritter to Lead and Accelerate North America Efforts

Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Initiative Helps Ingram Micro Channel Partners Realize the Promise of Technology(TM) #ONEIngram

LAS VEGAS, NV — 09/22/14 — ONE 2014 — Extending its reach into advanced technologies, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) unveiled an expanded portfolio of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions and professional services at the ONE Ingram Micro event taking place this week in Las Vegas. The technology leader also announced the appointment of telecom expert Bob Gutschenritter to director of UCC for Ingram Micro North America.

Led by Gutschenritter and supported by a highly trained and growing team of UCC market specialists, sales experts and technology solutions engineers, Ingram Micro is helping channel partners advocate and advance the adoption of UCC solutions throughout North America’s small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). As part of the expanded initiative, Ingram Micro is also offering channel partners access to a number of value-added services pre- and post-sales including design and quoting support, targeted voice and video readiness network assessments, implementation services, device management and on-site support services.

“Ingram Micro is continuing to build out its UCC portfolio, leadership team and partner enablement resources,” says Jay Miley, vice president and general manager, Advanced Technology Division, Ingram Micro U.S. “We are thrilled to have Bob Gutschenritter join the team and head our growing UCC business. Under his leadership, we expect to deliver even greater business value to our channel partners by minimizing the complexity of selling and supporting UCC solutions, while also increasing the business value they provide through targeted professional services opportunities.”

Channel partners interested in learning more about Ingram Micro’s growing UCC portfolio of services and solutions can contact their Ingram Micro sales representative at 800.456.8000.


Ingram Micro Expands Data Capture/Point of Sale Offerings; Appoints Jeff Yelton to Lead North America Efforts  

Technology Leader Focuses Efforts on Five Strategic Technology Pillars and Announces New Leadership for Growing Data Capture / Point of Sale (POS) Business #ONEIngram

LAS VEGAS – ONE 2014 – September 23, 2014 — Building on its competitive advantages, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today revealed its data capture/POS business is differentiating and expanding its channel partner value-add on five strategic technology pillars. These include payments, mobility, networking, omni-channel retailing, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

In support of these efforts, Ingram Micro has named industry expert Jeff Yelton as the new executive director and general manager of its North America data capture/POS business. Yelton brings more than 30 years of channel and industry-specific experience to Ingram Micro, and previously served as the president of ScanSource POS and Barcode.

“Ingram Micro is spearheading several strategic technology, solutions and partner enablement initiatives within the data capture/POS space that will deliver greater competitive advantage and invigorate our channel partners to provide additional insight and value to the small and mid-size businesses they serve,” says Jay Miley, vice president and general manager, Ingram Micro Advanced Technology Division. “Under Yelton’s leadership we will become a more strategic business partner and change agent to channel partners who want to deliver a complete solution that stems from the core to edge of the network.”

Ingram Micro data capture/POS is showcasing its expanded portfolio of vendors, services and solutions at the ONE Ingram Micro event this week in Las Vegas. Among the most notable multi-vendor solutions being demonstrated at the event include the Ingram Micro data capture/POS “One Hop Ice Cream Store” and “TECHtrendz Retail Store.” Open to ONE attendees, both storefronts will feature a number of in-demand technologies including digital signage, home office equipment, office conference center solutions, physical security, POS solutions, and printing options, as well as select workout accessories.

Channel partners interested in learning more about Ingram Micro data capture/POS can visit www.ingrammicro.com/dcpos or contact Ingram Micro sales at 800.456.8000.


Ingram Micro Expands Vertical Market Reach to Include Retail and Finance

Technology Leader Broadens U.S. Vertical Market Strategy and Partner Enablement Resources to Help Manufacturers and Channel Partners Succeed in Specialized Markets #ONEIngram

LAS VEGAS – ONE 2014 – September 23, 2014 — Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it is expanding its U.S. vertical market strategy to include retail and finance. The two new vertical markets will be supported by a dedicated team of Ingram Micro business, marketing, sales and technology solutions and services experts. Additionally, Ingram Micro channel partners have access to subject matter experts with real-world experience within each vertical market.

“Businesses within the retail and finance verticals are looking for reputable IT professionals who understand the landscape and can deliver market-specific IT solutions and services that will enable them to work better, earn better and serve better,” says Kirk Robinson, senior vice president, Ingram Micro. “Our continued leadership, growth and partner enablement within the education, federal, and healthcare markets, as well as state and local is well documented, and will provide us with a solid blueprint for success that will accelerate our efforts within these two high-opportunity verticals.”

The growing portfolio of vendors, solutions and services aligned with Ingram Micro’s vertical market strategy is being showcased to more than 900 channel partners this week at the ONE Ingram Micro event.

Channel partners interested in learning more about Ingram Micro’s vertical market strategy and partner enablement resources can contact Ingram Micro sales at 800.456.8000.

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