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.

Announcing 2016 Ingram Micro Solution Provider Events

Events Calendar 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.

Fall ONE Event 2015

Prepare Your Strategy for the Future

It’s that time of year again! Join us for the ONE fall event from November 16 to 19 at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Approximately 1,800 Ingram Micro associates, solution providers, and manufacturer partners are registered to attend.

Spring ONE event was held earlier this year, many of you learned about strengthening your business and the numerous ways Ingram Micro empowers your team to work smarter and shorten the sales cycle. Fall ONE will concentrate on preparing your strategy for the future.

Here are a few highlights for FALL ONE

  • Innovative Technology road maps to incorporate into your strategic plans
  • Sneak peeks into the best vertical opportunities and newest technology trends
  • Keynote Jim Collins, former Stanford professor best known for his NYT best-selling books “Good to Great,” “Built to Last,” and “How the Mighty Fall,” along with his latest, “Great By Choice.”
  • Peer-top-peer connections and best practices waiting for you in our Trust X Alliance, SMB Alliance, Public Sector Elite, Healthcare Elite and System ArchiTECHS communities.

3 Days,
+1000 tech industry experts,
+100 valuable sessions
= an experience that’s not to be missed!

Although registration is now closed for this ONE event, please email Ingram_Marketing_Agency@ingrammicro.com if you wish to get on future event invitations.

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Wireless Networks might be the most vulnerable when it comes to security.

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In a wireless network there are a number of settings and facilities that can be utilized to increase the level of security and reduce the possibility of your data or network being compromised.

  • Netwave® units are shipped in a default condition with a number of fields set with generic strings. The Administrator “Username” and “Password” strings should be changed to prevent unwanted access to the configuration and management interface of the devices.
  • The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is a name broadcast by the Access Point allowing Clients to detect and connect to that Access Point. The SSID transmission can be disabled meaning that a Client must be provide the SSID of the Access Point before it will connect to it.
  • To secure the traffic flowing across a wireless link, encryption techniques can be employed. At ComNet would advise the use of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption running the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) cipher.
  • The Access Point can also be preloaded with allowable MAC addresses and then it will look to block all other. In either point-to-point or point-to-multipoint systems both the traffic flow of Client wireless units and their devices can be managed based on their associated MAC addresses.

For more information, visit Comnet.net.

Get Pumped for Vantage Events!

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Get excited for our one-day Vantage Regional Roadshow events! We have 3 more remaining in 2015!

 Improve Your Vantage Point – How to prepare for the new IT?

In this new age of IT, with data, compliance, and security challenges, companies have to keep up with an ever-changing technology landscape. Ingram Micro can help solution providers meet this new age of IT and weed through the complexities by offering best-in-breed sales support, professional services, supply chain management, logistics and technology options to them and their customers.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • HOT presentation topics based on Top CIO Priorities
  • Industry Keynote Speaker Jen Golbeck, Scientist, author, and TEDX speaker. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics.
  • Integrated Solution Workshop – group discussions and group work on real-world use cases

REMAINING 2015 EVENTS:

August Vantage Denver – register below:
http://www.cvent.com/d/vrqcft?ct=e0786517-2235-4b47-a053-6ce062b21afc

September Vantage NYC – register below:
http://www.cvent.com/d/frqcbg?ct=e0786517-2235-4b47-a053-6ce062b21afc

October Vantage Seattle – registration link available soon.

Contact us at ingram_marketing_agency@ingrammicro.com to be added to any of these event invitation lists.

Cost-Effective 4-Port Self-Managed Switch Designed for Ring Network Topology Solves Many Challenges

Are you looking for a solution to network video flooding but want to avoid the cost and complexity of a managed Ethernet switch? ComNet self-managed switches are simple, yet cost-effective solution to allow IP video to be introduced in multiple locations on a ring network topology without the cost and complexity a managed switch requires. The unit features Gigabit TX ports that take in IP video and two SFP optical ports that take in data from the previous network device and forward it optically to the next device in a ring topology. This very small-sized switch also has a PoE model to provide power to IP cameras requiring power and are ideal for use in confined spaces.

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The key benefit to users of the CNGE2+2SMS is its ease of use. It offers management without the cost or user knowledge required for a managed switch. This port-configured Ethernet switch allows the user to create a virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) that manages the Ethernet data being transported, thereby preventing network flooding. Let the ComNet design center show you how stop flooding your IP video network. Contact the design center today. designcenter@comnet.net

EVENT RECAP: Vantage Minneapolis

Vantage Thank You

The Vantage Minneapolis event on June 3, 2015 brought in over 120 local Minneapolis solution providers, Ingram Micro   associates, and Manufacturer representative attendees to the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Minneapolis. With the event theme of “Improve Your Vantage Point – how to prepare for the new IT”, Ingram Micro’s objective was to improve our customers’ vantage points by helping solution providers and manufacturer partners build their businesses and be more   profitable by developing 3 key areas:

1) Understand today’s market challenges and offer relevant solutions

2) Identify and bring new market opportunities to our partners

3) Enable our partners to focus on their core businesses and leverage our vast capabilities

One of the main highlights of the day’s agenda was the Keynote Address from Michael Rogers, Practical Futurist, who recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and is a columnist for NBC.com. He is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. He shared great insight on the future of technology and where it’s taking us. Find out more about Michael here: http://michaelrogers.com/

Attendees also received a better understanding of the 2015 Top CIO Priorities and how to leverage the many offerings of Ingram Micro and manufacturer partners.

Many thanks to our 28 Manufacturer Sponsors:

Adaptec, B&B Smartworx, BitDefender, Check Point, ClearOne, Cyberpower, Dell SonicWALL, Ingram Micro Sourcing Solutions, Intel, Jabra, Kaspersky Lab, Kingston, Microsemi, Panduit, Plantronics, QLogic, Revolabs, Sanus, Sennheiser, ShoreTel, SMK Link, Sophos, Tenable, Trend Micro, V7, VMWare, VXI, Western Digital

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Hearing from Michael Rogers

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Lunch time networking

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Group discussions during the Interactive Solutions Workshop

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Private tour of Minnesota Twins Target Field

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Perfect photo opportunity with the Minnesota Twins mascot

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Socializing during the Networking Reception at Target Field