Event Recap: Vantage New York


The Vantage Denver event on September 2, 2015 brought over 100 local New York solution providers, Ingram Micro associates, and Manufacturer representative attendees to the Westin New York Times Square.

With the theme of “Improve Your Vantage Point – How to Prepare for the NEW IT”, attendees received a better understanding of how to leverage the many offerings of Ingram Micro and manufacturer partners.

One of the main highlights of the event was Keynote Address by Kevin Poulsen. Kevin Poulsen is a contributing editor at WIRED, and author of Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

Many thanks to our 37 sponsors:

Acer, ArcServe, Aruba Networks, Atlantis Computing, B&B, Belkin, Cisco, DPI Inc., Elo,  Fluke Networks, HGST, Honeywell, HP Enterprise, HP Mobility, HP PSG, IBM, Intel Security/McAfee, Jabra, EMV Transition, Logitech, Microsemi, MSI, NCR, Plantronics, PNY, Proofpoint, Pulse Secure, Revolabs, Seagate, ShoreTel, SMK Link, Sophos, Star Micronics, Steel Series, VXI, WatchGuard, Zebra







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


Hearing from Michael Rogers


Lunch time networking


Group discussions during the Interactive Solutions Workshop


Private tour of Minnesota Twins Target Field


Perfect photo opportunity with the Minnesota Twins mascot


Socializing during the Networking Reception at Target Field



The Emergence of Huddle Rooms

The emergence of huddle rooms and why quality audio conferencing is important in these rooms

Companies today are challenged during the typical conference call due to sound quality or speaker limitations of the systems they are using. Many institutions create smaller huddle rooms where their teams can meet and collaborate in a more intimate setting. When users meet for conference calls typically their colleagues gather closely around a speaker phone or use the internal speakers and microphone of their laptop/PC. Both of these scenarios provide poor audio quality. When the sound quality of a call is poor it impacts the overall effectiveness of a meeting. The best video feed cannot make up for bad audio. Many times companies also need a solution that can support IP, softphone and webinar applications in one system. To solve both of these problems corporations need to be sure they are equipped with high quality audio communication technology.

Revolabs conference phones solve these problems. The FLX UC conference phones provide professional quality full duplex audio through tweeter and mid-woofer speaker elements, integrated acoustic echo cancellation and four embedded microphones giving full 360° coverage. The UC 1000 combines a USB speakerphone with a VoIP conference phone that bridges calls between the two. The UC 500 is for USB softphone/webinar only calls.