Ingram Micro Ready to Deliver Windows 8 Solutions to Channel Partners in North America

Committed to Doing Business Differently, Leading Technology Distributor Makes It Easier for IT Channel Partners to Sell Windows 8 OS Solutions

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) -   Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it is bringing together the technology front-runners in systems, software and mobile solutions to deliver Windows 8 OS and Windows Server solutions and support to the company's IT channel partners.

Recognized as the world's top technology distributor, Ingram Micro offers the industry's most comprehensive solutions portfolio designed to work with Windows 8. Readily available to qualified channel partners throughout North America, the new Windows 8 solutions include a wide variety of tablets and touch screen products, as well as notebooks, desktops, workstations and servers from the industry's top IT manufacturers and software suppliers.

In support of the highly anticipated launch, Ingram Micro has trained more than 400 of its sales reps and technicians across six divisions on the new Windows 8 OS and Windows Server. Additionally, Ingram Micro is training its channel partners on the new Windows technologies and the business advantages Win 8 and Windows Server will provide to their small-to-medium sized and enterprise customers. 

"The Windows 8 and Windows Server refresh present a great opportunity for our channel partners to engage their existing customers and prospects about new technologies and business drivers," says Jodi Honore, executive director, Consumer and Direct Markets, Ingram Micro U.S. "Together with Microsoft we are bringing to market the technologies, business resources and enablement tools to make it easier for channel partners to maximize the sales opportunity around Windows 8 and Windows Server." 

Ingram Micro Offers Channel Partners Targeted Win 8 Marketing, Sales and Technical Support
To fuel demand and ignite the sales cycle, Ingram Micro is also providing demonstration units running on the Win 8 OS for channel partners, and has collaborated with Microsoft and a number of its hardware manufacturers to develop and deploy a real-world Windows 8 environment within each of its Solution Centers located in Buffalo, N.Y. and Santa Ana, Calif. Channel partners can leverage the Solution Centers to conduct Win 8 and Windows Servers business and technology trainings for their customers, as well as associates. 

Simultaneously, the Ingram Micro Marketing Services Agency is launching a cohesive Windows 8 go-to-market plan that touches each division and business unit within the distributor's North American organization and offers customizable, multi-vendor marketing materials, as well as end-user lead generation to channel partners. In November, the distributor will kick off its multi-vendor Windows "Experience Tour" throughout North America. The tour will focus on educating channel partners on how to best market, sell and support touch screen solutions. 

For more information about Ingram Micro's Windows 8 solutions portfolio and business enablement resources, channel partners should contact their Ingram Micro sales or marketing representative.

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About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit

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