The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-09-08T22:01:57Z Ingram Micro kicks off Get Modern with Microsoft program 2013-09-08T22:01:57Z ingram-micro-kicks-off-get-modern-with-microsoft-program Sydney, Australia, 9 September, 2013. Ingram Micro, Australia’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, has launched a nationwide road-show as the first phase of its new Get Modern with Microsoft program.Ingram Micro’s Get Modern with Microsoft program is designed to support resellers in helping their customers to upgrade and transition to Windows 8, Office 2013 and Windows Server 2012 on Windows 8 devices and arming them with the knowledge and expertise to aid customers in making that move.Lee Welch, Senior Business Manager Enterprise Software and Cloud Services at Ingram Micro says the program has four main components:- The SMB Solution Showcase - a nationwide roadshow - Sales Enablement – online training and resources to help resellers to identify and close opportunities- Business Development – support with marketing and resources for demand and lead generation- Promoting Customer Success Stories – to showcase the end customer benefits that the new Microsoft technologies can deliver. The key first step, says Welch, is demonstrating the benefits of these new technologies and showing resellers what solutions are possible. “To understand that, you really need to see these devices and solutions first hand. That’s why we’ve kicked off this program with a nationwide roadshow. It gives our resellers an opportunity to see what’s possible and how they can leverage the power of these new technologies to deliver real value to their customers. And to meet with experts who can answer questions face-to-face.”The roadshow sessions are being presented by Mark O’Shea, an expert in all things Microsoft and someone who’s well known to many in the channel. It kicked off in Adelaide and Perth last week and travels to Brisbane and Melbourne this week before wrapping up in Sydney on September 17th and 19th.“We’ve had a great turnout to our first sessions in Adelaide and Perth last week, and feedback has been really positive,” says Welch. “Resellers are keen to see what’s possible and are inspired by what can be delivered with these new technologies.”“They’re also very enthusiastic about the whole Get Modern with Microsoft program we’ve put together and the fact it gives them a structured program which combines technical, sales and business development training in an easily digestible format, and supports this with marketing and lead-generation to help them to drive business.” Attendance at the roadshow sessions is free to Ingram Micro resellers, but Welch says bookings are filling up fast, so those wishing to come to sessions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney will need to register quickly. Ingram Micro resellers wishing to attend the roadshow and participate in the Get Modern with Microsoft program (which is also free for Ingram Micro resellers) can register online at Ingram Micro’s Get Modern website: http://getmodernwithingram.com.au <<ENDS>> Ingram Micro and Trend Micro launch Deep Security training 2013-08-27T00:36:30Z ingram-micro-and-trend-micro-launch-deep-security-training Sydney, Australia, 27 August, 2013. Ingram Micro, Australia’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, announced today the launch of its new Trend Micro® Security Pass training and certification program With the move to virtualisation, cloud, mobile and BYOD, security is increasingly challenging, not just for the enterprise, but for channel partners responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining security solutions for their customers. But with these challenges comes opportunity. Globally the security market grew by 7.9% in 2012, according to Gartner[1], and research from IDC[2] suggests that growth in the SMB security market is expected to be double that of the overall market. To help resellers to take advantage of the growing demand for security solutions, and stay abreast of the evolving security challenges, Ingram Micro and Trend Micro have created the Trend Micro Security Pass training and certification program. Ingram Micro’s Trend Micro Security Pass program focuses on Trend Micro’s Deep Security the world’s leading security protection solution for physical, virtual, and cloud servers. Deep Security provides a single platform for server security that protects physical, virtual, and cloud servers as well as hypervisors and virtual desktops. Tightly integrated modules offer in-depth defences, including anti-malware, web reputation, integrity monitoring, intrusion detection and prevention, firewall, and log inspection. Lee Welch, Senior Business Manager Enterprise Software and Cloud Services at Ingram Micro says the program combines all the necessary ingredients to help resellers take advantage of the growing demand for security solutions. “The program is designed to make it easy for resellers to get up to speed with the products, uncover opportunities, and increase their sales pipeline,” Welch says. “Deep security is a fantastic suite for customers who need to protect a wide range of servers – from physical to virtualised (it works natively with VMware®, Microsoft® HyperV and Citrix® Xenserver) – it provides sophisticated defence-in-depth, and reduces administration overheads,” Welch says. Sanjay Mehtaat, Managing Director of Trend Micro ANZ, says the Security Pass program provides resellers with a wide range of benefits including special pricing, not-for-resale (NFR) licenses, credit towards Trend Micro’s AffinityOne partner certification, and a range of incentives for completing the program. “This is a well-designed program. It’s easy to do – participants can complete the program online, in their own time. It delivers all the necessary ingredients to ensure resellers that complete the program are really able to take advantage of opportunities in the market – and leverage the support of the Ingram Micro and Trend Micro teams to help them do that,” Mehta says. Participating in the Security Pass program is free for Ingram Micro resellers. Those interested in participating are invited to find out more about the program and register at Ingram Micro’s Trend Micro Security Pass website at www.trendmicropass.com.au <<ENDS>> [1] Gartner Says Worldwide Security Software Market Grew 7.9 Percent in 2012 http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2500115 [2] IDC Special Report Series Predicts U.S. SMB Security Spending to Top $5.6 Billion in 2015 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23507912 Ingram Micro launches new Ingram Micro VMware ACCELERATE program for resellers 2013-08-08T21:49:19Z ingram-micro-launches-new-ingram-micro-vmware-accelerate-program-for-resellers Sydney, Australia, 8 August, 2013. Ingram Micro, Australia’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, announced today the launch of a new Ingram Micro VMware ACCELERATE program to support its VMware resellers.The Ingram Micro VMware ACCELERATE program offers a structured online product and sales training program for VMware resellers that’s designed to help them to grow their VMware business. Lee Welch, Senior Business Manager Enterprise Software and Cloud Services at Ingram Micro, says the Ingram Micro VMware ACCELERATE program builds on the highly successful training and enablement programs that Ingram Micro has already introduced and is continuing to run – such as its Cloud Advance program.Ingram Micro is also supporting resellers who sign up to the ACCELERATE program with a wealth of additional resources, activity and support including:•    demand generation activity including outbound marketing, telemarketing and “lunch-and-learn” sessions for end-users•    access to a dedicated BDM to assist resellers with business development strategy and planning•    technical pre-sales support from Ingram Micro’s solutions architect team •    access to advanced VMware expertise, tools and resources and •    incentives to encourage and reward resellers for participating“We’ve built a fantastic platform with these programs,” Welch says. “We spent a lot of time talking to resellers to understand what they really needed to help them grow their business, and how we could deliver this to them in a way that makes it easy for them to consume, and delivers real results.”Welch says that understanding then enabled Ingram Micro to build a platform to deliver all the necessary components– online training, support, accreditation, tools and resources, incentive programs, special pricing etc – in a structured program that generates tangible results.“It’s the combination of all of these components that really delivers the value,” Welch says. “We’re able to help resellers to up-skill on the technical and sales side while at the same time applying that learning to growing their sales pipelines and adding margin. We’ve seen some fantastic results with our other programs, and I fully expect our new Ingram Micro VMware ACCELERATE program will be every bit as successful. We’re very excited to be launching it.” The launch of Ingram Micro’s new Ingram Micro VMware ACCELERATE program comes on the back of a successful year for Ingram Micro with VMware. Ingram Micro Australia was awarded both the Asia Pacific Distributor of the Year and Global Distributor of the Year awards at VMware’s Partner Exchange event in February this year.Participation in the Ingram Micro VMware ACCELERATE program is available free to Ingram Micro resellers. Those interested in participating are invited to find out more about the program and register at Ingram Micro’s VMware ACCELERATE website at ingramaccelerate.com.au<ENDS> Microsoft announces Ingram Micro as Asia Pacific Distributor Partner of the Year 2013-07-23T02:28:15Z microsoft-announces-ingram-micro-as-asia-pacific-distributor-partner-of-the-year Sydney, Australia, 09 July, 2013. Ingram Micro, Australia’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, was awarded Microsoft APAC Distributor Partner of the Year at Microsoft’s APAC Partner Awards dinner held in Houston, USA on the 4th of July last week. Matt Sanderson, VP and Managing Director of Ingram Micro Australia, says Ingram Micro is thrilled to receive the award, and puts the company’s success down to working closely with the Microsoft team and Ingram Micro’s resellers to deliver a number of very innovative programs to resellers. “The team worked really hard to understand what our reseller partners needed in order to help them grow their Microsoft business and what we needed to deliver to help them achieve that,” Sanderson says. “We developed and ran a several highly successful education and sales enablement programs – such as our Microsoft Academy license training, Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) programs and Cloud Advance program. These have all been extremely well attended by our reseller partners, and have proven instrumental in helping them to grow their Microsoft business,” Sanderson says. Ingram Micro is building on this success in developing additional training, education and sales enablement programs and is continuing to offer the Microsoft Academy, Microsoft CIE and Cloud Advance programs it has already developed. Ingram Micro has also rolled out its own internal Microsoft training using the same training programs it offers to resellers – with Ingram Micro staff completing more than 230 individual Microsoft product and licensing assessments over the last few months.Microsoft Australia SMB sales and distribution lead, Carolyn Darke, said Ingram Micro’s innovative and focused approach has delivered a great outcome.“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the Ingram Micro team and helping to deliver significant results for our resellers through the innovative programs Ingram Micro has put in place," she said. <<ENDS>> Symantec Distributor of the Year Award for Ingram Micro 2013-07-03T04:57:36Z symantec-distributor-of-the-year-award-for-ingram-micro Sydney, Australia, 14 May, 2013. Ingram Micro, Australia’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, was awarded Distributor of the Year at an exclusive dinner function last night to celebrate Symantec’s Pacific Partner Awards.  Matt Sanderson, VP and Managing Director of Ingram Micro Australia, says the company is thrilled to receive the award, and puts its success down to a well-coordinated strategy to build Symantec business.“Our Symantec teams focused hard on educating reseller partners on the business benefits Symantec’s solutions deliver, increasing renewal rates, generating new business and enabling our reseller partners with strong support from our licensing and business development teams in helping them with quoting and uncovering new opportunities,” he says. “It’s a strategy that’s delivered great results and the team here has done a fantastic job,” says Sanderson. “We’ve really enjoyed working alongside the Symantec team and driving some great results this year, and we’re excited about continuing that momentum into the next year too.”  The awards night was co-hosted by Brenton Smith, VP and Managing Director for Symantec, Pacific Region and Klasie Holtzhausen, Senior Director, Channel and Alliances, Symantec, Pacific Region. “Partners have always been of great importance to Symantec and will be even more so in the future as we continue to evolve our offerings and improve our levels of service and support,” says Smith.  “Our awarded partners have made outstanding achievements. Their performance and commitment demonstrates a deep investment in Symantec as they build their specialisation expertise.” <<ENDS>> Ingram Micro Australia wins global Cisco Partner Award 2013-07-03T04:50:57Z ingram-micro-australia-wins-global-cisco-partner-award Sydney, Australia, 25 June, 2013. Ingram Micro, Australia’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, was presented with the Small Business Technology Group (SBTG) Worldwide Distributor of the Year Award at the Cisco Global Partner Summit in Boston. Recognising excellence in driving unparalleled growth across the entire Small Business Technology Group product line, the Award reflects the success of Ingram Micro’s Cisco Virtual Sales Program. Conceived by Ingram Micro Australia’s marketing and sales teams, the Cisco Virtual Sales Program launched in November 2012, and is focused on creating compelling targeted offers to suit the specific needs of Cisco SMB resellers. This is backed by an extensive outbound sales program, together with sales enablement support provided by the Ingram Micro and Cisco teams. Matt Sanderson, VP and Managing Director of Ingram Micro Australia, says the award shows the benefits of a well constructed, integrated sales and marketing approach, and the results speak for themselves. “This has been a tremendously successful program for both Cisco and Ingram Micro, and is a showcase for how vendors and distributors working together can achieve fantastic results. The team here has developed some great systems that enable us and Cisco to see, in real-time, the results of all marketing and sales activity, so the program can be continually tuned to provide the best results.” “What’s particularly pleasing about this program,” says Sanderson, “is that it’s not just driven growth with existing reseller partners, but also attracted significant business from new resellers. That shows the benefits of the hard work our team and the Cisco team have done together to truly understand what resellers need in this segment of the market, and make sure we deliver to those needs. Resellers have responded incredibly positively to that approach.” The award was presented at a gala dinner held during the Cisco Global Partner Summit, which took place in Boston from June 3rd to 6th. [ENDS] CyberPower Systems signs Ingram Micro 2013-04-08T03:28:41Z cyberpower-systems-signs-ingram-micro Sydney, Australia, 8th April, 2013 - Ingram Micro, Australia’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with CyberPower Systems. CyberPower Systems is a leading global manufacturer of professional power management and computer battery backup solutions, power management applications, and power accessories for desktop, workstation, and network equipment.Julian Phua, Senior Director, Volume Technology Group for Ingram Micro, says power protection and management is a growing product category as customers look to protect expensive equipment from power spikes and brownouts and to ensure continuity of power supply for critical systems in the event of power outages. “CyberPower Systems has an extensive range of products that suit a wide range of customer requirements from large enterprises and data-centres to SOHO offices to consumers looking to provide protection for their home theatre, home networking and high-end audio equipment,” he says.Brad Andrews, CyberPower’s National Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand, says globally CyberPower’s success in the SME and home user market has been driven by being able to offer products with enterprise-level reliability, at a price that SME and home users can afford, and making them easy to understand and use.“Both consumer and SME customers appreciate the design of products such as our BRIC LCD UPS – which is as simple to use as a multi-way power board but offers sophisticated power conditioning (AVR), power and network protection and battery backup functionality combined with a simple, easy to understand LCD display,” he says.Andrews says Ingram Micro will be distributing the full range of CyberPower Systems products in Australia, and expects CyberPower’s range of SME and Consumer UPS solutions to be particularly popular in this market, including:- The BRIC LCD UPS – a compact, power-board style UPS solution for home and small office use, with a built-in LCD screen giving instant access to power and battery information. Available in 650va and 850va models.- PFC Sinewave Series UPS – a pure sine-wave UPS for protecting mid to high-end computer and network equipment. Available in 1300va and 1500va models.- The Value SOHO Series UPS range - offering home and small office users clean and stable battery backup and surge protection for computer and networking equipment. Available in 600va, 800va, 1000va, 1200va, 1500va and 2200va models.CyberPower’s SME UPS products come with PowerPanel® software free of charge. PowerPanel is compatible with Windows, Mac, VMWARE and Linux and provides control and monitoring of the UPS and enables the safe and orderly shutdown of computer equipment in the event of a complete power-outage.Alongside its SME and consumer UPS solutions, CyberPower Systems also offers a broad range of tower and rack-mountable UPS products for enterprise and data-centre use.Phua says the new distribution agreement takes place immediately, and Ingram Micro has CyberPower stock available from the end of April 2013.<<ENDS>>About Ingram MicroIngram 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 approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit au.ingrammicro.com About CyberPowerFounded in the USA in 1997, CyberPower Systems designs, manufactures and markets a feature-rich line of affordable high-quality Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems. CyberPower is a true manufacturer with its own dedicated manufacturing facilities in China and employs a fully-staffed R&D department, over 100 engineers, and has a solid ISO 9001 certified supply chain.Today, CyberPower Systems is the number two UPS and surge product manufacturer in the retail channel by both units-sold and dollar-share. CyberPower manufactures a complete line of emergency battery backup systems for computer systems, electronics and telecommunication equipment with industry leading warranties on its products.Based on CyberPower's proven reputation and commitment to excellence, customers rest assured CyberPower will remain a world-leader in reliability, quality, and value. Find out more about CyberPower Systems products at www.cpsww.com.au Ingram Micro Brings Condusiv's Application Optimisation Software to Australia 2013-04-02T02:13:18Z ingram-micro-brings-condusiv-s-application-optimisation-software-to-australia Sydney, Australia, 2nd April, 2013. Ingram Micro, Australia’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with Condusiv Technologies. Condusiv Technologies creates software that optimises and maintains application performance, efficiency and I/O throughput and extends equipment longevity to make technology, people and businesses more productive. The company’s products are used by more than 90% of the Fortune 500 and almost three-quarters of The Forbes Global 100.Lee Welch, Ingram Micro’s Senior Business Manager, Enterprise Software and Cloud Services, says Ingram Micro is excited to be working with Condusiv.“Condusiv’s software solutions offer great benefits to a really wide range of customers – from large enterprise to the midmarket. Its software products are easy to install and use, require no maintenance and deliver dramatic performance benefits at a very affordable price.”“We think there’s going to be particularly strong demand for Condusiv’s V-locity® product, which is a great addition to our data-centre and virtualisation solution set and highly complementary with solutions from vendors such as VMware, Microsoft and Veeam. With V-locity, customers who have virtualised will see 50% faster applications on their existing hardware,” Welch says.Ingram Micro is the ideal partner for Condusiv in Australia, says Jerry Baldwin, Condusiv Technologies’ US-based CEO. “Ingram Micro’s broad base of resellers allows us to maximise the range of end customers we can reach, from large enterprises to SMEs and ensure we have the right level of channel support for each specific market segment. We’re really looking forward to working with Lee and his team to grow our market share in Australia,” says Baldwin. Welch says he’s extremely impressed with Condusiv’s commitment to standing behind its products, in particular with the recent announcement of a limited-time software guarantee program for channel partners on its V-locity 4 product. “While customers typically see performance improvements in excess of 50%, Condusiv goes a step further and actually guarantees a MINIMUM of 25% faster application performance on Virtual Machines (VMs) for all VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft platforms in customer production environments - or the software is free! That’s real confidence,” Welsh says.“Customers can even verify expected performance benefits before they purchase. V-locity comes with a self-auditing benchmark that measures pre and post install performance and quantifies the benefits V-locity will deliver in their real-world environment,” says Welsh. “This means it’s a completely risk-free proposition for customers and an easy sell for channel partners.”Welsh says Condusiv also offers resellers a very strong partnership through its extended Channel Partner program including a partner portal, certification and training program, support with marketing and PR, and a range of channel incentives.About Condusiv Technologies' ProductsDiskeeper: Condusiv’s multi award-winning Diskeeper software keeps Windows systems running like new. Diskeeper runs in the background on laptops, workstations and even servers, providing proactive optimisation that increases performance and prevents performance-robbing fragmentation from occurring. Boot-time, application loading and the reading and writing of files is greatly enhanced so Windows system performance doesn’t degrade over time. V-locity is designed for VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines and delivers 50% more performance without the cost of new or additional hardware. V-locity uniquely optimises I/O for both reads and writes at the source to ensure only productive I/O traffic is pushed through the server, network and storage for unprecedented application performance gains from software.Undelete provides network “recycle bin” capability to Windows file servers and lets network administrators or their users recover accidentally deleted files or revert to previous versions of MS Office Files without needing to load backups or snapshots to locate and restore the file.