Leading SMB-Focused Technology Distributor Earns Top Honors in Multiple Categories including Best: Cloud Computing Marketplace, Hardware/Software, Cloud/MSP Service Offerings, Internet of Things Offerings, RMA Offerings, Financing Options and Training Programs
IRVINE, Calif. – July 31, 2018 – Ingram Micro Inc. today announced it is a multiple 2018 ChannelPro Readers' Choice Award winner, receiving gold awards in seven areas:
- Best Cloud Computing Marketplace
- Best Hardware/Software Catalog
- Best Cloud/MSP Service Offerings
- Best Internet of Things Offerings
- Best RMA Offerings
- Best Financing Options
- Best Training Programs
In addition, Ingram Micro also received the silver award for Best Sales Support. The wins represent the seventh consecutive year Ingram Micro has outperformed its competition to capture top honors across multiple categories.
“With this recognition, ChannelPro-SMB readers continue to validate our leadership in the SMB market, specifically in key areas such as cloud services, professional training services and credit and finance," says Darren Gottesmann, director of sales, SMB, Ingram Micro U.S. “We are proud to be recognized as the channel’s top business partner and these multiple readers' choice wins speak volumes about the trust that our channel partners have in Ingram Micro to help build their businesses and better serve their customers.”
As channel partners continuously look for new revenue streams and better ways improve their business value, Ingram Micro offers access to dedicated SMB and cloud sales, marketing and technical support teams. Through these teams, channel partners can scale their business in new, different and better ways through training and professional services and flexible and creative credit and financing options.
Additionally, Ingram Micro also maintains the industry’s top-performing, industry-leading SMB community, SMB Alliance. Comprised of more than 250 SMB-focused channel partners, the SMBA offers its members access to the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of technology products, solutions and services including IT asset disposition services and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
“Ingram Micro’s SMB Alliance has done more for my business than any other partner or provider,” says Bob Bell, director of operations at Integrated Data Technologies and SMBA Council Leader.
2018 Ingram Micro SMB Alliance President Sam Barhoumeh, founder and CEO of Ready Networks agrees. “When it comes to partner enablement and collaboration, the SMB Alliance, as well as Ingram Micro Link are two game changing connections for channel partners focused on the IT needs of the SMBs. It’s great to see Ingram Micro celebrated for the work they do to help SMB-focused channel partners win big and grow profitably.”
“We are gratified that such a large number of readers participated in our survey, underscoring their commitment to, and understanding of, the SMB market and the vendors, distributors, and professional associations with whom they partner,” says Michael Siggins, publisher of ChannelPro-SMB. “The results are a true snapshot of the top IT product and service providers in today’s SMB channel.”
ChannelPro-SMB were invited to participate in the IT channel’s only SMB-focused Readers’ Choice Awards by casting their votes for the vendors, distributors, and professional organizations with the most SMB- and partner-friendly solutions, services, or programs in the channel today, via the publication’s website. For each of the 50+ categories, readers were asked to select the option that best satisfies the unique business requirements, work styles, and budgets of their small and midsize business clients, as well as those that best serve their own partner organizations.
The multiple-choice survey, which provided space for write-in responses, was fielded during the first quarter of 2018 and drew participation from more than 800 channel VARs, MSPs, integrators, system builders, and IT consultants. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners are named in each category.
A complete list of winners can be viewed on ChannelPro-SMB.
For more information about the Ingram Micro SMB Alliance visit www.im-smb.com.
About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. Discover how Ingram Micro can help you realize the promise of technology. More at www.ingrammicro.com.
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