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|Ingram Micro Cloud First to Channel Market with Cisco Spark|
Industry Leader Named First Cloud Distribution Partner for Cisco's Call-Message-Meet Service
Irvine, Calif. — April 17, 2017 — Ingram Micro Inc. today announced it is the first distributor authorized to market and sell Cisco Spark™, aa simple, secure space where teams can get things done from anywhere in the world.
"Cisco Spark is a smart, sophisticated and highly secure collaboration solution built for business and easily sold to and through the IT channel," said Renee Bergeron, senior vice president, Global Cloud, Ingram Micro. "We're pleased to be the first distributor to go to market with Cisco Spark and reinforce Ingram Micro's leadership role as the only cloud service provider today to offer Cisco Spark subscriptions through an automated cloud delivery platform. Cisco Spark is a great complement to the growing Cisco portfolio available on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace and a solution that brings with it the promise of recurring revenue, greater profits and an exceptional customer experience."
Available now to channel partners in the United States via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, Cisco Spark offers businesses instant access to a highly secure suite of collaboration tools and resources. Designed with flexibility, performance and security in mind, Cisco Spark makes it easy and affordable for businesses of all sizes to create, share and work together from anywhere, at any time. Sold as a subscription, the new service is designed to enable businesses to work faster and smarter, controlling costs and making full use of available resources.
"Cisco Spark wraps all calling, meeting, and messaging into a single, easy to use service, which simplifies delivery and management for us and helps ensure an exceptional experience for our customers," said Brett LaCourse, senior market development manager, TERACAI Corporation. "Making Cisco Spark available on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace streamlines the sales cycle, and because Cisco hosts the service in the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, the services are always up-to-date and seamlessly delivered to our users."
"Ingram Micro and Cisco have a successful track record of bringing cloud-based services to the channel and through this extended relationship, we can now deliver broader collaboration solutions to help our mutual partners drive recurring revenues and growth," said Julie Hens, vice president, Global Distribution at Cisco. "This announcement represents the first fully automated integration of Cisco Spark on a channel-facing cloud marketplace and simplifies the ordering and managing of the Cisco Spark solutions for partners."
For more information about Cisco Spark, channel partners can contact their Ingram Micro Cloud sales representative. Live demonstrations of Cisco Spark will take place at the Cisco booth within the Technology Solutions Showcase at the 2017 Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, April 19-21 in Phoenix, Ariz.
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