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Outsourcery and Ingram Micro Partnership

16th September 2013
 
Ingram Micro UK and Outsourcery join together to bring cloud expertise to VARs and customers
 
Ingram Micro and Outsourcery partnership addresses the channel skills gap in cloud adoption
 
Outsourcery, the world-leading Cloud Services Provider and Ingram Micro UK, a division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), the largest global wholesaler of technology products and supply chain management services has announced a strategic partnership to bring cloud services and expertise to Ingram Micro’s partners and customers.

“The issue of VARs not being prepared to meet the cloud demand of customers is currently very prevalent and Ingram Micro has made a great step to address this. As a market-leading cloud provider, we pride ourselves on our bespoke hands-on approach and being entrusted with Ingram Micro’s partner network is a great privilege for us,” commented Piers Linney, Co-CEO, Outsourcery.
 
As part of this partnership, Ingram Micro partners will sell Outsourcery’s hosted version of Microsoft Lync giving them access to enterprise-grade ‘voice’ and unified communications functionality delivered from the cloud.
 
Outsourcery’s cloud solutions will be available to thousands of companies in Ingram Micro’s partner network and will enter into contracts with resellers directly.  Apay Obang-Oyway, General Manager, Enterprise Software and Services at Ingram Micro commented: “We have created the Advanced Solutions Division to offer our channel partners a comprehensive approach for identifying and pursuing opportunities within advanced technology categories. 
 
“Through higher-touch enablement programmes, dedicated resources and our strengths of specialisation and scale, we will help our partners grow and diversify while facilitating development in the channel.
 
“The successful model Outsourcery have already established complements these objectives so taking hosted cloud solutions to market together was the natural next step,” he concluded.
 
Recent research from Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) reveals that 23 per cent of IT organisations are concerned about the lack of staff skills to support cloud solutions and the partnership between Ingram Micro and Outsourcery addresses this trend and aims to combat it. Joining with Outsourcery is part of Ingram Micro’s existing effort to develop and evolve its cloud initiative for partners after noticing the market shift to cloud, particularly in the United States, where their success has driven the desire to extend to UK markets.
 
“Being chosen by an organisation as reputable as Ingram Micro to provide cloud solutions to its partners and their customers is a great achievement for us. It’s our aim to help partners evolve and meet the demands of customers seeking cloud. We are glad that Ingram Micro has recognised Outsourcery as the best cloud provider to introduce to both its existing and future partners,” Piers Linney, Co-CEO, Outsourcery, concluded.
 
Enquiries:
 
For more information around this announcement, contact media@outsourcery.co.uk or call 0330 313 0077.
 
About Outsourcery:
 
Outsourcery is a world-leading Cloud Service Provider (CSP) based in the UK. 
 
The Company aims to remove the need for businesses of all sizes to own and manage IT and unified communications and video applications and infrastructure and end-customers range from start-ups to FTSE-100 companies.
 
Outsourcery has one of the broadest offerings of cloud-based services based on Microsoft technology for businesses of all sizes in the world, covering hosted software applications (software-as-a-service), virtualised servers (platform-as-a-service) and next generation unified communications and collaboration solutions as well connectivity and professional services to customise and integrate solutions for customers. Outsourcery is a founder member of the UK Cloud Industry Forum and is ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) accredited as well as being able to deliver CESG IL2 accredited solutions for the public sector.
 
Outsourcery was named Microsoft’s worldwide ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year’ and its worldwide ‘Dynamics Hosting Partner of the Year’ in 2010.   Outsourcery is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner with a total of six competencies of which three are gold and three silver.  Outsourcery employs 120 staff based in three UK offices and operates two UK data centres and was the UK’s first certified carbon neutral CSP.
 
http://www.outsourcery.co.uk
 
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the advanced technologies value chain, Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions creates high-tech market opportunities for vendors and resellers. Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions deploys unique channel development capabilities, pre- and post sales technical support, lifecycle management services, best-in-class data analytics, and integrated solutions for networking, datacenter and business productivity technologies. 
 
The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services
 
Visit  www.ingrammicro.com or eu.ingrammicro.com
 
For further information please contact:                     or   
James Parker                                                                                Victoria New      
Ingram Micro (UK) Limited                                                            Ingram Micro (UK) Limited
james.parker@ingrammicro.co.uk                                                victoria.new@ingrammicro.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 871 973 3428                                                             Tel:  +44 (0) 871 973 3221
 

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