|By PR Newswire||
|April 23, 2014 04:08 PM EDT|
SANTA ANA, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, today announced it has entered into a strategic sourcing and integrated supply chain services agreement with the 360 Group, a consortium of four of Verizon Wireless' largest national dealers including A Wireless, Diamond Wireless, Go Wireless and Moorehead Communications (dba as TCC). Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Ingram Micro Mobility has been named the preferred handset distributor and services provider for these key Verizon Wireless retailers. As part of the agreement, Ingram Micro Mobility will integrate directly into more than 1,750 points of sale and will provide the 360 Group with a suite of industry-leading supply chain services, including supply chain management, strategic sourcing, device lifecycle management, logistics services, and reverse logistics and demand planning services. Services under the agreement are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014.
"Ingram Micro Mobility has clearly distinguished itself as an industry leader in the management of every step of the wireless device lifecycle supply chain," said Scott Levinson, COO, A Wireless. "We look forward to utilizing their expertise to ensure we are providing our customers with the highest level of service to accompany the devices they want."
Diamond's President, Troy Crosland said the agreement with Ingram Micro "provides a level of supply chain transparency unparalleled in our industry that each member of the 360 Group will leverage to further improve overall supply chain efficiency."
Ingram Micro Mobility will be integrated directly into the point of sale system of each of the 360 Group members. This integration is expected to enable the company to be highly efficient and productive in its services and delivery processes, which will help drive optimal device availability and inventory management, while reducing inventory obsolescence.
"As we searched for a partner with a broad portfolio of vertically integrated services, Ingram Micro Mobility was the clear leader in terms of scale, stability, reputation and end-to-end capabilities," stated John Salisbury, COO of Go Wireless. "The right supply of the right mobile devices, when and where needed, is crucial to exceeding our customers' expectations, as well as our growth targets. We're confident Ingram Micro Mobility's expertise will effectively and efficiently lead to greater customer satisfaction."
"The addition of Ingram's industry-leading relationships and supply chain expertise ideally positions us to differentiate ourselves in the highly competitive wireless retail environment, enabling us to deliver a potent combination of revenue growth and superior customer service," said Scott Shanks, CMO of Moorehead Communications.
Ingram Micro president, North America Mobility Bashar Nejdawi commented, "This is an excellent partnership which will benefit both Ingram Micro Mobility and 360 Group as we bring our highly complementary competencies together. Supplying critical wireless device lifecycle management services to this important and highly influential group within the Verizon Wireless channel reaffirms our role as a leading provider of global mobility services and solutions. We look forward to serving the 360 Group and contributing to their continued success as leading retailers within the Verizon Wireless channel."
About A Wireless
A Wireless was founded as a partnership in October 1996 in Wilson, North Carolina and incorporated as ABC Phones of North Carolina, Inc. in 1999. The privately-held company, headquartered in Greenville, North Carolina, is an Exclusive Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless and employs over 1100 people at 200 company managed locations in fifteen states. For more information, including employment opportunities, please visit awireless.net.
About Diamond Wireless
Diamond Wireless LLC ("Diamond") is a leading provider of wireless solutions for Verizon Wireless in the United States. Diamond is a National retailer and has more than 350 locations across the country (full store listing available at diamond-wireless.com/store-locator). The company was founded in 2000 in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a primary strategy to operate premium locations in retail malls capitalizing on foot traffic and high volume sales. Additionally, in recent years Diamond has diversified their strategy to include over 30 premium strip centers and in locations inside BJ's Wholesale Clubs.
About GoWireless, Inc.
GoWireless, Inc., established in 1995, is an exclusive Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. GoWireless is a leading Verizon Wireless National retailer with over 350 company owned and licensee store locations across the United States. The company offers consumers a friendly atmosphere, professional salesmanship and industry leading customer service. For more information, visit gowireless.com.
About Moorehead Communications (dbaTCC)
Moorehead Communications (dba TCC) is the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the country with more than 800 locations across 28 states. Founded in Marion, Ind., in 1991 by Steve and Phyllis Moorehead, TCC owes its success to its ability to hire top-notch professionals who understand the meaning of customer service. To learn more about TCC or to find a location, visit ecellularconnection.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. 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 170 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.
Ingram Micro Mobility is a leading provider of device lifecycle services, including complete lifecycle capabilities from warehousing to software loading, order and accounts receivable management to end-user fulfillment, and reverse logistics, including wireless device repair, refurbishment and recycling services. Visit ingrammicro.com/mobility, on Twitter at Twitter.com/IM_Mobility, LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/company/IngramMicroMobility or Facebook at Facebook.com/IngramMicroMobility.
©2014 Ingram Micro Inc. All rights reserved. Ingram Micro and the registered Ingram Micro logo are trademarks used under license by Ingram Micro Inc.
SOURCE Ingram Micro Inc.
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
Feb. 9, 2016 05:15 AM EST Reads: 179
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be muc...
Feb. 9, 2016 05:15 AM EST Reads: 218
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
Feb. 9, 2016 05:00 AM EST
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
Feb. 9, 2016 04:45 AM EST Reads: 175
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...
Feb. 9, 2016 04:45 AM EST
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
Feb. 9, 2016 04:30 AM EST Reads: 136
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
Feb. 8, 2016 03:00 PM EST Reads: 579
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
Feb. 8, 2016 02:00 PM EST Reads: 347
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Feb. 8, 2016 02:00 PM EST Reads: 382
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
Feb. 8, 2016 01:15 PM EST Reads: 121
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Feb. 8, 2016 12:45 PM EST Reads: 361
Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., focused on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what do...
Feb. 8, 2016 12:30 PM EST Reads: 242
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
Feb. 8, 2016 12:30 PM EST Reads: 148
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Feb. 8, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 163
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
Feb. 8, 2016 10:45 AM EST Reads: 390