|By Marketwired .||
|September 13, 2013 12:15 PM EDT||
SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/13/13 -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, today announced it has earned a Computerworld Data+ Editor's Choice award for its innovative use of big data and the MaintenanceNet Service360 Auto Quote solution to optimize service contract sales processes for its channel partners across North America.
IDG's Computerworld, a leading IT publication, presented the award to Ingram Micro at its 2013 Data+ Conference, Sept. 8 - 10, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. At the event, Ingram Micro joined an elite group of 12 organizations honored for their use of big data to predict business trends and monetize information. Profile stories on Ingram Micro and the 11 other winners are now being featured in Computerworld's August 26 issue.
"With this initiative, we've transformed what was once a complex sales process into one that leverages the power of big data to expedite service renewals -- and ultimately maximize recurring revenue and profits -- for thousands of our resellers across North America," says Peter Gambino, executive director, Advanced Technology Division and Cisco Business Unit, Ingram Micro U.S. "Fueling success and business growth for our reseller partners is always our number-one priority, and we're honored that Computerworld has recognized the value that Ingram Micro and Auto Quote bring to the table for our channel partners."
The MaintenanceNet Service360 Auto Quote solution works by turning big data -- mined from a variety of sources -- into actionable sales information that Ingram Micro resellers can use to jump-start service renewal sales. The solution provides resellers with highly qualified sales leads and a comprehensive, 360-degree view of service renewal opportunities available to them. For more than six years, Ingram Micro has been working with MaintenanceNet to streamline sales processes by automating the time-consuming administrative tasks associated with creating and delivering service quotes. The Auto Quote solution offers Ingram Micro's resellers a convenient way to provide accurate service quotes to their customers within 90 days of contract expirations.
"The organizations honored in this year's Data+ Editor's Choice awards program have unearthed the business value that's rooted throughout big data," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief, Computerworld. "The projects spotlighted are tapping into big data to analyze and influence customer behavior, drive new business revenues and predict future trends. Each of the organizations is raising our understanding of big data to new levels, while at the same time opening the door for other organizations to follow their lead. It's an exciting time in the big data field."
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About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram 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 www.ingrammicro.com.
WhiteFox Marketing (for Ingram Micro)