Distribution Watch: Ingram Micro, GTDC
Welcome to this week's Distribution Watch, our weekly peek at the goings on in the distribution space. This week, we're taking a close look at news from Ingram Micro (NASDAQ: IM) and the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC). Ready? Read on.
Ingram Micro: The Australian division of Ingram Micro has launched the MaintenanceNet Service360 cloud-based service contract management platform and Auto Quote solution for its reseller partners across the Asia-Pacific region.
The offerings, which already were in place for Ingram Micro resellers in both the United States and Canada, are free of charge to Ingram Micro channel partners and has been branded for Ingram Micro Australia as the Cisco Services Portal, powered by MaintenanceNet. It is designed to automate the administrative tasks of creating service renewal quotes and to ensure partners can quickly take action on “low-dollar” service contract renewal opportunities.
GTDC: The organization of worldwide distribution companies recently announced the recipients of its seventh annual U.S. Rising Star Awards, which recognize tech companies with exceptional sales growth through U.S. distributors over the past year. GTDC members are the world’s most successful technology distributors, driving more than $100 billion in product sales across the globe.
The 12 U.S. Gold, Silver and Bronze GTDC Rising Star winners were selected based on year-over-year sales growth rates within the NPD Group’s Distributor Track. To be eligible for a Rising Star award, vendors are required to have sold corresponding products through tech distributors for a minimum of one year.
And the winners are:
Hardware Companies with Revenue of $500 Million-Plus:
Hardware Companies with Revenue of $100 Million to $500 Million:
Hardware Companies with Revenue of $25 Million to $100 Million:
Hardware Companies with Revenue of $20 Million-Plus:
And that this week's Distribution Watch. Check back next week for the latest in disty doin's. Until then, watch where you step.