Distribution Watch: Jenne Inc., D&H, Ingram Micro
If it’s Friday it must be time for Distribution Watch, our weekly peek at what’s going on in the distribution space. This week we’ve got news from Jenne Inc., D&H Distributing and Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), so hold on tight and let’s get started.
Jenne, Inc.: The value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data networking and IT security products, was recognized as a recipient of the Avaya Learning Partner Program’s (ALP) Recognition Program for the fourth quarter in a row. For Q3, Jenne was once again a recipient of Avaya Learning Partner awards for the U.S. region, capturing the “Highest Student Satisfaction” and “Highest Response Rate.”
The Avaya Learning “Highest Student Satisfaction Award” recognizes Jenne as having attained the highest level of satisfaction among students, while the “Highest Response Rate Award” refers to Jenne as having received the highest survey participation among students during Q3, 2012. ALS surveys are routinely used to rate quality of content, instructor, lab equipment and other important considerations.
D&H Distributing: The distributor’s “D&H Cares” charity foundation raised approximately $40,000 to support the victims of Super Storm Sandy in the Northeast. The funds will be donated to the American Red Cross’s relief efforts.
“We want to thank our customers for their participation in this fundraising effort, in addition to industry partners who supported the initiative and helped us spread the word,” said Dan Schwab, co-president at D&H Distributing. “It’s an honor to be able to aid the storm victims, some of whom are friends and colleagues in regions where D&H has been entrenched for decades. Our thoughts and prayers are with the many people who have suffered losses.”
D&H has raised funds for other disasters over the past decade, including the 2011 Japanese Tsunami and 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, and established its D&H Cares foundation in 2008 so its employees could actively direct and contribute to fundraising activities as well. The foundation has donated thousands of dollars to national and regional charities on a quarterly basis since its launch.
A huge pat on the back to D&H and all those who took part in the fundraising efforts.
Ingram Micro: SherWeb, provider of premium cloud services including Microsoft Hosted Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, now offers a co-branded distribution model through Ingram Micro to its resellers in the United States and Canada. The new model complements SherWeb’s current white label reseller program.
SherWeb’s distributor co-branded model at a glance:
- Partners can still brand their service, with a Hosted By SherWeb logo appearing in the control panel
- Partners own the customer, set end-client pricing, and handle invoicing
- SherWeb offers free migration and technical support directly to the partner’s end customers
And that’s this week’s Distribution Watch. Check back next week to see what’s new. Until then, take a picture–it’ll last longer.