The new platforms through Xvantage provides an all-in-one experience for partners.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 16, 2023

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The Ingram Micro Global Cloud and Innovation Summit (GCIS) kicked off Tuesday with the unveiling of an all-in-one Xvantage platform for everything Ingram Micro.

The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is sunsetting. In its place, the Xvantage platform will include a product platform, a cloud platform and an agile intelligence (AI) platform in a single digital experience.

With the Ingram Micro Xvantage platform, the distributor’s associates, customers and vendors can do more, sell more and grow more at scale.

GCIS Theme

The theme of Ingram Micro GCIS is “mindset, speed and solutions.”

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Ingram Micro’s Sanjib Sahoo

“To drive more transformation for this industry, we need to figure out the right combination of speed of solutions to market, the right mindset and also focus on the experience,” said Sanjib Sahoo, Ingram Micro’s executive vice president and chief digital officer. “If you look at every single organization, especially with AI and ChatGPT, and technology changing every day, how do we, channel partners and the industry combat that?”

Innovation is Ingram Micro’s theme, but innovation isn’t just bringing “shiny technology” to the market, he said.

“It is primarily about, how do you create a culture of innovation?” Sahoo said. “How do you create the mindset? How do you make sure that you architect solutions, even with data? So digitization today is not just automation; it is experience driven. And this experience needs culture, which is the spirit and the mindset. And then the combination of this experience creates the speed to market. So the channel partners should really focus on experience, focus on solutions, and also not just on how many seats of cloud you need, but understand the gaps and problems of these organizations, and bring a spirit of innovation. That’s the key message that we want to drive home.”

See our slideshow above for more about the Xvantage platform and more from GCIS.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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