Ingram Micro Reaches Out to System Builders
When the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) wraps up in Washington, D.C., it’s a safe bet that some system builders will pack their bags and continue on to the Ingram Micro System ArchiTECHS Community Invitational (Dallas, July 14-16). Roughly 125 system builders are expected to attend the Ingram event. Here’s why.
Microsoft, Intel and AMD (among others) are expected to attend the Ingram event. We hear Microsoft will aggressively promote its virtualization strategy to attendees. Meanwhile, Ingram will help system builders to more effectively target key vertical markets like education, government and health care.
During the event, Ingram will launch a Tech Support Test Drive Program. As a result, System ArchiTECHS members will gain access to Ingram Micro’s technical support team at no cost for 60 days. Members who attend the Invitational will get an extra 30 days of access at no additional charge. Ingram believes the effort will help system builders to expand their businesses, thanks to free pre- and post-sales support.
No doubt, system builders have reason to be optimistic. Market researchers expect PC sales to grow about 20 percent in 2010. And Windows 7 continues to generate mostly positive buzz among end customers deploying the operating system upgrade.
You can gain more details about the Ingram event here.