Technology product distributor,
), has added
Aruba Networks Inc.
) to its client list. Aruba Network provides wired and wireless
access solutions to networks.
Leveraging Ingram's strong channel partner network, Aruba will
expand its networking business and market its new Cloud Wi-Fi
solution and Aruba Central cloud management services.
Moreover, Aruba will provide all the technical support and the
technology know-how to Ingram and its channel partners so that
the marketing and selling of the products and services can be
Recently, another networking company,
), chose Ingram to market its technology products and solutions.
Some of the other companies who have opted for Ingram's services
) and QLogic.
Ingram's reputation as a global distributor has prompted
companies, such as Panasonic, Falconstor, Jabra and Whiptail, to
choose its services.
To strengthen position in the market, Ingram recently acquired
CloudBlue Technologies, Inc. The acquisition will help Ingram
expand its supply-chain solutions portfolio. Moreover, the
addition of CloudBlue services will help the company to simplify
the management of IT assets and consumer electronics in
accordance with environmental and data security regulations.
Moreover, Ingram has been gaining from increased orders from
Small & Medium Business (SMB) organizations in Europe,
particularly in Germany and the U.K. This sector continues to
spend on IT amid macroeconomic headwinds affecting European
businesses. Ingram is now targeting the SMB segment in a more
comprehensive way, not just in Europe but across all regions.
We believe that the cost benefits of cloud computing are
pushing different companies toward massive information technology
restructuring and upgrades. This is one of the reasons that SMBs
have been investing in the area despite the economic weakness
that has led to a slump in overall IT spending. We expect this to
continue working in favor of distributors like Ingram.
However, the company's significant exposure to Europe and its
high debt burden are concerns, going forward.
Currently, Ingram Micro has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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