This week, Ingram Micro announced the debut of a new Cloud Marketplace in New Zealand. Featuring Office 365 on a fully automated Cloud Marketplace, Ingram Micro enables channel partners to increase profitability by bundling their own cloud services and consolidating invoicing. The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is also backed by a suite of migration and customer services.
Demand for cloud-based services is growing exponentially in New Zealand as SMBs become increasingly aware of both the efficiency and transformative nature of the cloud. Research firm IDC estimates adoption of public cloud will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.5%. Through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, channel partners finally have the opportunity to take advantage of what cloud has to offer. The Cloud Marketplace enables channel partners to transform and grow their business by offering instant, online access to a wide array of innovative cloud solutions and services. As a single, automated platform, the Cloud Marketplace also delivers seamless and efficient management of the complete end-customer subscription lifecycle.
But that’s not all. In addition to the Cloud Marketplace, Ingram Micro also announced new services and programs designed to drive channel partner success in the region. These programs include:
- Cloud Ignite Services™: Cloud Ignite services assist channel partners with the data migration and on-boarding needs of their customers as well as providing free customer service for all cloud services purchased on the Cloud Marketplace.
- Ingram Micro Service Desk: The Ingram Micro Service Desk is a fee-based, quality-driven service which channel partners can resell to their customers and bundle with other offerings. This service offers a 24/7 multilingual team that provides level 1 support for front office, desktop and many IT-related issues via phone, chat and email.
- Cloud Elevate: Ingram Micro Cloud is announcing its premier loyalty program, Cloud Elevate to New Zealand channel partners. This program delivers enablement services to help expedite cloud sales and profitability, with benefits that include education, sales, marketing support, and more. New channel partners joining Cloud Elevate by August 31st will receive a credit of $100 (NZD), which can be used for any Microsoft cloud solution within 90 days of joining the program. Visit http://elevate.ingrammicrocloud.nz/ for more information.