Ingram Micro delivers RingCentral Office solution to the UK
Maidenhead, UK – April 08, 2014 – RingCentral UK Ltd., a leading cloud business communications provider and subsidiary of RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), today announced thatRingCentral OfficeTM, a complete cloud-based business phone solution, is now available to channel partners in the UK via Ingram Micro, Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services, and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
Ingram Micro began offering RingCentral to its resellers in North America in April 2013, and will now offer RingCentral Office to its growing base of cloud-focused channel partners across the UK.
RingCentral Office is a complete cloud business phone solution that’s designed for today’s mobile and dispersed workforces. It includes voice, fax and conferencing capabilities and provides a mobile-centric, easy-to-use alternative to complex, inflexible on-premise legacy phone systems. RingCentral Office keeps employees connected to customers and colleagues no matter where they are working, on a variety of business and personal devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers and desk phones. RingCentral Office is affordable, simple to activate and manage, and easy to scale as a company grows.
“Cloud services is an explosive marketplace lined with significant opportunity for today’s channel partners and cloud-focused technology vendors and service providers. Now is the optimum time for partners to grow with Ingram Micro as we gain leverage on their behalf following the announcement of our worldwide cloud services organisation,” says Apay Obang-Oyway general manager, enterprise software and services group, Ingram Micro.
“Cloud-based business communications solutions and services are high growth sales opportunities for our channel partners, especially as many organisations still don’t have a natural owner for business communications and require consultancy in this area. As such, we’re pleased to extend RingCentral Office into the UK, through the Ingram Micro Cloud Division.”
“RingCentral is serious about helping its channel partners succeed and we’re very pleased to expand our relationship and work together to bring the value of its solution and the simplicity of the Ingram Micro Cloud to channel partners in the UK,” says Renee Bergeron, vice president, cloud computing, Ingram Micro.
“We’re pleased to be a major part of Ingram Micro’s cloud portfolio,” said Lars Nordhild Ronning, general manager (EMEA), RingCentral. “As businesses look to connect their increasingly mobile and geographically distributed workforces, Ingram Micro’s sizeable network of channel partners across EMEA will now be able to help more companies in the UK experience the benefits of a fully integrated cloud phone system.”
ProTech Systems Group Inc, a North America based solution provider, was the first US Ingram Micro reseller to offer RingCentral to its customers. “We were the first value-added reseller (VAR) to join the RingCentral and Ingram Micro programme,” said Steve Bargiacchi, CEO ProTech Systems Group Inc. “We took on RingCentral Office, to offer to our customers, as we realised that the time to competency is short with RingCentral. The solution is easy to sell so it means we can break into new accounts quickly and see an immediate ROI.”
MSPs, solution providers and IT cloud integrators that are interested in becoming an Ingram Micro partner can contact the Ingram Micro Services New Partner Team on 0871 973 3135.
For more information on Ingram Micro, visit: http://uk.ingrammicro.com/corporate/corporate.jsp.
For more information on RingCentral, visit: www.ringcentral.co.uk
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud business communications solutions. Easier to manage and more flexible than on-premise communications systems, RingCentral’s cloud solution meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces, while eliminating the expense of on-premise hardware and software. RingCentral is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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