Ingram: major N American distribution agreementFebruary 27, 2013
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27 February 2013
GLOBO Plc (“Globo” or the “Group”)
Signs North America Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro; Announces Enterprise Mobility in a Box® for SMBs
NEW YORK – Feb. 25, 2013 – Globo (LSE-AIM: GBO), the international leader and technology innovator delivering Enterprise Mobility Management and Telecom software products and solutions, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM). Under the terms of the agreement, the Ingram Micro Mobility division will provide Globo‘s revolutionary enterprise mobility solutions for the Enterprise and Small and Medium Business (SMB) market to authorised resellers in the United States and Canada.
Ingram Micro Mobility will act as an exclusive distributor in North America for Globo‘s new product, GO!Enterprise – Enterprise Mobility in a Box®, which will be showcased at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona beginning 25 February 2013, with commercial launch scheduled within the following month.
“The addition of Globo‘s GO!Enterprise platform to our lineup allows Ingram Micro resellers to provide an even wider portfolio of solutions to serve the growing number of customers looking to mobilise their business operations,” said Bashar Nejdawi, president Ingram Micro Mobility, North America. “We’re committed to offering products to our reseller customers that provide them with ever-expanding opportunities for success in a competitive marketplace and Globo‘s portfolio of mobile solutions is an essential addition to our mobile offering.”
GO!Enterprise – Enterprise Mobility in a Box® (“GO!Enterprise BOX“) is a revolutionary and innovative approach to Enterprise Mobility for SMBs that allows small businesses with up to 150 devices to securely run and manage their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) mobile workforce through the Globo cloud infrastructure.
Everything required for enterprise mobility management is provided literally “out of the box” and is hosted in the cloud. The comprehensive solution includes hosted Microsoft Exchange accounts, cloud hosting and file storage, GO!Enterprise Office productivity and collaboration apps, an integrated development studio for creating customised Apps, and an Enterprise Mobility Management console to manage and protect corporate assets.
GO!Enterprise BOX is a plug and play solution that requires zero IT resources or specialised technical knowledge. Available on a pay-as-you-go annual licensing model, it minimises any up-front costs and ensures an exact match with business needs. Now SMBs do not have to settle for a scaled down enterprise solution and can find Enterprise Mobility products anywhere, even on the shelves of major retailers.
“Enterprise mobility is a strategic initiative for organizations of all sizes and our product strategy is designed to deliver to the widest range of customers exactly what they require.Enterprise Mobility in a Box® came of out this business mindset. The distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Mobility complements exactly what we envisaged; the widespread cross-channel availability of a solution crafted for SMBs made available through one of the leading IT and mobile distributors in the world and addressing the most mature markets of USA and Canada in one move,”said Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, Globo‘s CEO. “This agreement with Ingram Micro Mobility is an important step in advancing Globo’s global leadership and establishing our brand and solutions in the United States and Canada.”
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About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. 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 145 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
Ingram Micro Mobility is a leading provider of device lifecycle services – with the ability to provide complete lifecycle capabilities from basic warehousing to software loading, order and accounts receivable management, end-user fulfillment, and reverse logistics, which includes services from repair to refurbishment and recycling of wireless devices. Visit www.ingrammicro.com/mobility.
GLOBO PLC is an international leader and technology innovator delivering mobile, S.a.aS and telecom software products and services. Globo has established itself as one of the market leaders in the ICT market, offering a wide range of products and services to the corporate, public and consumer market. The Group operates internationally through subsidiaries and offices in US, UK, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. For more information visit the company’s website at www.globoplc.com