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Ingram Micro veteran returns to... Ingram Micro

Distribution veteran Bhavesh Patel has re-joined Ingram Micro (IM) as exec director of global business development for the Mobility side of the house. Patel took leave from the broadline tech distie in spring 2009 to hook up with his former IM UK boss Meine Oldersma at comms wholesaler 2020 Mobile Group. But 2020 was acquired …
Paul Kunert, 04 Mar 2014
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Cisco: Intercloud no longer lonely wanderer – BT, Ingram Micro and pals sign up

With one eye on data sovereignty issues Cisco has hauled another batch of companies onto the Intercloud bandwagon, including telcos, channel partners and cloudy service providers. Over 30 companies yesterday signed up to support Intercloud, Cisco’s $1bn investment in what it hopes will become the default platform that allows …
Paul Kunert, 30 Sep 2014

Mega-distie Ingram Micro cops to plans to axe jobs, padlock offices

Ingram Micro has confirmed that the "delayering" exercise that it was cagey about a fortnight ago will indeed involve redundancies across European ops as it centralises back-office functions. The beefy tech wholesaler revealed earlier this month that it is trying to figure out ways to slash annual overheads by $100m, speed up …
Paul Kunert, 27 Feb 2014
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Euro recession over as sales rebound for mega distie Ingram Micro

Economic recovery on both sides of the Atlantic – and to a lesser extent sales of Apple's iPhone in certain countries across Europe – helped Ingram Micro offset declines in its mobility and Asia Pacific wings… but only just. First calendar quarter revenues at the world's bulkiest tech distie went up one per cent year-on-year to …
Paul Kunert, 24 Apr 2014

Ingram Micro wields axe in management rejig

Ingram Micro has parted with Jon Bunyard, the director of its Advanced Solutions Division (ASD) in a management rejig. Channel veteran Bunyard ran Computacenter's distribution (CCD) wing and transferred with the business when it was acquired by Ingram in 2009, and later rebranded as Ingram Micro Value. The unit underwent …
Paul Kunert, 04 Jun 2013
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Ingram UK basks in rosy glow of ... successful cost-cutting

Throwing costs overboard, smaller interest repayments and walking away from lower-margin business beautified Ingram Micro UK’s bottom line in calendar ’13, as its latest Companies House filing reveals. The Milton Keynes-based biz reported turnover of £968.5m, up 2.15 per cent, or 1.4 per cent when inter-group trade (£36.7m) was …
Paul Kunert, 14 Oct 2014
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Ingram Micro's layer cake is about to get a bit flatter

Ingram Micro is toasting better trading conditions in Europe that helped it report record revenues for calendar '13 by sharpening the axe to "de-layer" and "align" the business and save up to $100m in overheads. The world's largest tech distributor filed numbers for Q4 with sales edging up four per cent to $11.8bn driven by …
Paul Kunert, 14 Feb 2014
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The XP factor gives MEGA-DISTIE Ingram Q2 sales a boost

The tills rang often for massive global distie Ingram Micro during its second calendar quarter, helped by frenzied PC refresh activity, but squeezing out better long term profits remains a work in progress. The globe's largest distie reported a revenue hike of $600m year-on-year to $10.9bn. Despite a near six per cent leap in …
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 2014
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Ingram exec reshuffle leads to exit of UK and Italy veeps

Ingram Micro has waved goodbye to a several Euro veeps with Johan Vandenbussche and Vincenzo Baggio the victims of a top level reshuffle. Recently instated European boss man Gerhard Schulz is making his mark on the distie giant, and likely shedding a few pounds will help the cost base too. The existing cluster of businesses in …
Paul Kunert, 22 Oct 2013

Mega-distie Ingram Micro takes knife to costs in 'very challenged' Europe

Flatlining sales growth in Europe has led the world's largest distributor, Ingram Micro, to restart a cost-slashing exercise in the region after describing the operation as "still very challenged". It also plans to roll out newer tech services to resellers on this side of the Atlantic, which compared to the US has been …
Paul Kunert, 25 Oct 2013
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Ingram Micro gets 'negative' mark for risky Brightpoint slurp

Fitch Ratings has downgraded its outlook for Ingram Micro from stable to negative due to the "risks" the distie might face once the acquisition of Brightpoint gets the all-clear. The ratings agency revised the scoring to triple-B-minus – just a hair's breadth away from the junk bond rating of BB+ – late last week. The reason is …
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 2012

Ingram chief on $100m SLASH FEST: 'It doesn't take a genius' to see IT market's changing

Lumbering tech distributor Ingram Micro is banking on the biggest restructure in its European history to make the biz leaner and meaner, regional president Gerhard Schultz has revealed. Details of the global transformation plan designed to slash annual overheads by $100m a year are emerging, and as revealed yesterday will …
Paul Kunert, 28 Feb 2014
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Ingram Micro crams BrightPoint down gullet for $840m

Broadline behemoth Ingram Micro has coughed $840m (£535.7m) for specialist wireless device and services distie BrightPoint, the companies confirmed this morning. Industry chatter in recent weeks pointed toward Ingram being in talks to snap up Specialist Distribution Group, a mid-market infrastructure distributor. The deal with …
Paul Kunert, 02 Jul 2012
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Ingram Micro and Westcoast ink Microsoft SPLA deal

Microsoft has handed the Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) contract to Westcoast and Ingram Micro, The Channel can reveal. Ten disties responded to last month's Request for Proposal from Microsoft as Redmond overhauls the go-to-market model that saw five large account resellers holding exclusive distribution rights to …
Paul Kunert, 31 Jul 2012
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IBM to pump Power Systems through Tech Data, Ingram Micro

Big Blue is boosting the size of the Stateside distribution channel that sells its Power Systems servers and enterprise storage by inking master distributor agreements with Ingram Micro and Tech Data. With the new deal, IBM is hoping to boost its profile among small and midrange businesses in particular, a growing market which …
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Former Ingram Micro MD joins distie TD Maverick

Channel veteran Julian Klein has pitched up at AV distie TD Maverick as European development director. Klein has been out of the market in a full time capacity since he departed Ingram Micro in 2009 where he was MD for two years though has worked as a consultant at various firms. “It took a while for us to find the right person …
Paul Kunert, 08 Dec 2011
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Channel vet to steer Ingram Micro's enterprise biz

Channel veteran Jon Bunyard is to head up Ingram Micro's enterprise business unit from the end of the month after current incumbent Cathi Low steps down. Bunyard was boss at CCD, the distribution arm of Computacenter, which Milton Keynes-based Ingram acquired in late 2009 as the broadliner builds a mid-market enterprise biz. " …
Paul Kunert, 21 Oct 2011
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Eurozone still the damp patch on Ingram's corporate pants

Distie juggernaut Ingram Micro rolled out a bumper set of sales growth numbers last night largely aided by acquisition. Yet poor trade in the Eurozone let the side down, remaining the blot on the profit and loss sheets. Revenues for Q2 ended 29 June were up 17 per cent year-on-year to $10.3bn, with the Brightpoint and Aptec …
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 2013
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Hard disk prices help shore up Ingram Micro sales

Ingram Micro saw revenues stall but net income jump in its first quarter, as it reaped the benefit of rising disk drive prices, and sales growth in America, Germany and the UK. The tech distribution giant turned in sales of $8.64bn for first quarter ending March 31, a slip of 1 per cent on the year. Ingram put the sales dip down …
Joe Fay, 26 Apr 2012
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Distie-loving cloud kingpin beds Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro has become the first distributor to join the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the not-for-profit organisation trying to promote a Code of Code and open debate among suppliers. The cloud is set to dramatically alter the IT product supply chain, but CIF chairman Andy Burton said he did not believe the role of distribution …
Paul Kunert, 29 Nov 2011
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Ingram Micro supremo logs off for good

Ingram Micro chief exec Greg Spierkel is today standing down after nearly six years in charge. The world's largest IT distie confirmed the move late last night, lining up COO Alain Monie to fill the hot seat with immediate effect. Spierkel, who will remain at the company until April to "assist in the management transition", …
Chris Williams, 20 Jan 2012
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Ingram Micro in talks to acquire SDG, say sources

Ingram Micro is locked in talks with Sir Peter Rigby over the acquisition of his Midlands-based outfit Specialist Distribution Group (SDG), sources have told The Channel. People familiar with the negotiations say a deal is edging closer which would bulk out Ingram's mid-market infrastructure operation. SDG is an EMEA-wide …
Paul Kunert, 19 Jun 2012
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Ingram Micro considers job cuts on EMEA slowdown

Ingram Micro will likely initiate a redundancy and cost-cutting programme in EMEA if the consumer market remains stuck in a rut. The IT wholesaler said that retail, which accounts for 25 to 30 per cent of its sales in the region, was "down substantially" in Q2 following three quarters of a "weak consumer story". CEO Greg …
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 2011
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Micro P parent does it AGAIN, kicks recession in nackers

DCC Sercom, parent of Brit IT distie Micro P and games console wholesaler Gem, has again laughed in the face of a flatlining local economy. Turnover in the tech division of Irish conglomerate DCC grew 17.9 per cent to €2.27bn (£1.92bn) for the year ended 31 March 2013, and a whopping 16.8 per cent of this was organic. The group …
Paul Kunert, 14 May 2013
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Ingram Micro CEO outlines growth plan as 2011 profits falter

Ingram Micro's new chief exec has set out three strategic priorities as he gets to grips with the challenges facing the world's largest distributor and looks to bolster bottom line goodness. Alan Monie, who returned to Ingram as COO in November and was made top dog last month, outlined the imperatives on a Q4 conference call …
Paul Kunert, 09 Feb 2012
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One-time direct sales giant Dell weds world's largest tech distie... in the UK

Privately owned Dell has finally tipped its cap in the direction of broadline distribution by hauling in Ingram Micro to carry its entire line card across Blighty. It is six-and-a-half years since Michael Dell reclaimed the CEO’s office and decided he actually needed the "middlemen", those he’d dismissed for decades, to help …
Paul Kunert, 22 Sep 2014
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World's biggest distie Ingram admits it can't keep up growth in UK

Ingram Micro reckons the double-digit sales growth it filed for the UK and Germany in Q2 – helping soften the top line declines across Europe – is not sustainable. The world's largest IT distributor reported group numbers last night, with sales flat globally at $8.78bn and profit up 2.5 per cent to $61.2m. "It continues to be a …
Paul Kunert, 27 Jul 2012

Ingram's Monie on money: Murky outlook for IT world ahead

Ingram Micro - the world's largest technology distributor - doesn't expect the global economy or the IT industry to pick up anytime soon. Last night the firm posted calendar Q3 numbers with a driving currency headwind almost wiping out sales growth not helped by the economy in Europe either. Turnover climbed 1 per cent year-on- …
Paul Kunert, 26 Oct 2012
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Retail meltdown bitchslaps Ingram Micro profits

Weakening consumer demand and a botched ERP system migration dampened Q2 profits at broadline giant Ingram Micro but a currency updraft lifted sales. The largest IT distie on the planet last night reported a near 12 per cent boost in income to $59.7m (£36.6m) and a 7 per cent slide in operating profits to $97.1m (£59.6m) …
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 2011
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Ingram Micro or Ireland - who would you bet on?

Credit ratings Fitch has affirmed Ingram Micro's credit rating at BBB- stable putting it just a notch or two behind that of Ireland. Which raises the question of whether you'd choose to invest in an entity that will be existing on thin air and emigration for the foreseeable future, or a computer distributor with a presence in …
Joe Fay, 22 Dec 2010
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Ingram slams 'soft' Euro retail market

Ingram Micro is forecasting modest fiscal Q3 growth aided by a currency tailwind on the back of weakened consumer demand in Europe and biz woes in Oz. Ahead of reporting the numbers next week, the world's largest IT distributor expects sales to be $8.9bn (£5.65bn), "growing modestly in local currencies" on a sequential and year- …
Paul Kunert, 18 Oct 2011
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Ingram grabs Spanish distie

Ingram Micro - the broadline distributor - has bought a Spanish distie called Albora Soluciones based in Barcelona. Albora also has offices in Madrid and Lisbon in Portugual. Ingram said the deal improved its skills in internet infrastructure, virtualisation, security and middleware. Alain Maquet, Ingram's Emea president, …
John Oates, 17 Jun 2010
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Ingram Micro captures Eurequat at point of sale

Ingram Micro Europe is buying Eurequat, a French owned distributor ofc (AIDC) and point of sale (POS) products. Terms are undisclosed. Eurequat has operations in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Algeria and is to be folded into Ingram Micro EMEA Data Capture/POS division. Ingram today said the acquisition fits "well in the …
Team Register, 09 Sep 2008
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Ingram Micro scales back in Nordic region

Ingram Micro is restructuring its Nordic breadline broadline business in an effort to increase profits. It is selling off its Danish broadline business to Actebis, though financial terms have not been disclosed. It will close operations in Finland and Norway in the second quarter of 2009. Ingram will keep a broadline operation …
John Oates, 20 Mar 2009
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Micro P slaps winding up petition on Micro Direct

Distributor Micro Peripherals has slapped a winding up order on Manchester-based etailer Micro Direct for £70,000 in unpaid bills. The petition filed at the The Royal Courts of Justice will be heard at Manchester Registry on 1 August. "In essence, we had a strong payment history [with Micro Direct] which has deteriorated …
Paul Kunert, 13 Jun 2011
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Micro Direct leaves string of channel creditors out of pocket

Manchester-based e-tailer Micro Direct has left a trail of unsecured creditors in its wake, who are owed £880,000. The firm was the subject of a winding up petition by Micro-Peripherals in June over unpaid bills worth £70,000, but at the time distributor and channel sources claimed the online reseller once had a solid payment …
Paul Kunert, 22 Mar 2012
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Ingram bemoans tough European retail market

Ingram Micro profits have tumbled by nearly two-thirds on the back of an ultra aggressive pricing market in Europe and the fall out from the botched ERP upgrade in Oz. The world's largest distie – which last week warned of the issues impacting results – recorded a 5 per cent year-on-year rise in sales to $8.9bn for calendar Q3 …
Paul Kunert, 28 Oct 2011
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Tech Data dials up operations man for Europe

Tech Data (TD) continues to bulk out the management team post accountancy probe, hauling in former Ingram Micro UK boss Johan Vandenbussche to head up Operations across Europe. Under the newly created position, the industry vet will oversee HR, logistics, IT coordination and the internal consulting team, which is designed to " …
Paul Kunert, 06 Mar 2014
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Telstra puffs Cisco cloud into Honkers and Singapore

Telstra has announced two new offshore Intercloud POPs and has signed with Equinix for connections in Sydney and Melbourne. Under the international expansion, the carrier says it's going to kick off operations in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Cisco-powered Intercloud solution, launched in Australia earlier this year, is based on …
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SIM-free unlocked iPhones coming to a channel near you...

The faint hopes of some Apple resellers were smashed AGAIN this weekend when Ingram Micro became the second tech distributor in a month to confirm it will sell SIM-lock-free Jesus mobes ... in Europe but not the UK. Following in the shadows of nemesis Tech Data, vast wholesaler Ingram Micro confirmed it is shipping the iPhone 4S …
Paul Kunert, 25 Nov 2013
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Ingram Micro sets up shop in South Africa

Ingram Micro is opening up in South Africa, teaming up with local distie MB Technologies, to distribute components to PC builders South of the Sahara. Ingram Micro South Africa opens its doors on June 1. Presumably MB is doing the donkey work, while Ingram brings the supplier relationships on board. And presumably, at some …
Team Register, 06 Feb 2007
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Ingram Micro fingers new European chief

Global reseller Ingram Micro has announced that Jay Forbes will take over from EMEA boss Hans Koppen, who is retiring at the end of this year. Forbes, 46, begins his tenure on at Ingram on Monday after a spell as CEO of Canadian IT and communications firm Aliant. Prior to that he was finance chief at commercial property firm …
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Ingram Micro captures Scandi data capture biz

Ingram Micro has completed the purchase of the assets of Symtech Nordic, a Scandinavian distributor of data capture and point of sale products. Terms are undisclosed. Symtech's staff are to be offered positions within Ingram's three Scandi-based businesses. According to Ingram, the acquisition represents a "small yet …
Team Register, 20 Jun 2006
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Parallels could whip VMware or Microsoft, happier as Robin Hood

Parallels is best known for two things: a fine desktop hypervisor and the Virtuozzo containerised server-wrangler that many service providers use to dish out virtual machines to their customers. Both businesses are doing well, but the company isn't leading with either. Instead, it is now keenest on Parallels Automation, the …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Apr 2014
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Ingram Micro slams credit crunch 'negative thinking'

A senior Ingram Micro Europe exec has said that the channel is paying too much attention to fears of an economic downturn. Instead, said Johan Vandenbussche, vice president of the firm's pan-European business unit, keeping its chin up and taking a positive outlook should help the channel swerve any recession. Vandenbussche told …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Jan 2008

Shopping spree helps Arrow counter organic sales slump

Healthy organic sales growth has once again proved slippery for enterprise tech bellwether Arrow Inc to grasp, though demand for heavy duty software and hardware started to re-emerge. At group level, the tech distie reported revenues of $5.68bn, up seven per cent year-on-year as reported – but this was largely due to …
Paul Kunert, 30 Jul 2014
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Arrow steers boss of enterprise wing towards ops control room

A bit of top-level reshuffling at global distie Arrow has led to the recreation of a COO position. The slot will be filled by current president of the enterprise computing wing, Andy Bryant. The last person to sit in the chief operations role was current CEO Michael Long, and the appointment should free up the big boss to tinker …
Paul Kunert, 21 May 2014

Zycko shown door after Meraki Euro distie review

Meraki - which was recently swept off its feet by Cisco - has given distie Zycko the heave-ho and replaced it with Ingram Micro across Europe. The maker of wireless access points, switches and security appliances was acquired by Cisco in November for $1.2bn, and its new parent soon set about reviewing the channel line-up. Jon …
Paul Kunert, 18 Apr 2013
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Ingram Micro Q3 results buoyed by weak dollar

Computer distie giant Ingram Micro said yesterday that it saw third quarter profit shoot up 15 per cent driven by strong sales in Asia and Europe. Revenue rose by more than a billion dollars to $8.61bn from $7.51bn last year. Ingram Micro said a weaker dollar contributed about five percentage points to its overall revenue …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Oct 2007
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Ingram Micro gets into people trafficking

Ingram Micro is setting up an recruitment and temping agency for channel customers in its US homeland. And why not? Margins on people are better than on hard drives, and the mean time before failure is much greater, typically. Also, US employment law should also mean lower returns than for just about any kit you could think of …
Drew Cullen, 21 Mar 2006