NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Micro Strategies today announced it has been named 2012 IBM System x U.S. Partner of the Year by the world's largest technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc. The award was presented to Micro Strategies by Ingram Micro's Advanced Computing Division (ACD) and IBM Business Unit earlier this month.
"Our IBM business continues to grow at Ingram Micro as we have added PURE Systems, POWER and Enterprise Storage to our portfolio over the last year. Micro Strategies is a loyal IBM Business Partner and sells the full stack of IBM offerings. Our Advanced Computing Division partners with them to deliver System x and run rate storage business to their end users. ACD continues to make investments in the IBM offerings to make transacting solutions simpler and more profitable," said Scott Zahl, Vice President and General Manager Advanced Computing Division, Ingram Micro.
As an Ingram Micro and IBM Business Partner, Micro Strategies works closely with the sales, technical and operational teams within the distributor's ACD Division and IBM BU to grow its business and take advantage of new market opportunities. Micro Strategies offers IBM System x solutions to clients in the SMB market and to some of the largest enterprises in the world as well as targeted solutions around Big Data and Business Analytics.
"Micro Strategies was our largest growth System x / Storage partner in 2012, and worked tirelessly with the Ingram Micro ACD and IBM teams to grow the business together," says Jason Hernandez, Director, IBM Business Unit, Ingram Micro U.S. "On behalf of the IBM team and Ingram Micro's entire Advanced Computing Division, I am proud to recognize Micro Strategies with this Partner of the Year award."
"We needed a distributor that could keep pace with us on a daily basis and be able to support our IBM System x sales," said Ray Scardelli, VP of Sales and Marketing, Micro Strategies. "Not only did Ingram Micro provide solid support, but they made changes throughout the year in order to stay ahead of this upward curve in a seamless fashion. Through cooperative teamwork Micro Strategies grew IBM System x sales to double digits in 2012 and demonstrated a commitment to progressing sales objectives while increasing the value we provide our customers."
Last year, Ingram Micro added IBM PURE Systems, POWER and Enterprise Storage to its IBM solutions portfolio and made significant investments in its division and dedicated business unit to further assist partners' growth. "As loyal Ingram Micro and IBM Business Partners, Micro Strategies sells the full stack of IBM offerings and is one of Ingram Micro's top-performing IBM-focused channel partners," concludes Hernandez.
About Micro Strategies Inc:
For over 30 years, Micro Strategies has distinguished itself as one of the most innovative technology solution providers and a strategic business partner for premier technology vendors. As an industry leader, Micro Strategies is at the forefront of architecting and implementing quality technology solutions with a commitment to responsive, client-first service.
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