Grow collaboration sales with Cisco Spark and Ingram Micro

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Your customers are in the midst of a digital revolution that’s shaking up the IT landscape with innovation. Rapid growth in digitization, mobilization, securitization, and globalization are driving new opportunities. Organizations that capture and analyze large amounts of data quickly, for example, have a huge advantage over those who don’t. Analyst IDC predicts that companies that effectively analyze their data will achieve an extra $430 billion in productivity gains over their less analytically oriented peers by 2020.

While cloud solutions and services are key components in the digital transition, there are some serious challenges MSPs and other channel IT professionals can’t ignore. A 2016 survey conducted by cloud project management company Innotas found that 50% of cloud projects fail either because they cost more than the company had budgeted for or the company chose the wrong technology or cloud services. MSPs that make the move to the cloud struggle with managing lots of new vendors, including the technology and monthly billing that come along with it.

How Ingram Micro and Cisco can simplify (and secure) your foray to the cloud

Cisco and Ingram Micro are well versed in the opportunities and challenges that come with the digital transformation. To help increase our partners’ success, we formed an agreement earlier this year enabling Ingram Micro partners wanting to tap into the demand for digitization to sell Cisco Spark via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.

Cisco Spark is an app-centric, cloud-based service that provides a complete collaboration suite for teams to create, meet, message, call, white board, and share—regardless of whether they’re together or apart. It allows employees to work faster and smarter, controlling costs and optimizing resources.

Security is integral to Cisco Spark. Cisco has used the extensive experience gained from securing the world’s largest networks, as well as its combined communications and cloud expertise, to ensure Cisco Spark is secure and reliable. Customers can purchase a subscription to any or all of the Cisco Spark capabilities, which include meetings, messaging, and calling.

By making this cloud offering available on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, channel partners receive the following benefits:

  • A single portal to order, provision, invoice, and manage all your cloud services
  • Access to a library of vetted cloud solutions
  • Centralized 24/7 level-2 support for all cloud services purchased
Cisco Umbrella - coming soon to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-based security platform at the DNS (domain name system) layer that provides the first line of defense against threats on the Internet by blocking requests to malicious destinations (domains, IPs, URLs) before a connection is established. It provides protection against threats over all ports and protocols, and can protect Internet access across all devices on your network, all office locations, and roaming users.

  • Cisco Umbrella Professional: offers a cloud security platform that provides protection against malware, phishing, and C2 callbacks when users are on and off the corporate network, in addition to web filtering and basic reporting.
  • Cisco Umbrella Insights: offers everything from Professional, plus Active Directory integration, user-based policies, the ability to retain logs forever, and more reporting options.

Start your journey toward offering efficient cloud-services and watch your clients increase productivity thanks to the security, collaboration, and flexibility the cloud offers.

Contact Ingram Micro for more information:

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