Ingram Micro has extended its distribution relationship with software vendor, Kaseya, to include its IT Workbench cloud-based systems management tool.
The two companies struck up a distribution arrangement in February to take on its management services platform. At the time, it was the first signed deal between Kaseya and Ingram globally.
Ingram Micro enterprise technology group director, David Lenz, said cloud-based IT automation tools enable partners to provision efficient and flexible IT services without having to make any upfront investment.
Kaseya regional director, Tim Dickinson, said there were several resellers without access to an integrated network management platform. “We can now provide them with an inexpensive and reliable application that will eliminate many customer problems before they occur and shorten time to remedy common support issues,” Dickinson said. The first 10 customers to sign up for IT Workbench (50 seats) will get a 50 per cent discount on Kaseya’s sales and marketing training program for IT service providers.
According to Springboard research, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market in Australia will be worth $772 million in 2012, up from $175 million in 2008.