Leading distributor, Ingram Micro, has launched a nationwide roadshow as the first phase of its new Get Modern with Microsoft program.
The program supports resellers in helping their customers upgrade and transition to Windows 8, Office 2013 and Windows Server 2012 on Windows 8 devices.
Ingram Micro senior business manager enterprise software and Cloud services, Lee Welch, said program has four main components:
- The SMB Solution Showcase - a nationwide roadshow.
- Sales enablement – online training and resources to help resellers to identify and close opportunities.
- Business development – support with marketing and resources for demand and lead generation.
- Promoting customer success stories – to showcase the end customer benefits that the new Microsoft technologies can deliver.
Welch said the key first step was to demonstrate the benefits of these new technologies and showing resellers what solutions are possible.
“To understand that, you really need to see these devices and solutions first hand. That’s why we’ve kicked off this program with a nationwide roadshow. It gives our resellers an opportunity to see what’s possible and how they can leverage the power of these new technologies to deliver real value to their customers. And to meet with experts who can answer questions face-to-face,” he said.
The roadshow sessions are being presented by Mark O’Shea, an expert in all things Microsoft. IIt kicked off in Adelaide and Perth last week and travels to Brisbane and Melbourne this week before wrapping up in Sydney on September 17 and 19.
“We’ve had a great turnout to our first sessions in Adelaide and Perth last week, and feedback has been really positive,” says Welch. “Resellers are keen to see what’s possible and are inspired by what can be delivered with these new technologies.”Read more: Calvert handles Challenger's server woes
Attendance at the roadshow sessions is free to Ingram Micro resellers, but Welch said bookings were filling fast, so people who wished to go to sessions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney needed to register quickly.
Ingram Micro resellers wishing to attend the roadshow and participate in the Get Modern with Microsoft program (which is also free for Ingram Micro resellers) can register online at Ingram Micro’s Get Modern website.