INGRAM MICRO MAKES IT EASIER.

In a recent survey, we asked 212 business and IT professionals if their organisations had a digital transformation strategy.

23

PERCENT

65

PERCENT

PERCENT

81

said they will have one in the next 12 months.

are already implementing one.

said that the cloud is critical or very important to their strategy.

It’s not surprising that executives consider cloud so integral to digital transformation. Cloud services provide a flexible framework to drive change, get new ideas to market faster and adapt quickly to changing market conditions. Business executives typically confirm that the cloud saves their organisations time and money whilst improving customer engagement and employee satisfaction.

 

Microsoft Office 365 and Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace can provide your SMB customers with the solutions to empower this transformation—a complete, flexible and trusted platform that spans the entire IT ecosystem, from server to cloud and desktop to mobile devices.

 

This e-book will show you how.

 

Three trends are driving the push towards digital
transformation to the cloud.

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The growing demand for mobile access to data

A 2015 Techaisle survey amongst SMB companies found that 80% of small business employees and 55% of workers in midmarket firms require mobile access to company data and the applications that make this possible.

The rise in adoption of sales-enablement tools such as customer relationship management (CRM) software

According to Gartner Research, by 2017, CRM will be a £26.7 billion ($36 billion USD) worldwide market.

MICROSOFT OFFERS THE IDEAL CLOUD PLATFORM
FOR YOUR SMB CUSTOMERS
.

Microsoft solutions are designed to help them:

OFFICE 365—THE MOST VERSATILE AND SECURE OFFICE EVER.

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based service that’s designed to help meet your customers’ needs for robust security, reliability and user productivity. It delivers the power of cloud productivity, helping them save time and money—and free up valued resources.

 

Office 365 combines the familiar Microsoft Office desktop suite (Word, Excel, One Note, Outlook and PowerPoint) with cloud-based versions of Microsoft’s next-generation communications and collaboration services:

  • Microsoft Exchange Online
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
  • Office Online
  • Skype for Business Online

 

This provides your customers with the ability to:

  • Increase productivity by accessing familiar Office apps from anywhere across devices.
  • Get the rich, full-featured Office experience they know, always up to date in the cloud.
  • Access their email and Office apps any time, on any device with a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
  • Improve productivity by working with their team from anywhere to create, review and revise business documents with automatic version control using OneDrive for Business, an integral feature of Office 365.
  • Coauthor documents and stay current with real-time updates.
  • Know their latest files are backed up and accessible from anywhere with OneDrive for Business.
  • Easily share documents whilst controlling access and keeping files protected with SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
  • Get built-in, up-to-date spam and virus protection for their email.
  • Equip sales teams with familiar tools that allow them to expedite sales quotes, using Office 365 combined with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  • Leverage features built in to Office 365 and Windows Intune to remotely manage devices:
  • Lock lost or stolen devices to restrict access.
  • Reset a user’s PIN to enable access once it’s been found.
  • Wipe data from a device that can’t be located.

 

 

SALES ENABLEMENT LIKE NEVER BEFORE—
INGRAM MICRO’S CLOUD MARKETPLACE.

The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is your key to opportunities in the cloud—an ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solution providers that enables you to purchase, provision, manage and invoice a wide range of cloud solutions from a single portal. You can:

  • Instantly purchase and provision Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security and Azure.
  • Get consolidated monthly billing.
  • Use additional cloud services to package solutions for your customers, including Infrastructure and security.
  • Gain technical and sales advice on cloud architecture, plans and pricing from Ingram Micro’s dedicated cloud business unit.
  • Leverage Ingram Micro premier support packages, offering direct, 24/7 access to the world’s top Microsoft technical experts.
  • Take part in Ingram Micro’s premier cloud loyalty program, Cloud Elevate— featuring exclusive benefits such as sales incentives, education, marketing services and sales support, and technical and migration support—to help you accelerate your cloud sales.

Contact the Cloud team at  0371 973 3060 or email cloud@ingrammicro.co.uk

THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

The increasing importance of data analytics

According to a 2015 Deloitte survey conducted amongst mid-market IT execs, 51% of the respondents said they are actively building technology platforms to better engage with customers. 60.1% are using data analytics in sales and customer management.