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Ingram Micro Inc.

July 15, 2016 08:00 ET

Ingram Micro Renews IBM Authorized Global Training Provider Status

Digital Experience Leader in Technical Services and Training Curriculum Maintains Elite, Global Authorization From IBM, Continues to Serve Business Partners as Global Training Provider

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2016) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it has once again earned IBM's authorization to serve as a Global Training Provider (GTP).

This marks the second time Ingram Micro has earned the status of an IBM authorized GTP. Ingram Micro's first authorization came in 2014.

As an authorized GTP, Ingram Micro is authorized to provide the complete portfolio of software and systems courses from IBM Training. Ingram Micro Training offers the full portfolio of IBM Authorized technical education classes in over 120 countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

"Technical services and advanced training represent two of the many different areas Ingram Micro continues to lead the industry and demonstrate business value to our channel partners," said Paul Bay, executive vice president and chief executive, Ingram Micro US and Export. "We have a long-standing, successful relationship with IBM and recognize the growing importance technical services and training excellence play in the development of today's IT channel and tomorrow's future IT leaders. Earning this back-to-back global authorization from IBM is testimony to Ingram Micro's proven and growing ability to educate, train and enable Business Partners on behalf of the vendor community."

In addition to passing the re-authorization test, Ingram Micro's record of excellence with IBM Training, dedicated IBM team, and growing expertise and investment in advanced technologies, training, cloud, mobility and business intelligence earned Ingram Micro this authorization. Ingram Micro's Flexible Training Modules also serve as a key differentiator during the re-evaluation process, particularly because of IBM's focus on the millennial workforce and remote training initiatives.

Under the expanded agreement, Ingram Micro Training will continue to broaden its reach and relevance globally by offering Business Partners access to superior training across multiple categories including mobile, cloud, analytics and social.

"Ingram Micro recognized early on that technical services and training are key components within the value life-cycle of a technology solution and responded by developing a one-stop shop for the skills development needs of IT professionals worldwide and a strategic partner to technology vendors," said Greg Richey, director, Ingram Micro Professional and Training Services. "As the IT channel's top-performing technical services and training partner, we appreciate our vendors' commitment to the channel, and applaud the passion and talent of our technical services and training teams who are always going the extra mile for our channel partners."

A complete listing of the IBM software and systems courses now available from Ingram Micro Training can be found here.

More information about Ingram Micro Training can be found online at www.ingrammicro.com/training.

About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com.

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