TigerDirect, Inc.

May 22, 2013 12:02 ET

TigerDirect to Break Into Cloud Services Market With intY CASCADE

Leading multi-channel retailer joins cloud eco-system to deliver SaaS to businesses across North America

SEATTLE, USA--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - intY CASCADE today marks a significant step in its global expansion plan, announcing that leading US multi-channel technology retailer TigerDirect (a subsidiary of Fortune 1000 company Systemax) has joined the CASCADE cloud eco-system. TigerDirect now gains immediate access to multi-vendor cloud-based applications, products and services to rapidly take a new SaaS portfolio to market and meet the increasing demand and market opportunity for cloud-based services.

The intY CASCADE cloud aggregator model enables TigerDirect to break into the cloud services market, without the operational and management overheads associated with introducing new services. The company will be deploying a range of products from CASCADE, including Microsoft Office 365 and Symantec.cloud, to end user organizations across the continent.

"Cloud services are an increasingly important segment of business needs. Organizations are able to have reduced IT investments while maintaining world-class services for their company and clients," said Mike Craig, Executive Vice-President of Business Sales at TigerDirect. "Enabling our sales force to efficiently deploy solutions for our customers through intY CASCADE further extends our offerings portfolio."

intY CASCADE is now enabling over 70 partners across North America, Europe and the Middle East to build and deliver 'drag and drop' service bundles to end-user customers. This demonstrates a major turning point in intY CASCADE'S own evolution as Chris Baldock, CEO of intY CASCADE explains:

"Not only is a world-leading services organization in the US using our technology, enabling it to enter into the SaaS space, this is a momentous turning point in terms of our own growth globally. Via our combined strengths, TigerDirect and intY CASCADE will leverage the operational and commercial requirements for cloud services in North America, enabling thousands of customers to confidently and simply adopt tailored cloud services from a trusted partner."

About intY CASCADE

intY CASCADE is a new class of product for delivering cloud-based applications, products and services via Systems Integrators, ISPs, Telco's and Trusted Advisors who are able to build solutions specific to the market they operate in or specific to their customers' requirements. The award-winning ecosystem has been architected from the outset to link multiple cloud computing engines and builds on intY's heritage in delivering cloud-provisioning services to the channel for over 15 years.

Operating a unique co-operative model, CASCADE enables partners, application developers and service providers to work in collaboration, subsequently creating integrated bundles straight to the point-of-sale, to deliver an integrated one touch provisioning, billing and management solution.

This approach enables partners to share in the commercial and operational benefits and success of collaboration, whilst delivering unique solutions that are specific to their own requirements and target markets.

With offices in London, Bristol, Miami and Frankfurt, a global partner network of service provider and reseller partners, and an international service delivery infrastructure, intY is fast establishing itself as a leading international cloud aggregator. Today, many of the world's largest service providers are building on CASCADE. In 2012, the company became part of the Weather II organization. Weather II is an experienced investor and strategic shareholder in global telecommunications companies. For more information, go to: http://inty.com/UK/.

About TigerDirect, Inc.

For over 20 years, TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com) has served the needs of both personal and business computer users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via catalog, business to business, and Internet channels. TigerDirect is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc.

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