Larry Hann of APC by Schneider Electric and Matthew Brownell of Ingram Micro had a frank conversation with VTN Invitational attendee John Freienmuth, owner of J & J Technical Services on the bus returning from an evening Invitational event. They were looking for honest feedback on how to better engage with their VTN partners and seeking areas where APC and Ingram Micro could collaborate for improvement within the community.
- Denver-based IT firm Platte River Networks has been chosen as the 2012 Small Business of the Year from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Platte River Networks was announced the winner of this prestigious award at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Awards luncheon on Friday, April 27, 2012, with more than 500 Chamber members and local business leaders in attendance.
- Network Allies was named by the Boston Business Journal as the No. 8 fastest-growing privately held company in the region at the annual Pacesetters breakfast event on April 26, 2012 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. To make the list, a company had to report annual revenue growth of at least 10% from 2008 through 2011. This is the second consecutive year that Network Allies was named in the top ten Pacesetter list (No. ...  read more
- When John Elliott, vice president of business development at Kearney, Neb.-based Intellicom, happened to strike up a casual conversation with Tom Crimm, professional services manager, NetStandard, Kansas City, Kan., at an Ingram Micro VentureTech Network (VTN) chapter meeting, little did he know that conversation would help close an incremental new business deal worth approximately $260,000.read more
The Fulcrum Group, a leading provider of VoIP business phone systems and outsourced IT service provider, today announced it has been awarded a Digium Pinnacle Partner award as Partner of the Year for Business Communication Systems, North America.
These Pinnacle Partner awards are presented annually to leading Digium partners who have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with Digium and driving customer success for either Switchvox Unified Communications or Asterisk Custom Communications solutions. The Fulcrum ...  read more
Data security is big business -- and it's easy to see why. Nearly 80% of business-critical information is transmitted via e-mail, according to Gartner Research, making e-mail and Web security an imperative and giving solution providers like Greeley, Colo.-based Connecting Point an ever-expanding customer base.read more
In working with a midsize engineering firm based out of Calgary. The ITeam was presented with the challenge of providing IT support to the company's Vancouver branch office. Desirous of supporting the clients' needs and interested in a business opportunity the ITeam recognized they needed a partner out in Vancouver whom they could trust to deliver superior service as was provided in Calgary.
iConvergence collaborated with St. Thomas More Catholic High School Adminstration and staff to implement an expansive and fully integrated campus tablet computing and wireless network solution, which has enabled students and faculty to fully harness the educational power of the Internet.
New NetEnrich Service Proves a Smart Choice for MSPs and VARs
Remote, proactive network monitoring, management and 24/7 remediation services can be a huge value-add for customers, but many channel partners struggle to maintain consistent service levels around the clock. Keeping costs down and juggling the maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure and resources necessary to succeed are also common pain points for value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs).
Yet with the help of the ...  read more
VTN Win Wires : Fulcrum Group
The Fulcrum Group, Inc. is dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) achieve their long-term goals through out SPOT Managed IT Services program, for the best application and management of information technology.read more
Platte River Networks awarded MVP for Cloud Services at 2011 Ingram Micro Cloud Summit
Denver-based Platte River Networks Earns Prestigious 2011 MVP of the US Western Region from World's Largest Technology Distributor
In June, Ingram Micro presented Platte River Networks with the 2011 MVP of the USA Western Region at the 2011 Cloud Summit in Phoenix, Arizona June 1–2, 2011.
The Ingram Micro Cloud Summit is the IT industry's leading partner-focused, education and training event showing managed service providers (MSPs) ...  read more
CGS Launches CirriusImpact in Cooperation With NICE Systems and Presence Technology to Provide Scalable Contact Center Communications in the Cloud
EDISON, N.J., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comtel Global Services, LLC (CGS) is proud to announce CirriusImpact, a state-of-the-art cloud-based hosted contact center, featuring the award winning NICE SmartCenter suite of workforce optimization solutions from NICE Systems and the offering of Presence Technology. The CirriusImpact branded offering provides contact centers of all sizes with access to ...  read more
VTN Big Apple Chapter
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
As members of the VentureTech Network Big Apple chapter, we have spent a great deal of time, energy, money and human resources partnering with each other in 2010. Most of the time the partnering was for our mutual IT needs. However, we also made efforts to give back to our ...  read more
Opportunities Harnessing the Power of the Sun
Soo-Tsong Lim, president of Unistar-Sparco Computers, recognizes a great opportunity when he sees one. The IBM Smarter Planet campaign triggered both his curiosity and creativity, prompting him to consider, "How can I make this work for me?"
As an IBM BladeCenter and Storage Solution Center (BSSC), ...  read more
Members Discuss VTN Connect's World-Class Sales Training
This summer, VTN announced its new partnership with Richardson, a leading global sales training and performance improvement firm, to offer members highly-targeted business development resources. The VTN Connect Sales Track is designed to cost-effectively give sales representatives an unrivaled competitive edge to differentiate their ...  read more
Split Spells Opportunities for VTN Members, Juniper
Minn.-Based Nexus Information Systems
Earlier this year, two leading manufacturers dissolved their decades-old partnership, creating more opportunities for VTN members to sell Juniper Networks' high-speed switching routers. For John DeRocker, president of Minnetonka, Minn.-based Nexus Information Systems, the benefits of selling Juniper are clear — increased margins, ease of selling ...  read more
Netera Networks Achieves Record Cisco Sales with Ingram Micro
The numbers speak for themselves when it comes down to talking about Netera Networks' successful partnership with Cisco and Ingram Micro.
The three-year-old, Rowlett, Texas-based company reported more than $22,000 in Cisco sales its first year and hit well over the million dollar marker its second year for an incredible 5,339 ...  read more
Ingram Micro Enables Citon to Double Sales Year Over Year
Citon's mission statement and motto is simple: Solve their customers' IT problems. But as the firm evolved rapidly from a PC builder into a full-service solutions provider, they turned to Ingram Micro to resolve a problem of their own: how to navigate their explosive growth.
"We struggled to find a distributor willing to give us the pricing and support we needed to go up against the big ...  read more
Lincoln Computer Systems Delivers Superior Customer Service with Seismic
Lincoln Computer Systems had big dreams: A long-time provider of systems integration services and complete IT solutions, the Long Island, N.Y.-based 38-employee firm wanted to expand into the growing, more profit-rich, managed services market. But going it alone to provide 24/7 help desk and network operations center support would be cost-prohibitive and time-consuming.
Having already reaped the benefits of its participation in Ingram Micro's Venture Tech Network (VTN) ...  read more