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Apr 18

2017

Tap into the demand for digitization with Cisco Spark

Another First: Ingram Micro Named First Cloud Distribution Partner for Cisco Spark

Cisco Spark now available on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

Business is going digital. It’s now not just about where we work, but how we work, and Cisco is at the center of enabling this digital transformation. Through a recent agreement with Cisco, Ingram Micro partners wanting to tap into the demand for digitization can now sell Cisco Spark, the hottest new collaboration service that lets teams call, message and meet from anywhere in the world. Cisco Spark is available on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace immediately.

Cisco Spark is an app-centric, cloud-based service that provides a complete collaboration suite for teams to create, meet, message, call, white board and share—regardless of whether they’re together or apart. It allows employees to work faster and smarter, controlling costs and optimizing resources. Customers can purchase a subscription to any or all of the Cisco Spark capabilities, which include meetings, messaging and calling.

Ingram Micro has been named as the first distribution partner to offer a fully automated integration of Cisco Spark on a cloud marketplace. This opens up opportunities for partners to drive recurring revenues and enhanced profits.

Cisco Spark: The Complete Collaboration Service

Hosted by Cisco, Cisco Spark brings together world-class voice, messaging and conferencing for businesses of all sizes. It’s secure and scalable, as well as easy-to-use and manage:

  • Cisco Spark is delivered entirely from the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, and each capability has been designed to ensure the user and the administrator’s experience is simple and intuitive. The service is provided on a subscription basis, allowing services to be added on demand.
  • Security is integral to Cisco Spark. Cisco has used the extensive experience gained from securing the world’s largest networks, as well as its combined communications and cloud expertise, to ensure Cisco Spark is secure and reliable.
  • With Cisco Spark, you get all the market-leading Cisco collaboration services wrapped up in a complete service  that provides users with a great experience, regardless of location or device. In addition, because Cisco hosts the service in the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, all services are always up-to-date and continuously delivered to users.
  • Cisco Spark is a platform with open APIs and SDKs to allow partners to extend the platform into customer business processes and earn ongoing loyalty.

“With the addition of Cisco Spark to our Cloud Marketplace, we are reinforcing Ingram Micro’s leadership role as the first cloud service provider to offer subscriptions through an automated cloud delivery platform,” says Renee Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Global Cloud, Ingram Micro. “Our resellers have good reason to be excited, as this offer simplifies the ordering, provisioning, managing and invoicing of their customers’ subscriptions to Cisco Spark services via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. Most of all, they can now offer subscriptions to the industry’s most advanced cloud-delivered collaboration suite that drives digital business today.”

Want to learn more? Visit the Cisco booth at the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, April 19-21, 2017, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ to see a demo—or visit https://us.cloud.im/en/products/cisco/spark/ for additional information.