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July 21, 2017

Four reasons why you should join an Ingram Micro solution provider community

Go beyond your local Beers With Engineers meetup or leads group and tap into specialized regional and national communities to strengthen your business.  Whether you're selling full data center solutions or components, you can benefit from being a part of a like-minded community of solutions providers, vendor business partners,  Ingram Micro and industry leaders. From networking and partnering to knowledge sharing and business insights, Ingram Micro has the right technical community for you. As Hellen Keller once said, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

Advantage of communities

The four benefits of participating in communities include:

  1. Close the gaps in your business: Leverage your community for partnership opportunities to help you fill your technology offering gaps so you can say yes to more opportunities. For example, if your business specializes in building email servers and a customer now needs higher-end security—a competency your business doesn’t possess—tap into your community for a partner that specializes in infrastructure/border security. Read how GG Group’s connections earned them a six-figure profit on one deal.
  2. Foster best-practice sharing: Whether your business is small, where everyone wears many hats, or midsize to large, where there are many specialized roles, your community can serve as a sounding board for best practices.
  3. Share technical best practices: In the data center infrastructure space, there are a lot of new, emerging vendors and cloud options. Like business-knowledge sharing, you can lean on community partners to learn how they’re implementing new vendor programs, from products and services to technical knowledge and financing options. Or give back and share your insights and experiences.
  4. Build relationships: Successful communities rely on trust among partners. When you get to know people on a personal and social level, you build trust. Get the most from your communities by taking the time to get to know each other during social activities and breakouts. You never know where opportunity may arise.

About Ingram Micro's communities

Unsure of where to begin looking for like-minded data center infrastructure communities? Start with Ingram Micro’s SMB Alliance or Trust X Alliance. You not only tap into the four benefits listed above, you also strengthen your ties with Ingram Micro, its vast resources, vendor business partners, reseller partners and industry leaders.

More information

Get a sneak peak at what it's like to be part of Ingram Micro's channel communities in this video. Or visit SMB Alliance and Trust X Alliance--Individually Strong. Collectively Extraordinary.