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  1. Crotty To Leave Ingram Micro
    6/18/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    Justin Crotty, VP, Services, North America will be leaving Ingram Micro to serve as SVP and GM for Ingram Micro Seismic partner NetEnrich. His last day at Ingram Micro will be July 2, 2010. Crotty joined Ingram Micro in July 2001 and took on the responsibility of driving Ingram Micro’s services division in 2006.
  2. It’s All About Balance - Back To Product Sales
    6/9/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    One of the more innovative MSPs I’ve met this year, Travis Austin, CEO, Rezitech, spent some time at the Ingram Micro Seismic Conference in Dallas talking to his peers about finding balance between selling services and hardware. Partnering with Gary Martini, executive director of sales, Autotask, Austin shared his experience tackling that oft-maligned product market.
  3. How Well Does Cloud Fit Your Vertical Focus?
    6/9/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    Because I missed the presentation by Patrick Ciccarelli, CEO of Varsity Technologies, I made a point to get some time alone with him to talk about his message to the group gathered for the Cloud Summit hosted by Ingram Micro in Dallas on June 3.
  4. The First Step: Gary Pica
    6/8/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    It was a packed house when Gary Pica, president of MSP mentoring business TruMethods, took the stage on the first day of the Ingram Micro Seismic conference held June 8-9 in Dallas.
  5. Ingram Micro Unveils Cloud Conduit
    6/8/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    During the hectic day of presentations at Ingram Micro’s Cloud Summit in Dallas on June 7, I got a chance to sit down in a quiet room for a few minutes with Jason Beal, director of services sales for Ingram Micro, and an integral part of the Seismic team. He explained to me the goals of the newly unveiled Ingram Micro Cloud Conduit program.
  6. Want To Learn More About Cloud? Lunch & Learn Webinar
    6/8/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    If you've been following my blog from Ingram Micro's Cloud Summit and still have questions, check out the Business Solutions Lunch & Learn webinar at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 10.
  7. Insight on the Future of Cloud Computing
    6/8/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    I had a great chance to learn more about Rackspace Hosted when I sat next to Lew Moorman, president and CSO of Rackspace, during dinner before the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit kicked off. I also heard Moorman’s enthusiasm about the channel and the opportunity swirling around cloud offerings for IT providers. Moorman shared his insights with those gathered for the Cloud Summit on June 7 in Dallas.
  8. Building Your Business In The Cloud
    6/8/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    Imagine starting your business with no investment in IT. You may not even need a physical office. Seriously, just imagine taking those capital investments off your list of "things to find money for" if you're a new business owner. Intrigued?
  9. Cloud Summit: Why Do You Care About The Cloud?
    6/7/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    On Monday, June 7, Ingram Micro’s first Cloud Summit, folded into its annual Seismic conference in Dallas, kicked off in front of more than 200 partners. The next three days is dedicated to discussing ways for MSPs to launch into and prosper with the cloud as well as advice on furthering managed services success in other ways.
  10. Finding Opportunity In The Cloud
    4/23/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    One hot topic at the Ingram Micro VTN event has been finding the opportunity in the cloud if you are a VAR or MSP. Justin Crotty, VP of services at Ingram Micro, presented on just that topic on Thursday. Later in the day, he and Jason Beal, director of sales, services, sat down with me to talk cloud.