Ingram Micro (UK) Ltd joins the CIF | Cloud industry forum

Ingram Micro (UK) Ltd joins the CIF

Technology distributor becomes first in its class demonstrate its commitment to standards and transparency in the Cloud

Ingram Micro (UK) Ltd, a division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services, has formally joined the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) as part of its wider strategy of launching a portfolio of solutions under the brand of Ingram Micro Cloud.

Ingram Micro recognize the role of the distributor in enabling the reseller community to access a broad range of solutions in a common, consistent and trusted way, and following on from recent announcements of partnerships with cloud service provider RISE and the forming of an alliance of key manufacturers under the banner of the Channel Transformation Alliance, Ingram Micro are pleased to unveil another key strategic partnership.

Matt Sanderson, UK Managing Director at Ingram commented: "Whilst we will take the lead on this market activity we equally recognise that the Cloud Industry Forum has been leading the charge for better practice and transparency in the Cloud. Its Code of Practice is a ground breaking initiative offering end users the transparency and security they need in taking the decision to migrate to the cloud, and an initiative such is this is something we can support and reflects our values and commitment."

Andy Burton, chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum added: "We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Ingram Micro. Not only is it a fantastic brand to be associated with, but equally Ingram are demonstrating that they are fully committed to aiding cloud service adoption by helping the supply chain understand, sell and support cloud solutions. There is a clear opportunity in the market for trusted Cloud Brokers, and I have no doubt that Ingram Micro will be an active participant in championing cloud services and to that end we look forward to working with them to increase awareness among end users of trusted cloud services to in turn raise confidence in choice and use. We pride ourselves on the work we have done since inception in terms of developing a credible, independent voice for the sector. Integral to that is the membership, which comes from a broad range of vendors and cloud service providers throughout the channel. It is an exciting time for Ingram Micro to join us and make a valuable contribution to the future direction of the organisation."