Ingram Micro today welcomed more than 200 solution providers, managed service providers and IT vendors to its annual GovEd Alliance Invitational. Established in 2000, Ingram Micros GovEd Alliance partner community is celebrating its 10th anniversary and remains the IT industrys only dedicated government and education channel partner community.
GovEd Alliance is a one-of-a-kind community that brings together many of the IT industrys top-performing government, education and health care-focused channel partners to share business practices and network with peers and manufacturers in a way that drives greater collaboration, sales and service opportunities,” says Joe McCrone, vice president of government and education, Ingram Micro U.S.
Themed Kicking it Up a Notch,” the 2010 GovEd Alliance Invitational offers attending channel partners a wide variety of market-specific educational and training sessions designed to build upon their success and extend their industry knowledge, business acumen and technical expertise.
And appropriately on this Veterans Day, as part of the two-day 2010 Invitational, the Ingram Micro GovEd Alliance partner community says it is participating in Operation Military Care. Sponsored by Cisco, this inaugural GovEd Alliance charity event brings together attending solution providers, manufacturer partners and Ingram Micro associates to build and donate care packs for the U.S. Armed Forces. The more than 100 military care packs and 700 pamper packs” for the spouses of these service men and women, as well as a variety of stuffed animals and blankets for their children, will be delivered to the soldiers and their families over the holidays by the AUSA Holiday Cheer program.
Ingram Micro will close the Invitational with its annual Spotlight Awards honoring the top-performing GovEd Alliance solution providers.
The GovEd Alliance community is driven to succeed in all they do,” says Huy Nuygen, director of channel marketing, Ingram Micro U.S. Weve got a great lineup at this years Invitational and will continue to work harder and smarter to advance this powerful and dynamic partner community and further capitalize on the opportunities within the public sector and health care market.”