2015 started out incredibly well for Mark Snider. He got a big promotion to senior vice president and general manager of Ingram Micro Canada.
As the year went on Snider got another pleasant surprise as Ingram Micro decided to go back to a Canada first strategy after years of placing Canada as part of a much bigger North American regional strategy.
By being Canada first Snider was able to form a partnership with Microsoft Canada as they open two new data centres in 2016.
Snider told CDN at the time Canadians are moving past the data residency issue more every day. The Ingram Cloud Marketplace will be aligned to the new data centres in Toronto and Quebec City. One of the new tools Ingram will be offering is a single cloud portal for ordering and billing to end users.
He also approved more resources to the channel that included an increase in headcount for technical architects for this partnership. This will mean Microsoft Canada and Ingram Canada working together as virtual teams.
Ingram closed out the year by acquiring the Odin Service Automation business from Parallels. The distributor believes this acquisition is a sea change for the company as it gets access to one of the leading cloud management technologies in the marketplace.
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