Ingram Micro server plans rest on CCD buy

Ingram Micro’s UK bigwig reckons that with CCD on board it has the provision to start making more of a splash in the enterprise server market. The US giant yesterday acquired CCD from Computacenter, and plans to fold the Reading-based operation into its Maidenhead office over the next five months,

Ingram Micro’s UK bigwig reckons that with CCD on board it has the provision to start making more of a splash in the enterprise server market.

The US giant yesterday acquired CCD from Computacenter, and plans to fold the Reading-based operation into its Maidenhead office over the next five months, alongside the data capture/point of sale and networking arms.

Server sales are not Ingram UK’s forte and it has been bereft of a major vendor in the space since IBM canned its contract earlier this year. But UK and Benelux vice president Johan Vandenbussche now expects its fortunes to change.

“In the past we were not that successful [at selling servers in the UK] but it was more because we didn’t have the right team…whereas today we have acquired a strong team that can add value and make a difference,” he told MicroScope.

Ingram now plans to add Microsoft Hyper V2 software to CCD’s portfolio, a product it said had been difficult to sell without the right enterprise computing model. Vandenbussche suggested HP ProCurve could also be a good fit.

However he added that he wanted CCD to remain specialist, saying Ingram did not plan to “make a value added broadline supermarket”.

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