Ingram Micro has announced the launch of its newly formed Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region.
Ingram Micro has been a leading value-added distributor for numerous ICT vendors including Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and others. Over the last 24 months, Ingram Micro has launched several solution-based Business Units including ones for cloud technology, cybersecurity and physical security.
According to the distributor these “Centres of Excellence” have positioned the company to become a leader in these high growth segments, supporting the channel in the region and beyond.
The firm said it is well positioned to provide end-to-end IoT solutions by combining vendor solutions with other IoT sensors, trackers, edge analytics, video analytics and software from many ISVs who have industry specific applications. These solutions will enable their users to add value to their business, to monetise IoT solutions, to be ahead of their competition, to have the best control on their business and to maximise cost optimisation of their operations.
“Today, we are launching our IoT business unit which will be a Centre of Excellence, a solutions provider and a point of expertise for our partners. We welcome Tamer AbdelFattah, who will lead IoT Business Unit in the META region, and look forward to the contributions he and his team will make to our business.” said Ali Baghdadi, senior vice president and chief executive of Ingram Micro’s META region.
“I am very proud to lead our IoT efforts to create value for all our vendors and partners,” said AbdelFattah. “Ingram Micro is making a big investment in IoT on a global level, including the META region. We are putting this investment in the Center of Excellence with a highly experienced team. IoT show case platforms to be available to our vendors, channel partners, end-user customers and even innovators. We will deliver value added services and become even more relevant to our vendors and market in this technology segment domain.”
AbdelFattah has deep experience in IT and the telecommunication industry, having developed business around the region, with a track record of high growth achievements. He comes from a vendor background with 13 years in HPE, and five years prior this with Vodafone.