Ingram Micro Canada chief financial officer Kelly Carter discusses the distributor’s new financing options for the channel and lays out Ingram’s overall financing strategy in this edition of the ChannelBuzz.ca Podcast.
HP announces new financing and leasing options through an expansion of their partnership with HPE Financial Services, and a new partnership with global financing firm DLL Group. They also indicated more financing partners will be added.
For partners, the most interesting thing here may be the Small Business Marketplace e-commerce platform, an explicitly channel-focused online site, rather than a direct-to-customer site that competes with partners. It’s in pilot now in the U.S., but when it will be in Canada is not yet clear.
In two wide-ranging executive panels at Varnex, SYNNEX’s top executives indicated where they see the industry heading, what SYNNEX is doing to capitalize, and how solution providers can best leverage both the changes and the distributor.