SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc. Launches Agent Program with Computer Associates
FREMONT, CA — January 30, 2003— SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc., a global information technology (IT) supply chain services company, recently announced an expansion to their current agreement with Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) that will enable CA to offer its world class software solutions through SYNNEX' License Online web-based software licensing platform. These sales will be accomplished through an Agent model, which is a referral reward program.
Through the utilization of the License Online platform, SYNNEX targets an emerging class of integrators, solution providers, consultants, influencers, and advisors who account for the majority of its 44,000 customers. These advisors recommend products and solution sets to their customers, rather than carrying inventory. Vendors compensate advisors by awarding an agent fee. This growing channel segment has a strong presence in the small-to-medium (SMB) market.
Featured in the offering will be CA's award winning eTrust security solutions, including the eTrust Antivirus solution family, as well as its comprehensive BrightStor storage management solutions, including the industry-leading BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9.
"SYNNEX is very pleased with our distribution agreement with Computer Associates,” stated Mimi Anderson, Vice President of Product Marketing for Software. “Through their expertise in computing infrastructure management and business-critical technology products, CA will allow SYNNEX to more effectively serve our influencer customers. There are hundreds of thousands of influencers in the IT industry, and at least 80 percent of them suggest software solutions to the end customer," Anderson said. "The majority of those customers represent the ever-elusive SMB. The partnership with Computer Associates is a natural fit for this audience. We are very excited with the business potential this new agreement promises.”
The acquisition of License Online in early 2002 served as an efficient entry into software license sales for SYNNEX. By adding License Online's Web-based platform for purchasing software licenses online, SYNNEX became a leading provider of software products for small to medium-sized solution providers, integrators, consultants, influencers, advisors and their business customers. "SYNNEX's License Online platform is ideal for a distribution channel that is constantly seeking to increase its efficiency as it connects companies with the software they need to succeed in an IT-intensive business environment," said George Kafkarkou, CA's senior vice president of Channel Sales and Marketing. "This agreement underscores our commitment to the channel and ensures that CA's award-winning storage and security solutions are easily accessible to the SMB market."
Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc. is a global IT supply chain services company providing a comprehensive range of outsourcing solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and resellers worldwide. The company offers IT distribution, contract assembly and logistics services. SYNNEX works with leading industry suppliers of IT systems, peripherals, system components, software and networking equipment. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.
About License Online
License Online, Inc. (www.LicenseOnline.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc., provides technology and services that enable its more than 44,000 Channel Partners to sell software licenses online from popular publishers like Microsoft, Symantec, and Computer Associates. Today, the License Online web-based licensing software licensing platform is a leading online solution, serving the Small Business IT channel. Products and services sold through License Online address the needs of the entire IT channel: Vendors, Channel Partners and their small-business customers. For Vendor and Channel Partners, License Online provides eBusiness technology infrastructure and outsourced processes to help them efficiently manage value chain relationships. For small-medium sized business customers, License Online offers access to a network of more than 44,000 solution providers, consultants, system integrators and system builders who can provide IT products and services, as well as a proprietary, Web-based software-licensing tool.
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