June 18, 2014 - Coeus Consulting in Phoenix has been named to the Ingram Micro 2014 SMB 500, an annual list that recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners serving the small-to-midsize business (SMB) market. Ranked at number 275, Coeus expanded its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor, by more than 37 percent in the past three years.
Channel partners named to this year's SMB 500 list were identified at Ingram Micro's inaugural 2014 IMOne event, held May 6-10 in New Orleans. As part of the more than 20,000 U.S. solution providers and MSPs who work with Ingram Micro's U.S. SMB Business Unit, these top-performing companies achieved a three-year compound growth rate of more than 42 percent.
"Our partnership with Ingram Micro has been crucial in expanding Coeus's growth," said Coeus. "Ingram Micro focuses SMB Partners like Coeus to enter new markets with the tools and knowledge needed to increase overall profitability."
Ingram Micro's annual SMB 500 list is developed in close collaboration with channel research services firm The 2112 Group, Ingram Micro's Business Intelligence team and U.S. SMB Business Unit. Criteria for selection to the list includes size, overall technology category revenue growth and innovation across SMB engagements.
Performance metrics, trends, best practices and other key findings from the Ingram Micro 2014 SMB 500 list will be produced by The 2112 Group and noted on the Ingram Micro SMB 500 website. Additional information and research is available on 2112's Channelnomics, a news and analysis website dedicated to channel business trends.
"The channel partners who earned a spot on the 2014 Ingram Micro SMB 500 are growing at rates that are three to four times the channel industry average and well above the channel average for SMB-focused resellers," said Lawrence M. Walsh, CEO and chief analyst of The 2112 Group. "The SMB 500 shows how consistent execution and collaboration with a technology distributor with broad resources and support mechanisms, such as Ingram Micro, results in accelerated growth performance and business strength."
A copy of the 2014 Ingram Micro SMB 500 list can be found here.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.
Coeus Consulting is a leading Microsoft and Cisco consulting and support partner to small and mid-range organizations in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California. As a highly accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Coeus is able to offer a superior brand of IT expertise, support and training that is rarely found within a single organization. Coeus's solutions help businesses maximize their potential when it comes to Microsoft and Cisco products and technologies.
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