CA Launches Onsite PC Partner Program 2.0

Company: CA, Inc.
Published: 16 May, 2009
CA, Inc. today announced the launch of its Onsite PC Protection Program 2.0 designed to help onsite PC technician resellers increase revenue without increasing inventory. CA has named Ingram Micro Inc., the largest global distributor of technology products, the sole distributor for the CA Onsite PC Partner "command center" platform. The web-based platform delivers instant online access to CA's business-to-business Internet security software, as well as solutions for the home and home office.

The platform provides service technicians with a full set of tools and materials to complete a service call, ranging from diagnosing the problem to delivering a solution via a secure website. The site provides on-the-spot access to diagnostic tools for malware detection and system performance testing, which enables faster onsite PC repairs. Technicians can instantly download CA Internet security software solutions from the site, eliminating the need to stock inventory.

The Onsite PC Protection Program offers cash incentives on every product sold. Additionally, Ingram Micro is offering CA Onsite Partners a number of flexible credit and financing options designed to make it easier for channel partners and their end-users to purchase CA products and services.

"Several years ago, we created our Onsite PC Protection Program to better service the burgeoning market of onsite technicians," said Chris Hickey, vice president of global channel sales for CA's Internet Security Business Unit. "Today, businesses of all sizes are increasingly turning to onsite technicians for their IT needs. By augmenting our Onsite Program to include business-to-business Internet security products in conjunction with our exclusive agreement with Ingram Micro, we are providing a unique offering that is of significant financial value to our solution providers."

"On demand technology and IT services have become a must have for field-based and remote PC technicians -- especially those specialized in IT security," said Keith Bradley, president, Ingram Micro North America. "As the exclusive distributor for CA's new Onsite PC Partner program, our channel partners have the opportunity to access CA's comprehensive line of home and business Internet security solutions via the Web at any time. We are pleased to be named the sole distributor of CA's Onsite PC Partner program and deliver this unique services advantage to our channel partners."