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Cloud Computing Experts Convene at Chapman University

(November 14, 2011)

SANTA ANA, CA and ORANGE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/11 -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) and Chapman University are bringing together top cloud computing experts for a half-day, business-minded symposium on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 from 4 pm - 7 pm. During the educational event, experts from Ingram Micro, Appirio, KnowledgeCentrix and Chapman University will reveal the latest in cloud computing technology and discuss how businesses are harnessing the power of cloud computing to drive new technological advancements and innovation, and save money.

Registration is now open: There is no fee to attend, but seating is limited.

Cloud's powerful value proposition -- anytime, anywhere, anyone -- is accelerating speed to market for companies' products and services. The free educational event will demonstrate to local businesses how adopting a comprehensive, multiyear cloud strategy can help organizations leverage the cloud to improve performance, competitiveness and customer care, while keeping data well protected.

"The intention of cloud computing is to make the functionality and data we need always accessible no matter where we are in the world, and no matter what we're using to access the Internet," said Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., dean of Chapman's Schmid College of Science and Technology, and one of the event's keynote speakers.

Attendees will hear success stories and insights from industry leaders including Narinder Singh, CSO, Appirio, Chris Andreozzi, President, KnowledgeCentrix and Renee Bergeron, vice president of managed services and cloud computing, Ingram Micro North America. Discussions will include how the game is changing in the corporate world and how developing a high level "cloud adoption vision," and a strong social enterprise strategy aligns with organization's business objectives and strategy.

"Adoption of cloud computing in the business world is accelerating and set to explode in 2012," says Bergeron. "The purpose of this event is to give local companies a candid look at the business value of cloud computing and discuss how it can positively impact their business and help streamline IT costs."

The symposium is Monday, Nov. 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is required. The educational event is open to business owners, company decision makers and IT professionals. Media are welcome, For more information and to register, visit:

About Chapman University
Consistently ranked among the top universities in the West, Chapman University provides a uniquely personalized and interdisciplinary educational experience to highly qualified students. Our programs encourage innovation, creativity and collaboration, and focus on developing global citizen-leaders who are distinctively prepared to improve their community and their world. For more information, visit

About Ingram Micro Inc.
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, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit

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