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D&H DISTRIBUTING LAUNCHES HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE SMB "HERO" PROGRAM

Suzanne Mattaboni
Suzanne Mattaboni Communications
For D&H Distributing
(610) 261-4560
suzgm@aol.com

For Immediate Release:

D&H DISTRIBUTING LAUNCHES HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE SMB "HERO" PROGRAM

-- D&H Offers Proprietary Trainings, Incentives, and Support to Help SMB VARs Grow Their Practices and Increase Sales of HPE’s SMB Solutions --

HARRISBURG, PA - June 12, 2017 - D&H Distributing, the leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, announces it has joined forces with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch D&H’s “HERO” (Heighten and Elevate Revenue Opportunity) program. This new offering helps solution providers in the SMB marketplace grow their practices and increase sales of HPE’s business solutions. D&H’s comprehensive offering includes, but is not limited to, a series of on-demand training opportunities created by both D&H and HPE, technical and pre-sales support, dedicated D&H Solutions Specialists, tools such as an automated “iQuote” web-based function which includes an HPE Financial Services calculator, dedicated D&H Partner Services marketing materials, and access to a full portfolio of cloud-ready small business solutions including servers, storage, and networking products from Aruba.

D&H is driving this strategic initiative with HPE to help develop the SMB market. D&H’s unparalleled commitment to VARs in the SMB space differentiates the company as a unique distributor offering deep support to independent resellers who are often underserved in the industry. The program’s menu of products and services provides everything a reseller in the small business arena needs to build their practices and enhance sales of HPE’s industry-leading, cloud ready SMB solutions portfolio.

“We’re thrilled that a partner such as HPE is working with D&H to drive this robust and SMB-specific initiative through the channel, delivering an impressive assortment of services and solutions. The small business channel is more than a market designation for D&H, it’s our focus and our passion to serve solution providers in this segment and help them grow,” said Peter DiMarco, vice president of VAR sales, computer products division, at D&H Distributing. “D&H continues to coordinate closely with its reseller and vendor partners, soliciting their input as to what real-world challenges and requirements they need to augment their growth trajectories. We’re confident our customers will be able to expand their practices and increase their value propositions, empowering them to move 'upstream’ in the marketplace and accommodate a higher tier of business.”

The program features a series of pre-recorded training vehicles designed to help familiarize resellers with the full portfolio of small to mid-size business server, storage, and Aruba networking solutions under the HPE umbrella, including Operational Services from HPE Pointnext. Topics range from the “HPE Fundamentals” of this vendor’s sales process and partner portal, to learning how to best leverage HPE’s “NextGen” simplified pricing program. HERO also offers tools for vertical markets and applications that have been successful for small business resellers. This encompasses support for E-Rate business via Aruba wired and wireless networking solutions that facilitate digital learning in the K-12 marketplace. Additional professional services provided through the program include wireless site surveys, “rack and stack” assistance, remote configuration, and IT e-cycling.

The HERO program evolved from D&H’s initiative to engage its SMB reseller customers and deliver the resources they need to grow. The specifics of this offering are based on feedback from a roundtable session comprised by HPE solutions providers. It focuses on a range of infrastructures, helping resellers better understand how to create sophisticated hybrid cloud and mobile networking environments, and allowing those VARs to capitalize on new opportunities.

“We’re excited to team with D&H to address this monumental opportunity in the SMB marketplace. We estimate that a large number of customers in the SMB community are positioned to upgrade or refresh their IT infrastructures to a sophisticated HPE cloud ready environment, representing a considerable upsell potential for resellers,” said Mike Parrottino, US vice president, SMB at HPE. “These solutions will help our mutual partners address the needs of today’s data intelligence-driven office, delivering powerful solutions purpose-built for the requirements of the SMB sector.”

“As a reseller, our goal is to teach our end-customers how to transform their businesses and become a more agile organization through technology. D&H’s HERO program offers assets that will help us do that with even more prowess than before,” said Julia Kester, chief procurement officer at Bridgehead IT, an HPE reseller in San Antonio, Texas. “This product knowledge and deep support will help us enhance our own business model. It gives us the tools to implement a new series of networking solutions that bring value to the modern SMB office environment, allowing us to accelerate sales in this already dynamic space.”

D&H customers can contact their representatives at (800) 340-1001, reach D&H’s HPE Solutions Specialists at HPE@dandh.com, or visit www.dandh.com/hpe for more information.

About D&H Distributing
D&H Distributing believes the most important element of doing business is developing relationships for mutual success. The company continues to build upon its 99-year-old culture by providing its manufacturers, co-owners, and partners with the utmost customer care, consultative guidance, and multi-market expertise. As one of North America’s leading technology distributors, it delivers a wealth of enablement resources and hands-on support services that empower resellers in the IT channel.

The company engages with solution providers, integrators, and VARs to meet current business challenges, as well as forecast their evolving, real-world needs and prospects for lucrative growth opportunities. D&H maintains a special focus on independent VARs expanding their competencies in areas such as hosted and cloud services, the modern mobile workplace, comprehensive SMB server networks, and cross-market expertise across the small business, education, healthcare, and government verticals, to name a few. The company’s value proposition includes professional marketing resources, a new transactional service model, dedicated Solutions Specialists, and a highly-lauded webcast training venue; plus reseller engagement events such as technology trade shows, roundtable opportunities, training “track” sessions, and hands-on "lab" sessions.
The distributor is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, in the US and in Brampton, Ontario, in Canada. Additional warehouses are located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Fresno, CA. Engage with D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1001, via www.dandh.com, or follow the distributor’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, https://www.facebook.com/DandHDistributing/ and @dandh.

 

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