Imation to Handle IBM Storage Media Distribution

Imation Corp. this week announced an agreement with IBM to manage and deliver after-market data storage media distribution services for IBM worldwide.

Imation said the agreement establishes Imation as a key distributor of IBM brand optical and tape media products — including but not limited to IBM LTO Ultrium and IBM TotalStorage Enterprise 3590 cartridges — providing sales, marketing, distribution, and management services to customers using IBM’s storage media products.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to provide users of IBM storage products with storage media products and distribution services that mirror the high quality and reliability they have come to expect from IBM,” said Stephen Dwyer, business development manager, Data Storage and Information Management, Imation. “This agreement marks another phase in the long-standing relationship between our two companies.”

The three-year contract covers Imation distribution of IBM branded media including all facets of order management, procurement assistance, customer contact management, and warranty returns. International fulfillment and distribution also are included under the contract, including distribution to the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.

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