CommSoft Signs NetMaster With Ingram Micro NZ
World’s biggest distributor makes its first-ever selection of New Zealand developed software
Auckland, November 17–The CommSoft Group Ltd today announced it had signed a deal worth at least $NZ350,000 over the next year with Ingram Micro for the New Zealand distribution of its Internet monitoring tool, NetMaster.
Last month Ingram Micro signed up for $A1 million worth of NetMaster over the course of the next year.
“Ingram Micro is the world’s largest technology distributor, and its decision to distribute NetMaster represents a huge vote of confidence in the product’s capabilities,” said Rodney Martin, CommSoft Worldwide Chief Operating Officer.
“This is a very exciting day for CommSoft. We are delighted to have entered into this relationship with Ingram Micro in New Zealand and proud that their NetMaster decision is the first time they have selected software developed in this country. This decision confirms that New Zealand really is a good place to develop IT products.”
NetMaster enables businesses to monitor, control and report on individual employee’s use of the Internet. NetMaster provides reports designed for management, rather than the technical analysis tools that have typically been offered up to now.
“NetMaster enables a business to determine how much Internet usage is really costing. The tool enables managers to quickly identify inappropriate use of the Internet by employees, often called ‘cyberslacking,’” Mr Martin said.
“For many employers the ISP charges aren’t important, but the commitment of time in terms loss of productivity can be enormous, and most organisations have no way of monitoring it.”
In addition to the Ingram deal in Australia, CommSoft has also had outstanding success with NetMaster in South Africa.
“NetMaster has won huge sales success in every market we have introduced it to, in fact we were delighted to develop this relationship with Ingram Micro because it means we can cope with the demand,” Mr Martin said. “With NetMaster we have really hit an industry soft-spot.”
“NetMaster is valued as a means of deterring abuse of the Internet but managers also value it very highly as a tool that gives an instant overview of all web use in an enterprise,“ Mr Martin said.
Welcoming the announcement, John Dunbar, Director of Ingram Micro, said: “We believe that NetMaster will be very successful for us. It will help make businesses more productive. Value that was being lost in inefficient use of the Internet will translate into dollars that can go back onto a NetMaster user’s bottom line.”
About CommSoft Group Limited
CommSoft Group Limited is an international leader in the development of niche software products for the telecommunications industry.
CommSoft develops and markets leading edge telecommunications software to help small to medium enterprises make better use of their telecommunications equipment through better cost management, increased staff productivity and improved customer service. Its products are bundled with products and services by some of the world's largest telecommunications suppliers.
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About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's largest wholesale provider of technology products and services, and is a leader in assembly and integration services with sales of $23.6 billion for the past four reported quarters. The company and its subsidiaries operate in 33 countries and distribute more than 225,000 products to more than 140,000 resellers in 130 countries. Ingram Micro in the US can be found at www.ingrammicro.com