Kodak Signs Agreement with Arrow Electronics to Provide Dell OEM Solutions and Services to Print Customers
Kodak has entered into a referral agreement with Arrow Electronics*, a leading supply channel provider of electronic components and computing solutions and Premier Dell OEM partner. The agreement gives Kodak customers easy access to Arrow’s expertise in enterprise computing and storage solutions, enhancing the performance of KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions.
Featuring high-performance Dell OEM solutions, Arrow’s portfolio will meet the needs of the most demanding print production environments. By working with Arrow to supply computing and storage resources, Kodak is able to focus on its core competency of developing workflow software and solutions, and can ensure seamless integration for a wide variety of applications.
“Our customers’ print businesses are built on data and the ability to leverage that data to deliver high-impact communications,” explained Jon Bracken, Kodak’s General Manager of Unified Workflow Solutions. “They need very robust computing and storage solutions, not to mention the guidance of a worldwide provider with experience in this area. The agreement with Arrow means that our customers will have a computing platform that makes the most of their KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions.”
Arrow will ensure that the appropriate Dell OEM solutions are delivered to the customer and are ready for integration with the KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions being installed. For 15 years, Dell OEM Solutions has worked with global companies that want to drive innovation and new revenue streams leveraging Dell hardware and services.
Arrow currently serves more than 120,000 customers through a global network in more than 53 countries, providing specialized services and expertise across the product lifecycle. The agreement between Kodak and Arrow is now effective in the United States and Canada and includes the opportunity to further expand into Europe and Asia in the future.
“We look forward to bringing our strength as a global supply chain partner to our new relationship with Kodak and its customers,” said Brian Armstrong, Vice President of Arrow’s OEM Computing Solutions business. “End users have access to incredible computing technology on the market today, and we will help them make the right decisions for their applications, leveraging our knowledge and buying power for their benefit.”
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About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2011 sales of $21.4 billion. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 120,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 390 locations in 53 countries.
A Fortune 200 company with 15,700 employees worldwide, Arrow brings technology solutions to a breadth of markets, including telecommunications, information systems, transportation, medical, industrial and consumer electronics.
About Commercial Imaging
Kodak’s Commercial Imaging business is driving innovation and change for customers in commercial, packaging and functional printing, and enterprise services markets. Kodak’s intelligent technologies and solutions provide customers greater competitive advantage and return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com.