Resellers that want up-to-date customer databases will soon be able to buy them from Ingram Micro, as the distributor signed database provider TDS Marketing last week.
Dave Askew, managing director of TDS Multimedia, confirmed the deal was finalised in just 10 days. 'With links to the US, they see us as an opportunity for the future,' he said.
Ingram joins Gem as a wholesaler for TDS' database and record management CD-Rom products, which cover more than 2.6 million records about UK businesses.
Askew hopes that the Ingram deal will help the software firm reach the corporate market.
He confirmed the company has also found an opportunity to tie up a bundling deal with another Ingram franchise, possibly a modem vendor.
'We will be having a seeding campaign with a manufacturer, which we hope to sort out very soon,' he said.
TDS Marketing provides tailored, updated databases of information about UK businesses, along with software to help companies manage their databases and use them to target customers.
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