As the UK and Ireland’s leading business products wholesaler, VOW’s capabilities stretch far beyond traditional office products, furniture and facilities supplies, with an extensive technology offering that enables IT
resellers to provide a one stop shop to end users.
Supplying over 24,000 SKUs across its categories from distribution centres in West Yorkshire, the East Midlands and Dublin, VOW’s technology capability includes tablets, mobile devices and accessories, storage and conferencing equipment, business machines and data media.
This continually growing portfolio gives IT resellers access to all the leading brands, including marketing leaders Fujitsu, CleverTouch, Plantronics, Jabra, Lenovo and Philips.
Key data storage products include SSDs, NAS drives, encrypted devices and the latest LTOs, with VOW offering brands such as HP, Seagate and Crucial to its resellers. A growth in data media in recent months has included a significant move to SSDs. These are generally regarded as faster, more reliable, much more efficient and more durable than standard hard drives.
Claire Cully, data media product manager at VOW, outlines the need for data storage: “Every 15 seconds a hard drive crashes. If that isn’t enough, 90% of companies suffering significant data loss go out of business within two years. It’s vital that every end user has a suitable backup system in place to back up their complete operating system, including files and applications.”
With SMEs and large businesses becoming increasingly mobile and working in and away from the office the norm for many office workers, VOW supports resellers with a comprehensive range of mobile printing and scanning, wireless headset and portable miniature projection products.
Accessories are also key, according to Luke Jennings, technology product marketing manager, VOW:
“As mobile enterprises develop, accessories that support storage and security are a huge growth opportunity. We offer Reviva, a range of cables and power options that backs up all mobile devices. From a security perspective, encrypted flash and USB drives protect files and documents, with privacy filters for mobile devices and laptops essential for stopping other people from viewing confidential information when anyone is working away from the office.
“Devices are easier to carry and can be easily recharged with the use of messenger bags, backpacks and laptop cases that include universal chargers.”
For conferencing purposes, VOW offers resellers Projection and CleverTouch conferencing facilities. These ranges can kit out a boardroom to enable global conferences, using single resources to calibrate together.
Providing a durable alternative to interactive whiteboard and projector solutions, CleverTouch interactive touchscreens are integrated with the Android operating system, effectively turning them into a giant tablet. This enables users to present, view documents, play videos or surf the web.
CleverTouch has developed a strong presence in education, with an app store focused on education. For the corporate market, the range comes with Snowflake Business, a comprehensive selection of multi touch business tools. This enables colleagues to share information and collaborate in meetings, with USB ports and key function buttons on the front of the screen making it easy for different delegates to present.
In addition to competitive pricing, sales and training support to resellers, VOW has a strong track record in effective marketing that helps resellers to win and grow business. A year round programme of email, telemarketing and direct marketing activity gives resellers every opportunity to promote new ranges and sell across the technology, office product, furniture and facilities supplies categories.