SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SHI International Corp., one of North America’s top 20 largest IT solutions providers, is now an authorized reseller of Kindle e-readers and tablets, offering U.S. business, public sector, and academic customers the opportunity to purchase Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9” through technology distributors Ingram Micro and Synnex Corporation.
“Amazon’s family of Kindle devices offers a cost-effective way to quickly equip any workforce for mobility”
“Amazon’s family of Kindle devices offers a cost-effective way to quickly equip any workforce for mobility,” said Kevin English, Mobility Team Manager at SHI International Corp. “Both SHI and Amazon are committed to exceptional customer service, and by adding Kindle to SHI’s lineup of mobile solutions, we aim to better support organizations of all sizes and budgets with the IT solutions they need to stay competitive.”
While many businesses and educational institutions want to equip employees to work from anywhere, the high cost of many mobile devices can limit options for organizations with fewer resources to devote to mobilization. Kindle offers these organizations high-end functionality at an affordable price.
In addition to basics like email, calendar, contacts, and the ability to read and review work documents, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD provide business customers with other advanced features, such as the ability to securely access corporate networks and join meetings through Skype or WebEx. For educational institutions, Kindle and Kindle Fire offer a variety of features focused on getting students excited about reading, such as adjustable fonts, text-to-speech, built-in-reference and dictionary, notebook, as well as X-Ray for Textbooks, a Kindle-exclusive feature that enables students to explore the most important terms in the textbook.
Customers who purchase Kindle devices from SHI will also be able to utilize Amazon’s Whispercast solution for free. Whispercast, an online mobile device management (MDM) solution, simplifies large-scale rollouts of devices as well as the deployment and management of content and documents. With Whispercast, customers are able to centrally manage their Kindle devices from anywhere in the world, procure and distribute content to users, and apply device settings to all Kindles simultaneously.
“We’re excited to be working with SHI to offer our Kindle family of devices to enterprise and education customers across the country,” said Jason Bass, Manager, Kindle Enterprise and Education. “Customers tell us that Kindle positively enhances their productivity both in the office and in the classroom, and with innovative tools like Whispercast, businesses and educational providers are able to manage their Kindles and deliver content seamlessly to their staff or students.”
About SHI International
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $4 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 2,000 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 18th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit www.shi.com.