Ideal Hardware has cut the prices of Compaq ProLiant servers and expanded its dedicated Compaq team in response to an increase in demand for the vendor's products and services.
The distributor, which is in advanced takeover talks (CRN, 16 February), said the ProLiant promotion will allow resellers to "maximise margins".
It said it had beefed up its Compaq team to 15 accredited systems engineers in response to increasing demand.
Ideal's technical service and configuration arm, Unisolve, has also been accredited as a Compaq Certified Integration Programme partner. Ideal's initiatives follow last week's announcement of "a period of exclusivity with a potential purchaser". Talks could be concluded within a week.
Speculation about the prospective buyer's identity has been raised to fever pitch by the announcement. Rumours have been rife since parent company InterX first revealed that it was looking to jettison Ideal to become a global Internet software player.
Bell Micro, a components and storage distributor in the US, is believed to be a front runner (CRN, 5 April). Sources have told CRN its accountants were looking over the distributor's books.
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