The Douglas Stewart Company announces VAR-friendly mobile learning ecosystem that offers incremental sales opportunities for vendors and an integrated solutions portfolio for resellers.

Madison, WI (PRWEB) December 02, 2013

The Douglas Stewart Company (DSC), a leading distributor of software and technology solutions to the education market, today announced the launch of its Mobile Learning Initiative, designed to help DSC’s extensive VAR network offer solutions that support successful mobile learning environments in schools and universities.

In collaboration with leading vendors in the categories of wireless networking, security, mobile device management, mobile computing devices, peripherals and accessories, cloud applications and instructional content management, DSC is developing a Mobile Learning Ecosystem that offers vendors incremental sales opportunities and enables resellers to offer interoperable, holistic and scalable mobile learning solutions.

“A successful mobile learning environment requires a wide variety of reliable, flexible and future-proofed solutions to turn a great mobile device into a great learning device,” said Chuck Hulan, DSC’s chief operating officer. “Our ecosystem is explicitly geared towards enabling value-added resellers make the right mobile learning recommendations to their education customers.”

IT resellers active in the education vertical appreciate the magnitude of explosive trends like BYOD, 1-1 computing, blended learning and digital content initiatives and recognize the relevance and timeliness of DSC’s mobile learning initiative.

“Douglas Stewart’s Mobile Learning Ecosystem helps our SLED reps connect their customers with solutions that are focused, complementary and credible,” says Stephanie Kedziora, SHI’s Public Sector Marketing Manager. “Douglas Stewart’s market insights, vendor partnerships, and stellar sales support make them an invaluable partner in the education vertical.”

A key partner in DSC’s Mobile Learning Ecosystem is Meru Networks, whose Meru Education Grade (MEG™) Wi-Fi solutions help ensure an uninterrupted learning environment for students in K-12 and higher education.

“Our partnership with The Douglas Stewart Company will extend the reach of our MEG™ solutions into the classrooms of a larger group of educators, all of whom face exponentially increasing device densities, ‘always-on’ students and faculty, and accompanying increases in network traffic,” said Sarosh Vesuna, vice president and general manager of the education and healthcare business unit at Meru. “We are extremely pleased to have partnered with DSC in our education solutions distributor network.”

As its Mobile Learning Ecosystem develops, DSC will continue to seek new partnerships with companies whose solutions complement and augment the widespread adoption of mobile devices in education.

About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) is a market leader in the development of mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions. Meru’s MobileFLEX wireless architecture addresses the ever-growing need for higher bandwidth and higher client densities. The Meru Identity Manager solution greatly simplifies secure device on-boarding and the company’s unique Context-aware Application Layers enable dedicated channel assignments for specific applications, devices and usage scenarios. Meru customers include Fortune 500 businesses as well as leaders in education, healthcare and hospitality. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Japan. Visit or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

About SHI
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $5 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 2,400 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

About The Douglas Stewart Company
The Douglas Stewart Company, a leading distributor specializing in education software, technology and supplies, links more than 270 manufacturers with over 4,000 academic resellers in the United States and Canada. Its subsidiary, Douglas Stewart EDU, provides similar services to 23 countries in Europe. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, and founded in 1950, The Douglas Stewart Company is a privately held, woman-owned business.

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