Vista IT Group: Transforming How Businesses Source and Deliver IT

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Jeff Stevens, President
In recent decades, the world has become much smaller than it used to be. Improvements to IoT and transportation infrastructures have transformed several siloed supply chains into one globalized marketplace. Though the opportunities associated with globalization are numerous, it also poses significant risks to efficient logistics management. For example, distributed models of operations coupled with an increasingly remote workforce add considerable complexity to the environments and vendor relationships that companies need to support. This burden of coordinating elaborate deployments between employees, departments, contractors, and OEMs is one that many firms are not equipped to handle. Addressing this pressing demand with its vast expertise in logistics capabilities that support today’s distributed enterprise, Vista IT Group—one of the largest and most established technology providers in the country— is uniquely equipped to tackle these modern IT challenges.

“Our relationships with OEMs allow for immediate availability of products, substantial savings, and extended product-life cycles”

What began as a two-person operation in 1986 has quickly evolved into one of the leading companies that help customers expedite and streamline their supply chain management. From design to implementation, Vista leverages state-of-the-art warehouse, logistics, staging, and proof-of-concept facilities that enable it to build and deliver custom-configured solutions. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Vista serves the needs of customers located in more than four continents. The organization stocks millions of dollars worth of servers, storage, networking, legacy components, and accessories from leading technology manufacturers so that it can readily assist clients in a variety of their projects. Stocking the most sought-after technology hardware proved exceptionally valuable during the pandemic where enterprises worldwide were on the hunt for a lights-out approach to manage all aspects of their supply chain. “As technology partners with the ability to stock, stage, build, and deploy infrastructure, Vista is in a position to help when a global shortage of components can cause supply chain problems for most businesses,” says Jeff Stevens, President of Vista IT Group. “We have inventory on-hand and ready to ship when our customers need it,” he adds. This readiness also shortens lead-times for customers from months to a few days.



We have an inventory on-hand and ready to ship when our customers need it

With 35 years of experience working in the logistics industry, the Vista team has built steadfast relationships with major OEMs such as Cisco, Dell, and HPE. Vista is the largest distributor of HPE replacement parts in the US. Not only does Vista supply parts to end-customers, but also HPE distributors, HPE VARs, and maintenance companies. As a distributor for Dell, Vista provides certified refurbished products for enterprises and end-users alike. “Our relationships with OEMs allow for immediate availability of products, substantial savings, and extended product life cycles,” notes Stevens. He shares an incident where Vista was instrumental in providing a national healthcare enterprise with the tools needed to complete their project. The client had been waiting months for their supplier to deliver an order of HPE blade servers. But HPE had recently discontinued the last generation of blade servers, the BL460 G10, along with the c7000 enclosure after a successful 15-year run. Anticipating supply and demand issues with HPEs huge product suite, Vista had strategically increased its inventory of the last remaining stock of HPE systems. Vista not only had the equipment in stock but also built and delivered the servers within just a few days—a turn-around time practically unheard of in the industry.

In its journey to be a world leader in providing supply chain solutions, Vista IT Group holds itself to strict quality metrics intended to ensure consistent and satisfactory customer experiences. As a company ISO 9001:2015 certified for its Quality Management Systems (QMS), Vista features a warehouse and integration facilities, serves as a distributor, an ITAD company, and much more - all under one roof. “Each time we add a service offering or pursue a new certification, it’s because we want to be the best technology partner for our clients. We are constantly searching for ways to do more and better for our customers,” concludes Stevens.

Vista IT Group News

Vista IT Group Unveils Two New Companies to Better Serve Its Diverse Markets

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

Vista IT Group announces the launch of a new technology distribution company: V3 Distribution. V3 will focus exclusively on supporting companies in the technology supply chain. Specifically, distributors, value added resellers, leasing and finance organizations and third-party maintenance companies. Vista Private Equity (VPE) was also established as a new holding company to support these two organizations and their unique Go-To-Market strategies.

“We’ve experienced tremendous growth across all our business units over the last several years,” says Jeff Stevens, Vista Private Equity CEO. “The timing was right to create separate brands, so they can focus on their individual markets and continue unabated on their growth trajectories.” By establishing a shared services model, all companies in the VPE family will be able to leverage the combined organization’s warehouse, technical, and operations resources.

“This announcement has been months in the making, while we patiently waited for V3’s new Processing Center and Vista’s co-lo hosting facility to come on-line,” Stevens said. “V3 Distribution isn’t a new concept. In fact, it is the most mature part of our business. The unique relationships we have including Cisco Excess, Dell Recertified, and HPE Replacement Parts have become more strategic to our customers as supply chain disruptions and semi-conductor shortages continue to impact the technology industry.”

V3 Distribution will also focus on asset recovery and consignment services for select customers who have high volumes of equipment and are looking to maximize their recovery rates through V3’s remarketing services.

About Vista Private Equity

Vista Private Equity has deep roots in the technology industry, going back over 35 years. We are proud to be one of the few remaining privately held technology companies in the United States. VPE was established to support the needs of our internal business units as they continue to grow and diversify. This strategic model allows our independent brands to leverage shared operational resources while maintaining their own unique go-to-market strategies. The VPE family includes Vista IT Group, V3 Distribution, and Vista Financial Services.

About Vista IT Group

Vista is one of the largest and most established technology providers in the country. Since 1986, we have been serving customers through core competencies in Data Center, Supply Chain and Technology Services. Uniquely equipped with certified engineers, warehouse facilities, and logistics expertise, our business model can quickly respond to the ever-changing technology needs of our customers. Vista IT Group provides a broad range of programs and professional services to help integrate strategies around our customers’ information technology, data, and lifecycle management needs.

Learn more at vistaitgroup.com

About V3 Distribution

At V3, we do technology differently. We've found that we're really good at helping VARs, resellers, maintenance companies, and leasing firms with their specific technology needs. We're firm believers in building on what you already do well. This is why we have invested heavily into establishing best-in-class services and product offerings specifically tailored to these groups.

Learn more at v3distribution.com

Company
Vista IT Group

Headquarters
Grand Rapids, MI

Management
Jeff Stevens, President

Description
From design to implementation, Vista leverages state-of-the-art warehouse, logistics, staging, and proof-of-concept facilities that enable it to Grand Rapids, MI build and deliver custom-configured solutions. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company for its Quality Management Systems (QMS), Vista also provides a warehouse, serves as a distributor, an ITAD company, and much more, all under one roof. With vast expertise in logistics capabilities that support today’s distributed enterprise, Vista IT Group is one of the largest and most established technology providers in the country

Vista IT Group