Staples Wants a Bigger Slice of the IT Pie

Paul Lilly

You probably know Staples as the local go-to shop for office supplies, but the Massachusetts-based retailer isn't just about selling ink and printer paper. Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, announced the launch of Staples Technology Solutions, a new venture the outfit hopes will help it tap into IT dollars.

"At Staples, we've built our world-class reputation by making it easy for businesses to buy office products and services," said Jay Mutschler, senior vice president of Staples Advantage. "Staples Technology Solutions combines expert service, great product selection, and our low cost-to-serve model to satisfy customers who increasingly depend on technology to run their businesses. By launching this new line of business, Staples Advantage now not only makes it easy to buy everyday office products, but becomes a reliable and cost-effective supplier of network services, data center solutions, and more."

Staples envisions its new unit acting as an extension of an in-house IT department, but says they're also capable of running an organization's entire IT operations. Some of the services offered will include managed services like on-site and remote server and desktop support for Apple, Mac, Microsoft, and Linux platforms, printing solutions, data center assessments and solutions, and more.

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