Associations and Partners
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association, CompTIA advances the global interests of IT professionals and enables them to be more successful with industry-leading IT certifications and IT business credentials, IT education, resources and the ability to connect with like-minded, leading IT industry experts.
The Alliance for Audited Media connects North America’s top advertisers, ad agencies, media companies and platform providers. Our members stand for trusted media analysis across all brand platforms-print, web, mobile, email and more to make smart decisions. AAM delivers insightful, audited cross-media metrics that matter.
BPA Worldwide BPA Worldwide is the global industry resource for verified audience data and media knowledge. BPA delivers consumer and business media audits of unsurpassed rigor, objectivity, accuracy, transparency and timeliness-audits that provide solid assurance for both media owners and media buyers. For media buyers and owners all over the world, BPA helps turn assurance and insight into advantage.
Tech Data Corporation (commonly referred to as Tech Data) is an American multinational distribution company specializing in IT products and services headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Tech Data provides a broad range of product lines, logistics capabilities and value-added services that enable technology manufacturers and resellers, such as Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec and VMware, to deploy IT solutions. Tech Data is now one of the world’s largest distributors of IT products and services, generating $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. The company is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500 and one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Lester partners Tech Data as a reseller of products on its software commerce solutions.
Ingram Micro is an American electronics company and information technology distributor. It is the world’s largest wholesale technology products distributor. Ingram Micro distributes and markets a large variety of electronics which it sources from manufacturers such as Acer Inc., Apple, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard (“HP”), IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung and others. The company ranks 62nd in the 2015 Fortune 500. It is headquartered in Irvine, California. Lester partners Ingram as a reseller of products and also uses the Ingram Platform for distribution of Lester proprietary technical services.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a content delivery network (CDN) and cloud services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. Akamai’s content delivery network is one of the world’s largest distributed computing platforms, responsible for serving between 15 and 30 percent of all web traffic. The company operates a network of servers around the world and rents capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations close to the user. Over the years their customers have included Apple, Facebook, Bing, Twitter, eBay and healthcare.gov. When a user navigates to the URL of an Akamai customer, their browser is redirected to one of Akamai’s copies of this website, almost entirely invisible to the vast majority of its users. Lester’s consumer IT solutions are hosted on the Akamai CDN for superior customer experience and DDoS protection.
Authorize.net is the leading U.S. small business payment services provider. It was acquired in 2007, by Cybersource to expand their market footprint to cover businesses ranging from the smallest sole proprietorships to the largest global brands. Connecting a website to the payment processing networks is exceptionally difficult and typically beyond the expertise and technical resources of most online merchants. Instead, merchants can easily connect to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway, which provides the complex infrastructure and security necessary to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. Authorize.Net manages the routing of transactions just like a traditional credit card swipe machine you find in the physical retail world, however, Authorize.Net uses the Internet instead of a phone line. Lester uses Authorize.net payment approval and authorization platform for its consumer IT solutions.
Cybersource is the World’s First eCommerce Payment Management Company. CyberSource provides a complete portfolio of services that simplify and automate payment operations. Customers use CyberSource to process online payments, streamline fraud management, and simplify payment security. In 2010 CyberSource was acquired by, and operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa Inc. Today, over 400,000 businesses worldwide use CyberSource solutions. The company is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and the United States. Lester’s consumer IT solutions use the Cybersource platform for payment collections and our business IT solutions also integrate with the Cybersource platform.