For Immediate Release: November 1, 2023
Appogee, an Apple exclusive Value Added Reseller (VAR) servicing enterprise and higher education clients, held their Q4 2023 Company Summit last week at their headquarters in historic downtown Greenville, NC to set their 2024 vision and growth strategy.
“Planning collaborative sessions such as this summit allows for strategic alignment and prioritization of future goals, which has lead Appogee to be named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies consecutively from 2019 – 2023,” said Ryan Surrette, Vice President of Sales.
Premier sponsors included Apple, Ingram Micro, Kandji, and The Joy Factory. Representatives from each company engaged with Appogee’s team to highlight their latest technologies, market research, programmatic offerings, persona identification, recycling, and carbon neutrality.
Appogee plans to expand their nationwide coverage model for closer alignment to customers regionally while increasing the breadth of their services portfolio to continue delivering innovative solutions.
“Despite a slowing economy, we have continued to invest throughout 2023,” said Kristie King, Appogee’s Co-Founder. “We have experienced a significant growth in headcount, invested in our systems, and further grown the services sector of our business to properly plan for our clients’ continued Apple technology needs in the years to come.”
Appogee exists to serve corporate and higher education customers so they succeed with Apple in the best way possible. We are the sole Apple-only Value Added Reseller in the market led by Apple veterans with more than 20 years of Apple Enterprise experience. Appogee is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified company and has been featured on the Inc. 5000 list for 5 consecutive years.
Inc. magazine today revealed that Appogee is No. 1,729 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We’ve proven that the Fortune 1000 truly has a desire and need for an IT vendor that is an extreme specialist in its field, takes great care of its customers, and executes daily with speed and accuracy.” -Tim Hassett, Appogee Co-Founder
Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”
Appogee specializes in ensuring that Fortune 1000 and Healthcare customers have the smoothest and most successful Apple deployments providing Apple hardware, services, device management, and anything related to an enterprise Apple deployment. Apple makes the best computer hardware in the world, but there is still a wall when trying to get that technology into the workplace. Appogee tears that wall down handling everything that touches the Apple ecosystem to create a full strategy based on your company needs. Each engagement is unique and tailored to the client’s specific needs. “What separates us is that we choose to be an Apple first and Apple only business,” says Co-Founder Kristie King. “Just like you would consult a subject matter expert in law or medicine we believe you should have that same opportunity in technology. We are those experts for Apple”.
Forrester developed a composite organization based on data gathered from customer interviews to reflect the total economic impact that Mac could have on an organization. All of the values in the report are risk-adjusted and represent three-year present value.
Mac costs $741 less than comparable PCs
Reduced IT Support and Operational Costs
Reduced and Avoided Hardware and Software Costs
Reduced Risk of Data Breach
Improved Employee Performance and Engagement
Appogee focuses on Apple because we believe it is the best choice for business. Now, it is also the best choice for our planet.
Apple has a history of channeling innovation to address global challenges. That task has never been more urgent than now, with the existing threats of climate change and environmental degradation that our planet faces. Apple believes they can make the world’s most iconic products—without depleting the earth’s resources. Apple takes responsibility for the impact of the entire value chain, including the complete life cycle of their products, as well as their facilities. This includes supporting the environmental innovation needed to help Apple meet its goals, and creating economic opportunities for minority-owned businesses and institutions that have been historically disadvantaged. By doing so, Apple hopes to build pathways for others to reduce their footprint while addressing environmental impacts that disproportionately negatively affect communities of color.
Since April of 2020 Apple is Carbon Neutral. That Means All of Apple’s facilities, corporate emissions, and corporate travel don’t contribute carbon to the planet. This is just the starting point. By 2030 Apple’s whole carbon footprint — from manufacturing to transportation to end-of-life material recovery — will be nonexistent. A Climate Change Promise from Apple.
What is Carbon Neutrality?
Carbon Neutral is a term used to describe the state of an entity (such as a company, service, product or event), where the carbon emissions caused by them have been balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world.
These savings are generated through helping to fund renewable energy projects and energy efficiency projects, many of which bring additional social and community benefits in developing countries as well as reducing greenhouse gases.
By 2030 all of Apple will be Carbon Neutral. How will it be possible?
Apple’s Environmental Vision
Focuses on three main areas and the steps it will take to get there.
1. Climate change: Transition their entire manufacturing supply chain to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. Reduce emissions by 75 percent from 2015 levels by 2030. Balance the remaining emissions with high-quality carbon removal projects.
2. Resources: Use only recycled and renewable materials in Apple products and packaging. Eliminate plastics in Apple packaging by 2025. Minimize use of freshwater resources in water-stressed locations.
3. Smarter chemistry: Drive 100 percent transparency of chemical use in Apple’s supply chain and products. Minimize exposure to chemicals that could be harmful to human health or the environment. Balance the remaining emissions with high-quality carbon removal projects.
"Climate change is real and we all share a responsibility to fight it. We will never waver, because we know that future generations depend on us." ~Tim Cook, Apple CEO
To learn more about Apple’s environmental initiatives download the Apple’s Environmental Progress Report Here. To learn how Using Apple products can help your company cut carbon emissions and save money call us at (877) 277-6433 or or send us an email. At Appogee you will always be our Top Priority.