PCM, Inc. is a leading multi-vendor provider of technology solutions, including hardware products, software and services, offered through our dedicated sales force, ecommerce channels and technology services teams. Since our founding in 1987, we have served our customers by offering products and services from vendors such as Adobe, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP Inc., Lenovo, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, Synnex and VMware. We provide our customers with comprehensive solutions incorporating leading products and services across a variety of technology practices and platforms such as cloud, security, data center, networking, collaboration and mobility. Our sales and marketing efforts allow our vendor partners to reach multiple customer segments including small, medium and enterprise businesses, state, local and federal governments and educational institutions.
In recent years, we have completed several strategic acquisitions to increase the capabilities, scale and value we provide our customers and partners, as follows:
In connection with our recent acquisitions and our resulting entrance into selling products, services and solutions in the Canadian and the United Kingdom (“UK”) markets, we formed two new operating segments called Canada and United Kingdom. Our Canada segment includes our operations related to these Canadian market activities, beginning as of the respective dates of the Acrodex and Tiger Direct acquisitions in 2015 and Stratiform in late 2016, as discussed above. Our United Kingdom segment includes the results of our subsidiary PCM Technology Solutions UK, Ltd (“PCM UK”), which was formed in connection with our entrance into the UK market in the first quarter of 2017 and serves as our hub for the UK and the rest of Europe. For more information about our segments, see below under “Segment Reporting Data.”