September 3, 2015

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NEWS

Courts boosts profits in first quarter

South-East Asian IT and consumer electronics (CE) retailer Courts boosted after-tax profits 19% year-on-year to hit S$6.04m (US$4.27m) for its first quarter ending 30th June 2015. The results marked an improvement in margins as sales were up just 2.1% year-on-year at S$198.2m (US$134m). Courts plans to open its fourth store in Indonesia by the end of 2015. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 3 September 2015

Lenovo hands Bass SMB and channel role in UK

Vendor giant Lenovo has appointed industry veteran Andy Bass as director of SMB and channel for the UK and Ireland. Bass joins Lenovo with a wealth of knowledge from working in both distribution and at leading hardware vendors, including Toshiba, in the UK and internationally. Bass will be responsible for driving sales of Lenovo PC, tablet, server and storage products across the channel. In addition, he is tasked will driving business partner growth and expanding the vendor’s SMB customer base. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 1 September 2015

Bodley named CEO at Dimension Data MEA

Technology solutions and services provider Dimension Data has announced the appointment of Grant Bodley as CEO of its Middle East & Africa (MEA) operation. Derek Wilcocks, current CEO of Dimension Data MEA, and Sean Joubert, current managing director of Dimension Data MEA will both be taking up executive positions within the global group. All appointments are effective 1st October 2015. The executive rejig aims to accelerate Dimension Data’s five-year strategy to double its revenues. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 1 September 2015

Tech Data Europe announces new distribution deal with Adata

Tech Data Europe has announced a new Europe-wide agreement with Adata Technology, a manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND flash application products. Through the agreement, reseller partners across Tech Data’s entire European footprint now have access to Adata’s portfolio of products, including XPG SSD and DRAM modules for PC gaming enthusiasts, external hard drives and USB flash drives, a dedicated series of Apple accessories, and much more. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 1 September 2015

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FEATURES

DISTREE Diamond Awards global rollout to continue at DISTREE Brazil & Latin America 2015

DISTREE Events has launched a new series of exhibitor awards in 2015. The DISTREE Diamond Awards series will continue at a Gala Dinner in Sao Paulo on Thursday September 17th, forming part of DISTREE Brazil & Latin America 2015. The recipients of DISTREE Diamond Awards will be determined using on-site live voting from technology and consumer electronics (CE) retailers and e-tailers participating in the event. Read full feature

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 13 August 2015

Smart Channels Summit hosted by CONTEXT confirmed for DISTREE APAC 2015

DISTREE Asia Pacific (APAC) 2015 has announced that a Smart Channels Summit hosted by CONTEXT will take place on Thursday 8th October as part of this year’s conference programme. DISTREE APAC 2015 is taking place at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort in Singapore. The Smart Channels Summit brings together vendors, distributors, retailers and e-tailers to discuss how APAC channels will evolve to create and fulfil consumer demand for wearables, connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Read full feature

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 15 July 2015

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VIDEO

tecbuy: the inside track

tecbuy: video submission to celebrate 10th anniversary of regional retail channel event DISTREE Middle East in 2014

The Jumbo success story

Jumbo: video submission to celebrate 10th anniversary of regional retail channel event DISTREE Middle East in 2014


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› EMEA Channel Academy: 2013 Awards

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COMMENT

Brazil: the country of the future

In his latest column, Dagoberto Hajjar, CEO at Advance Consulting, explains how Brazil’s IT market defies the country’s economic issues. DISTREE Brazil & Latin America 2015 takes place this September in Sao Paulo. Read full story

Quantum’s value proposition

Any strategy lives or dies on the basis of its customer value proposition, according to Faraz Ali Khan, marketing manager at tablet brand Quantum. Read full story

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