October 20, 2019

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Maxdata insolvency proceedings begin

Insolvency proceedings have commenced for European hardware player Maxdata. The company filed for insolvency at the end of June 2008 in Essen, Germany. The local court has appointed Dr. Winfrid Andres as preliminary insolvency administrator and one of his first acts has been to transfer all UK sales and services operations to Maxdata’s Benelux subsidiary. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 9 July 2008

Microsoft touts channel-ready hosted services

Software giant Microsoft is making some serious noise around channel-ready services hosted by service providers at its worldwide partner conference. Private label distributors Smarthost and Groupspark are deploying new Micorosft-based services, enabling the reseller channel to expand their portfolio of hosted services and providing greater choices for resellers as they go to market with software plus services. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 8 July 2008

Bytes takes Xerox to Uganda with SCI

Bytes Document Solutions has partnered with Service and Computer Industries (SCI) to sell Xerox products and services into the Ugandan market. Bytes is the sole authorised distributor of Xerox kit and solutions for 24 African countries. SCI offers a wide range of IT solutions and addresses multiple market sectors. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 8 July 2008

Al-Falak completes MSO purchase

Saudi Arabian IT solutions outfit Al-Falak has completed the acquisition of distributor Mishaal Al-Sudairy Office for Commercial Services (MSO). The deal for MSO, a significant player in the Saudi Arabian distribution channel, forms part of a wider regional expansion strategy for Al-Falak. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 8 July 2008

Emirates Computers maintains gold Cisco status

UAE-based IT outfit Emirates Computers has been re-certified as a Cisco gold partner after meeting all the requirements of the networking giant to maintain the status. Emirates Computers has demonstrated that it is qualified to sell, install and support Cisco solutions in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 8 July 2008

Avaya brings Bayer on board in EMEA

Business communications outfit Avaya has appointed Michael Bayer as president of the vendor’s field operation in EMEA. In his new post Bayer will lead the region’s sales and operations and will work with customers to deliver Avaya solutions across EMEA. Bayer joins Avaya from Motorola, where he was VP and general manager for Motorola EMEA’s enterprise and mobility business, and a member of Motorola’s global steering committee for country management. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 8 July 2008

Imperva highlights EMEA momentum

Application data security solutions Imperva has revealed significant progress in the development of its EMEA operation and channels-to-market. Imperva has strengthened its sales and channel support teams in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands to complement its EMEA headquarters in Israel. Imperva now has more than 180 enterprise customers across the EMEA theatre. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

Brightpoint streamlines European operation

NASDAQ-quoted wireless device distributor Brightpoint will cut between 275 and 325 operations in its European operation, as the company restructures and integrates recent purchase Dangaard into the wider organisation. Steen F. Pedersen – a Dangaard founder and current president of Europe at Brightpoint – will leave the company on November 19th 2008. Michael Koehn Milland, who will become president EMEA at Brightpoint, will replace Pedersen. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

Gazi joins Golden Systems

Moazam Gazi has joined Middle East components and IT products distributor Golden Systems Electronics as chief administrative officer (CAO). The move is part of a wider restructuring effort by Golden Systems, which the company believes will allow it to accelerate its future growth. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

Avnet completes Horizon deal

Avnet has bolstered its position in the UK market and boosted its presence in Ireland after completing the acquisition of value-added distributor Horizon Technology for US$156.1m. The transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings by approximately US$0.10 per share in the 2009 financial year, excluding integration charges. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

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