August 17, 2017

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TechAccess names top partners of 2016

Middle East VAD TechAccess has announced the winners of its partner loyalty programme for 2016. TechAccess’ partner loyalty rewards programme recognises the outstanding achievements of partners drawn from the distributor’s network across the region. The winning gold partners were Fujitsu in GCC, plus Specialised Database Technologies (PALCO) and Specialised Technical Services in Levant and North Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 4 January 2017

Ingram Micro adds FireEye rights in MEA

Distributor Ingram Micro has signed a distribution deal with FireEye, a provider of cybersecurity and malware protection solutions. With this agreement, Ingram Micro is authorised to distribute all FireEye products and solutions in Gulf countries, plus Egypt, Libya, Lebanon and Jordan. The deal also covers Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and South Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 29 December 2016

Wall joins CMS Distribution board

CMS Distribution has appointed Niall Wall as non-executive director. Wall brings a wealth of leadership experience from various CEO positions held at Ardagh Group, Sterile Waste Group and Tipperary Crystal. He recently retired from his position as Group Chief Executive at Ardagh, one of Ireland’s largest companies, operating in 26 countries with €8 billion (US$8.36 billion) revenue. Wall remains a major shareholder at Ardagh Group and will join as non-executive director at CMS Distribution’s parent company, Storit Limited. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 21 December 2016

Ingram Micro partners with Nexthink in META

Distribution giant Ingram Micro has partnered with IT analytics solution provider Nexthink. Ingram Micro has been confirmed as a Nexthink VAD for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region. It is hoped that the partnership will help the distributor tap into the growing IT operations analytics market, which is expected to reach US$9.79 billion per annum by 2020. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 12 December 2016

EMEA distributors identify gaming as a top consumer tech channel growth opportunity for 2017

Gaming products and gaming accessories show strong potential for growth in 2017, according to consumer tech distributors operating in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Early analysis of DISTREE EMEA’s regional consumer tech distributor survey indicates that 42% of distributors view gaming as a top three category in terms of growth potential in 2017. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 9 December 2016

BeyondTrust and Westcon-Comstor expand deal

Security vendor BeyondTrust has joined VAD Westcon-Comstor’s Accelerate programme. With the agreement, BeyondTrust expands it distribution footprint globally. The move underscores growing demand for security solutions that guard against insider threats and data breaches for businesses of all sizes. End-user demand for better security visibility, control and protection have reached new heights, in part because the number of data breaches so far in 2016 has increased nearly 20% compared to last year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Centre. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 December 2016

CMS Distribution takes majority stake in Newgen

UK-based CMS Distribution has built on its partnership with Scandinavian distributor Newgen Distribution by acquiring a majority stake in the business. Newgen’s founder shareholders Axel Diurson and Max Ellberg will stay on with the business as joint managing directors, and retain the remaining share capital. CMS Distribution acquired a minority stake in Newgen as part of its acquisition of fellow distributor Widget earlier this year. That stake has now been increased to over 50%, making Newgen a subsidiary of CMS Distribution. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 December 2016

HNA Group completes Ingram Micro acquisition

Ingram Micro and HNA Group today announced that they have completed the previously announced transaction, under which Tianjin Tianhai, a publicly-traded subsidiary of HNA Group, acquired Ingram Micro for US$38.90 per share in an all-cash transaction with an equity value of approximately US$6 billion. "The closing of this transaction represents a significant milestone on Ingram Micro’s path to growing our business and providing a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world," said Alain Monié, CEO of Ingram Micro. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ingram Micro launches cybersecurity unit in META

Ingram Micro, one of the largest technology distributors in the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region, today announced the appointment of Marc Kassis as cybersecurity director. Kassis is the former CEO Middle East of Atos, one of the largest European services providers. With this appointment Ingram Micro has launched its cybersecurity business practice in META region which now consists of more than 40 highly qualified professionals in the cybersecurity field. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 December 2016

CMS Distribution partners with Oriium

UK-based CMS Distribution has added Oriium’s range of products and services to its portfolio. The distribution agreement will cover CX:Protect powered by Commvault, an on-premise, hybrid and cloud data management system along with CX:inSync powered by Druva, a born in the cloud end point protection solution. CMS Distribution hopes that Oriium’s solutions will not only help resellers and their end customers easily prepare for the new GDPR directive, but will also provide channel partners with access to technical pre-sales, recurring business opportunities and cost effective data management solutions. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 December 2016

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