August 18, 2018

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Tandberg Data adds Micro-P in UK

Back-up and archiving solutions provider Tandberg Data has signed a UK distribution agreement with Micro-Peripherals (Micro-P). Tandberg Data reckons that its new distribution agreement will allow it to increase its UK market penetration and provide focused storage expertise to the channel. Tandberg Data will continue to work with its two current UK distributors, Northamber and CMS Peripherals. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 May 2008

Ingram Micro and Minicom seal German deal

Digital signage distribution systems outfit Minicom has inked a strategic alliance with distribution giant Ingram Micro for the German market. The move forms part of Ingram’s plan to position itself as a leader in the booming digital signage market by providing end-to-end solutions from a number of vendors including Minicom, Broadsign and Philips. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 May 2008

Asbis lands in Latvia

Emerging markets distribution powerhouse Asbis has accelerated its international expansion with the launch of a new sales office in Latvia, boosting the company’s presence in the Baltic markets. Asbis Latvia will supply a wide range of IT products from a number of world class vendors to the local reseller community from its new sales office. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 May 2008

And the nominees are…

Have you ever attended a channel awards ceremony where the actual winners came as a complete surprise to everyone at the event? An awards ceremony where personal relationships and commercial interests may have had an unhealthy influence on the actual outcome? Well it’s time for something completely different at the inaugural Retail Academy Awards at this year’s Middle East-focused DCC event in the UAE. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 May 2008

BlackBerry goes global with Brightpoint

Wireless device distribution behemoth Brightpoint has announced a global master distribution agreement with Research In Motion (RIM) – the maker of BlackBerry smartphones. The two companies are still slightly cagey on the precise terms of the agreement, stating that, ‘Brightpoint may distribute RIM products to various territories globally that may include North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia, and Asia-Pacific’. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Saturday 3 May 2008

Brightpoint bags exclusive HTC rights in UK

Wireless device distributor Brightpoint has been awarded sole distributor status from HTC for the UK and Ireland markets. The agreement follows on from Brightpoint’s recent purchase of Hugh Symons’ mobile distribution business in the UK. HTC and Brightpoint previously entered into a wide-reaching global master distributor agreement in October 2007. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 2 May 2008

Garmin grabs two more distributors

Satellite navigation solutions vendor Garmin has signed letters of intent to buy its consumer distribution partners in Austria and Portugal. Garmin has moved to acquire Puls Elektronik in Austria and Satsignal in Portugal. The move forms part of Garmin’s ongoing strategy of snapping up its channel partners across Europe. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 2 May 2008

Rocom picks up UK Ericsson deal

Distribution outfit Rocom, part of the AT Communications (ATC) Group, has secured a deal with Ericsson to act as UK master distributor for the vendor’s voice, data and mobility applications for small, medium and large enterprises. ATC reckons that the deal will deliver several million pounds of additional sales for the group with ATC’s Servassure division providing ongoing maintenance on the Ericsson kit sold. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 2 May 2008

SecureData launches ESP²

Vendors run channel programmes, not value-added distributors (VADs). South African VAD SecureData Security begs to differ from this conventional channel wisdom and has whipped the covers off its own channel scheme called the enterprise security partner programme – abbreviated to ESP². The new programme aims to reward the VAD’s enterprise security channel partners for focus and commitment. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 1 May 2008

Comtrade and Hermes Softlab form regional giant

Comtrade Group, one of the largest IT companies in South East Europe, has purchased Slovenian software and IT services powerhouse Hermes Softlab. Unicredit Group provided both debt and equity financing for Comtrade and will become a 21% minority shareholder in the combined entity. The combined group boasts 1,600 employees, annual sales of approximately US$465m and operations in 14 countries. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 1 May 2008

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