June 18, 2019

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Avnet grabs gold status with Fujitsu Services

Avnet Technology Solution (ATS) has been awarded gold distributor status by Fujitsu Services. The elevated status is the highest available in Fujitsu’s supplier management programme and is based on ATS meeting stringent performance and legislative criteria. ATS is one of six gold distributors in the Fujitsu Services’ supplier management programme. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 26 June 2008

Propalms signs up Kenyan distributor

Application delivery solutions outfit Propalms has struck a distribution agreement with Kenyan IT consulting company Liontech. The deal covers the distribution of Propalms’ TSE software in Kenya. Liontech provides technology solutions to individual users, businesses and government institutions. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 25 June 2008

CGC scores Nokia hat-trick

Qatar-based Concolidated Gulf Company (CGC) has picked up a best distributor award from mobile phone giant Nokia for the third year in a row. The award – for the Middle and Near East region – recognises the company’s ability to provide efficient and high quality services to the people of Qatar, according to CGC. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 25 June 2008

Komplett pulls out of Western Europe

Norway-based e-commerce outfit Komplett has shut up shop in Western Europe. The company, which sells components, PCs, home electronics and related kit to end-users and resellers, has pulled the online shutters down on its websites in the UK, Germany, France and Austria. Komplett’s loss-making operations in Western Europe accounted for just 6% of group sales in the first quarter of 2008. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 25 June 2008

AmberPoint adds Eurosel

SOA software specialist AmberPoint has signed a distribution agreement with Italian software specialist Eurosel. The move is the latest in a series of distribution deals for AmberPoint, which has seen the company expand its channel to market across Europe. AmberPoint claims that its SOA management system is the most widely distributed and resold runtime governance software in the world. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 23 June 2008

Comztek bags Adobe distributor award

South African distributor Comztek has picked up an Adobe distribution partner of the year award. Comztek claims that it is the first distributor in the Middle East and Africa region to be recognised in this way by Adobe. The award is based on a number of criteria including sales growth, turnover and a proactive sales approach. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 20 June 2008

Westcon names new COO

Networking distribution giant Westcon has named Dean Douglas as its new chief operating officer (COO). Douglas will assume responsibility for the operational activities of the US$3billion company and report directly to Tom Dolan, Westcon president and CEO. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 19 June 2008

BDL launches in Kuwait

Middle East distribution house BDL has continued its regional expansion plan, announcing its entry into the fast-growing IT sector in Kuwait – the third largest market in the region according to the distributor. BDL’s Kuwait operation was formally launched by company president HH Prince Waleed Al Saud at an event in Kuwait attended by more than 150 representatives of the country’s IT channel community. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 June 2008

Computerlinks receives takeover offer

IT security and internet solutions distributor Computerlinks has received a takeover offer from Platin 274, a fund managed by Barclays Private Equity, which values the company at US$162m (€104m) – a premium of 38.9% on the Frankfurt-listed VAD’s share price at the time the takeover approach was announced. Computerlinks’ shares soared in pre-market trading this morning by as much as 41% as a result of the bid announcement. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 June 2008

Online adds Meru to Middle East portfolio

Value-added networking distributor Online Distribution has confirmed the addition of Meru Networks to its Middle East vendor portfolio. Meru, which offers wireless infrastructure solutions, will form part of Online’s fast-growing convergence and mobility business portfolio. US-based meru recently opened an office in the UAE as part of its plan to boost its presence in the Middle East. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 17 June 2008

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