April 21, 2018

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IDC reveals third quarter PC data

Research house IDC has reported that EMEA PC shipments were up 10.5% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2010 at 27.8 million units. IDC reckoned that growth in Western Europe was softer than expected with a buoyant market in Central and Eastern Europe helping to drive the overall market growth. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 22 October 2010

EMEA PC shipments climb in third quarter

EMEA PC shipments for the third quarter of 2010 hit 27.3 million units – up 7.3% year-on-year – according to the analysts at Gartner. Acer took top spot, shifting 6.15 million units – down 0.2% year-on-year. HP’s volumes climbed 5.2% to 5.2 million units as the vendor took second spot. Dell came in third with Asus and Lenovo picking up fourth and fifth respectively. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 20 October 2010

Summer slowdown hits Middle East retail channel

The Middle East Retail Academy (MERA) Monthly Monitor Report (MMR) for July 2010 has laid bare the impact of the summer slowdown on trade levels. The MMR canvasses the opinion of IT and consumer electronics retailers and vendors across the Middle East. For July 2010, the MMR Sales Index fell to 5.21 – its second lowest level since the launch of the MMR in June 2009. The retailer Confidence Index plunged to a new record low of 4.46. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 12 August 2010

Asbis boosts first half sales

Emerging markets distribution powerhouse Asbis has reported sales of US$270m for the second quarter of 2010 – up 16.6% year-on-year. This boosted first half sales by 28% year-on-year at US$600m with gross margin of US$27.3m, but the company made a net loss of US$1.9m for the first six months. This was however a significant improvement on the US$1.9m loss made a year earlier. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 12 August 2010

The EMEA Channel Wrap – 30/7/10

With the EMEA channel gearing up for summer holidays, it’s time to take our latest tour of the top in-country news sites, to find out what’s making headlines across the region. If you’re already on holiday and reading this on the beach, we’re very jealous. We’re heading to Russia first this week to get to grips with some of the latest channel developments in this vast market. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 July 2010

Distribution recovery continues

The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) reckons that the IT industry recovery is continuing to gain strength, driven by stronger US sales and stabilising conditions in Europe. GTDC claims that second quarter sales in Europe were up 15% year-on-year. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 29 July 2010

EMEA PC market recovery continues

Research house IDC’s latest EMEA data points to a continued recovery in the region’s PC market. IDC reckons that second quarter sales were up 21.1% year-on-year with almost 24 million PCs shipped. According to IDC, the market exceeded expectations in both the commercial and consumer segments. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 23 July 2010

EMEA second quarter PC sales climb

EMEA second quarter PC sales were up 21.6% year-on-year at 24.1 million units according to research house Gartner. Acer led the way with PC shipments of 5.14m during the quarter – up 37.1% year-on-year. The EMEA market continued to be driven by strong consumer demand for mobile PCs. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 15 July 2010

Moscow Strategy Forum

Channel EMEA Editor Stuart Wilson focuses on the cloud and HR issues in the second part of a commentary series on what happened at the inaugural DISTREE Strategy Forum for the Russia & CIS IT channel. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 July 2010

E-tailing in Russia

Channel EMEA Editor Stuart Wilson focuses on e-tailers in the first part of a commentary series on the inaugural DISTREE Strategy Forum for senior executives working in the Russia & CIS IT channel. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 July 2010

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