December 12, 2017

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Global PC shipments up in third quarter

Global PC shipments climbed 2.4% year-on-year to 78.1 million units in the third quarter of 2009, according to the numbercrunchers at IDC. Despite suffering a year-on-year decline, the EMEA market did show a sequential improvement driven by strong consumer demand in Western Europe. EMEA also benefited from netbook promotions by retailers and telcos plus aggressive pricing on mainstream notebooks. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 15 October 2009

IDC points to sluggish printer market in Egypt

The numbercrunchers at IDC reckon that Egypt’s hardcopy peripherals market is suffering during the current economic conditions. IDC reckons that shipments of hardcopy peripherals – including printers, MFPs and single function copiers – fell 37.2% year-on-year to 62,813 units in the second quarter of 2009. The value of shipments slumped 44.9% to US$23.18m. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 October 2009

DISTREE XXL: Gearing up for 2010

DISTREE XXL 2010 takes place from February 8-11th in Monaco. Firmly established as EMEA’s premier event for the channel, DISTREE XXL unites vendors and distributors from across the region for an action-packed agenda built around pre-organised one-on-one meetings, conference sessions and networking opportunities. For the first time, e-tailers will also be invited to participate in DISTREE XXL 2010. Farouk Hemraj (FH), CEO at DISTREE Events, the company behind DISTREE XXL, explains the secrets of the event’s success and the innovations that keep delegates returning year-after-year. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 29 September 2009

Middle East CE & ICT retail confidence dips

The Middle East Retail Academy (MERA) Monthly Monitor Report for working month August showed a slight confidence dip regarding business prospects for the next three months. The report, which gathers together the opinions of the region’s leading CE & ICT vendors and retailers, showed the overall confidence index declining to 5.85 (scored out of 10) compared to 6.25 a month earlier. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 22 September 2009

Your weekly EMEA channel news

Welcome to the first edition of the www.channelemea.com weekly newsletter. This brand new service is dedicated to keeping EMEA’s senior channel professionals up to speed with the latest market developments. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 9 September 2009

Middle East retail confidence climbs

ICT and CE retailers operating in the Middle East are showing an increased confidence in their business prospects for the next three months. The newfound optimism was detailed in the latest Monthly Monitor report from the Middle East Retail Academy (MERA). The overall confidence index for both retailers and vendors (scored out of 10) climbed to 6.25, up from just 5.54 a month earlier. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 1 September 2009

DISTREE Channel IT Week attracts hundreds of partners

DISTREE Channel IT Week 2009 attracted hundreds of partners spanning the entire Russia & CIS region. The ‘supersized’ event format recorded 1,500-plus one-on-one meetings during two days of intensive channel interaction. Channel development in Russia & CIS became a whole lot simpler in 2009, with the first ever DISTREE Channel IT Week (DCIW) taking place from June 17th to 19th in Moscow. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 26 June 2009

Guy Whitcroft, Consultant

Channel consultant Guy Whitcroft explores the importance of effective cash flow management for distributors seeking a stronger financial footing. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 9 June 2009

Slow recovery forecast for CIS channels

The latest regional report on the CIS region, published by PMR, predicts that demand for IT systems and hardware is expected to start a ‘slow recovery’ by the end of 2009. The report confirmed that almost every country in the CIS region witnessed a first quarter decline in sales of products and services. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 4 June 2009

Russian IT companies navigate downturn

Russian IT companies are facing up to a tough economic outlook in 2009. These companies are making the necessary changes to their organisations to emerge stronger once the market picks up. Research company PMR claims that the value of the Russian market could contract by 14% in 2009. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 29 May 2009

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