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HP announces European TouchPad timeline

Vendor giant HP has outlined launch dates for its first webOS tablet device in Europe. The HP TouchPad will be available in the US from July 1st with the UK, Ireland, France and Germany following a few days later, according to the vendor. Availability will start later in the year in both Italy and Spain. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 9 June 2011

Lamp logistics for Ingram Micro

Distribution giant Ingram Micro has demonstrated its ambitions beyond IT, signing a European logistics agreement with LED bulb outfit Foreeverlamp, which is based in the Netherlands. Foreverlamp products are now shipped from Ingram Micro’s distribution centre in the Netherlands to distributors and retailers across Europe. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 8 June 2011

Lenovo makes Medion move

PC vendor Lenovo is snapping up Medion to expand its business in Western Europe and drive growth in the consumer market. The deal, when completed, will double Lenovo’s market share in Germany, taking it to third spot in the in-country vendor rankings. A combined Lenovo-Medion would hold 14% market share in Germany and 7.5% in Western Europe, according to Lenovo. The deal structure values Medion at US$900m. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 1 June 2011

Mimecast names new UK channel director

Cloud-based e-mail management provider Mimecast has appointed Nessa Lynchehaun as channel director for the UK & Ireland. Lynchehaun will be tasked with recruiting new partners as well as maintaining existing relationships with strategic partners such as Softcat, Kelway, Eurodata, Computacenter, Cable & Wireless Worldwide and Telefónica O2 Ireland. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 6 May 2011

Context reports PC sales slump in UK

Research house Context reckons that overall first quarter 2011 PC sales in the UK have been hit by a slump in consumer demand. Context claims that UK PC unit sales were down 7.7% year-on-year, compared to an overall European decline of just 2.9%. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 14 April 2011

Arrow ECS earns Big Blue accolades

VAD outfit Arrow ECS has picked up praise from IBM for its operations in EMEA. Arrow ECS was recognised for best overall performance in 2010 for IBM software in the UK and France. Arrow ECS also received IBM centre of technical excellence awards for the IBM AIX brand in Germany and in the business partner skills category in the UK. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 8 April 2011

Zycko names new Benelux boss

VAD outfit Zycko has appointed Edwin Hagenouw as the new managing director of its Benelux operation. Hagenouw joins Zycko from HP where he was director of the vendor’s networking division in the Netherlands. In his new position at Zycko Hagenouw will look to grow the VAD’s business across the Benelux region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 8 April 2011

Ingram Micro EMEA boosts BlackBerry offering

Distribution giant Ingram Micro EMEA has added BlackBerry’s mobile voice system (MVS) to its growing portfolio of mobile products. BlackBerry MVS is designed to unify fixed and mobile voice communications to provide one business phone number, one caller ID, one voice mailbox, and office phone features through BlackBerry smartphones. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 6 April 2011

Panasonic boosts rugged PC share

Panasonic Toughbooks accounted for 65.3% of the European rugged and durable notebook market in 2010 – up slightly from 62.6% in 2009 – according to data from research house VDC. The research also showed that Panasonic Toughbook’s topped the table for customer satisfaction. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 31 March 2011

Ingram Micro gets TAPA certificate

Ingram Micro EMEA has been awarded an ‘A’ certificate from the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) for its distribution centre in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Ingram Micro claims that the certificate is proof of the high security standards applied in the handling and shipping of all products by Ingram Micro and Ingram Micro Logistics in the Dutch distribution centre. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 30 March 2011

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