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Toshiba lauds latest IDC figures for MEA

Notebook vendor Toshiba has claimed top spot in the third quarter IDC statistics for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), according to the vendor. Toshiba came top in terms of portable PC shipments for the quarter with 22.5% of the total market for notebooks, with the vendor achieving ’significant’ unit growth of 44.8% year-on-year. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 16 January 2013

Acer plans road show as MEA revamp continues

Hardware vendor Acer hopes to deliver sustainable, profitable growth to its channel partner ecosystem across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) in 2013 and beyond, according to its Dubai-based management team. Acer is embarking on a road show to educate all its channel partners, on its new strategy and channel programme for 2013. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 15 January 2013

Lenovo partner programme launches in MEA

Hardware vendor Lenovo has launched its partner network programme (PNP) in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The PNP is designed to boost channel partner skills. Lenovo’s PNP offers tools to improve partner relations and includes free online resources and a loyalty reward scheme. The PNP offers three categories of participation: member, premium and gold partner. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 9 January 2013

New voting processes and extra categories announced for ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2013 Awards’

The fifth annual awards ceremony is taking place in conjunction with DISTREE EMEA 2013. Reseller input included for regional distributor awards for the first time. New retailer categories added to increase scope of region’s premier vendor-neutral and independent ICT & CE channel awards. ’EMEA Channel Academy: 2013 Awards’ Gala Dinner taking place on February 21st in Monaco. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 January 2013

Red Dot drives channel development in Africa

Red Dot Distribution continues to drive channel development in East and Southern Africa, providing a vital bridge between major vendors and the region’s growing reseller base. Red Dot is just one of hundreds of distributors from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) attending DISTREE EMEA in February 2013, using the event to identify the next crop of vendors ready to build structured channels in Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 11 December 2012

Datatec snaps up Comztek

IT group Datatec has snapped up African distributor Comztek in a deal worth up to US$9.9m. Johannesburg-based Comztek employs some 200 staff and has annual sales of approximately US$120m. Datatec reckons that its latest acquisition is ‘highly complementary’ to its existing Westcon business in the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 November 2012

Tripp Lite signs Mitsumi for African reach

Power protection, connectivity, and infrastructure kit supplier Tripp Lite has inked an African distribution deal with Mitsumi. The tie-up will see Mitsumi push Tripp Lite products into developing IT markets in both East and West Africa. The two companies hope to further establish Tripp Lite’s reputation as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems vendor. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 23 November 2012

Mitsumi highlights African credentials

Mitsumi IT Distribution is keen to promote its African reach and the continent’s channel development potential. Mitsumi is looking to build its business in Africa, increasing both the number of vendors it works with and also the number of resellers in its customer base. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 19 November 2012

Lanci lauds Lenovo’s MEA leaps

Gianfranco Lanci, president EMEA and senior VP at hardware giant Lenovo, has reiterated the importance of emerging markets such as the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to the vendor’s growth ambitions. Speaking in Dubai, Lanci stated that Lenovo currently held more than 10% market share in seven MEA markets: UAE, Egypt, South Africa, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan and Morocco. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 15 November 2012

DISTREE EMEA teams with CONTEXT for ChannelWatch 2013

DISTREE EMEA has announced a new partnership with international IT research company CONTEXT. The agreement will see CONTEXT and DISTREE EMEA collaborate to produce new in-depth research on channel conditions across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The tie-up between the two companies will see the launch of three exclusive new channel research reports at DISTREE EMEA 2013. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 5 November 2012

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