November 20, 2019

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Acer lauds MEA service levels

Hardware giant Acer reckons that its Middle East and Africa (MEA) after sales service is top notch according to an independent survey carried out by the vendor. The survey of Acer service centres across EMEA, which was carried out by UK-based Intelligence International, found that service centres and personnel based in MEA were among the best performers in the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 19 April 2010

The EMEA Channel Wrap – 26/03/10

What’s been happening across EMEA in the last few weeks? It’s time for our tour of the region’s top in-country channel publications to find out the news and views that have been making waves in the wacky world of vendors, distributors and resellers. We’re heading off to the Middle East market first this week so grab a drink, sit back and soak up some juicy channel gossip. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 26 March 2010

Mimecast appoints African partner

Unified e-mail management solutions provider Mimecast has appointed AdvanceNet as a solution provider for sub-Saharan Africa. Mimecast reckons that AdvanceNet is a pioneer in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space and will open up its offering to a broader market across South, East and Central Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 26 March 2010

Seagate ready for retail boost at DCC MEA

Storage solutions vendor Seagate will attend Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) Middle East & Africa (MEA) 2010 to showcase its product portfolio and present its channel strategy to senior retail executives from across the region. Seagate will display its FreeAgent family of external drive solutions and will use the event to develop and deepen relationships with major retail partners. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 25 March 2010

Khwaja picks up new territory at WD

Saif Khwaja has been handed a new territory to cover at hard drive and storage solutions giant WD. Khwaja has been asked to lead the sales organisations covering the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and now also India with immediate effect. Khwaja has asked Owais Mohamed to step up from his current role to lead the Middle East channel sales team out of Dubai. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 17 March 2010

Rectron reveals first half figures

South African IT and consumer electronics distributor Rectron has revealed its financial results for the six months ending December 2009 – the first half of fiscal 2010 for the company. Sales climbed 8% year-on-year to US$97m with net profits jumping 27% to US$2.7m. Rectron reckons that it has managed to post a positive set of results and businesses start to recover from the global recession. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 11 March 2010

Axiz talks up Lenovo partnership

South Africa-based distributor Axiz reckons its relationship with hardware giant Lenovo is going from strength to strength. The companies struck a distribution deal six months ago focused on Lenovo’s range of corporate targeted Think products. The two companies have now expanded the scope of the distribution deal to cover a wider portfolio. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 10 March 2010

Plessis picks up top job at Bytes

Bytes Document Solutions has confirmed the appointment of Hennie du Plessis as its new CEO. He replaces Rob Abraham as boss of the Xerox distribution outfit, which has sole channel rights across 27 sub-Saharan countries. Abraham has been promoted to CEO of Bytes Technology Group, replacing David Redshaw who had been with Altron – the holding company of Bytes – for 22 years. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 8 March 2010

Hayati handed new role at Belkin

Networking and accessories vendor Belkin has appointed Patrick Hayati as managing director for emerging markets. Hayati joined Belkin in early 2008 as regional director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Hayati’s promotion to the emerging markets role forms part of the vendor’s regional expansion and growth plans for 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 8 March 2010

The EMEA Channel Wrap – 05/03/10

Due to popular demand, the EMEA Channel Wrap is back from its winter break. We’ve been missing in action for the last month or so due to trips and events (including the top notch DISTREE XXL 2010 event in Monaco). As we’re all well aware, the EMEA channel never sleeps so we’ve dug out the foreign dictionaries once again to bring you a rundown of the news making headlines in national channel publications across EMEA. And we’re off… Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 5 March 2010

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