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Asbis back on track in fourth quarter 2009

Emerging markets distribution powerhouse Asbis reckons that its strong sales for the fourth quarter of 2009 indicate that an EMEA market recovery is already underway. Fourth quarter sales were up 12.8% year-on-year to US$409.7m. After-tax profits came in at US$2.41m compared to a loss of US$6.4m a year earlier. Asbis’ top brass are upbeat on the 2010 outlook, predicting growth in terms of both sales and profitability. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 3 March 2010

QDOS targets new territories

Accessories vendor QDOS will showcase its design philosophy to channel partners from across EMEA at DISTREE XXL. QDOS designs and manufactures innovative accessories for Apple iPhones, smartphones, MP3 players and other consumer electronic devices. Susan Lazareff, director at QDOS, said: “DISTREE XXL will give us an opportunity to promote our brand to new territories and showcase our growing product range.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Saturday 6 February 2010

Avaya prepares for emerging markets channel event

Avaya will hold its emerging markets channel partner conference in Dubai on February 2nd and 3rd 2010. The event will bring together more than 300 channel partners. Having successfully completed its acquisition of Nortel’s enterprise solutions business, Avaya will also invite Nortel’s partners to the channel event. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 25 January 2010


The EMEA Channel Academy (ECA) has announced the distributors nominated for awards in 2010. Hundreds of senior vendor executives from across EMEA have provided details of their preferred distributors by region. The top five distributors in each distributor award category will now go forwards to face a live electronic vote at the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2010 Awards’ Gala Dinner, which takes place in Monaco on February 10th in conjunction with DISTREE XXL. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 25 January 2010

Red Hat names advanced partner in Algeria

Open source solutions provider Red Hat has named its first advanced business partner in Algeria. IT services outfit Netsline – a company specialising in open source solutions – has picked up the advanced business partner status and will now look to promote its solutions even further across French-speaking North Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 12 January 2010

XXL INTERVIEW: Oman Fofor, Ghana

DISTREE XXL attracts hundreds of distributors from 80-plus countries across the EMEA region. As part of the build-up to EMEA’s premier channel event, we bring you exclusive interviews with some of the distributors making the journey to Monaco in February 2010. First up is Vivian Baitie, managing director at Ghana-based distributor and reseller Oman Fofor. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 22 December 2009

Juniper confirms Redington deal

Juniper Networks has confirmed the appointment of Redington Gulf as a Middle East VAD partner. Under the terms of the deal, Redington will distribute Juniper’s entire portfolio of networking and security products across the region. The distribution deal will also cover most of Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 21 December 2009

Freecom targets channel expansion

Data storage and multimedia solutions provider Freecom is fired up for DISTREE XXL 2010. The German-based vendor, which was acquired by MKM-Verbatim group earlier this year, will use the event to identify new business partners in Southern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and also Africa. With distributors from more than 80 countries within EMEA set to attend DISTREE XXL, the event provides the perfect platform for Freecom to meet potential new partners. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 15 December 2009

Esquire wins channel awards in South Africa

Esquire Technologies has cemented its growing reputation as an IT and digital lifestyle products distributor of note in Southern Africa, picking up a clutch of awards at the annual awards held by African channel publication CRN. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 December 2009

Redington Gulf wins Cisco accolades

MEA distribution outfit Redington Gulf has picked up two distributor awards from networking giant Cisco. Redington has been named distribution partner of the year in ‘West English Africa’ and ‘Emerging Africa’ for 2009. Redington received the awards at Cisco’s third annual customer event. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 17 November 2009

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