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Redington takes on Trapeze

Redington Gulf is hoping to fly high in the networking space, signing a Middle East and Africa distribution deal with specialised WLAN vendor Trapeze Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, Redington will take on the role of master distributor for Trapeze’s WLAN kit in the Middle East and Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 6 October 2008

Samsung selects Active IT for storage

Samsung has added Active IT Distribution to its channel ranks. Under the terms of the distribution deal, Active will push a diverse range of storage products through the Middle East and African channel. Samsung claims that the growth in digital devices has driven demand in the storage market in the Middle East and Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 6 October 2008

Comztek adds Microsoft to rewards programme

South African IT distributor Comztek has expanded its partner rewards programme to offer resellers PlusPoints for Microsoft licensing purchases. Channel partners will earn PlusPoints based on the amount spent on qualifying Microsoft products from Comztek. The offer is open to all resellers in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho that are registered Microsoft partners. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 18 September 2008

Pinnacle Micro splits from Sony Storage

South African distribution house Pinnacle Micro and Sony Storage have called time on their channel partnership. Pinnacle and Sony Storage terminated their relationship at the beginning of September 2008, with the distributor citing ‘differing opinions’ as the reason for the split. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 5 September 2008

Exit40 takes on Zed-3

Dubai-based value-added distributor Exit40 has boosted its product portfolio, signing a deal to push IP communications kit vendor Zed-3’s portfolio throughout the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and CIS. Exit40, which has been operating for more than a decade, has eight offices spanning six countries. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 2 September 2008

Symantec reassures African partners

The repercussions of Symantec COO Enrique Salem’s recent anti-channel comments at a US financial analysts’ meeting continue to reverberate around the world. Symantec’s African operation has scotched rumours that the security giant planned to build direct relationships with large accounts. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 7 August 2008

Acer extends Egyptian reach

Hardware vendor Acer has beefed up its channel in Egypt, signing Interact as an executive partner to take advantage of new opportunities in the fast-growing market. The IT market in Egypt is expected to be worth US$1.3 billion per annum by 2012, according to research by BMI. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 24 July 2008

Pinnacle Micro picks up Cherry rights

Broadline distributor Pinnacle Micro has added Cherry to its vendor line-up in South Africa. Pinnacle reckons that the national market for smart card enabled devices is set to soar and wants to grab a slice of the fast-growing Cherry pie. Cherry bills itself as a specialist manufacturer of computer input devices. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 17 July 2008

Biodata IT secures ISS deal

South African distributor Biodata IT has added IBM’s Internet Security Systems (ISS) products to its portfolio with immediate effect. The distribution deal covers South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho. Biodata IT’s client base includes more than 200 leading companies in Sub-Saharan Africa in a number of major verticals including finance, healthcare and government. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 17 July 2008

Bytes takes Xerox to Uganda with SCI

Bytes Document Solutions has partnered with Service and Computer Industries (SCI) to sell Xerox products and services into the Ugandan market. Bytes is the sole authorised distributor of Xerox kit and solutions for 24 African countries. SCI offers a wide range of IT solutions and addresses multiple market sectors. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 8 July 2008

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