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Avaya brings Bayer on board in EMEA

Business communications outfit Avaya has appointed Michael Bayer as president of the vendor’s field operation in EMEA. In his new post Bayer will lead the region’s sales and operations and will work with customers to deliver Avaya solutions across EMEA. Bayer joins Avaya from Motorola, where he was VP and general manager for Motorola EMEA’s enterprise and mobility business, and a member of Motorola’s global steering committee for country management. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 8 July 2008

Imperva highlights EMEA momentum

Application data security solutions Imperva has revealed significant progress in the development of its EMEA operation and channels-to-market. Imperva has strengthened its sales and channel support teams in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands to complement its EMEA headquarters in Israel. Imperva now has more than 180 enterprise customers across the EMEA theatre. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

Brightpoint streamlines European operation

NASDAQ-quoted wireless device distributor Brightpoint will cut between 275 and 325 operations in its European operation, as the company restructures and integrates recent purchase Dangaard into the wider organisation. Steen F. Pedersen – a Dangaard founder and current president of Europe at Brightpoint – will leave the company on November 19th 2008. Michael Koehn Milland, who will become president EMEA at Brightpoint, will replace Pedersen. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

Gazi joins Golden Systems

Moazam Gazi has joined Middle East components and IT products distributor Golden Systems Electronics as chief administrative officer (CAO). The move is part of a wider restructuring effort by Golden Systems, which the company believes will allow it to accelerate its future growth. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

Avnet completes Horizon deal

Avnet has bolstered its position in the UK market and boosted its presence in Ireland after completing the acquisition of value-added distributor Horizon Technology for US$156.1m. The transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings by approximately US$0.10 per share in the 2009 financial year, excluding integration charges. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

Netgear adds ICC in Saudi Arabia

Networking vendor netgear has beefed up its Sauid Arabian channel, appointing ICC to resell its products to corporate accounts in the Kingdom. With strong demand from major vertcials cuch as oil and gas, telecoms and reas estate the total value of the Saudi Arabian IT market is forecast to bit US$5 billion per annum by 2012, according to Netgear. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 7 July 2008

Copaco picks up McDOS

Consolidation is reshaping the Dutch distribution channel, with Copaco announcing an agreement to take over retail-focused distributor McDOS. The deal, which is subject to approval by the Netherlands Competition Authority, strengthens Copaco’s position in the retail channel in the Benelux and France and also adds a number of new vendors to the distributor’s portfolio. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 4 July 2008

Roan takes on Oki spares role

Roan Systems has been appointed as an Oki spares distributor and authorised service provider (ASP) in South Africa. Roan, which has more than a decade’s experience in printer sales, consulting, service, maintenance and repairs, will maintain and repair the entire range of Oki products including kit that is covered by warranty. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 4 July 2008

Maxdata hits the wall

European hardware player Maxdata AG has hit the wall and filed for insolvency proceedings in Germany. The company hit some serious cash flow problems and the management board decided to step in because, “pending illiquidity puts continued business operations at risk,” according to a statement on the vendor’s website. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 3 July 2008

Comztek signs Iomega deal

South African distributor Comztek has boosted its consumer electronics product portfolio, signing a distribution deal with Iomega covering a wide range of portable back up and storage devices. Comztek’s consumer electronic business unit is going from strength to strength and is now the fastest growing division within the company. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 3 July 2008

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