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SolarWinds signs Comstor for Africa

IT management software vendor SolarWinds has appointed Comstor as a distribution partner for Africa. SolarWinds reckons that Comstor, which is a division of Westcon Africa, can boost availability of its enterprise-class products in the continent’s emerging markets. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 5 August 2010

Axiz goes high-end with HP IPG

South African distributor Axiz is adding HP’s high-end multifunction printers to its portfolio. Axis, an authorised HP imaging and printing group (IPG) distributor, reckons that the sales potential for the new products in portfolio is strong as companies look to secure maximum returns from their IT investment. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 28 July 2010

Combrink joins Comztek

South African distributor Comztek has strengthened its team, recruiting Lee-Anne Combrink as consumer electronics hardware channel manager. Combrink will be responsible for the management and promotion of Microsoft consumer products as well as Iomega and Linksys kit. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 23 July 2010

Pinnacle picks up Axiz for US$22.4m

South African distribution outfit Pinnacle has confirmed a deal to snap up Axiz for US$22.4m. Axiz operates an IT infrastructure distributor headquartered in Gauteng. The company represents a number of major vendors including Acer, HP, Intel, Lenovo and Samsung. Pinnacle plans to gradually merge the facilities, operations and systems of Axiz with its software distribution arm Workgroup. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 20 July 2010

New owner confirmed for

South African e-tailer has confirmed that it has a new owner., which has emerged as a significant online IT sales channel in recent years, had previously been a division of Titan5 Holdings. The e-tailer has confirmed a definitive agreement for the sale of its assets to individual buyer Jerome McClement. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 13 July 2010

Comztek adds Microsoft rights in Zimbabwe

South Africa-based distributor Comztek has extended its distribution deal with Microsoft to include Zimbabwe. Comztek reckons that the extended deal underlines its competence in delivering software solutions across Africa. Comztek is a Microsoft gold partner and holds distribution rights for the vendor in a number of countries in Southern Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 July 2010

Dell boosts emerging markets channel team

Hardware giant Dell has bolstered its channel team, making two new emerging markets appointments. John Coulston, former marketing head at Dell, will lead the channel programmes and operations team (CPO), while Tony Ward joins Dell as head of emerging countries commercial distribution. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 2 July 2010

Brother partners head to Cyprus

Brother International Corporation Gulf (BICG) travelled to Cyprus with distribution partners from across the Middle East and Africa for a business planning workshop. A total of 21 distribution partners attended the event, where BICG discussed its strategy for boosting sales across various printer product segments. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 28 June 2010

AC Ryan signs Esquire deal

AC Ryan has boosted its channel reach in Africa, signing Esquire Technologies as a distribution partner in South Africa. AC Ryan, which offers a range of IT, consumer electronics and digital lifestyle products, reckons that the deal will boost availability of its Playon media player devices. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 22 June 2010

Avaya names emerging markets channel boss

Avaya has named Tarek Hassaniyeh as its new regional channel leader for emerging markets. Hassaniyeh takes over from Roger El Tawil, the former director of channel and marketing for Avaya in the Middle East. El Tawil now holds the position of managing director for Avaya in the Gulf and Pakistan. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 14 June 2010

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