November 26, 2014

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NEWS

Tech Data snaps up HTC RE rights in Europe

Tech Data Europe has been appointed as a European distributor for the new HTC RE camera. Tech Data Europe will supply major national and independent retailers and mobile network operators across Europe with HTC’s newest innovation in photography, which aims to allow users to step out from behind the viewfinder and capture high definition video and photos without anything getting in their way. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 21 November 2014

Smart home demand hampered by poor consumer marketing

European adoption of smart technologies and connected home devices remains hampered by poor consumer marketing, resulting in weak demand. The problem is compounded by a failure to articulate clear and compelling value propositions, and a struggle to communicate usage scenarios that truly appeal to the mass market. These issues were discussed and analysed at length by industry stakeholders at this week’s Connections Europe event in Amsterdam. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 20 November 2014

Syscap pledges channel financing boost

UK-based IT finance provider Syscap has ring-fenced £50m (US$78.3m) for the IT channel in 2015 and is launching a new partner programme. The announcement forms part of a wider strategy to refocus the company as the primary source of channel finance. Syscap estimates that it currently deals with less than 10% of the reseller community in the UK that meets its new eligibility criteria. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 20 November 2014

ZigBee 3.0 unifies wireless standards

The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organisations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, has announced the unification of its market-leading wireless standards to a single standard named ZigBee 3.0. This standard will provide interoperability among the widest range of smart devices and give consumers and businesses access to innovative products and services that will work together seamlessly to enhance everyday life, according to Zigbee. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 19 November 2014

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FEATURES

DISTREE announces global series of technology and consumer electronics channel events for 2015

DISTREE Events has officially announced its 2015 event calendar, with six channel events planned around the world. DISTREE Events, a division of Infopro Digital, provides ICT and consumer electronics (CE) brands with the most efficient platform for managing, developing or launching volume routes-to-market for technology and consumer electronics (CE) products through e-tailers, retailers, resellers and distributors. Read full feature

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 17 November 2014

DISTREE Brazil & Latin America 2014 unites ICT & CE vendors with region’s leading retailers and distributors

The fourth annual DISTREE Brazil & Latin America finishes today in Salvador, Brazil. The three-day event gathered together leading channel partners from across the region, with a total of more than 350 delegates participating. DISTREE Brazil & Latin America 2014 gave technology and consumer electronics (CE) vendors from around the world an opportunity to pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with senior channel executives and buyers. Read full feature

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 24 October 2014

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VIDEO

tecbuy: the inside track

tecbuy: video submission to celebrate 10th anniversary of regional retail channel event DISTREE Middle East in 2014

The Jumbo success story

Jumbo: video submission to celebrate 10th anniversary of regional retail channel event DISTREE Middle East in 2014


› Retail-to-Business (R2B) Channel

› DISTREE Latin America 2013: VIDEO

› EMEA Channel Academy: 2013 Awards

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COMMENT

Smart tech, dumb channels

We need a radical channel rethink to drive mass market adoption of smart home technologies in Europe, argues Stuart Wilson, Editor at Channel EMEA. Read full story

Opening the barriers to Europe

James Arnold Roberts, director at Genius Networks looks at what the barriers are to doing international connectivity business in Europe, and how resellers can overcome them. Read full story

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