December 10, 2016

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EMEA distributors identify gaming as a top consumer tech channel growth opportunity for 2017

Gaming products and gaming accessories show strong potential for growth in 2017, according to consumer tech distributors operating in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Early analysis of DISTREE EMEA’s regional consumer tech distributor survey indicates that 42% of distributors view gaming as a top three category in terms of growth potential in 2017. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 9 December 2016

HMD Global is new home of Nokia phones

Nokia has confirmed that the strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing with HMD Global Oy (HMD), originally announced on May 18, 2016 has come into force. HMD has today announced the completion of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited (a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industries trading as Foxconn Technology Group) and Microsoft, which means that HMD can begin operations as the new home of Nokia phones, under an exclusive global brand licence for the next ten years, excluding Japan. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 December 2016

Vuzion and Union Solutions announce partnership

Vuzion, the cloud aggregator, and Union Solutions, a specialist in data protection, data storage and data management, today announced a partnership to bring Union’s managed services solutions to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). A recent IDC study revealed that cloud adoption and digital transformation by SMBs is growing, with 56% of UK SMBs using some form of cloud-based service . To support this growth, Vuzion and Union Solutions have partnered to deliver infrastructure management, data protection and site disaster recovery using the Microsoft Azure public cloud. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 December 2016

BeyondTrust and Westcon-Comstor expand deal

Security vendor BeyondTrust has joined VAD Westcon-Comstor’s Accelerate programme. With the agreement, BeyondTrust expands it distribution footprint globally. The move underscores growing demand for security solutions that guard against insider threats and data breaches for businesses of all sizes. End-user demand for better security visibility, control and protection have reached new heights, in part because the number of data breaches so far in 2016 has increased nearly 20% compared to last year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Centre. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 December 2016

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FEATURES

INTERVIEW: Maya Zakhour, Fortinet

Maya Zakhour, channel director Middle East at Fortinet, gives her perspective on how an integrated security architecture like Fortinet’s Security Fabric creates new opportunities for solution providers. Read full feature

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 December 2016

DISTREE APAC welcomes consumer tech distributors and retailers to annual channel event

The fourth annual DISTREE Asia-Pacific (APAC) takes place this week in Singapore. The focused consumer tech channel event provides a unique opportunity for vendors and brands to hold pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with senior executives and buyers from the region’s top consumer tech channel partners, including retailers, e-tailers and distributors. Read full feature

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 3 November 2016

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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


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COMMENT

Ian Kilpatrick, Nuvias

How do you protect your perimeter when you’ve blown it to pieces? Ian Kilpatrick, executive VP cybersecurity at Nuvias Group and Chairman Wick Hill Group, explains. Read full story

Yasser Zeineldin, eHosting DataFort

Why are businesses shifting to managed services for their IT needs? Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort, explains. Read full story

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