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Russian market exceeds US$40 billion in 2011

The Russian consumer market for IT, telecoms and electronics products climbed 22.1% year-on-year in 2011 to hit US$40.6 billion according to the latest research from GfK. The country’s IT product sales jumped 35.1% year-on-year to reach US$10.3 billion during calendar 2011. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 March 2012

Saudi Arabian market exceeds US$10 billion in 2011

Research house GfK’s latest analysis of the ICT, telecoms and consumer electronics market in Saudi Arabia has revealed strong year-on-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2011. The value of the market was up 30% year-on-year at US$2.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2011. The total market value for calendar 2011 climbed 44.9% from full year 2010 to hit US$10.12 billion. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 March 2012

ATS bags Big Blue cloud status

VAD outfit Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) has picked up IBM cloud builder certification status. ATS reckons that this further illustrates its commitment to the cloud computing market. This latest certification strengthens Avnet’s cloud proposition, cloudready, and showcases its ability to provide cloud solutions incorporating IBM software and hardware across Europe. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 29 February 2012

Cloud impact on EMEA channels

Khaled Kamel, territory channel manager for MENA at Brocade looks at how new cloud models will demand structural changes to vendor partner programmes. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 22 February 2012

GfK talks up tablet market

Research house GfK believes that media tablets will continue to have a profound influence on the Western European IT market in 2012. GfK’s retail sales data showed that the UK was the biggest national market in Western Europe for media tablets in the 11 months from January to November 2011, followed by Germany and France in second and third respectively. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 2 February 2012

Acer tops ultrabook distribution sales

PC vendor Acer is leading the way in terms of sales of ultrabooks through Western Europe’s distribution channel according to channel research specialists Context. Acer picked up an impressive 62% market share in terms of ultrabooks sold through the Western European distribution channel in the fourth quarter of 2011. Toshiba took second spot with Asus and Lenovo in third and fourth respectively. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 30 January 2012

Tablet boost for December PC sales

Preliminary figures from channel tracking specialist Context indicate that European PC sales for the three weeks before Christmas 2011 were up 6% year-on-year. Context claims that a large boost in sales of tablet PCs contributed to the volume increase. Representatives from Context are presenting during the conference programme at next month’s DISTREE EMEA channel event in Monaco. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 6 January 2012

Wick Hill picks up Imation rights in UK

VAD outfit Wick Hill has been appointed as a UK distributor for Imation’s mobile security products. The agreement will see Wick Hill focus on the distribution of Imation’s MXI, IronKey and Defender solutions. Wick Hill reckons that the deal will give channel partners access to high performance products at competitive prices. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 5 January 2012

ATS brings HP training to Iraq

VAD outfit Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) will hold an HP networking academy session in Iraq later this month. The event, which forms part of ATS’ value-add training programme is designed to enrich the skill set of channel partners and update them on the latest technology and solutions development. The two-day channel training session will take place in Erbil on the 20-21st December. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 13 December 2011

Klein joins TDMaverick

Specialist audio visual distributor TDMaverick, which is part of Tech Data, has appointed Julian Klein as European development director. Klein joins the team as TDMaverick expands into nine countries and will be tasked with replicating the distributor’s success in the UK throughout the continent. Klein will be responsible for developing countries and vendor partnerships as Maverick continues to expand throughout Europe. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 12 December 2011

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