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PC channel clear out continues in third quarter

The latest data from research house Context indicates that the European channel continued to clear out old PC inventory during the third quarter of 2011. Context reckons that vendors started slashing prices in the third quarter, meaning that despite a year-on-year increase in unit sales, overall revenues were down as average selling prices (ASPs) dropped. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 11 October 2011

Almasa creates independent VAD unit

Middle East distribution group Almasa Holding has announced that its VAD unit has become an independent company. The VAD unit, Almasa Value Distribution, aims to deliver solutions and services to resellers addressing networking, communications and security issues in the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 7 October 2011

Bright future for GCC consumer technology market

The latest predictions from Business Monitor International (BMI) envisage continued growth for the consumer technology market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. BMI estimates that the GCC consumer technology market will be worth US$9.8 billion for full year 2011 – a 4% rise on the 2010 total. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 5 October 2011

Monie returns to Ingram Micro

Alain Monie has returned to global distribution giant Ingram Micro to become president and COO, a position he held from 2007 to 2010 after leading the company’s Asia-Pacific region. From November 1st, Monie will take responsibility for Ingram Micro’s operating units and will report into CEO Greg Spierkel. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 4 October 2011

Dave Stevinson, VIP

Dave Stevinson, sales director at distributor VIP, evaluates recent changes in the mobility market and what it means for the channel. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 September 2011

Double digit growth predicted for Polish IT market

Research house PMR forecasts that the Polish IT market will grow 10.9% in full year 2011 to hit an annual total of US$8.86 billion. This year’s growth rate is almost double that experienced in 2010 when the market grew just 5.8%. 2011 marks the second year of recovery from the market slowdown experienced in 2009 when the Polish IT sector contracted 9.2% year-on-year and was worth US$7.58 billion. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 28 September 2011

Middle East retail confidence climbs

The Middle East Retail Academy (MERA) Monthly Monitor Report (MMR) Confidence Index for the three months ending November 2011 has climbed to 6.59 (scored out of 10.00) – its highest level since December 2010. More than 50 vendors, distributors and retailers operating in the region’s IT and consumer electronics channel contributed to the latest MMR. The report also revealed that HP held firm as the preferred PC vendor for retailers in the region, despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the vendor’s personal systems group (PSG) unit. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 27 September 2011

Russian IT market to hit US$19.5 billion in 2011

Research house PMR is predicting that Russia’s IT market will grow 22% in full year 2011. The upward trend continues the market’s recovery from a sharp contraction experienced in 2009. PMR predicts that the 2011 IT market will be worth US$19.5 billion this year, up 22% from US$15.9 billion in calendar 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 26 September 2011

GfK highlights South America’s sales growth

The importance of South America in the worldwide consumer durables market continues to grow, according to research house GfK. By the end of 2011, South America will account for 12% of global sales of consumer electronics, telecommunications and IT products. This represents continued growth from a figure of 9% in 2009 and 10% in 2010. GfK is an official event partner for this week’s DISTREE Latin America – a regional channel development event for vendors, distributors and retailers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 12 September 2011

All-in-one laser printer sales climb

Market research company Context reckons that printer sales across EMEA dropped 4.4% year-on-year during the second quarter of 2011. Despite the overall drop, unit sales of all-in-one (AIO) laser printers bucked the trend, climbing 20% year-on-year as buyers moved away from single-function machines and consumers across Western Europe stopped buying AIO inkjet printers according to Context. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Sunday 11 September 2011

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