December 11, 2017

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SOUQ integrates additional Amazon processes

SOUQ.com, a major e-tailer and marketplace in the Middle East, has integrated some of parent company Amazon’s processes ahead of White Friday, a major online shopping event in the region. SOUQ’s annual White Friday sale is set to take place from Wednesday 22nd November to Saturday 25th November, offering customers across the GCC and Egypt deals to match the lowest prices in the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 20 November 2017

Gass gets European digital role at Tech Data

Distribution giant Tech Data has appointed Andy Gass as senior VP digital for Europe. In this role, Gass will drive the development and execution of the company’s overall digitaliasation strategy for Tech Data in Europe, overseeing the distributor’s e-commerce platforms, digital marketing practices and automated processes across its operations in the region. Gass will hold this responsibility in addition to his current role as senior VP, UK & Ireland and will continue to report to Patrick Zammit, president, Europe at Tech Data. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 20 November 2017

Acer hits highest profit in 27 quarters

Tech vendor Acer has announced that its after-tax profits for the third quarter of 2017 hit their highest level in 27 quarters. Acer posted sales of NT$60.58 billion (US$2.01 billion) for the quarter – up 13% sequentially and 3.4% year-on-year. After tax profits hit NT$1.45 billion (US$48.2m) – up more than fivefold year-on-year. Acer claimed that the results demonstrated the company’s strong business momentum, stabilising operations and renewed profitability. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 16 November 2017

DISTREE APAC completes fifth annual consumer tech channel event in Singapore

DISTREE Asia Pacific (APAC) took place at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore from 8th to 10th November 2017. This week’s event gathered more than 170 senior executives from consumer tech vendors, distributors, retailers and e-tailers in one place at one time. During the three-day event, exhibitors held pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with buyers and senior channel executives from across the region. DISTREE APAC 2017 was supported by Event Partners GfK and IE Singapore; Content Partners CONTEXT, GfK, Quadmark and Sixthfactor; plus Media Partners VAR India and Channel APAC. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 10 November 2017

Ingram Micro to host cloud summit in Abu Dhabi

Distributor Ingram Micro will host its second cloud and security summit for channel partners across the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey (META) region in Abu Dhabi from November 19th to 21st. The event hopes to attract the region’s top industry solution providers, cloud service providers, cloud vendors, telcos, hosters, ISVs, and other cloud visionaries. Event sponsors include Kaspersky, Microsoft, GFI, NetApp, Cisco, and other industry leaders. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 8 November 2017

DISTREE APAC 2017 unites consumer tech brands with Asia’s leading distributors and VIP retailers

DISTREE Asia Pacific (APAC) takes place at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore on 8th to 10th November 2017. This week’s event gathers more than 170 senior executives from consumer tech vendors, distributors, retailers and e-tailers in one place at one time. During the three-day event, exhibitors hold pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with buyers and senior channel executives from across the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 8 November 2017

Synaxon adds special bids to EGIS

Channel services group Synaxon has added a comprehensive special bids feature to its EGIS online procurement portal. The new capability enables EGIS users to take advantage of the competitive pricing available from distributors. Offers from Ingram Micro are already available on EGIS and other distributors will follow soon. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 7 November 2017

Tech Data strikes Vodafone IoT agreement

Distributor Tech Data has announced a pan-European agreement to offer managed Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity services from Vodafone, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. Through this agreement, resellers and systems integrators across Europe can access Vodafone’s value-added IoT services, which enable end customers to securely integrate and tailor IoT solutions into their businesses in segments such as manufacturing, logistics and transport, retail, or smart spaces. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 7 November 2017

E2open to acquire Zyme

Supply chain solution supplier E2open has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Zyme, a leader in channel data management (CDM) enabling organisations to have deep visibility into their indirect sales channels. This acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the coming weeks. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 7 November 2017

Huawei opens experience store at Dubai Mall

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has opened its first UAE ’experience store’ at Dubai Mall. The store offers consumers a full retail experience, which includes access to Huawei’s latest products and services under one roof. All new products will now be available for pre-booking and sale at the store at the same time as their global launch. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 7 November 2017

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