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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

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 21 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

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 story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 17 November 2014

Ingram Micro UK adds SkyKick to cloud offering

Distribution giant Ingram Micro UK has added SkyKick to its cloud portfolio. The SkyKick migration suite is a solution that enables IT consultants, systems integrators, managed service providers (MSPs) and VARs to automate an entire Office 365 migration project, reducing costs and accelerating deployment. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 17 November 2014

Egyptian distributor calls for channel evolution

Regional channel event DISTREE EMEA 2015 will provide a unique opportunity for senior executives from technology and consumer electronics (CE) vendors, distributors, retailers and e-tailers to meet and discuss common issues impacting the market. Khaled Ibrahim, chairman at Egypt-based distributor Technology Park, believes that the time is right for a new closer engagement between vendors and distributors that reflects changing market dynamics. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 12 November 2014

Ingram Micro Mobility to push Kyocera phones in Latin America

Ingram Micro Mobility has been appointed as a distributor of Kyocera mobile phones in Latin America. The distribution deal well see Kyocera’s rugged DuraForce 4G LTE Android smartphone made available to enterprise customers within the region. Kyocera will leverage Ingram Micro’s infrastructure and capabilities in Latin America, reaching a channel customer base of 25,000 VARs, system integrators and service providers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 11 November 2014

Nixie wins Intel wearables contest

Nixie’s wearable camera concept picked up first prize in Intel’s ‘Make it Wearable’ challenge, which launched at the start of the year. The competition was designed to fuel creativity and challenge innovators to evolve personal computing using Intel Edison technology. Nixie picked up the US$500,000 first prize for its wearable camera that unfolds and takes flight on cue to take the perfect shot from unique perspectives – a selfie-taking drone in other words. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 7 November 2014

Entatech announces HannsG distribution deal

UK-based distributor Entatech has announced a new agreement with HannsG, the monitor sub brand of Hannspree. HannsG offer a comprehensive portfolio which enables users to select the right monitor for their individual needs with a portfolio of displays ranging from 18.5” to 27”. Paul Olliver, retail, solutions and displays channel manager at Entatech, commented: “Our displays business has gone from strength to strength over the past 12 months, opening up opportunities for us to introduce an additional brand to our resellers.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 5 November 2014

Nest’s multichannel European strategy

A connected home is simply the first step on the journey towards a truly ‘conscious home’, according to Lionel Paillet, general manager Europe at Nest. The company, which Google purchased for US$3.2 billion at the start of 2014, is developing and deploying a multichannel European strategy as it looks to drive consumer adoption of new smart home technologies. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 5 November 2014

Elko signs Swann for Russia

Emerging markets distributor Elko Group has struck a Russian distribution with do-it-yourself (DIY) surveillance products and solutions vendor Swann. Under the terms of the deal Elko will expand its Russian portfolio to include Swann security solutions and will provide a number of value-added distribution services for its new vendor partner. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 27 October 2014

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