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Toshiba Gulf holds channel event in Qatar

Toshiba Gulf held its first dedicated channel event in Qatar earlier this month to celebrate the first anniversary of its in-country partnership with PC Dealnet – a joint venture between Salam International and ITG Holding. The event, which took place in Doha, attracted 80-plus channel executives. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 9 March 2010

Westcoast teams with Microsoft for World Cup promotion

UK-based distributor Westcoast has teamed up with Microsoft to kick off an innovative World Cup 2010 incentive campaign that also supports African charity Kick4Life. Westcoast and Microsoft have used their marketing funds to make a donation to African Children’s charity, Kick4Life in exchange for a World Cup 2010 package and a unique experience where winning customers will be able to engage with the deprived children of Lesotho and see the charity in action. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 9 March 2010

ATS signs Sourcefire in UK

VAD outfit Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) has struck a UK distribution deal with intelligent cybersecurity solutions vendor Sourcefire. Under the terms of the agreement, ATS will provide the Sourcefire 3D system, an intelligent security infrastructure for information security management, to VAR partners in the UK. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 9 March 2010

Plessis picks up top job at Bytes

Bytes Document Solutions has confirmed the appointment of Hennie du Plessis as its new CEO. He replaces Rob Abraham as boss of the Xerox distribution outfit, which has sole channel rights across 27 sub-Saharan countries. Abraham has been promoted to CEO of Bytes Technology Group, replacing David Redshaw who had been with Altron – the holding company of Bytes – for 22 years. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 8 March 2010

Sandisk eyes retail channel for SSDs

Sandisk has begun shipping its G3 solid state drives (SSD) to retailers in Europe and North America. The vendor’s Middle East operation has confirmed that the product will also enter the region’s retail channel this month and will be available from distribution partner Redington. The flash memory-based Sandisk G3 SSD offers a viable alternative to a 7,200 RPM hard disk drive (HDD) for many users, according to the vendor. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 8 March 2010

Avnet picks up Servodata’s HP unit

Distribution giant Avnet has agreed to acquire the HP unit of Czech Republic VAD outfit Servodata. This latest purchase will be integrated into Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) – the distributor’s VAD operation. ATS reckons that the Servodata deal will broaden the product offering and technical expertise available to resellers in the Czech Republic. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 5 March 2010

Freecom adds Ingram Micro as UK distributor

Freecom has extended its distribution agreement with Ingram Micro to cover the UK market. Under the terms of the extended deal, Ingram Micro UK will offer Freecom’s range of external hard drives and portable storage devices to its channel customer base of retailers and business-focused resellers. The two companies claim that the deal is the latest stage in their growing pan-European relationship. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 5 March 2010

The EMEA Channel Wrap – 05/03/10

Due to popular demand, the EMEA Channel Wrap is back from its winter break. We’ve been missing in action for the last month or so due to trips and events (including the top notch DISTREE XXL 2010 event in Monaco). As we’re all well aware, the EMEA channel never sleeps so we’ve dug out the foreign dictionaries once again to bring you a rundown of the news making headlines in national channel publications across EMEA. And we’re off… Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 5 March 2010

Tech Data picks up Hitachi GST rights in Europe

Tech Data has been awarded European distribution rights for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST) full range of products. The distribution giant reckons that the deal adds further strength and depth to its portfolio of storage products. Hitachi GST’s product range addresses a broad range of markets, from notebook and consumer PCs to enterprise data centres. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 4 March 2010

Emax and Genetco focus on Canon

Middle East retailer Emax has teamed up with Canon distributor Genetco to launch a new retail concept in Oman. The two companies have worked together to create an exclusive Canon digital SLR zone in each Emax outlet. The zone offers consumers tips on digital SLR photography and the opportunity to try a range of cameras and accessories. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 4 March 2010

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