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Asbis reflects on tough 2009

Emerging markets distribution powerhouse Asbis has published its annual report for 2009. In a frank letter to shareholders, Siarhei Kostevitch, Asbis chairman and CEO, admitted: “Last year was the most challenging and certainly the most difficult year of my business life. The world’s financial crisis had affected all sectors of the economy and IT distribution could not be an exemption. The consequences of this crisis were multiple and in all countries of the group’s operations.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 31 March 2010

Russian channel elite to unite at DITCW

DISTREE IT Channel Week (DITCW) is forecasting that more than 500 senior executives from across the Russia & CIS region will attend the 2010 event in Moscow from June 23-25th. DITCW combines two separate events – Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) and Digital Business Channel (DBC) – into a single format, offering a powerful three-day agenda of one-on-one meetings, conference sessions, forums, awards and networking opportunities for delegates. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 11 March 2010

Retail channel confidence dips in January 2010

The Middle East IT and consumer electronics retail channel saw confidence dip in January 2010. Sandwiched between the 2009 festive buying period and the launch of shopping festival season, January 2010 always looked like it would be a tough month. The Middle East Retail Academy (MERA) Monthly Monitor Report (MMR) Confidence Index fell to 5.77 (scored out of 10) for working month January 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 23 February 2010

Acer grabs top spot in Western Europe

Research house Gartner has delved into its data mountain to serve up some fourth quarter titbits on the PC market in Western Europe. According to Gartner, Apple made its debut as a top five vendor in France during the fourth quarter while Acer moved into the number one position across Western Europe as a whole. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 17 February 2010

The EMEA Channel Wrap – 15/01/10

Here we go again with your indispensable guide to what’s happening in the channel in EMEA. With 2010 now in full swing, we’ve had a quick scan of some of the top national channel publications in the region, to let you know what’s making the headlines this week. Sit back, grab a cup of tea (or coffee, your choice) and get ready. We’re off to Russia first and asking what happened at RSI? Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 15 January 2010

Fourth quarter PC shipments climb in EMEA

Fourth quarter PC shipments climbed 3.6% year-on-year in EMEA to hit 29.66 million units. HP topped the vendor rankings in EMEA, shifting 6.01 million units, accounting for 21.6% of the total market. Fast-growing Acer is snapping at HP’s heels in second place with unit sales of 5.89 million for the quarter – an increase of 37.1% year-on-year. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 14 January 2010

The EMEA Channel Wrap – 08/01/10

Welcome to the first EMEA Channel Wrap of 2010. We’ve been away for a couple of weeks while the website migrated to a new server, so if you’ve had any problems accessing the site, now you know why. The festive period can be a great time to bury a bit of bad news, so let’s see if any of the top national channel publications have managed to dig up any juicy nuggets for us. Ready, steady, go… Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 8 January 2010

DISTREE XXL unveils powerful conference programme

DISTREE XXL has unveiled an action-packed conference programme for EMEA’s premier distribution channel event in 2010. Senior experts from a wide range of research companies, consultancies, vendors and analyst houses have confirmed their participation at DISTREE XXL 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 22 December 2009

Gartner offers European insight for third quarter

Research house Gartner has revealed that PC shipments in Western Europe fell 0.3% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2009 to 16.7m units. Despite the year-on-year drop, third quarter shipments were up 30% sequentially compared to the second quarter of 2009. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 13 November 2009

Acer claims MEA top spot for notebooks

Acer is claiming top spot for notebook sales in the Middle East and Africa region for the second quarter of 2009. Hardware giant Acer, citing figures from Gartner, is claiming 30.1% market share. Acer claims that the data from Gartner highlights its position as the preferred brand for both consumers and business users alike. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 10 November 2009

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