June 25, 2018

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Synaxon adds DCI in UK

Reseller group Synaxon has formed a partnership with DCI Jet Tec, the UK’s largest manufacturer of compatible and remanufactured inkjets and toners. The agreement gives Synaxon’s 700-plus members in the UK simplified access to DCI Jet Tec’s full range of ink products and accessories for printers and multi-function devices. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 28 September 2011

Reevoo launches ‘trusted reviews’ manifesto

Online review site Reevoo wants to clamp down on some of the problems afflicting consumer reviews available on websites. Reevoo hopes that its new ‘trusted review’ manifesto will help to stamp out fake reviews, paid-for reviews and even the selective display of only positive reviews. Reevoo claims to have the support of some of Europe’s top retailers and brands including Sony, Toshiba, Dixons Group and Best Buy UK. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 28 September 2011

HP urges retailers to take multichannel approach

Vendor giant HP is urging European retailers to towards a multichannel sales approach and blend the online shopping experience with in-store facilities and services. HP is advising retailers to integrate the most effective aspects of online shopping with their mobile and in-store offerings in order to provide a seamless customer experience that encourages shopper loyalty and increases sales. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 27 September 2011

Rakuten announces Play.com deal

Japanese e-commerce outfit Rakuten has announced that it will snap up Jersey-based e-retailer Play.com for US$38.6m cash. The definitive agreement to purchase Play.com has been approved by Rakuten’s board of directors. Rakuten claims that the deal marks a significant step in its ingoing European and global expansion plan. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 22 September 2011

ATS launches SolutionsPath in UK

VAD outfit Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) has launched its SolutionsPath methodology in the UK. The new programme features dedicated technology teams to help Avnet’s business partners target specialised, high-growth markets. ATS has launched four technology practices that utilise the SolutionsPath methodology: storage and data management; data centre optimisation and virtualisation; unified communications, collaboration and mobility, and cloud computing. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 12 September 2011

Tech Data snaps up Autodesk VAD assets

Distribution giant Tech Data has struck a deal to acquire certain assets relating to the VAD business of Man and Machine in Europe. Man and Machine operates as a VAD in the design software market in Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, the Benelux, Poland and Romania. The deal, which is expected to close by the end of October, will strengthen the position of TDDatech, Tech Data’s design software division. 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

Oktabit adds Samsung rights

Greek distributor Oktabit has expanded its product portfolio, striking a deal with Samsung Electronics. Under the terms of the agreement, Oktabit will distribute Samsung’s IT products within Greece. The deal covers a range of products including notebooks, netbooks, monitors and printers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 September 2011

Context offers post-HP PC analysis

Research house Context has offered some insight into what HP’s decision to head for the exit door in the PC and tablet space really means for the European distribution channel. Context reckons that the channel is well positioned to cope with the disappearance of HP revenues, highlighting the fact that the vendor’s share of Europe PC distribution sales has fallen from 44% at the beginning of 2008 to 31% by the end of 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 25 August 2011

Zycko opens Polish office

VAD outfit Zycko has opened its first office in Poland, continuing its rapid expansion across European markets. The new Polish team will be responsible for growing Zycko’s market share across the country, with a technology focus on storage, networking and cloud back-up solutions. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 12 August 2011

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