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Launch of the 2016 edition of the IT distribution guide in Maghreb
ITdistri has just published the 2016 edition of the IT distribution guide in Maghreb. The guide is being sent for free to 4000 IT distribution professionals in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. It gives out profiles of 252 distributors, semi-distributors, VADs, brokers and traders working in the region, either locally of from abroad. A sample of the guide can be viewed here.
Beside its local distribution, the guide can be bought online for 49€. To buy a copy, just purchase a one-month access to ITdistri website, and type in "MAGHREB" as a premium code. Once paid, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to specify if you wish a PDF or paper copy…
Arabian peninsula and Iran
Russia and CIS
GTI acquires Diode
Spanish broadliner GTI has acquired for an undisclosed amount network, telecom and AIDC/POS VAD Diode as well as its operations in Portugal and Latin America. Eight years ago, both companies were roughly the same size. Since then, Diode has lost a lot of turnover, which may have led to a cheap acquisition price for GTI. The acquisition ought to help GTI strengthen its business in North Africa as well as Latin America, and reach a turnover of about €200m, hence consolidating its position on the Iberian market, all the more as Diode and GTI have complementary offers and target complementary markets. Diode will keep its identity in the GTI Group.
Musical Fidelity appoints France Marketing
France: high-end hifi vendor Musical Fidelity has appointed audio specialist France Marketing as an official distributor.
Sophos appoints First Distribution as distribution partner
South Africa: infrastructure VAD First Distribution has been appointed as a distribution partner in South Africa by security vendor Sophos. First Distribution Brand Manager Lynton Lubbe stated: "First Distribution is excited about having signed with Sophos and obtaining access to its product range. First Distribution has best-of-breed products, and adding another leading vendor such as Sophos will undoubtedly help our business partners better secure their customers."
Veeam expands its distributor stable
Virtualization vendor Veeam has inked distribution deals with broadliner ABC Data in Poland and network and security VAD Armada Bilgisayar Sistemleri (an Ingram Micro company) in Turkey (source: CRN Polska and IT Advisor Türkiye).
New management team aims for continued success at the Middle East
Middle East: network and security VAD Exclusive Networks Middle East has unveiled significant changes to its management team with the appointment of Nathan Clements as Managing Director and Frédéric Denoyel as Deputy General Manager. Clements, a 20-year veteran of international value-added distribution with a strong sales track record in cybersecurity solutions, was formerly Director of Vendor & Strategic Alliances at Exclusive Group having been the former Sales Director of Exclusive Networks UK, the Groups' biggest region. Clements takes over the leadership of the business after its most successful year to date, with record revenues and a growing workforce of over 80 employees throughout the ME region.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to develop an already successful business so that we continue to challenge and redefine the traditional VAD model, using disruptive technologies to capitalise on rapidly changing market conditions and customer demands," said Clements. "The local ME team are among the finest and most committed professionals in the entire Exclusive Group, and consistently return among the highest levels of performance and innovation. It's my job to harness that strength and, with the support of our strategic vendor and reseller partners, build toward an even brighter future."
Assisting the transition during 2016 are the former principals of the business, Fari Boustanchi and Zafar Shabdiz, both of whom are departing the company. Mr. Boustanchi will continue his association with the Exclusive Group on an on-going basis, fulfilling a consultative "ambassadorial" role based at the Group's London office, whilst Mr. Shabdiz will oversee the transition locally for the first quarter. Continuity is ensured with the news that Frédéric Denoyel is promoted to his new position of Deputy General Manager at Exclusive Networks Middle East after five years on its senior management team as CFO.
Commenting on the news, Barrie Desmond, COO at Exclusive Group said: "Fari and Zafar are leaving the region in an outstanding state of health, having guided an excellent team to become one of the top performers worldwide, they will be missed, however with their continued involvement, combined with Nathans' track record and experience will ensure a fast and flawless transition. The Business in the middle east region is dynamic and distinct, and it's where most of our strategic vendors, new and established, are experiencing rapid growth. This is a great opportunity for the team there to use the success as a platform for a new era in Value added Distribution; driven by service diversity and disruptive distribution as anticipated with our Bigtec, Hyper-converged business initiative."
DISTREE EMEA announces partnership with start-ups rating agency Early Metrics
DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) has announced an event partnership with start-up rating agency Early Metrics. The alliance between the two organisations will give start-up and early stage companies in the consumer technology space access to professional analysis of their business. DISTREE EMEA, the region's leading independent consumer technology channel event, takes place in Monaco from February 24-27th 2016. Alexandra Sinson, Event Director for DISTREE EMEA, said: "Product lifecycles in the consumer technology space are getting faster and faster. The journey from start-up to 'must have' product can be rapid with crowdfunding and new channel models accelerating the process. DISTREE EMEA is a gateway for hardware start-ups looking to enter the region. The partnership with Early Metrics is another value-add for exhibitors that choose to use the service." All participating start-ups and early stage brands participating at DISTREE EMEA will have the opportunity to apply for an in-depth analysis by Early Metrics. A maximum of 12 companies will be selected from those that apply to take part. The process is conducted by experts through a series of high value-added interviews with senior company executives. The result is a full review that offers an external and objective review of each company's strengths and weaknesses. The reports produced by Early Metrics are also used by investors, venture capitalists and blue chip companies looking to discover new opportunities in the hardware start-up scene. The analysis of each company is private information and is only shared with potential investors and third parties with permission from the start-up involved. Sébastien Paillet, Founder at Early Metrics, commented: "We're delighted to be associated with DISTREE EMEA 2016. Tomorrow, collaborating with start-ups will become a 'must' for global companies who will need to find new ways to innovate." "The event will be a way to promote great innovative start-ups of the industry and offer them visibility. It will also be an opportunity to drive more visibility among potential investors and interested parties about our range of solutions to help them find the best start-ups of tomorrow to collaborate with," Sébastien Paillet added. With more than 150 consumer technology brands set to attend DISTREE EMEA 2016, the Early Metrics analysis service will provide deep insight for many of the start-ups attending. Early Metrics will also hold a workshop session during DISTREE EMEA 2016, outlining its methodology and the benefits of its open innovation services to retailers. Sinson added: "DISTREE EMEA has a proud tradition of helping new consumer technology brands make an impact in the region and build routes-to-market. Through this partnership with Early Metrics, these brands can access a valuable service that will enhance their long-term business prospects worldwide and also raise their profile with the global investment community."
RAH Infotech appointed Actifio's national distributor
India: network and security VAD RAH Infotech has been appointed as a National VAD for Actifio, a Copy Data Virtualization vendor. Actifio solutions enable businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply by decoupling data from physical storage.
With this partnership, RAH Infotech will be able to provide a complete suite of data management solutions which leverage Actifio data virtualization to serve many use cases, including backup, disaster recovery, test data management for application development, and data migration. RAH Infotech has always served their customers with the best-of-breed solutions from top technology players and they continuously make efforts to enrich their portfolio and align with the customer's evolving requirements.
Mr Ashok Kumar, CEO at RAH Infotech, said, "as the innovator and leader in this space, Actifio's solutions are forward thinking and the copy data virtualization technology behind it is the technology of the future. We are happy that RAH Infotech is the first value added distributor to introduce such a disruptive technology in India. We are using our early mover advantage to take these solutions to more customers and expand our base."
With a dedicated team for customer and channel business development and their experience in the enterprise security and storage domain, RAH Infotech is well positioned to offer these specialized solutions to a variety of enterprise organizations across the country.
"Our copy data virtualization platform has been proven in some of the largest enterprises and service providers around the globe," said Mr Ravi Kollipara, Vice President at Actifio. "We are keen to leverage RAH Infotech’s access to key verticals and channels to grow our business in India, and help their clients improve their application development cycles, business resiliency and more easily leverage cloud infrastructures."
"As the innovator and leader in this space, Actifio's solutions are forward thinking and the copy data virtualization technology behind it is the technology of the future. We are happy that RAH Infotech is the first value added distributor to introduce such a disruptive technology in India. We are using our early mover advantage to take these solutions to more customers and expand our base," says Ashok Kumar, CEO, RAH Infotech.
"Our copy data virtualization platform has been proven in some of the largest enterprises and service providers around the globe. We are keen to leverage RAH Infotech's access to key verticals and channels to grow our business in India, and help their clients improve their application development cycles, business resiliency and more easily leverage cloud infrastructures," says Ravi Kollipara, Vice President, Actifio.
Ingram Micro on the phone with Auerswald
A new commercial director for Avnet
Turkey: infrastructure VAD Avnet Technology Solutions has hired Ufuk Esin as its new commercial director. In the past six years, Ufuk worked mainly as a consultant for IT and telecom companies in the country.
DiWeave plays with fischertechnik
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