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GTDC appoints Alessandro Cattani as Regional Deputy Chairman for Europe
The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) has appointed Alessandro Cattani as its first Regional Deputy Chairman for Europe. This newly created position allows the GTDC to respond more quickly to market conditions and relevant issues in the EMEA region. Cattani, the CEO of Italian broadliner Esprinet was named a member of the GTDC's executive council last October. In this additional role, he will help drive the strategic direction and initiatives in Europe for the GTDC, an industry association for the world's leading technology distributors that annually generates more than €94 billion in global product and services revenue. GTDC members distribute to 187 countries today―95% of the world. "Alessandro's exceptional knowledge of the European technology distribution market has served Esprinet well for many years and now the GTDC will also benefit from his insights and leadership," commented Tim Curran, CEO of the GTDC. Cattani will work closely with Rick Hamada, CEO of Avnet and chairman of the GTDC, on driving the direction and development of GTDC initiatives in EMEA. "I want to welcome Alessandro to this new position and I look forward to a collaboration that further strengthens distribution relationships in Europe," Hamada commented.
RSA chooses Datastore
Switzerland: already working with its mother company EMC, storage VAD Datastore has been chosen by RSA, the security arm of the storage vendor, as an official distributor in the country.
DirekTek signs new fitness wearables
United Kingdom: consumer electronic and digital photo specialist DirekTek has signed deals with Garmin and Soleus to supply their wearable tech products in the country. The distributor will push the Garmin Vivofit activity tracker and the Soleus GPS Pulse Watch through its reseller network.
A new sales manager for Medium
Germany: AV VAD Medium has appointed Claudia Sattler as sales manager in charge of Bayern and Austria. Claudia is not a newcomer in the IT distribution, as she worked in the past for broadliner Ingram Micro.
Exclusive Networks in the FireEye
Netherlands: network and security VAD Exclusive Networks has been authorized by realtime monitoring editor FireEye to distribute its products in the country.
China named CeBIT Partner Country for 2015
Germany: China has been selected as the official Partner Country for CeBIT 2015. Oliver Frese, member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe, was joined by Dr. Gong Xiaofeng, Executive Vice Chairman of CCPITECC (the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Electronics & Information Industry Sub-Council) in signing the partnership agreement for the IT flagship show on 7 July in Beijing, in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Germany at the end of March, China and Germany agreed to make 2015 the year of “innovation cooperation” between the two countries. The Partner Country project is expected to have a substantial impact on the innovative dynamics of other sectors of industry, according to Frese. He added that the IT industry was considered a driver and trailblazer for new ideas and developments in the various user industries. The substantial growth of the Chinese IT market and the upsurge in domestic consumption there have transformed China into a highly interesting sales and partnering market for globally active IT enterprises. At the same time, export-driven China’s Partner Country role will provide additional momentum to the current growth dynamic of the Chinese IT market. After the United States, China is the world’s second-biggest IT market. According to a current study by EITO (the European Information Technology Observatory) the Chinese IT market will grow this year by 8.8 percent, which also makes it one of the fastest-growing nations in the area of information technology and telecommunications. Deutsche Messe has enjoyed excellent relations with the world’s most heavily populated nation for many years. Since 1999 it has maintained its own subsidiary in Shanghai, and in 2001 the Hannover-based exhibition company took a stake in the SNIEC exhibition center in Pudong/Shanghai, in a joint venture with Messe München International and Messe Düsseldorf. China is also highly familiar with CeBIT in Hannover. By the early 90s the first Chinese companies were already showcasing their solutions at the flagship IT show. Since that time Chinese participation has grown continually. At the turn of the century the number of Chinese exhibitors went up to 30; by 2003 it was up to more than 100 and by 2009 more than 300. Today, Chinese enterprises have surpassed the 500 mark, with 515 companies occupying display space of some 11,000 square meters at the most recent event in March 2014. Apart from the host nation of Germany, this puts China at the very top of participating nations.
Two new brands for ABO-Storage
Switzerland: storage VAD ABO-Storage has expanded its offer with two new vendors. The distributor introduces the ClusterLion high-availability solutions from Austrian vendor ProLion on the local market, as well as flash storage systems from Pure Storage.
Steljes increases investment in Ireland
Eire: AV VAD Steljes Ireland has increased its investment in the country by moving to larger premises to support the growing demand for interactive technologies in the corporate market. The new office is located in the Greenogue Business Centre in Dublin. It has a purpose-built executive solutions briefing centre equipped with the very latest in interactive technologies including an extensive range of solutions from SMART Technologies, Christie Digital, video walls, connectivity solutions, room control, signage solutions and much more. The facility is available for resellers to use to help them demonstrate a live working solution so that their customers have the opportunity to see and test solutions before they make their purchasing decisions. It is part of Steljes' ongoing investment to help its reseller community grow their businesses profitably. With its broad and diverse product portfolio, Steljes can provide its reseller community with a one stop shop capability – everything from projection right through to visualizers and digital signage – to help companies provide a collaborative working environment enabling them to compete in today’s digitally connected and socially networked business world.
Elko stores on Toshiba
Russia: Japanese giant Toshiba has appointed broadliner Elko as official distributor for its hard drives and SSD.
ESET inks partnership with Gateworx
Egypt: Czech antivirus editor ESET has signed a partnership agreement with network and security VAD Gateworx, for its complete portfolio.
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