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A new distributor for AlgoStor

France : NAS vendor AlgoStor, which is a brand of distributor and vendor AlgOS Network, has started to be distributed by newly created storage VAD EquiStor. EquiStor has been created by Jean-Paul Laborde, who has been for some time channel director for AlgOS Network. Among other EquiStor vendors, one may also find Brocade, Supermicro or Nexsan.

Comztek appoints business unit manager for rest of Africa

South-African broadliner Comztek has reaffirmed its commitment to the rest of Africa with the appointment of Tiens Lange as business unit manager for the rest of Africa (through its offices in Kenya, Namibia and Zambia). The appointment facilitates Comztek’s planned growth in the rest of Africa. It also highlights Comztek’s continued support of its vendors and resellers in the region, and the company’s commitment to delivering best-of-breed products, solutions and support to its African customers. In his new role, Lange will be responsible for all operations, related administrative services and support functions within the business unit. This involves driving the development of the brands Comztek distributes within the region, nurturing the relationships with the vendors of these brands, and ensuring the general development of the rest of Africa market.

Lean-On abandons Citrix

Denmark : software and network VAD Lean-On has dropped Citrix distribution, being unable to scale up their business up to Citrix growth plans. The company will try to continue to work with Citrix as a partner, especially through its server monitoring tool, Conductu (source : Computer Reseller News Danmark).

Commtech and Iomega in distribution deal

Ireland : Storage and data protection specialist Iomega has signed a partnership agreement with network and security VAD Commtech. The deal will see Commtech, which is already an EMC distributor, distributing Iomega’s StorCenter Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances in Ireland (source : TechCentral Eire).

Hantz hand in hand with Newton

Storage and cabling specialist Hantz & Partner has added Mogo mice and headsets from Newton Peripherals to its catalog. These products are available through its offices in Austria, Germany and Switzerland (source : Funkschau Deutschland).

Two more distributors for Altec Lansing

Spain : broadliner Informática Megasur and regional broadliner Infortisa have signed a distribution partnership with speaker vendor Altec Lansing, which is officially imported in the country by retail specialist Memtec (source : Channel Insider España and Dealer Market España).

Ingram scans with Kodak

Netherlands : broadliner Ingram Micro has expanded its value-added offer with Kodak production scanners (source : Computer Reseller News Nederland).

Diskus hires a Titan

Poland : supply specialist Diskus has decided to expand its offer by added Titan PC components and accessories to its catalog (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

OCS prints with Samsung

Russia : broadliner OCS has started to distribute Samsung printers and multifunctions in the country (source : Computer Reseller News Rossiya).

MCL Data Solutions signs distribution agreement with Zigor

United Kingdom : cabling and 19" rack VAD MCL Data Solutions has been appointed sole Value Added Distributor (VAD) for Spanish UPS vendor Zigor.

Two new vendors for ABO-Storage

Switzerland : storage VAD ABO-Storage has expanded its catalog with Commvault backup solutions and Barclays Technologies cyphering products (source : Swiss IT-Reseller Schweiz).

Tech Data announces Unified Communications, Network Security specialized BU

Broadliner Tech Data is better enabling leading manufacturers, software publishers and IT resellers to capitalize on the demand for unified communications and network security solutions. At its 2009 Vendor Partner Summit in Orlando, the company announced the formation of two new Specialized BU, further strengthening the go-to-market support its Networking Product Marketing Division provides resellers and vendors. The Unified Communications and Network Security SBUs are part of Tech Data’s Networking Product Marketing Division, which supports the channel strategies of dozens of industry leading manufacturers. The division’s broad product offering includes bridges, gateways, routers, switches, security appliances and network management devices, as well as infrastructure hardware, components and accessories.

MSI on the Wave

Netherlands : MSI has further expanded its distribution network in the country by appointing broadliner Wave as official distributor for its motherboards and graphic cards (source : ChannelWorld Nederland).

CDC manages documents with Fujitsu

Italy : in order to offer value-added solutions to its resellers, broadliner CDC has signed a distribution partnership with Fujitsu for its line of document-management solutions (that is, production scanners) (source : ChannelCity Italia).

Di-House draws with Wacom

Russia : Mac specialist Di-House has expanded its catalog with Wacom pen tablets (source : Computer Reseller News Rossiya).

Techmex drops distribution

Poland : VAD Techmex has decided to stop altogether its distribution activity. It will instead focus on service providing and GIS reselling. In this move, it has fired 70 employees. It has been deleted from ITdistri database (source : IT Partner Polska).

Two new brands for NT Plus

Germany : telephony specialist NT Plus has expanded its catalog with Carcomm car accessories for mobile phones and products as well as Kabel Deutschland telephony, television and Internet cable subscriptions (source : IT-Business Deutschland).

Imago adds product manager to work across several ranges

United Kingdom : video communications distributor Imago Group has appointed a new product manager to promote Panasonic screens, IPeak videoconferencing offerings, Revolabs audio conferencing kit and Radvision video infrastructure products. New hire Vicki Ballard previously worked for two years as an external account manager at Mitsubishi Electric. Before that, she had roles at at Maverick and Micro P (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

A new commercial director for MCR

Spain : broadliner MCR has appointed Miguel Tormo as new commercial director. Miguel was previously channel manager for AMD, and will take in charge Spanish and Portuguese sales teams of the distributor (source : Channel Insider España).

Hermitage gets a Virtual Browser

France : security VAD Hermitage has started to distribute secure enterprise browser Virtual Browser from CommonIT to its reseller network in the country.