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Ingram in the cloud with Microsoft

Broadliner Ingram Micro had unveiled its European participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The program is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities by enabling channel partners to provision, bundle, invoice, manage and support Microsoft Cloud offerings including Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune subscriptions with greater ease and efficiency. The first Ingram Micro European countries to participate in Microsoft's CSP program include Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, with central and eastern Europe following shortly thereafter.

Ingram Micro Mobility adds value to mobile products

India: the Mobility division of broadliner Ingram Micro has introduced CoverPlus, the first of its kind in the country, new value added pack for smartphones and tablets. Starting at €6.39, the CoverPlus pack offers advantages up to 110% of the pack cost, including multimedia downloads from local content provider Hungama, a Trend Micro security suite and insurance from The Oriental Insurance, covering accident, theft, burglary, liquid, fire and tempest.

Mailprotector and Zycko in distribution partnership

United Kingdom: network and storage VAD Zycko has signed a new partnership with Mailprotector, which offers a comprehensive range of email, security, management and hosting services, guaranteeing a secure and compliant cloud-based email platform. Zycko already boasts a recognised ability to drive the adoption of new technologies across the EMEA region, making the firm well equipped to facilitate the distribution of Mailprotector software. The distributor also provides extensive demonstration and proof-of-concept facilities, which are supported by some of the industry's most impressive pre-sales expertise, accredited training and technical support. This vast list of services enables Zycko to offer partners the solutions they need to successfully launch their chosen emerging vendors.

ALSO in partnership with Esprinet

Germany: broadliner ALSO has inked an exclusive partnership with Italian giant broadliner Esprinet, to distribute its Nilox-branded accessories in the country, with a focus on its action cams and wearables. Would this partnership be a first step towards a kind of deeper cooperation between both companies? Time will tell!

Sahara protects iPad with Jammy Lizard

Netherlands: AV specialist Sahara has expanded its offer with Jammy Lizard heavy duty MIL810F-compliant protection cases for iPad.

More notebooks for MICS

Russia: already an Acer distributor, broadliner MICS has started the distribution of Packard-Bell-branded notebooks, the retail brand of the Taiwanese group.

Kobe in digital signage with FrameXX

Czech Republic: mobility specialist Kobe has started the distribution of FrameXX large-size digital frames, for personal or professional (museums, art galeries, digital signage) uses.

Tech Data listens to music with Marshall Headphones

Spain: broadliner Tech Data has added Marshall Headphones products to its consumer electronics portfolio.

A VAD for Bitdefender

France: Profil Technology, which is the importer and representative of Bitdefender security solutions in the country, has signed its first value distribution deal with the local office of network and security VAD Infinigate.

Another office for Wesco

United Kingdom: cabling and networking specialist Wesco Distribution has opened a new office in Uxbridge, near London, in a bid to to increase its presence in the country.

Zycko launches Riverbed SteelCentral demo lab

Network and storage VAD Zycko has launched its new Riverbed SteelCentral demonstration lab. The lab has been designed to show how real workloads, application and coding problems, as well as network, host and database issues can be visualised and pin-pointed. The Zycko facility is a comprehensive end-to-end demonstration environment that ought to help customers relate to the challenges of managing their complex hybrid architectures. With the ability to simulate real work-loads and latencies, customers are able to see how Riverbed solutions can give visibility, control and optimisation of their application architectures. In this environment, customers have a way to show how technology can monitor, manage and resolve business impacts caused by infrastructure issues. The demo lab can be accessed remotely, and is thus available through Zycko offices in France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain and Sweden.

A new marketing manager for Infomatic

Czech Republic: EDM VAD Infomatic has hired Zuzana Jurová as new marketing manager, replacing incumbent Veronika Reková.

Asus appoints Modi Infosol

India: Taiwanese vendor Asus has authorized regional broadliner Modi Infosol to distribute its monitors and mini-PCs over the territories it covers (Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh).

Polycom in the Arena

Turkey: broadliner Arena has been granted official distributorship status by Polycom for its videoconferencing solutions.

Wentronic opens its first subsidiary

German cabling and accessory specialist Wentronic has opened its first foreign subsidiary in Italy. Wentronic Italia Srl is managed by Luca Ceschiutti and initially has 6 employees. Its goal is to answer more rapidly to the demands of the local resellers, with a local logistic center in its Buja, Udine local headquarter.

Aldir under the light with Retto

Spain: cabling and accessory specialist Aldir has expanded its portfolio with Retto LED lighting products.

MTRIX distributes HID Omnikey

Germany: security VAD MTRIX has been appointed Gold Certified Distributor by HID Global for its Omnikey smartcard reader offer.

Sunnyline listens to music with Audio In Motion

Poland: network and connectivity specialist Sunnyline has started the distribution of Audio In Motion soundcards in the country.

Powerdata catches a Black Panther

Swiss Mac specialist Powerdata has started the distribution of Black Panther speakers in French speaking Europa (Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland).

A new boss for Entatech

United Kingdom: following the surprise resignation of Jon Atherton from broadliner Entatech, after 22 years working for the distributor, former VIP Computers Centre employee Dave Stevinson has been appointed as new commercial director.