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IRIS-MEGA to acquire Videotop Skupina

Adriatics: Serbian gaming specialist IRIS-MEGA has entered into an exclusive and binding agreement to acquire its Slovenian counterpart, Videotop Skupina, for an undisclosed amount. The addition of Videotop Skupina to IRIS-MEGA's portfolio, follows from their recent acquisition of PC CENTAR, an IT & Mobile distributor, during the Summer of 2016. Miodrag Stakić, CEO of IRIS-MEGA, said: "This acquisition not only highlights our aspirations in the region, but demonstrates our commitment to represent leading and founding vendors of this exciting and evolving industry. The combined company will become the leading Video Games Distributor of the whole Adria region."

"The synergy between the two companies is what is most exciting. IRIS-MEGA and Videotop Skupina complement each other and we are looking forward to an exciting new chapter in the history of these two veteran distributors", declared Nebojša Janković, Director of Videotop Skupina.

Kaspersky in the Armada

Turkey: Russian antivirus editor Kaspersky Labs has appointed network and security VAD Armada as an official distributor in the country for its corporate-oriented products (source: Computerworld Türkiye).

Brand and personal updates for CI Distribution, Exclusive Networks, Exertis and Westcon Security

United Kingdom: PC component and peripheral specialist CI Distribution has signed a series of deals with Micron's global gaming memory brand Ballistix, Taiwan-headquartered computer gaming hardware manufacturer Cooler Master and Wi-Fi connected home devices innovator iBaby. Security vendor Symantec has inked a distribution deal with network and security VAD Exclusive Networks for its full corporate portfolio. According to competitor Westcon Security, this signature means an end to the existing partnership between themselves and Symantec (albeit limited to Blue Coat Systems products). Finally, broadliner Exertis has appointed Matt Finn as an account director within its consumer division based in Harlow. Finn will be responsible for the management of key accounts focused on gaming, reporting to Alex Croft, Exertis sales and commercial director (source: PCR Online United Kingdom, ChannelWeb United Kingdom).

More products for Attiva Evolution and Computer Gross

Italy: infrastructure VAD Attiva Evolution has added Gigaset IP phones to its catalog1. Broadliner Computer Gross has inked a distribution deal with local database-as-a-service provider Datonix2 (source: Top Trade Informatica Italia 1 and 2).

A new director for AB and more services for Diskus

Poland: broadliner AB SA has recruited back Grzegorz Ochędzan as finance director. Grzegorz resigned in March with other plans in mind, to finally come back to his former employer. Storage supply specialist Diskus has launched a new after-sale service to cover tape libraries from any brand (actidata, Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Imation, Overland-Tandberg, Qualstar or Spectra Logic). Any user of a product from these brand can purchase this extended support, to have its library repaired, beyond the standard warranty (source: CRN Polska and Reseller News Polska).