Polish broadliner ABC Data is planning to launch its own cloud services platform in the coming months. The firm currently offers an e-commerce platform named InterLink, but will now offer its partners cloud services from its vendor portfolio through a subscription-based model. Weiss said the cloud platform - which will be called CloudLink - is still in its early stages of development and could not name vendors involved, but said "dozens" of local and global vendors have already expressed an interest. "It depends on how quickly we will be able to fill the platform with our vendors. It is in the early stages; I am talking to vendors at the moment. The cloud platform will offer a subscription-based service model and give us a competitive advantage in the market so we are able to serve our customers better", said Ilona Weiss, ABC Data's CEO. The cloud platform will become available throughout all of its eight territories upon launch, including Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia (source: Channelnomics Europe).
Eastern Europe: Czech network and security VAD VUMS Datacom has promoted Jan Damborský as its new CEO. Jan was until now business development manager for the distributor. Polish broadliner ABC Data has started the distribution of Star Wars drones made by Propel (source: Reseller Magazine Online Česko and CRN Polska).
Central Europe: in Poland, following the resignation of its chairman Ulrich Kottmann, broadliner ABC Data has appointed its VP Ireneusz Dąbrowski as its new chairman1. The distributor has also added Devil Design 3D printer filaments to its catalog2. Infrastructure VAD Eptimo, now a joint-stock company, has appointed Tomasz Buk as its new president, replacing incumbent Mateusz Szewczyk3. Telephony specialist Komsa has added ZTE smartphones and related accessories to its offer4. Finally, telecom and AV VAD Kontel has expanded its partnership with Yealink to its complete offer5.
In Czechia, infrastructure VAD DNS has been appointed official distributor by Fujitsu Technology Solutions for its complete corporate offer, in both Czechia and Slovakia. Network and security VAD VUMS Datacom has appointed Libor Jungbauer as director of customer support. Until now, Libor was technical director for the distributor.
Central Europe: broadliner ABC Data has been granted official distribution rights by Chinese vendor Xiaomi, covering all the countries where the distributor is present. It will thus be able to push Xiaomi tablets and smartphones in the whole region, starting with Poland and a selection of models including the Mi5, Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3S. It will ultimately extending the contract to Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. The partnership will be extended to fitness bands and audio and portable batteries somewhere next year. Polish software and security VAD Bakotech has started the distribution of Netmotion Wireless mobile VPNs throughout the country1. Finally, Polish broadliner and retailer Komputronik has decided to venture in the 3D printing market, through a distribution deal with Accura for its Genius3D printer2 (source: CRN Polska 1 and 2).
Poland: broadliner ABC Data has become distributor for Ferguson Digital home automation solutions1. Its competitors Action, MaxComputers and NTT System have started the distribution of, respectively, DJI drones2, Xede PCs3 (a new own brand for MaxComputers) and Tucano cases for mobile devices4. Multispecialist Veracomp has been appointed official distributor for Samsung digital signage solutions. Finally, retail specialist Nelro Data has added two members to its board of directors5. Łukasz Pacholski, who was COO for the distributor, becomes vice-president beside Grzegorz Naja, also appointed new managing director of the company (source: CRN Polska 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).
ABC Data SA
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Mr Ireneusz Dąbrowski
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