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Mini PCs remain the bright spot in a weak Western Europe Desktop PC market
2017-05-30

Volume sales of mini PCs (housed in a space-saving small case design) through Western Europe's largest distributors continued to grow in Q1 2017 even though demand in the overall Desktop segment remained weak, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company. While overall Desktop PC sales fell by -10% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, sales of mini PCs were up by +26% over the same period. As a result, their share of the Desktop market increased by 7 percentage points from 18% in Q1 2016 to 25% in the same period this year.

"Mini PCs have enjoyed rising popularity over the past year because of their space-saving design and improvements to their performance, and many PC vendors have increased their focus on the segment to leverage rising demand", said Marie-Christine Pygott, senior analyst at CONTEXT. In Q1 2017, the top three vendors in distribution – HP, Intel and Lenovo – posted year-on-year volume growth of +47%, +8% and +78% respectively.

Desktop Year-on-Year change

Country Q1-17
Spain +13.1%
Netherlands +13.0%
Denmark +3.9%
Germany 0.0%
Switzerland -5.3%
Austria -5.9%
Norway -6.3%
France -6.4%
Poland -6.4%
Finland -8.4%
Belgium -18.3%
Italy -19.1%
Portugal -19.5%
Sweden -21.5%
United Kingdom -23.6%
Ireland -42.0%

AgilityGrid launches partnership with Intransa for Video Surveillance storage solutions across EMEA
2017-05-30

Dubai-based physical security VAD AgilityGrid has signed a distribution and representation agreement with Intransa for the EMEA region. With this alliance, AgilityGrid will incorporate the complete range of Intransa's award-winning servers and storage platforms into their customized security solutions for their partners and their customers across the region. Costa Boukouvalas, CEO AgilityGrid, said: "we are very pleased to represent Instransa in the EMEA region. In keeping with our business ethos, we always want to stay with technology that not only innovates but also delivers the solutions that a dynamic region like the EMEA demands. Intransa's award-winning products are designed to deliver simplicity, reliability and total cost savings."

Intransa has a long history of innovation and technology leadership in the security industry and the founders of iSCSi protocol and the concept of the IPSAN for IP video surveillance. With this alliance with AgilityGrid, Intransa will spearhead its growth and expansion in the EMEA region offering its servers, storage and appliance platforms based on its award-winning technology to security customers across the region.

"Video surveillance continues to grow as security dominates across the region and storage (and easy access) is a key component of deployment", Boukouvalas continued. "We aim to highlight how leveraging the right storage and server technology will benefit not only the businesses in the key vertical sectors but also for government initiatives in this sector."

A wide range of industry sectors depend on CCTV security solutions, including hospitality, retail, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, health, education, aviation, banking and transportation.

Nuvias launches Unified Communications Practice
2017-05-29

Network and storage VAD Nuvias announces the EMEA launch of its Unified Communications (UC) Practice. The Practice is based on the UC capabilities and services provided by SIPHON Networks, which became part of the Nuvias Group in October 2016. SIPHON is a leading, award-winning UC solutions and technology enabler for the channel, already established in Benelux and the United Kingdom. The UC practice will be rolled out across EMEA over the coming months, through Nuvias regional branches, starting with Germany (where the BU was presented on Cebit) and the other countries following later (Austria, Denmark, Dubai, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). More Nuvias staff are being added throughout EMEA to support vendor and reseller partners. Existing UC vendors and new vendors are expected to take advantage of Nuvias' growing UC capability across EMEA to increase sales in the region. Likewise, it is anticipated that both existing and new Nuvias reseller/integrator channel partners across EMEA will take up the opportunity to enter this thriving market or expand their UC business.

Paul Eccleston, CEO of Nuvias, said: "SIPHON is an exceptional company with a very strong offering for the channel, as demonstrated by its phenomenal growth in the last few years. SIPHON's strong technical and solution engineering expertise has enabled it to work closely with vendors and resellers on the development of UC solutions; this factor, together with the provision of a very high level of service and solutions capabilities from SIPHON, has been instrumental in its success."

Steve Harris, EVP Unified Communications Nuvias and Managing Director SIPHON, commented: "A major reason for joining Nuvias last year was the chance it gave us to grow and expand both in the UK and internationally. The UC EMEA launch of Nuvias lays the foundations for achieving that ambition. This is a very exciting time in UC across EMEA, with really significant opportunities for the IT channel to move into the lucrative UC market and conquer the legacy competition. We believe that, as part of Nuvias, we are the right solutions and technology enabler to provide the service, support and technical know-how our channel partners want to help them make the most of this market opportunity."

Exertis extends Connect Range
2017-05-29

Broadliner Exertis has extended its Connect range of cables, connectors and accessories. As well as the existing range of high quality AV, IT, and networking options it has now included power cables, patch panels and a whole host of accessories. Kirk Harris, Exertis Connect Business Manager, said: "we are delighted to be able to offer our resellers an even wider range of products from the Connect catalogue with over 3,000 products available, making us the go-to distributor for connectivity needs. Our customers already buy infrastructure, IT, audio and visual products from Exertis and these provide enhanced margin opportunities."

The new Connect catalogue provides comprehensive information to help customers choose the right option including definitions, usage and wiring diagrams, as well as practical advice. Resellers have been complimentary about the brand. Stuart Starkey, Pioneer Group Operations Manager, said: "we chose the Connect range for a large Digital Menu Board rollout, we have 4,500 of these out in the field and have had no failures to date and continue to use this range. Great cables at a great price."

DCC, Exertis parent company, acquired French specialist distributor CUC, an importer and wholesaler of quality cables and connectors from the Far East, in November 2015. The Connect range is now available from Exertis in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Kappa Data signs distribution contract with Brocade/Ruckus
2017-05-26

Belux: network and security VAD Kappa Data has expanded its networking portfolio with Brocade/Ruckus solutions. Brocade/Ruckus, part of the Arris group, combines Brocade's portfolio of market-leading IP networking solutions and Ruckus high-performance wireless hardware and software products. Patrick Casteels, Managing Partner at Kappa Data, says: "First of all: we are very proud to add another market leading product line to our portfolio. There are 2 major reasons why Kappa Data is choosing to add Brocade/Ruckus. Firstly, Ruckus is very well known for its solutions in high density environments like football stadiums, large education environments and public places where a lot of people meet. Kappa Data didn't offer a suitable solution in this area yet, hence we are seeing a big opportunity here. The second reason is that we absolutely want to add a product line that combines wireless/wired solutions to stay competitive in the current market. By adding Brocade/Ruckus to the portfolio, Kappa Data can grow further and offer solutions to resellers that couldn’t be accessed in the past."

 

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