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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."

More stories from BB Tech, Computer Gross, Datamatic, Diode, Esprinet Globomatik, Informatica Megasur, Ingecom, Ingram Micro, MCR and Tech Data
2017-05-29

Southern Europe: in Italy, network and security VAD BB Tech Group has inked a distribution deal with Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure1. Broadliner Computer Gross has inaugurated a new headquarter in via Angelo Rizzoli in Milano2. Broadliner Datamatic has added Digital Data Communications accessory, network and connectivity brands (Conceptronic, Equip and LevelOne) to its catalog3. Local IaaS vendor BlueIT has added V-Valley and Azlan, the value division of broadliners Esprinet and Tech Data, to its indirect network. Finally, Tech Data Mobile Solutions, the mobility division of broadliner Tech Data, has been chosen by HTC as an official distributor for its smartphones and related accessories4.

In Portugal, broadliner Ingram Micro has started the distribution of Netgear networking products.

In Spain, Agustín Alarcón, the managing director of POS, network and telecom VAD Diode, has decided to retire5. He is replaced by Heraclio Sánchez Tena. PC component and peripheral specialist Globomatik has expanded its multimedia offer with Jamo audio products. Broadliner Informatica Megasur has started the distribution of Elements robotic kits for the education market. Network and security VAD Ingecom has started rapidly the year, partly thanks to a new distribution deal with PAM solution vendor Thycotic6. Finally, broadliner MCR has been chosen by Medion as an official distributor for its complete offer (PCs, notebooks, smartphones, tablets and servers) (source: Top Trade Informatica Italia 1 and 3, Channel City Italia 2 and 4, Channel Partner España 5 and 6).

Dataprint signs with Objenious
2017-05-29

France: industrial computing specialist Dataprint has unveiled a distribution deal with Objenious, a Bouygues Telecom company, for its LoRA IoT communication services which it will offer in bundle with Multitech gateways.

 

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