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Computerland UK forecasts sustained growth Computerland UK is confident of sustained services business growth, chairman and MD Graham Gilbert said. In a statement made at the AGM, he revealed that trading is ahead of the comparable perid on the last financial year. The integration of recent acquisitions KDL and Netman ,which effectively doubled the size of our business, is proceeding to plan and we are actively reaping the benefits outlined at the time the acquisitions were made". Remote Support, the corporate reseller's newest division, is performing in line with expectations, he said. Computerland UK trades out of eight UK offices, concentrated in London and the Midlands. Infobank appoints new FD Infobank International Holdings has appointed David Pollock (40) as finance director with immediate effect. Pollock, who joins the ecompany from Deloitte and Touche - where he was an Auditing and Accounting partner - is expected to join the main Board in early 1999. SCH jobs push Specialist Computer Holdings is creating 250 jobs through a countywide expansion. Over 100 of these will be at the resellers' HQ and fab plant in Birmingham. The remaining 150 jobs, for engineers and sales staff, will be dotted around the company's other offices. A representative from the company said that the jobs were at least in part created by the approach of the millennium, but that long term growth prospects were good. Turnover last year was over £500 million and SCH expects that to double by 2000. SCH is the UK's largest privately owned IT group. ISG acquires French distributor ISG International Software Group the US middleware software developer is to acquire Infocom, its French distributor, for $2.5 million. Arie Gonen, President and CEO, said he expected that "Infocom, together with our UK subsidiary, will play a vital role in the marketing of ISG Navigator in Europe. It is our plan to continue expansion of our activities in Europe during the next year." ISG Navigator is available at ISG SanDisk comes to Europe SanDisk Opens Retail Sales Office in Europe; Gerrit van Hofwegen Heads New Office SanDisk, the US developer of mini-flash memory cards, has opened its first European retail sales office in Amsterdam. The company said it will "significantly" expand its network of retail distributors to increase the distribution of CompactFlash and ImageMate products to more retail outlets throughout Europe. Interested distributors can reach the company by emailing new European sales boss Gerrit van Hofwegen at ghofwegen@sandisk.com. Europe currently accounts for 10 per cent of SanDisk's revenues. CWC awards IBM $3bn outsourcing deal Cable & Wireless Communications has confirmed its intention to outsource its IT functions to IBM in a $3 billion deal. Under the 10-year contract, IBM will take on 1,000 CWC staff and will hire 400 new employees. News of the impending deal was leaked last month. Primax Game bundle Primax has bundled its Excalibur joystick, Conqueror gamepad and racing game, Need for Speed. Players chose from 12 cars, race on any of eight circuits, and can challenge each other using the split screen mode. The software supports 3DFX cards and upgrades are available for those using version II software. ®

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