Feeds

DCC reports excellent year for IT distie ops

France, UK and Ireland

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

DCC, the Irish distie conglomerate, saw revenues for Sercom, its IT wholesaling divisio,n grow 39 per cent to €753.9m in 2000:(1999: €542.3m). Profits were up 52.5 per cent from €20.5m to €31.2m, while operating margins moved up a couple of points from 3.8 per cent to 4.1 per cent.

Sercom Distribution has four operating businesses:
Distrilogie, a value-added high-end storage equipment distie based in France; Sharptext, of Ireland, and Micro Peripherals of the UK, two mass market IT hardware disties; and Gem, the UK consumer software specialist.

DCC reports an "excellent" first full year contribution from Distrilogie, while the British hardware distribution business "continued to produce excellent results in a highly competitive marketplace".

Meanwhile, the British software distribution business benefited from its "focused strategy of specialising in consumer software distribution and generated excellent profit growth".

During the year, Sercom increased UK warehousing capacity by 2.5 times. Bigger warehousing, which came on stream last year in Ireland paid dividends, "resulting in excellent growth during the year". ®

This story also appears in Microsoft Partner, a site for UK resellers.

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.