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Channel Roundup Storage behemoth Quantum is to offer its complete line of products through European distributors Ideal Hardware and CMS Peripherals.This will include the DLT VS80, DLT VS160 and SDLT 320-branded tape drives.



PCA Business Forum

The Professional Computing Association's annual Business Forum is taking place on 26 February. The Forum is sponsored by PwC and will cover management issues including credit control and fraud risk. The event is followed by drinks and dinner and is in Manchester.

Email Keith Warburton for your booking form.



VIP franchises

VIP Computer Centre, the Warrington-base distie, has picked up two new vendors, BenQ and PEAK, to flog to its system builder customers. More here.



Azlan speaks up for Alcatel

Azlan is to distribute Alcatel's VoiP products in the UK. The Tech Data sub, which already flogs Alcatel data kit, describes the new franchise as "highly significant". So there you go.



Diagonal buys Egility

Farnham-based SAP specialist Diagonal Consulting has bought retail specialist Egility Solutions for an undisclosed amount. Egility is also an SAP specialist but focuses exclusively on the retail market.



Bell tolls

Big distie Bell Microproducts posted increased turnover and more than doubled profits for the fourth quarter ended December 31 2003. Turnover was up 20 per cent to $640m and profits were $2.4m or $0.09 a share. Revenues for the whole year were $2.23bn, up six per cent on 2002.



Something for the weekend

Computer 2000 is expecting a full house at its training weekend in Reading next month.

The one and a half day event will see around 100 resellers learning about products from various vendors. Computer Associates, HP, Intel, Microsoft and Sony have already confirmed. Delegates can attend six presentations.

There will be a business opportunities session on Microsoft CRM products.



Red Hat picks Israeli distie

Red Hat has chosen Israeli systems integrator Matrix to distribute its Red Hat Enterprise Linux products in Israel. Matrix believes it could win business worth as much as $2m from selling Red Hat software.

Alex Pinchev, president of international operations at Red Hat, said in a statement: “Red Hat has set itself the target of increasing its operations international arena and entry into Israel is part of the process.”

Red Hat now has a presence in 90 countries. ®

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