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Dow leaves Dell amid UK channel shake-up

Dell is rejigging its UK indirect business after its channel director made a shock exit from the firm a few weeks ago. Andy Dow left the company just as the computer vendor begun embarking on “Phase Two” of its EMEA channel strategy. However, it’s not clear at this stage what prompted Dow's departure, barely a year after he …
Kelly Fiveash, 09 Feb 2009
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Two more big hitters leave Azlan

Another pair of industry vets are splitting with Azlan, The Register can reveal. The enterprise arm of IT broadliner Computer 2000 underwent a restructure last year following the arrival of new broom Colin McGregor, aligning business units to IBM, HP and Cisco rather than vertical markets. As part of this overhaul, marketing …
Paul Kunert, 19 Mar 2012
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Computer 2000 hands Hayward keys to marketing kingdom

Computer 2000 has lured Stewart Hayward, former head of UK marketing at rival Ingram Micro's as GM for its marketing function. Hayward left Ingram late last month after nearly two years at Milton Keynes-based Ingram but picks up the reins today at Basingstoke-based C2000, the UK arm of Tech Data. Andy Dow, who remains as …
Paul Kunert, 03 Sep 2012
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Avaya and Azlan split, end UK distie pact

TD Azlan has confirmed it is splitting with Avaya in the UK but will continue the distie agreement in other parts of EMEA. Talk in the industry was that sales generated did not match the level of investment sunk into the franchise by Azlan and the firms have decided to cut ties locally. "Avaya UK and Azlan – part of the …
Paul Kunert, 30 Sep 2011
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Dell channel boss heads to HDS

Dell UK channel boss Paul Harrison is set to leave at the end of the week to join Hitachi Data Systems, The Register can reveal. In a note sent to resellers today, the Texan titan confirmed that after 11 years on board, including the last two-and-a-half as reseller lead, Harrison is in the process of handing the reins to Bill O' …
Paul Kunert, 05 Sep 2011
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Dell streamlines channel biz exec team

Dell has insisted it is committed to its British channel policy amidst confusion as to whether it will replace its just departed UK channel director Andy Dow. The computer vendor reiterated that it has simply rejigged its indirect sales management team and insisted it remains fully “committed” to its channel partners. “We …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Feb 2009
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Dell hires new UK channel boss

Dell has found a replacement boss to head up its UK channel team after Andy Dow abruptly left the computer vendor last month. Dell announced it had given Paul Harrison, who has worked at Dell since 2001, the keys to the UK channel boss’s door today. Earlier this month Dell refused to comment on why Dow, who only joined the …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Feb 2009
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Dell tells channel: You're not just a bit on the side

Dell is gunning to sign up a select bunch of channel resellers to the certification part of its two-tier programme over the next few months. The firm's new UK channel director Andy Dow said Dell no longer thinks of the channel as simply being “something on the side”. Dow, who was speaking at a Professional Computing Association …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Feb 2008
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Solarweb-powered Westcoast tidies up MS-licensing act

Westcoast has signed up to distribute Microsoft software through an automated licensing tool called licenseme. Its developer, UK-based Solarweb, says the technology cuts the "high error rates facing many in the channel". In some cases, it claims, 25 per cent of licence orders from the channel are "rejected by vendors due to …
Team Register, 02 Oct 2007
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Dell channel boss turns lights down low for partners

Dell has admitted it will never be the number one computer manufacturer within the channel, where Hewlett-Packard remains at the top of the pile. The vendor, which saw a dramatic 22 per cent drop in PC shipments in the first quarter of this year, is instead hoping to be seen as the best rather than biggest "gorilla of the …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 May 2009
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Westcoast loses MD Paul Cook

UK reseller Westcoast has lost its MD Paul Cook after just two years. Andy Dow, Westcoast commercial director, confirmed Cook left the Reading outfit today. According to Dow, the departure was "totally amicable and totally mutual". The reseller has not found a replacement for Cook, and has no plans to appoint one. His MD job …
Linda Harrison, 23 May 2001
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C2000 loses Web manager to London dotcom

Computer 2000 this week saw its general manager for e-commerce and marketing scooped by a dotcom. Andy Dow has quit after five years at the Basingstoke distributor. From today he will be sales and marketing director at London-based Web hosting and services company Corpex. Computer 2000 will not replace Dow, but has decided to …
Linda Harrison, 01 Jun 2000
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C2000 cuts delivery charge from online orders

Computer 2000 (C2000) is offering free delivery on goods ordered through its online service, InTouch. The offer will apply for a limited period and is part of the distributor's drive to get resellers to throw off their reservations about using the Web. InTouch, which was launched around two years ago, still brings in less than …
Linda Harrison, 15 Nov 1999

Microsoft's OS won't die while Palm's doesn't want to be born

It's still a while until Halloween, but the undead walk among us and some of them are getting a new lease of life. Windows XP has been given an extra five months of sales life, until the end of June 2008, after the relative failure of its successor Vista to excite the masses into parting with large amounts of cash for another …
Billy MacInnes, 04 Oct 2007