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Insurance giant: IT dealers will survive the downturn

The UK boss at credit insurer Euler Hermes reckons that although channel insolvencies may edge up again next year, B2B resellers are in comparatively rude health. The number of IT dealers hitting the wall returned to levels not seen since the dot-com bust during the first half of 2011 and are forecast to remain high as the …
Paul Kunert, 5 Dec 2011
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Datatec buys Indian distie for Westcon expansion

Datatec has bought a 50.01 per cent stake in an Indian distie called Inflow Technologies Private Limited. Inflow management and other shareholders will retain the remaining 49.99 per cent. Terms are undisclosed. Inflow specialises in networking, storage and security products and operates in nine cities in India, and also in …
Team Register, 11 Sep 2008
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Ingram Micro captures Eurequat at point of sale

Ingram Micro Europe is buying Eurequat, a French owned distributor ofc (AIDC) and point of sale (POS) products. Terms are undisclosed. Eurequat has operations in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Algeria and is to be folded into Ingram Micro EMEA Data Capture/POS division. Ingram today said the acquisition fits "well in the …
Team Register, 9 Sep 2008
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Westcoast completes XMA merger

Last November, Westcoast announced the acquisition of XMA, the printer consumables distie. Today, the company issued a press release, heralding the completion of the merger. In other words, the back office has been trimmed, any performance related payments settled, and distribution activities consolidated. Hardware is to be …
Team Register, 8 Sep 2008
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Healy vacates top slot at Calyx

Maurice Healy has resigned as CEO of Calyx, the Anglo-Irish reseller group he navigated through a €104m MBO last year, ENN.ie reports. His replacement is Tara Brady, who joined the company from Getronics in June as chief operating officer. Healy remains a shareholder. Flag Ireland
Team Register, 15 Aug 2008
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Duncan McIntyre severs ties with Morse

Duncan McIntyre no longer works at Morse, the reseller he ran for 10 years until July 2007. That was when Morse demerged the sexier bit of the group, Monitise plc. McIntyre jumped on board Monitise as executive chairman, but retained a seat on Morse's board until last week, when he handed in his resignation. And how's this …
Team Register, 13 Aug 2008
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BT hires ex-C&W boss to run Global Services (UK)

BT has appointed Royston Hoggarth, the former CEO of C&W's UK operations, to run the UK side of its Global Services division. He replaces Tim Smart who is off to King's College Hospital (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, Dow Jones newswire reports. Hoggarth will be running running a bloody big business - the UK …
Team Register, 12 Aug 2008
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Huge write-off takes Insight Enterprises into loss

A strong performance from EMEA and APAC helped Insight Enterprises to raise sales nine per cent to $1.4bn in Q2. But the US reseller giant declared a massive loss for the three months ended June 30, by writing off all the goodwill on its North America books. That amounts to a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $313.9m, $ …
Team Register, 12 Aug 2008
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2e2 rolls up Netstore for UK channel glory

2e2, the private-equity backed reseller group, is buying Netstore for £57m in cash. The deal appears to be more about scale than heavy cost-cutting - 2e2 says customer overlap with AIM-quoted Netstore is limited. To 2e2, bigger means better customer retention, and easier-to-find and keep good staff. And of course, it brings …
Team Register, 12 Aug 2008
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Kyocera print service gig is toner-free heaven for Midwich customers

Kyocera is tapping into the Midwich reseller base to flog a 'comprehensive managed print service" through the IT channel. In other words, resellers can get their mitts on ongoing service and consumable revenues, when they sign their customers up to multi-year contracts for Kyocera's roster of printers and multifunction copiers …
Team Register, 4 Aug 2008
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Microtronica sticks band-aid on UK ops

Here's a weird thing. The computer components distie Microtronica doesn't want to be a distributor anymore. Not in the UK, at any rate, where it has told PC builders that they must go to Scan Computers, the computer retailer, for their supplies. In other words, Scan will be a sub-distributor, saving Microtronica logistic …
Team Register, 1 Aug 2008
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Westcoast rings up Avenir for convergence emergence

Westcoast is teaming up with a b2b telecoms distie called Avenir Telecom, so that it can offer IT resellers the full mobile data shilling. Avenir describes itself as one of the UK's biggest independent mobile distributors, with annual turnover of £50m. Its French parent company operates in seven European countries. Here, …
Team Register, 1 Aug 2008
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US firm with 'limited operations' wants to buy Dorset reseller

CLP Computer Office Supplies looks set to be bought by a US company called Geo Vision International Group, for an undisclosed amount of stock and cash. The press release is somewhat ambiguous. The headline reads: "Geo Vision International Group to Acquire CLP UK". But the first sentence says GEO is "negotiating acquiring" CLP …
Team Register, 29 Jul 2008
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Systemax saves CompUSA from knacker's yard

Systemax is buying the CompUSA brand name, its ecommerce operations and up to 16 stores in the great CompUSA close-out sale. The big US computer reseller hails CompUSA as a "strong complementary" business to its own retail TigerDirect brand and is paying up to $30m for its new baby, depending on how many stores it actually buys …
Drew Cullen, 6 Jan 2008
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Avnet now proud owner of Magirus enterprise biz

Avnet, the US distie giant, yesterday completed the takeover of the enterprise IT division of Magirus, gaining itself an extra $500m-a-year-in annual revenues, 140 staffers in sales, marketing and purchasing, and five new European countries to play with. And Dubai. The acquisition, annnounced in July, gives Avnet's Technology …
Team Register, 9 Oct 2007
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Google searches for computer dealers

Is there no end to this company's ambitions? Google has signed up Ingram Micro, the world's biggest IT wholesaler, to distribute its hardware search appliance box in the US. Google Search Appliance - GB1001 - 2U yellow rackmounted server Distributors are useful for credit, delivery and product returns. They are used to …
Drew Cullen, 27 Jun 2007
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Kelway CEO reviews future of Elcom staff

Kelway, which acquired the veteran reseller Elcom from administration on 8 June, said the firm is weighing up its strategy and was unable to comment on the future of some 80 workers based at two UK sites. Speaking to The Register from Elcom ITG's headquarters in Basingstoke, Kelway's CEO Phil Doye said: "We're at an early …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jun 2007
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Newegg turns to tech publishing

Newegg.com, the California-based online computer products retailer, is getting into tech publishing. The company aims to build a tech community around support and discussion forums at Eggxpert.com. The goal is for it to become a "well-frequented meeting space for a community that will exchange ideas on a broad range of topics, …
Drew Cullen, 12 Jun 2007

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