Articles about Logicalis

Logicalis swallows Jersey-based iConsult

Logicalis Group has devoured Jersey-based hosted-services minnow iConsult for an undisclosed sum. The integrator, part of Datatec Group, took over the Channel Islands business of fallen 2e2 earlier this year, which operates from Guernsey. Now this latest buy gives it a base in Jersey. Jens Montanana, chief exec at Datatec, said …
Paul Kunert, 14 Oct 2013
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Brit IT veteran Kelly takes job at investment advisory firm

A British tech biz veteran and former bigwig at integrator Logicalis UK, Tom Kelly, has landed at mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm Livingstone. He joins Livingstone as IT and managed services sector advisor to help further boost its presence in Blighty's tech space, perhaps a sign of the local market's improving fortunes. …
Paul Kunert, 09 Oct 2013
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Is storage kicking servers in the battle of the bundles?

Converged infrastructure products, integrated computing platforms, single-stack solutions, data centre in a box: whatever you call them, the benefit of buying storage, servers and networking in a single, pre-engineered bundle is that, vendor-wise, when something goes wrong, you've only got one butt to kick. That's not quite how …
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Logicalis CEO serves notice. Ring, ring: Hi, Mr Ballmer? A minute of your...CLICK

Headhunters are scouring the industry for a successor to Logicalis CEO Ian Cook, who it emerged today is standing down at the end of February. Cook rocked up at the IBM and Cisco integrator as CEO of European operations in 2003 and three years later was handed the top operational job. He will become Logicalis chairman from the …
Paul Kunert, 02 Sep 2013

World+dog left counting costs: Still can't bury corpse of titsup Brit IT giant 2e2

The administrator of deceased 2e2 appears to have made slow progress in collecting book debts, with tens of millions still outstanding months after the integrator-cum-reseller failed. The latest progress report filed at Companies House today revealed that JP Associates (JPA), previously hired by 2e2 administrator FTI Consulting …
Paul Kunert, 02 Sep 2013

Cisco pilot seeks to determine UK impact of US-made channel schemes

Cisco is running a pilot with Gold-accredited channel partner Logicalis to ascertain the impact that sales programmes designed in the US have had on the operation in Britain. Vendors invariably construct schemes for channel players in their homeland and then distribute them globally without making any adjustments for local …
Paul Kunert, 29 May 2013
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Westcon bidding farewell to chief bean counter

Westcon has waved goodbye to long serving chief abacus stroker John O'Malley who resigned after nearly 14 years service The industry veteran was made CFO in 1999 and added exec veep to his title in 2006. He leaves on 3 June to "pursue other business opportunities", parent company Datatec has confirmed. Group president and CEO …
Paul Kunert, 24 May 2013

Datatec pours mixed cocktail of fiscal '13 numbers

Tech group Datatec was not yet ready to call an end to market uncertainty across the globe following a mixed turnout for its distribution and integration units in fiscal '13 ended February. Group sales at South Africa-listed Datatec climbed four per cent to $5.25bn including $185m from acquisitions, but operating profit fell six …
Paul Kunert, 15 May 2013
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IDC: Biz to splurge $70bn on 'analytics services' by 2016

A dearth of heavy-duty analytics talent means enterprise customers are turning to channel folk to make sense of their data. So say bean-counters IDC, who forecast that by 2016 some $70.8bn will be spent on analytics services, a compound annual growth rate of 14.3 per cent for the next half a decade. And IT service providers …
Paul Kunert, 15 Apr 2013

Rug tugged from under 2e2 after it racked up £50m loss - report

Brit IT biz 2e2 went under because its financial reports were flawed, it plunged nearly £50m into the red and its backers refused to throw good money after bad. That's according to a two-inch-thick dossier by the company's administrators FTI Consulting. The report documents the days leading up to the Berkshire-based integrator's …
Paul Kunert, 25 Mar 2013
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Blighty's IT support services to decline in 2013, 2014, 2015....

2013 will be a "make or break year" for some IT firms in the declining UK support services space, according to the venerable beancounters at TechMarketView. In TMV estimates, the UK IT support and maintenance market declined 3.5 per cent in 2012 to £1.76bn, is set to fall 3.5 per cent again this year and by 2.5 per cent in the …
Paul Kunert, 11 Mar 2013
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TalkTalk Biz cosies up to channel

The man at the top of Talk Talk Business (TTB) says it uses the direct sales force to keep channel partners on their toes. This is a novel strategy for a company that wants to do more business with resellers and integrators, and to spread the word it is the third fourth largest ISP in the UK. Charles Bligh rocked up at TTB 15 …
Paul Kunert, 07 Mar 2013
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Logicalis CEO reveals blueprint for gobbled 2e2 Euro biz

Logicalis CEO Ian Cook says his biz will use the IT Service Management (ITSM) unit in the Dutch operation acquired from 2e2 as a consulting "centre of excellence" for the entire group. Integrator Logicalis - owned by Datatec - yesterday coughed up €24m for 2e2's businesses in Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland and the Channel …
Paul Kunert, 05 Mar 2013

Logicalis coughs up €24m for 2e2's Euro ops

Logicalis Group has coughed €24m for 2e2's European operations, it confirmed in a stock market statement this morning. The deal includes the IBM system integration biz in Spain - which is still trading under the Morse brand; the NetApp and HP enterprise reselling outfit in Ireland; a managed service operation in the Channel …
Paul Kunert, 04 Mar 2013
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Mellanox pumps up channel for InfiniBand, Ethernet pushes

Switch and server adapter maker Mellanox Technologies gave Wall Street a bit of a shock with some cable issues and a big revenue shortfall in its most recent quarter and a projected one for the current quarter after one of its OEM customers bought more product in the latter part of 2012 than they could sell even into the first …

2e2 rescue deal: Daisy swoops in, grabs data centre ops

Acquisitive telco player Daisy Group is taking control of defunct 2e2's data centre operations. Under the terms of the deal, Peter Dubens, owner of Oakley Capital and chairman at Daisy Group has created a special purpose vehicle Daisy Data Centre Solutions to buy the business and assets which include server farms in Gateshead …
Paul Kunert, 15 Feb 2013

2e2 cloud cash fiasco puts NHS IT and biz 'over a barrel'

NHS trusts and other customers of IT giant 2e2 are stuck between a "rock and a hard place" after their worst nightmares of cloud computing came true. Hospital bosses and private businesses relied on the integrator to operate their outsourced cloud systems - but 2e2's administrators demanded extra cash last week to keep those …
Paul Kunert, 08 Feb 2013

Daisy, Computacenter turn down purchase of stricken 2e2

The prospect of 2e2 administrator FTI selling the entire UK operation of the stricken integrator in one swoop was dealt a blow this weekend after several key suitors walked away from a deal. As revealed on Thursday, Computacenter and Daisy Group were seated at the negotiating table but have now decided to end their interest in …
Paul Kunert, 04 Feb 2013

Biz rivals tussle over customers, former staffers of fallen 2e2

Channel rivals of 2e2 are offering staff at the fallen integrator a lifeline and are tapping up customers wondering what the short-term future may hold for their current tech supplier. Type 2e2 into Google's search engine and PSU, Codestone, Gap Consulting, Kelway, m-hance and Amicus ITS are but a few of the names to have run …
Paul Kunert, 04 Feb 2013

Datatec sets off profit drop klaxon as Westcon sales slip

South Africa-based channel powerhouse Datatec issued a sales and profit warning this morning after revealing weaker than expected trade in its distribution wing Westcon. The group, which also owns UK-headquartered integrator Logicalis, said revenues are now estimated to be roughly $5.4bn for fiscal 2013, ending 28 February, …
Paul Kunert, 16 Jan 2013

Logicalis: We've found the new FRESH PRINCE OF BERKSHIRE

Logicalis has confirmed that COO Mark Starkey will take over from UK MD Tom Kelly who leaves at the end of next month. After a decade in the hot seat, Kelly revealed late last year that it was time for a new challenge. But he is staying on board until the close of the global IT provider's fiscal 2013 on 28 February. Talking to …
Paul Kunert, 10 Jan 2013
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Logicalis UK boss Tom Kelly to stand down in New Year

Logicalis veteran UK MD Tom Kelly has confirmed he is stepping down in the New Year. "Ten years is a long time," he revealed to The Channel. "It is time for a change and to face new challenges." The exec is helping with succession planing but is due to hand over control to the next UK boss at the end of February when Logicalis' …
Paul Kunert, 28 Nov 2012
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Computacenter networking boss Gooding walks... to TalkTalk

Computacenter (CC) director of networking Duncan Gooding has left the reseller giant to join TalkTalk as sales director, The Channel can reveal. Gooding pitched up at services-based reseller CC from Logicalis in January 2011 to oversee sales of kit from Cisco and other network giants. The networking unit is one of CC's three …
Paul Kunert, 08 Aug 2012
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MDNX swallows Griffin: I ain't afraid of no channel conflict

Network integrator MDNX has devoured pure channel connectivity provider Griffin for an undisclosed sum. MDNX was formed in 2003 through the acquisition of Solution 1, CIG (which traded as CI-Net) and VTL - all which focused on the provision of data networking and data centre services. The buyer is split into three units: a …
Paul Kunert, 06 Aug 2012
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Rest of world catching Eurozone plague, warns Datatec

Economic malaise in the Eurozone is spreading to the global stage, channel behemoth Datatec has warned. Despite this, the parent of distributor Westcon and integrator-cum-managed-services-provider Logicalis said in an interim management statement that sales had risen across the group in the last four months. "Trading and …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jul 2012
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100-petabyte storage cloud names vendor panel

The Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) has named the vendors that will be permitted to construct nodes of the AUD$50m project. RDSI aims to create better access to data for researchers, by spreading it nodes to be hosted at different universities. The project is expected to pile up around 100 petabytes of storage and …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2012
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Logicalis profits throttled by tight-fisted biz

Logicalis UK has been hit by a freeze in demand as customers weathered the biting economic storm. The British subsidiary saw sales edge up 1 per cent to $296m (£185.8m) year-on-year and a 24 per cent fall in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to $9.7m (£6.09m) for fiscal 2012 ended February. At group …
Paul Kunert, 16 May 2012
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Cabinet Office unveils Public Services Network suppliers list

The Cabinet Office has confirmed that 12 out of 16 bidders made it onto the Public Services Network (PSN) framework. The pan-government agreement – a brainchild of the previous administration – is made up of managed telecoms services to "ease collaboration and communication" between various public sector departments. Suppliers …
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 2012
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Datatec hits $5bn sales milestone, profits rise

Preliminary numbers from channel behemoth Datatec – parent of distie Westcon and integrator Logicalis – show it has broken the $5bn sales barrier, but they also reveal that IT spending in the UK remains "very weak". For the year ended 29 February, the group expects revenues of roughly half a billion dollars, up from $4.3bn in …
Paul Kunert, 15 Mar 2012
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IBM UK's channel queen abdicates, long live the king

IBM has crowned popular channel figure Richard Potts as veep of business partner and mid-market sales for the UK and Ireland, and named Mark Hennessey as worldwide partner boss. Potts, who helped to turn around Big Blue's volume server biz in the UK as director of the System X unit replaces Jacqueline Davey, who is moving to the …
Paul Kunert, 09 Feb 2012
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Logicalis hires industry veteran as UK sales boss

Logicalis has brought in former CA Technologies big cheese Chris Miller as sales director, The Reg can reveal. During more than 14 years at the security vendor, Miller was UK sales manager, senior veep of EMEA operations and a senior veep upon returning to the UK and Ireland. Most recently he was the CEO at DediPower Managed …
Paul Kunert, 20 Oct 2011
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Datatec on the hunt for acquisitions

Channel conglomerate Datatec is on the lookout for further acquisition targets after pushing up its top and bottom lines in the first of the year. The parent of distributor Westcon and integrator Logicalis pushed up group sales 14 per cent to $2.44bn (£1.54bn) and profit before tax climbed 109 per cent to $60.7m (£38.5m) in H1 …
Paul Kunert, 12 Oct 2011
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The rise of the modular Cloud?

Broadcast Dr Phil Richards from Loughborough University heads into The Reg studios on October 20th at 10am (BST) to tell us how he's building modular hybrid clouds. Dr Richards has recognised numerous challenges with ageing data centres, some of which you'll recognise and some of which you won't. One of them was that doing things the old …
Phil Mitchell, 11 Oct 2011
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Cloud on the rise (Love JANET)

Broadcast Dr Phil Richards from Loughborough University heads into The Reg studios on October 20th at 10am (BST) to tell us how he's building modular hybrid clouds. Dr Richards has recognised numerous challenges with ageing data centres, some of which you'll recognise and some of which you won't. One of them was that doing things the old …
Phil Mitchell, 07 Oct 2011
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Avisen reports losses 3 times higher than sales

Reseller minnow Avison managed to pull an unusual set of results out of the bag today, reporting operating losses that are nearly three times higher than its sales. The LSE-listed firm, which flogged its IBM Cognos business Inca Software to Logicalis earlier this year for £7.3m in cash, filed losses of £7.8m on sales of £2.6m …
Paul Kunert, 27 Jul 2011
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Steady as she goes at Datatec

Datatec has issued an upbeat trading statement claiming that profits and sales at its integration arm Logicalis and distribution business Westcon continue to improve. The South Africa-based giant said top and bottom lines for the four months ended 30 June were up on the same period a year ago, and the group remains on track to …
Paul Kunert, 20 Jul 2011
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Logicalis coughs $34m for Netarx

Logicalis has paid $34m for US IT services biz and fellow Cisco Gold partner Netarx. The Detroit-based firm, founded in 1997, employs 220 staff and has annual revenues of roughly $60m built on the back of managed services, data centre and collaborative IT solutions. "This acquisition builds on the already strong position held …
Paul Kunert, 04 Jul 2011
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Logicalis thinks CVN architecture is restrictive

Logicalis' new cloud service does not appear to support the secure, multi-tenancy architecture announced to a great fanfare by Cisco, NetApp and VMware (CVN) yesterday. It sounds like it should, as Logicalis describes its Cooperative Enterprise Cloud Service as being built on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jan 2010
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Datatec scoops up Intact

Logicalis Group has spun out Intact Integrated Services, which will now run as a self-sufficient subsidiary of Datatec Ltd. The company, which provides project, support and managed services to the ICT industry, confirmed yesterday that Datatec will assume a majority share of the new Intact Holdings Ltd. It specialises in …
Kelly Fiveash, 05 Mar 2009
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M&S ties up managed services deal with Computacenter

Computacenter Services has won a £19m managed IT contract with UK retail behemoth Marks & Spencer (M&S). Under the deal, Computacenter will provide infrastructure and software management support for 4,000 M&S head office staff across six sites over the next five years. The new agreement, which plumps up an existing …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Dec 2007
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Logicalis wins big in Wales

Logicalis has won a £74m gig to build and run the public sector broadband network in Wales. The reseller says the seven-year deal is the biggest commercial contract it's won to date. Press release here. ® Flag Wales
Team Register, 11 Oct 2007
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Westcon catches Latin American minnow

Westcon, the specialist networking distie, is moving into Mexico and the Caribbean for the first time, through the acquisition of Cernet of America, and a sister Mexican company called Cernet Tecnologia en Telecomunicaciones. It won't break the bank - Westcon's purchase price will max out at $4.65m, gaining it a minnow that has …
Team Register, 05 Oct 2007
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Users to force green IT agenda

The UK's first end user environmental IT board has commissioned a report on green IT issues. Called The Inefficient Truth, the report will be produced by environmental charity Global Action Plan. Its scope will be defined over the next three to four weeks and it is expected to be launched in the House of Commons at the end of …
Kablenet, 20 Jul 2007

Dell takes Cameron path to success as McCain likes bull for a China job

Dell is looking more and more like David Cameron's Tories. Like the Tories, Dell used to be popular but has recently been in the doldrums, and CEO Michael Dell is busy ripping up some of the direct seller's articles of faith (just like Dave and his recent pronouncements on grammar schools) to get back in everybody's good books …
Billy MacInnes, 07 Jun 2007
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Logicalis buys NC HP reseller

Logicalis, the Anglo-South African reseller, has bought another US computer dealerahip, this time an HP specialist in North Carolina. Terms are undisclosed Its new baby is the Information Technology Division of Carotek, based in Matthews NC. Carotek ITD has 30 staff, expects revenue of $25m over the next year and hangs out in …
Drew Cullen, 04 Jun 2007
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Dell sees the channel light while Microsoft is cast as open source redeemer

It's finally happened. Dell has publicly stated what we in the channel have known all along. You can't live without resellers and partners. Not long after his second coming at the company and after many years of outright hostility to the indirect channel, CEO Michael Dell has undergone a conversion, telling CRN US: "There are …
Billy MacInnes, 24 May 2007
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Logicalis eyes UK acquisitions

Bosses at reselling monster Logicalis may be on the look out for a UK managed services acquisition, after revenues crept towards $1bn for the last year. Last week, the firm reported revenue growth of 37 per cent for the year ending 28 February, including $43m from acquisitions made during the year. Sales hit $696m, and chief …
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Hamsard picks up the rest of CSF

Hamsard is paying £3.3m for the managed services business of CSF - the solutions part of the company was bought by Logicalis in December. CSF managing director Mike Northall joins Hamsard's management team and Hamsard, Blue River, NSA, and CSF Managed Services will be integrated into one group and brand. More from Hamsard here …
John Oates, 16 Jan 2007
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Logicalis seals CSF Solutions deal

Logicalis UK has upped its stake in the market for big old iron by snapping up CSF Solutions. Logicalis, which is part of the South Africa-based Datatec group, said CSF Solutions brought with it strong relationships with IBM and HP, and a “longstanding customer base” including blue chip clients. CSF Solutions, previously a …
Joe Fay, 04 Dec 2006
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Logicalis gets new boss

Brief Logicalis is promoting Ian Cook, currently head of European operations, to chief executive officer. Previous CEO Jens Montana is being kicked upstairs, becoming chairman of Logicalis. Cook joined the firm in 2003 and will take over in March 2007 - for the new financial year. He will be based, poor fellow, at Logicalis's …
John Oates, 01 Nov 2006