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Commtech Distribution to set up UK beachhead

Channel vet Mark Walker is to front Irish wholesaler Commtech Distribution's expansion into the UK. Walker was made redundant by Azlan, enterprise arm of broadline distie Computer 2000 in November as part of a structural overhaul, which also saw the exit of marketing director Simon Welch and the entire Avaya business unit. A …
Paul Kunert, 08 Mar 2012

Violin welcomes new grand master flash flogger

Flash array startup Violin Memory has hired Steven Rose to head up both the EMEA and Latin America operations. Rose's appointment was announced on 16 May, and he will, Violin said, "lead regional market awareness [and] go-to-market strategies". Rose comes to Violin from Informatica, where he was the SVP for EMEA and LATAM. …
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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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Two bosses axed in Azlan makeover

Azlan made two senior managers redundant as part of a planned restructure. The enterprise wing of Computer 2000 is moving from a structure based on vertical markets to one that is based on vendor partners. An HP, IBM and Cisco division will be put in place as a starting point. As a result, unified comms marketing director Simon …
Paul Kunert, 16 Nov 2011
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Azlan inserts temporary head at HP biz unit

Azlan has made John Ward the caretaker of its HP business unit as a search for a permanent head continues. The enterprise distribution arm of Basingstoke-based Computer 2000 went through a restructure some weeks ago and parted with some senior heads including Mark Walker, director of the converged infrastructure unit. The …
Paul Kunert, 02 Dec 2011
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HP to ease 3PAR lead-time woes by adding local fab

Lead times on HP 3PAR storage kit that dogged distributors and resellers since the acquisition may not ease until the autumn, when local production in Europe comes online. Channel partners are waiting up to eight weeks for deliveries, double the norm for HP EVAs, hindering efforts to hit quarterly rebate targets. The 3PAR …
Paul Kunert, 15 Jul 2011
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UPDATED McGregor set to take control at Azlan

Azlan has concluded the search for a new boss with former Avnet Technology Solutions exec Colin McGregor set to take on the role, The Register can confirm. McGregor, who was EMEA director of enterprise at Avnet until he left last September - the first in a number of departures as the distributor integrated the Bell Microproducts …
Paul Kunert, 04 Jul 2011
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Baffled cops probe sex of bald flasher

We know that the UK's police forces are currently pushed to the very limits of their resources, what with combating alcopop-deranged, binge-drinking hoodies and enduring long stints behind the radar gun, but surely someone down at Hull constabulary can made an educated guess regarding the sex of this flashing ne'er-do-well, …
Lester Haines, 22 Nov 2005
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Compaq unveils channel configuration scheme

Compaq is reshuffling its channel in a scheme where resellers will be able to order online and have kit configured and shipped from selected distributors. Due to be unveiled in the US next month, the configure-to-order (CTO) pilot scheme will be part of the vendor’s wider PartnerDirect programme, according to US reports. It is …
Linda Harrison, 22 Feb 1999
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'Nazi nuke' sketch unearthed

German nuclear weapon? A German historian who controversially claims that the Nazis tested a nuclear device in 1945 has now unearthed a sketch of a "Nazi nuke", as the BBC puts it. Rainer Karlsch's book Hitlers Bombe (Hitler's Bomb) rather sensationally suggests that German scientists detonated several nuclear bombs, the last …
Lester Haines, 03 Jun 2005
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Acer finds Ideal channel partner

Ideal Hardware has become a distributor of Acer notebook PCs, adding the Taiwanese manufacturing giant to its portfolio of systems. Although the agreement will cover the full range of Acer PC-based products, the initial emphasis will be on mobile computing, according to a statement issued by Ideal. The Chessington-based storage- …
Sean Fleming, 08 Feb 2000
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Ideal wins Alpha configuration award

Ideal Hardware’s sister company, UniSolve, has been awarded accreditation from the Compaq Certified Integration Programme (CIP) - a Unix system channel configuration scheme. It follows the launch of True64 Unix and means UniSolve is able to configure Compaq Alpha Server Unix and OpenVMS systems to Compaq factory standards. There …
Sean Fleming, 23 Feb 1999