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Systemax completes UK restructuring…

Systemax, the IT mail-order reseller formerly known as Globaldirect, has completed the announcements for its UK consolidation, Les Biggs VP of Europe told us. The changes which should be completed in September will see Systemax's seven UK sites cut to three: Wellingborough, Greenock and Walthamstow. Forty stores staff are …
Drew Cullen, 24 May 2002
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Job losses at Simply Computers

Systemax is restructuring its Simply Computers division, shutting down its warehouse ops in Walthamstow and focusing all logistics at Greenock. There's around 40 job losses. Last month, the company outsourced Simply's PC building business to UK Configuration Centre (UKCC)of Bishops Stortford. Both moves follow a strategic …
Drew Cullen, 14 May 2002
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Winners named in £300m Laptops for Teachers gig

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) has named 28 new suppliers for its Laptops for Teachers scheme. This is simply the first hurdle: the dealers and system builders have sailed through value for money, build quality, battery life and financial solvency tests to join 10 incumbent suppliers. Now …
Drew Cullen, 17 Jun 2003
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New Palm ‘imminent’ – next week, in fact

Palm is set to announce a new handheld, a more powerful version of its entry-level m100 model, destined to replace the IIIxe. And we've just heard from Register readers that UK computer supplier Misco has the new machine in its latest catalogue. We haven't seen it ourselves, but the catalogue apparently claims the device will …
Lucy Sherriff, 28 Feb 2001
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US mail order dealer snaps up Simply

It's official -- London-based reseller Simply Computers today ended months of speculation by announcing its sale to Global DirectMail. In an e-mail sent out to suppliers Paul Berry, Simply Computers' MD, said he had sold all the company's shares to the US giant. Today's move makes Simply a wholly owned subsidiary of the …
Linda Harrison, 04 Feb 1999
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Simply falls into Global Direct Mail's arms

This article was first published in February 1999 In 1997, Simply Computers declared its intention of reaching an annual sales target of £130 million by June 1999, an ambitious aim considering the reseller was selling £70 million a year at the time. The east London PC builder also expressed an interest in floating on the stock …
Drew Cullen, 28 Aug 1999