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VIP Computer Centre swallows CMS Computers

PC and components distie VIP Computer Centre has acquired system assembler CMS Computers in a move that takes it into competition with trade clients. Liverpool-based CMS employed 68 staff in fiscal 2010 ended 31 December and made a profit of £417,000 – flat with the previous year – on the back of a 10 per cent sales climb to £ …
Paul Kunert, 07 Nov 2011
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AMD upgrades VIP to VIP status

AMD has promoted VIP Computer Centre Ltd to Master Distributor status, following some successful campaigns by the components wholesaler to flog more AMD product. The practical effect is that VIP will hold more AMD stock, distribute more AMD SKUs and at more competitive prices. Faye Le Duc, who runs UK channel marketing at AMD, …
Team Register, 29 Jan 2009
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VIP, JDI pick up Acer franchises

Acer has awarded VIP Computer Centre and JDI Technology UK distribution rights. From the look of it, VIP has the easier job as it gets to flog Acer notebooks, desktops and monitors to the channel. This is where Acer is strong. JDI gets to make market with rights to distribute Acer's servers and storage products intended for the …
Team Register, 05 May 2009
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VIP buys Realtime Distribution

UK distie VIP is buying Huntingdon-based Realtime Distribution - best-known for supplying gaming components. With an annual turnover of over £200m, VIP will keep Realtime trading under its own name and retain its current directors. VIP Computer Centre Ltd chairman Jatti Sahni said: “There is a great deal of synergy between VIP …
John Oates, 30 Jan 2006
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VIP makes another buy

UK distie VIP Computer Centre has bought Techfever - an online seller of IT products aimed at techies and small businesses for an undisclosed amount. Techfever, which was only started in 2004, was one of the first companies to pilot VIP's XML Services. The press release says the firm "services a modest customer base of SMEs, …
John Oates, 28 Feb 2006
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VIP goes ecommerce-tastic

VIP Computer Centre has given its website a makeover to match its new corporate image. More importantly, the Warrington-based distie has upgraded the ecommerce bits and bobs, delivering "massive enhancements", it says rather modestly. Here is a list of new features: better searching and ordering tools, saving remarks / product …
Team Register, 13 Apr 2005
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VIP goes Dutch with new office

VIP Computer Centre has revealed plans to open its first European subsidiary, spurning industry tittle-tattle that its head is on the block. The Manchester PC components distributor will open an office in Holland by the end of June. Stan Cookson, a director at VIP, said the office would open in Holland within two months. He said …
Linda Harrison, 26 Apr 1999
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Yorks PC maker goes titsup owing £1m+

West Yorkshire-based Cube Enterprises has gone under owing more than £1.2m to trade and expense creditors, the Reg has learned. The Wetherby firm went down in May, but a director's report presented to creditors at a meeting on 9 June revealed creditors were unlikely to recoup monies owed, resulting in anguished howls from the …
Paul Kunert, 14 Jun 2011
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Thai floods threaten Seagate hard drive supply chain

Seagate is assessing the potential impact of flooding in Thailand on the production of hard disks that forced arch rival WD to temporarily halt manufacturing this week. Severe flooding has reportedly killed at least 280 people, inundated homes, disrupted transport links and caused chaos at utilities close to WD's facility, which …
Paul Kunert, 14 Oct 2011
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WD: Thailand floods worse than feared

WD is expecting flooding in Thailand to "significantly impact" disk drive availability this quarter after the situation deteriorated. The HDD giant last week confirmed that facilities close to Bangkok were closed as it dealt with the natural disaster. Rival Seagate is also evaluating the extent of the damage on sub assembly …
Paul Kunert, 17 Oct 2011
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VIP attacks channel death rumour mill

VIP Computers has sent out an open letter to the industry, calling for the end of what it sees as the dog-eat-dog attitude of the IT sector. The Manchester-based components distributor warns that careless whispers following one company’s demise can often damage innocent suppliers or competitors. The letter, signed by VIP …
Linda Harrison, 20 Apr 1999
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Quantum offers full line through European channel

Storage behemoth Quantum is to offer its complete line of products through European distributors Ideal Hardware and CMS Peripherals.This will include the DLT VS80, DLT VS160 and SDLT 320-branded tape drives. PCA Business Forum The Professional Computing Association's annual Business Forum is taking place on 26 February. The …
John Oates, 18 Feb 2004
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C2000 gears up for Microsoft sales binge

Computer 2000, Tech Data's UK subsidiary, is gearing up for a flurry of activity around renewing Microsoft Software Assurance contracts. These were introduced two years ago and many come up for renewal between now and July. C2000 will provide detailed customer information to the resellers who sold the original contracts. …
John Oates, 09 Mar 2004
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Pino Collapso – another distributor bites the dust

Pino Computers, the PC component distributor, has gone into administrative receivership. Vincent Simmons and Alan Tomlinson, from AH Tomlinson, were appointed administrative receivers at the Manchester-based outfit on 23 March. This leaves only two other components distributors in the Manchester area: CCM and VIP Computer Centre …
Linda Harrison, 01 Apr 1999