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C2000: 'We will become a £3bn distie'

Computer 2000 has set it sights on growing into a £3bn sales juggernaut in the next five years and reckons signing up new vendors, and a deeper move into supply chain services will help it get there. The UK's largest wholesaler planned to reach the £2bn milestone by the end of fiscal 2015, ended January that year, but hit the …
Paul Kunert, 07 Dec 2012
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Distie vet Low to head new public sector biz at C2000

Channel veteran Cathi Low has returned to her old stomping ground at Computer 2000 to head up a newly assembled public sector team, months after quitting arch rival Ingram Micro to seek out a "new career challenge". Low, who is set to become director of the public sector business unit, left C2000 in 2006 after 12 years on board …
Paul Kunert, 22 Feb 2012
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C2000 boss moves upstairs into Tech Data Euro role

Andy Gass, the boss of distie behemoth Computer 2000, has confirmed that he is handing over control of the UK business to sales director Peter Hubbard as he moves to a European role with parent Tech Data. Channel veteran Gass took the reins at C2000 - the UK arm of Tech Data - in 2006 having previously directed operations in …
Paul Kunert, 11 Jan 2012
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Lenovo signs with C2000, plots SME assault

PC firm Lenovo has inked a distie deal with Tech Data's UK subsidiary Computer 2000 in a bid to sniff out prospective small biz customers. The firms are set to links arms from 1 July on an agreement that covers the entire Think range: desktops, All-In-Ones, workstations and servers. Lenovo UK and Ireland SME and channel …
Paul Kunert, 30 Apr 2012
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Tech Data: Computer 2000 brand taken out back and shot...today

The Computer 2000 brand is to be retired from today as the UK arm of Tech Data adopts its parent's name tag. The timing is interesting, given that C2000 – or the company formerly known as C2000 – is the subject of an ongoing investigation into vendor accounting improprieties. In a letter sent to vendor customers, seen by El …
Paul Kunert, 07 Oct 2013
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Tech Data suspends four amid accountancy probe

Four middle managers in the finance function at Computer 2000 have been suspended as the distributor continues to investigate improprieties into vendor accounting errors. Back in March Tech Data, parent of UK arm C2000, revealed it would restate results for fiscal 2011, '12 and some or all of '13 that could wipe out between $25m …
Paul Kunert, 17 May 2013
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C2000 hits out at loveless Novell

Computer 2000 has slammed Novell by labelling the software maker as “not channel-friendly”. Novell recently dropped the IT distie and has warned other UK distributors to pull their act together or face being axed by the firm. However, C2000’s UK software boss James Reed told The Register that he wasn’t bothered about losing the …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Aug 2009
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Intel chases network gear and cold storage with Avoton Atoms

The "Avoton" Atoms for servers and storage arrays and their "Rangeley" variants for networking devices are out and Intel is ramping up the features and carving up the SKUs to try to chase the low end of servers, storage, and networking to take some business away from other chip makers. Does Intel have what it takes to upset the …
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C2000 hires storage Crew

IT distie Computer 2000 (C2000) has beefed up its storage biz unit by hiring Jonathan Crew as business manager. The firm reckoned Crew's appointment will help strengthen its business. He has worked for ten years in a number of roles punting storage goods to the channel. Crew previously worked at Aventi, Micro P, AGP and …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Dec 2007
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IT distie Tech Data must end accounts-unbungling probe within a fortnight

NASDAQ-listed Tech Data has less than a fortnight to get its accounts in order and financial filings up to date, the distributor acknowledged last night. The Florida-based broadline IT distribution giant discovered whopping great errors in its finance records at UK subsidiary C2000 back in March, which were related to blunders …
Paul Kunert, 13 Sep 2013
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Computer 2000 hands Hayward keys to marketing kingdom

Computer 2000 has lured Stewart Hayward, former head of UK marketing at rival Ingram Micro's as GM for its marketing function. Hayward left Ingram late last month after nearly two years at Milton Keynes-based Ingram but picks up the reins today at Basingstoke-based C2000, the UK arm of Tech Data. Andy Dow, who remains as …
Paul Kunert, 03 Sep 2012

Blundering Tech Data faces NASDAQ boot over Computer 2000 accounts

Tech Data is facing a delisting from the NASDAQ unless it can bring its financial house in order, the distributor has confirmed. The world's second largest tech wholesaler had until 26 September to file its fiscal 2013 Form 10-K - an annual report required by the SEC - and numbers for first half of this current financial year. …
Paul Kunert, 04 Oct 2013
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C2000 shakes up management team

Computer 2000 (C2000) has rejigged its management team by making a number of key changes. The firm said yesterday that its head of peripherals Kevin Wragg had been moved into a business unit operations role. He will be responsible for overseeing staff training and induction at the firm. Meanwhile Fiona Cooke, who has been at …
Kelly Fiveash, 09 Oct 2007
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C2000 gives credit where its due

Computer 2000 (C2000) is pumping £4m of additional credit into the channel. Despite a collective denial within the European tech channel that the US credit crunch is starting to bite hard, C2000's handout will probably be seen as a welcome cash injection for 800 of its smaller reseller customers. C2000, which is the UK outfit …
Kelly Fiveash, 05 Sep 2007

Microsoft hands Neath keys to OEM kingdom

Microsoft has filled the Gary Fowle-shaped gap at the top of its local OEM business, with Darren Neath stepping into the breach. Fowle resigned as senior OEM director at Microsoft UK in May and is heading to the vendor's Singapore operation to take on the same job. "Darren Neath, formerly director of our multi-national accounts …
Paul Kunert, 23 Jul 2013
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C2000 takes on audiovisual biz

UK-based technology distributor Computer 2000 has stepped into the audiovisual business and announced today that Darren Sainsbury will head up the new strategy. C2000, which is owned by Tech Data, said it hopes to quickly establish itself as "the distributor of choice in the sector" over the coming year. Sainsbury has worked …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Apr 2007
ARM versus Atom

Intel's Avoton Atoms give microservers muscle – and Xeon-class features

With the launch of the "Avoton" Atom C2000 server chips, Intel is putting its second-generation of 64-bit, server-class Atom processors into the field - and what is arguably the first such Atom that is truly designed for modern server workloads. The C2000 has enough computing oomph, enough memory capacity, and integrated memory …
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Tech Data Mobile UK boss Michel resigns after 18 months

Tech Data Mobile veep Jim Michel has resigned for "personal reasons" but says he is staying on board for a couple of months during the handover period. The former head of LG's mobile biz in the UK and Ireland is to be replaced by Stephen Nolan, the EMEA head of vendors at the distie. "We are going through a handover period that …
Paul Kunert, 12 Apr 2013
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C2000 gets new software boss

Computer 2000, the UK arm of distributor Tech Data, has appointed Darren Neath to the top spot in its software division. Neath was previously a business manager in the disty’s HP division concentrating on peripherals. He is now general manager of C2000's software division. Prior to joining C2000 Neath ran product management at …
John Oates, 09 May 2005
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C2000 rejigs marketing

Nigel Judd is leaving Computer 2000 to look after marketing for parent company Tech Data Europe. Judd was previously marketing general manager at C2000. His new post is marketing services director EMEA at Tech Data Europe. Judd has been at C2000 for eight years and spent eight years before that at Ingram Micro. He will be …
John Oates, 15 Jun 2006
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Clock ticking for IT distie Tech Data to end accounts probe

IT channel biz Tech Data has until September to get its house in order - because that's when it must file all its delayed financial reports to regain compliance with NASDAQ rules. The world's second largest tech distributor missed the deadline for filing its Q1 2013 results this month, some 45 days after the end of the quarter …
Paul Kunert, 20 Jun 2013
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TD Azlan set to rock up at EMC, murmur sources

EMC is to sign up TD Azlan as its third UK distie with a specific focus on the small biz space, The Channel can reveal. Distribution has been a tinker-free zone for EMC since it hauled in Arrow at the start of 2010: but with a raft of SME tech in the pipeline the vendor undertook a review of its roster. Sources close to the …
Paul Kunert, 25 Mar 2013
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C2000 makes SME push

Computer 2000 has officially launched a campaign to sell IBM servers to SME resellers. The distributor signed up to sell IBM's x servers and workstations last August, while IBM launched its server campaign for SMEs in December. Yet C2000 tried to make out in a press release it published today this was all new: "Computer 2000, …
Mark Ballard, 27 Feb 2007
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C2000 finds sales head

Computer 2000, the UK arm of Tech Data, has made John Doughty its sales director. Doughty was previously at telecoms firm Caudwell and was MD at games maker Radica. Prior to this he was at Kingfisher Group for three years.® homeless man with sign
John Oates, 30 Nov 2005
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C2000 courts SMEs

Computer 2000, the UK arm of Tech Data, has set up a team to focus on helping smaller resellers grow enough to reach Managed Accounts status. The team will work with about 50 dealers at a time, and aims to aid them to upgrade their status in about six months. C2000 sales director John Doughty said it was a common barrier for …
John Oates, 11 Sep 2006
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Steve Lockie leaves C2000

Steve Lockie, the long-time boss of Computer 2000, is leaving the distie in January. Lockie, who's been at the firm for 10 years, will be replaced as UK managing director by Andy Gass - who's been at C2000 for 12 years on and off. The two will work together to ensure a smooth handover before Lockie's last day on 31 January. …
John Oates, 28 Nov 2006
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C2000 projects high hopes for AV biz

Computer 2000, which recently ramped up its audiovisual business, has confirmed that more deals with manufacturers can be expected over the coming weeks. C2000, the UK arm of technology distributing giant Tech Data, has already signed European deals with two AV accessory manufacturers (Ergotron and Vogels) over the past few …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Apr 2007
ARM versus Atom

Intel readies server-grade Atom for microserver ARM wrestling

If you were expecting Chipzilla to keep its server-chip powder dry until its Intel Developer Forum next week, surprise! It looks like Intel is going to jump the gun and get its "Avoton" Atom server chips into the field this Wednesday, as you can see from this announcement preview that Intel sent out to press and analysts over …
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C2000 extends credit lines for SME resellers

Computer 2000 is doubling credit lines to 1000 smaller resellers. And the Tech Data-owned distie is making credit lines of £5000 available to another 1,300 dealers who previously had cash with order or credit accounts. The group comprises resellers which currently do "relatively small amounts of business with the company on a …
Team Register, 14 Jul 2005
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C2000 gets InFocus

Computer 2000 is to start wholesaling InFocus projectors to the UK channel. InFocus is keen to sign up resellers working the SME and education sectors - in March it introduced The Work Big IN24 and IN26 to target these markets. Now for some distie spiel, from the mouth of Simon Aldous, C2000's head of volume marketing: Every …
Team Register, 13 Jun 2006
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Computer 2000 taps Widget UK boss to run retail biz

Computer 2000 has lured Widget UK boss Jo-Anne Foreman to head up its retail biz in the UK. She is due to pick up the reins at TD Consumer Electronics from 12 December, reporting to C2000 commercial director Dave Watts. “The establishment of our Retail and Consumer Electronics division is an important strategic investment for …
Paul Kunert, 01 Nov 2011

Now Fujitsu breaks up with UK tech distributor Northamber

Fujitsu Technology Products Group (FTPG) has become the latest major vendor to give UK IT distributor Northamber its marching orders, The Channel can exclusively reveal. Folk close to the Japanese outfit reckon the clock is already ticking on Surrey-based Northamber to wind down its position. "They are gone by 30 June," said one …
Paul Kunert, 16 Apr 2013
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C2000 promotes Aldous to run volume marketing

Computer 2000 has promoted Simon Aldous to run the distie’s volume business. This is a new position created in the wake of last week’s re-org, which saw the Tech Data-owned distie wave goodbye to 60 staff. The re-jig reflects the firm’s increasing emphasis on SME resellers, C2000 boss Steve Lockie says. Dell is gobbling up …
Team Register, 11 Aug 2005

Canonical adds ARM servers to Landscape control freak

Commercial Linux distributor Canonical is jumping out ahead of the pack again, and has updated its Landscape management tool for its Ubuntu Server distribution so it can manage instances of Linux running on ARM-based systems as well as the X86 iron it already supports. With Landscape support, Canonical is getting into position …
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C2000 appoints new PC parts honcho

Computer 2000 have installed a new PC components and supplies chief in a bid to get a bigger slice of the systems building pie and tackle untapped industrial markets. Claudette Atkinson will be responsible for trying to flog more storage and memory to firms with digital photocopiers and CCTV particularly. She moves to C2000 …
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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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C2000 gets new print boss

Simon Aldous is joining Computer 2000 as general manager of its CAD and high-end printing business, Datech 2000. Aldous has been at Toshiba, running its indirect channel for the last three years and has long experience in distribution. He helped set up Tosh's UK distribution network. Before that he ran his own business …
John Oates, 06 Apr 2005
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C2000 beefs up server and storage sales teams

Computer 2000 is bolstering its sales efforts in servers and storage with two new recruits. The Tech Data-owned subsidariary has tempted back Jon Kaiser, who left the company to work for nine months at Maxdata, the storage distie. At C2000, he will be business development manager for HP Storage. His appointment represents the " …
Team Register, 12 Jul 2006
The demo Rack Scale system mixes Atom and Xeon servers with storage and a new switch

Intel shows off 'disaggregated' rack of servers, storage, and networking

At the "Avoton" Atom C2000 chip launch on Wednesday in San Francisco, Intel showed off several of the components of its Rack Scale Architecture working in concert and also announced a partnership with Microsoft to push the idea on its Windows platforms for data centers and on the Windows Azure public cloud. Intel has already …
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Ex-Dell man Boyce to head up Computer 2000 sales patch

Computer 2000 is bringing on board Martin Boyce as sales director to fill the gap left by previous incumbent Peter Hubbard, who was made top dog earlier this year. Talking at the distie's vendor summit in London, former Dell veep Hubbard confirmed that Boyce, currently chief operating officer at Asbis Enterprise and also …
Paul Kunert, 22 Mar 2012
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C2000 gets DIY handyman

Computer 2000 has hired an inventory and online sales expert from DIY retailer B&Q. Jean-Francois Bessiron was head of supply chain for seasonal products at B&Q - he ran multi-channel sales and set up its online store. B&Q posted results today - profits fell by two thirds which the firm blamed on lower consumer spending and …
John Oates, 22 Mar 2006

OK, hands up: Who hasn't sold an iPad to a big biz?

The UK channel is tapping into enterprise demand for fondleslabs - well, iPads - with business-to-business sales going through the roof, figures from market watcher Context show. Approximately 136,000 tabs were shipped in Blighty by distributors in Q2, up from just 26,000 a year earlier, and of these 63.5 per cent were sold to …
Paul Kunert, 10 Aug 2012
Super Micro's 8-node FatTwin server

Super Micro closes out record year, eager to cross Ivy Bridge

Motherboard and whitebox server maker Super Micro Computer has just closed out a bumper fiscal 2013, despite issues from hard-drive shortages, an uncertain European economy, and having to ramp up its factories in the Netherlands and Taiwan. Having outgrown the server market by a factor of three in the prior twelve months, …
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Westcoast poaches C2000 sales johnny

Westcoast has poached Computer 2000’s field sales manager. Alan Hunt will join Westcoast in the first week of January as sales director. Hunt left Computer 2000 on Friday after seven and a half years at the distributor. He follows ex-C2000 sales director, Paul Cook, who left the distributor to be Westcoast MD earlier this year. …
Linda Harrison, 07 Dec 1999
Intel cloud GM Jason Waxman shows off a three-node server chassis with virtualized I/O

Intel wants to reconstruct whole data centers with its chips and pipes

If Intel really wanted to, it could build your entire data center infrastructure with just about all of the components necessary excepting disk drives, main memory, and operating systems for the servers, storage, and switches. And with a stretch, its Wind River Linux could probably cover that last bit. But that is not the …

That Google ARM love-in: They want it for their own s*** and they don't want Bing having it

Google, Facebook, and likely other major tech firms are investigating ARM-compatible chips to drive low-power servers, which could ultimately shakeup the types of processors that sit inside data centres. We were moved to consider the pros and cons of moving away from trusty x86 into the problem-filled world of ARM after a …
Jack Clark, 16 Dec 2013
AMD Llano vs Intel Sandy Bridge notebook chips

Wanna boost app speed? Think of the server, and tune 'er to NUMA

The HPC on Wall Street conference was hosted in the Big Apple on Monday, and while there was a lot–and we mean a lot–of talk about big data, one presentation stood out as being potentially much more useful in the long run than all of the big data bloviations. The talk was given by one of the founders of a financial services …
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Microsoft DSP ruling irks C2000

Microsoft was accused of shortsightedness by Computer 2000, following the software vendor's decision to reject CHS and C2000 as OEM distributors. C2000 claimed it would have increased Microsoft sales to system builders - if it had got the go-ahead. Microsoft turned C2000 and CHS down as OEM product distributors after fears that …
Pete Morris, 20 Aug 1998
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Red Hat signs up C2000

Red Hat has selected Tech Data subsidiary Computer 2000 as its first UK wholesaler. C2000 will carry all currently available versions of Red Hat Linux, including the newest, Linux 6.0. Red Hat has recently drawn criticism for behaving in a corporate manner in the non corporate world of techies and hackers. See story. ®
Lucy Sherriff, 15 Sep 1999
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Avaya and Azlan split, end UK distie pact

TD Azlan has confirmed it is splitting with Avaya in the UK but will continue the distie agreement in other parts of EMEA. Talk in the industry was that sales generated did not match the level of investment sunk into the franchise by Azlan and the firms have decided to cut ties locally. "Avaya UK and Azlan – part of the …
Paul Kunert, 30 Sep 2011