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Arrow Acquires Computerlinks

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Arrow Acquires Computerlinks

Arrow Electronics finalises the acquisition of Munich-based value-added distributor Computerlinks, a purchase valued at around €230 million, following approval by European and US anti-trust authorities.

“The acquisition of Computerlinks supports our strategy to serve the data center of the future and strengthens our position in this rapidly growing segment,” Arrow CEO Michael J. Long says.

First announced on August 2013, the deal comes as Arrow goes through mostly weak fiscal quarters due to restructuring changes and poor sales. The company hopes the acquisition will improve its bottomline, since 2013 Computerlinks sales are estimated to total €700 million.

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Healthier Growth for IT VARs

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Healthier Growth for IT VARs

W.European VARs expect 4-8% growth for 2011-- slightly higher than Longboy Research's expectations and January 2011 predictions, following its latest survey. 

UK resellers report relative strength from SMBs and large businesses/corporations, as opposed to the public sector's declining IT spending. They also highlight gains by HP on switching (due to price competitive 3Com lines) at Cisco's expense. Leading the way are storage upgrades (NetApp in particular) and virtualisation projects. 

Predictions for UK resellers' Q2-- relatively flat, seen as Read more...

Azlan Distributes Meru in Europe

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Azlan Distributes Meru in Europe

IT infrastructure distributor Azlan starts distributing Meru Networks' virtualised WLAN solutions throughout Europe. 

Aiming to help enterprises avoid what it calls "wifi meltdown", Meru offers 2 products-- the AP300 Series (designed for highly dense environments and bandwidth-intensive applications) and the entry level AP1000i access points. 

Meru solutions were deployed in Spain's Catalunya region, following the launch of Project EDUCAT's one child, one PC program for 3200 schools. Meru's virtualised WLAN solution was deployed to handle simultaneous Read more...

Steljes Launches Mobile Initiative, Announces Euro HQ

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 Steljes Launches Mobile Initiative, Announces Euro HQ

Steljes opens a new European HQ in Cologne to support existing customers and the growth of the company’s European business.

Steljes also launched its European mobile broadband solutions, bundling assets with mobile broadband connectivity and charged to the end user on an airtime contract.

The first mobile broadband solution is a bundle of MediaTile’s wireless digital signage, Steljes SMP2 media player and mobile broadband airtime from Vodafone.

“As well as the obvious affordability benefits..." says Martin Large, CEO of Steljes, "...the be Read more...

Wanted: IT/AV Channel Managers

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If you're qualified as an IT/AV channel Manager, our client is looking to fill three separate openings in Benelux, France and Germany.

--Your job would be to establish the brand and drive growth across the defined Region.

--Your experience would prove you can strategically lead and deliver the development of a IT/AV channel in the assigned sales region-- delivering superior account management, realizing business development opportunities, and maximising specific financial, product and productivity goals.

--You may also be required to take Read more...

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