Exertis Micro-P promotes Gareth Bray to server and storage general manager
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis Micro-P has promoted Gareth Bray from Business Unit Manager to Server and Storage General Manager. Gareth's promotion is part of Exertis Micro-P's ongoing investment in its Server and Storage Division. Its commitment to the server and storage arena is reflected in it setting up a separate and highly focused business unit with a dedicated commercial and technical team. It has boosted the number of business unit to 8 specialists, while bolstering the sales team by increasing its numbers from eight to 12. The expansion is ongoing, with more team members due to be added from April. Gareth will play a central role in managing this expansion to ensure reseller partners' needs are met. Exertis Micro-P's investment in further building this team has been fuelled by the considerable success it has enjoyed to date, with its growth close to doubling year on year. This achievement is founded in part by the excellence of the products made available to Exertis Micro-P's reseller partners – including Dell's PowerEdge VRTX and EqualLogic server and storage products – and the breadth and diversity of Exertis Micro-P's service offerings. These include onsite product configuration, finance, warranty, site surveys, the white-labelling of installation services, aligned with Exertis Micro-P's wealth of experience and knowledge in stock holding and distribution services, which ensures configured products are delivered within 24hrs.
Exertis Micro-P secures exclusive distribution of LG's All-In-One Chrome monitor PC
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis Micro-P has been awarded exclusive distribution of LG's All-In-One Chrome monitor PC. The neat and stylish PC, which is available in a black or white case, delivers the power and performance users need, particularly in the education sector, making it easy for students to research, create and share their content with fellow students or their teachers.
Kazam partners in innovation with Exertis Micro-P
United Kingdom: the mobility division of broadliner Exertis Micro-P has entered into a new partnership agreement with mobile phone manufacturer Kazam, which will see the companies developing joint propositions for selected target markets. As well as high quality, affordable mobile phones, Exertis Micro-P chose Kazam because of its focus on a complete service wrap for customers. Kazam currently provides users with Kazam Rescue for call centre remote access to fix consumer devices in one call, and Kazam Screen Repair, where consumers are able to get a cracked screen replaced for free in the first year of a device's life. This range of service areas will be expanded on in the near future. Together, Exertis Micro-P and Kazam will be developing joint service propositions to further extend the value-add that Kazam currently offers to customers. This is in line with Exertis Micro-P's focus on providing services to its partners, a commitment that has recently been expanded through the distributor's acquisition of IT services provider Cohort. For the first smart phone market, Kazam has two ranges of devices to suit the high spec requirements of this segment, along with an affordable price point. These are: the Kazam Trooper range, designed to deliver the right level of high spec technology at the right price; and the Kazam Thunder range, which provides the ultimate in tech performance for the increasing demands of technology fanatics. Common to all Kazam smartphones are Dual SIM, removable battery and upgradable memory. Kazam is currently in the process of getting the required operator approvals in the UK to create the largest addressable market possible for its devices.
Exertis Micro-P selected by Huawei as exclusive distributor for next generation set-top box
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis Micro-P has been appointed the sole local distributor for Huawei's new DN371T set-top box – the YouView+ box. The agreement builds on the two companies' existing relationship, partnering successfully on the Server, Storage and Networking products within the Huawei portfolio. Exertis Micro-P's extensive market knowledge and experience makes them ideally suited to partner with Huawei to help further progress its position within the growing home entertainment sector. Exertis Micro-P anticipates considerable interest from its channel partners in Huawei's YouView+ box, given that is an entirely new generation set-top box. It has been designed to offer the seamless integration between digital, terrestrial, and internet television that customers now demand. The box includes a 500GB YouView high definition personal video recorder that can record up to 300 hours of standard and 125 hours of HD programmes. Purchasing options are as flexible as the The YouView+ box is itself. It is available either for a one-off cost as standard – which allows customers to access to a host of digital channels without the constraints of a binding contract – or an option is also available to upgrade and receive additional content from BT or TalkTalk, for BT and TalkTalk broadband customers.
Exertis Micro-P to distribute broader range of ZTE solutions
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis Micro-P has extended its distribution agreement with Chinese vendor ZTE. Exertis Micro-P will now offer products from ZTE's broader portfolio of home networking, mobility, video and audio conferencing solutions as well as wireless routers and switches. These complement other services and products Exertis Micro-P already offers through its Networks and Unified Communications Business Unit, giving its reseller partners ready and easy access to a wide choice of Enterprise and SMB type products, all backed up by the support, finance, distribution and installation services offered by Exertis Micro-P. Helping to maintain the success to date, and to support the extended distribution agreement, Exertis Micro-P has also added more resource internally with Michael Thompson, Networking Commercial Manager now responsible for the ZTE account. In his role, he’ll manage business and marketing planning and, as part of that process, he will identify the most appropriate channels for the different ZTE technologies and products relative to whether they are aimed at retail or SMB markets.