Exertis gains ISO 20071 accreditation
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has unveiled that its professional services division, which provides a range of managed services for its partners, has gained ISO 20071 accreditation, the international standard for information security. Ian Gilbey Exertis, technical services director, said: "IS0 27001 certification provides our partners and resellers with even greater confidence in the way they engage with our range of professional services and sends an important message that Exertis manages security risks effectively and in the correct manner. Besides being a key differentiator for our services, our customers know that we have the policies and procedures in place to protect their information from security threats."
Information security is achieved by implementing a suitable set of controls, including policies, processes, procedures, organisational structures, software and hardware. ISO 20071 requires companies to monitor, review, maintain and improve their information security management system by:
Exertis professional services provide a wide range of pre and post-sale services to support resellers' business from straightforward "break-fix" through to a 24/7/365 complete, white-label, managed service. Exertis, uniquely, delivers all services with fully qualified engineers and support staff and from its own Network Operation Centre (NOC).
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has purchased AV specialist Medium for an undisclosed amount. Gerry O'Keefe, Exertis, managing director UK&I said: "Medium has an unrivalled reputation for customer service, industry knowledge and offering specialist support and solutions in key areas of the AV market. The company has built strong customer and vendor relationships, and its technical expertise will strengthen our ability to implement a full suite of professional AV solutions into the B2B market where our complementary products and services will provide opportunities for additional growth." Ian Sempers, Medium managing director, said: "we are delighted to be joining forces with Exertis. The continued convergence of the IT and AV market means we will be in a great position to service a sector that extends beyond traditional AV solutions. Our expertise and technical knowledge in this market combined with Exertis' wider product portfolio will provide a compelling proposition for resellers and vendors." The acquisition of Medium, follows the announcement of Exertis' intention to acquire server and storage specialist Hammer, and is further evidence of the company’s strategy to provide a complete range of technology solutions from home to IT, mobile and enterprise whilst maintaining specialist expertise in key market segments. Its AV division was recently highly commended in the AV awards 2016.
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has unveiled a distribution agreement with SY Electronics, a manufacturer of control systems, video switching and video extension products. Chris Godsalve, Exertis AV and collaboration business manager, said: "our partnership with SY significantly strengthens our solutions in digital signage, video wall and collaborative technologies, providing a one stop proposition that increases value and margin for our resellers and systems integrators. SY has built a reputation for providing robust and high quality products that are an integral part of an AV solution, perfectly complementing our existing range, and meeting the increasing demands by end users for collaboration and digital signage across a variety of vertical markets." The SY portfolio includes extenders, switchers, matrices and control systems manufactured using top of the range components and recognised for their innovative design: the new HDBaseT extenders are the slimmest in the world.
David Beer, responsible for business development for distribution at SY Electronics, said: "we have ambitious growth and expansion plans, and Exertis, with its significant customer base and commercial expertise, is an ideal partner for us to elevate our range of AV integrated products to new levels at a time of increased demand for digital signage and collaborative solutions."
Exertis' AV division was recently highly commended in the AV awards 2016 and has an innovative AV Enablement Suite providing resellers and their customers with a showcase for digital signage and interactive technologies, highlighting the IT infrastructure and control systems required to enable them.
Exertis to acquire Hammer
Irish distribution group DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis, has announced its intention to acquire storage VAD Hammer, subject to approval from the European Commission. Hammer has offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, employing 165 personnel. It generated sales of €180.6m for the twelve months ended 31 January 2016 and distributes products from a leading range of vendors including Dell, Intel, Netapp, Seagate and Western Digital, to almost 1,000 value added resellers, cloud service providers and systems integrators. The acquisition, which is based on an initial enterprise value of €46.3 million will strengthen Exertis' enterprise portfolio and enhance its capability in the mid- and higher range server and storage market. Customers of Hammer will benefit from exposure to a wider range of products distributed through Exertis including networking, security and unified communications. Following regulatory approvals, expected to be completed by the end of 2016, Hammer will continue to operate as a standalone business with both entities capitalising on the benefits of the acquisition, to ensure that Hammer's specialism is not diluted.
Niall Ennis, DCC Technology managing director, said: "Hammer has enjoyed considerable success in providing value-added services and bespoke solutions in a number of vertical markets for their customers and has a well-earned reputation as a storage specialist. The acquisition has significant benefits for both companies increasing Exertis' expertise and solutions in the storage market, complementary to our existing server and enterprise business, and providing Hammer customers and vendors with a platform for growth within a diverse and financially strong technology distribution company. In addition, this deepens Exertis' presence across several European countries."
James Ward, Hammer managing director, said: "We see great synergy and opportunities for our customers, vendors and employees in joining Exertis. By leveraging the complementary strengths of both companies we can only add value to what is an exciting proposition for all our stakeholders. We look forward to working with Exertis management teams and building on the success of both companies."
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has unveiled a distribution agreement with Philips to market its full range of digital signage products. These include the Q, E, V, U, X, T and D line series of screens which provide a wide range of sizes and resolutions that are perfect for both internal and external messaging for all types of organisations. In addition, Exertis will provide the Philips videowall displays incorporating ultra-narrow bezels to maximise the viewing experience and Ultra HD solutions which provide four times the resolution of a conventional display.
Ian Aitken, Exertis AV general manager said, "we are delighted to be able to provide resellers with access to the entire Philips digital signage range. Our aim is to both widen and deepen our engagement with customers looking to take advantage of the convergence of AV and IT products. Philips has invested heavily in its channel resource over recent years and can offer a three year de-install, re-install warranty on all products, a service that is exclusive to Philips. What's more their screens also include integrated HTML browsers with in-built signage content which can be accessed on-line, connected to a single display or a complete network, and controlled via the Cloud."
The addition of Philips to the LFD portfolio now means that Exertis distributes the top four Large Format Display brands establishing Exertis as one of the UK's main signage distributors.
Martin Ware, Sales Director Philips Professional Displays UK, said, "we chose Exertis because of their pedigree in this market and their ability to offer a complete AV solution for both traditional AV and IT resellers that incorporates displays, networking, PC, components and accessories. In addition, they have an expert team trained to the level of certified technical specialist that can help us grow our business by supporting resellers who are not specialists in this field."
Earlier this year, Exertis opened an AV Enablement Suite providing resellers and their customers with a showcase for digital signage and interactive technologies, highlighting the IT infrastructure and control systems required to enable them.
Exertis UK Ltd - IT division
Exertis UK Ltd - IT division
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Mr Gerry O'Keefe
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