Ingram Micro back in Nordics
Scandinavia: after retreating from Denmark, Finland and Norway and focussing only on Sweden in 2009, broadliner Ingram Micro has decided to reinstate local sales offices for its broadline business in these three countries. Between 2009 and 2016, the distributor covered the three countries from the export office of its German subsidiary or, from time to time (like Norway between october 2009 and september 2010), through a local sales agent. The Danish business was then sold to Actebis (now ALSO), while the Finnish and Norwegian offices were closed altogether. Since then, Ingram Micro has only Mobility and POS businesses in Denmark, Finland and Norway, originating from the acquisition of Brightpoint in 2012 and Symtec Nordic in 2006. The distributor has expanded its teams, and is now able again to sell a full portfolio of IT products, which it will officially do starting at the beginning of 2017, with new broadline business in Denmark, Finland and Norway, beside Sweden (source: IT Bransjen Norge).
ALSO and Innovix form strategic partnership
Broadliner ALSO and Innovix Distribution have agreed on a strategic partnership to bring a wide range of local and global vertical-focused cloud services to SMB and Enterprise customers in South-East Asia and Hong Kong. Both companies are joining forces to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform available to 5,500 of Innovix's channel partners starting in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, with plans to expand further in the region. The partnership provides ALSO with the opportunity to expand services from its catalogue to Innovix's customers. Right from the start, well-known international cloud service providers and local vertical-focused ISVs will have a new platform to offer a broad range of services.
"This partnership is an important milestone for ALSO in our strategic effort to expand business opportunities with our partners in dynamic new regions. We already serve 15 markets in Europe directly and 15 more through our partners in the UK (Westcoast) and the Middle-East (Logicom). Our partnership with Innovix will expand our footprint even further", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG.
"Innovix is accelerating its cloud services offering to serve an expanding list of partners, including ISVs, hosters and managed service providers. The strategic partnership with ALSO provides us with a world-class cloud marketplace platform that will enable us to provide exceptional customer experience to our partners. We look forward to working together with ALSO to expand our renowned service and product offerings", said Edmand Cheung, Group Managing Director of Innovix Distribution.
Broadliner ALSO broadens its security portfolio and offers Thycotic security solutions in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Thycotic thoroughly secures privileged accounts in enterprise IT systems against cyber attacks, with more than 7,500 companies already trusting their services globally. Privileged accounts are at the center of any IT system and serve as universal access for administrators to systems, applications and databases. "Thycotic is market leader when it comes to security of privileged accounts. With Thycotic security solutions we offer our partners and customers additional solutions to administrate application rights and client management and check for security gaps. I am especially impressed by the solution's scalability – originally developed for mid-sized sector businesses, today Thycotic is being used in corporate group IT systems", said Saša Viro, Senior Vice President Solution Services of ALSO.
"Leveraging our Secret Server solution, ALSO customers and partners will have the confidence that a fundamental security layer will be enforced to protect against cyber attacks. Our solution also automates the management and security of enterprise privileged accounts from one single console, saving both time and money while also reducing risk", said Simon Azzopardi, Vice President EMEA & APAC of Thycotic. Thycotic's Secret Server, core application of the security solution, automatically identifies privileged accounts within IT landscapes, accumulates the data and safestores them in a password safe. Within this process any safety risk due to non-administrated accounts as well as compliance-relevant safety gaps are being detected. Moreover, in case of a cyber attack, passwords can be changed and renewed in very short time, helping companies to safeguard their systems.
Broadliner ALSO expands its cloud business offering with a Mobile Datacenter service enabling customers to individually configure modular cloud platforms. ALSO is the first B2B market place to offer Mobile Datacenter services in Europe. The Mobile Datacenter has been tailored for ALSO by CANCOM Group. "Both Private and Hybrid Cloud present great opportunities for our customers. In this fast growing area of business we want to enable our customers to deliver a rich catalogue of services to their customers and deliver end-to-end turnkey solutions. With the Mobile Datacenter we continue our commitment to help our customers bring tangible value-add to their customers", said Prof. Dr. Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO.
With the Mobile Datacenter, ALSO customers can configure platforms of Private or Hybrid Cloud and offer them to their customers in a pay-per-use model, delivered from a Tier 3 TUV certified datacenter – all built in a 20 ft or 40 ft sea container. The platform enables a broad variety of business applications and solutions to be delivered in a scalable and flexible model. One of the first business applications to be delivered from the Mobile Datacenter could be the CANCOM AHP Enterprise Cloud.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with ALSO and to bring in the Mobile Datacenters. With this service, customers can deploy feature rich services in a very flexible and time efficient way. The CANCOM Mobile Datacenters can be used anywhere quickly. Therefore businesses benefit from a high agility and scalability", said Rudolf Hotter, COO, CANCOM Group.
p>The Mobile Datacenters are available in all 15 ALSO-countries, that is Autria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. CANCOM AHP will be available soon in the ALSO Cloud Marketplace in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland, delivered from the new Mobile Datacenters, inter alia.
ALSO in exclusive talks to acquire Five 4 U
Broadliner ALSO intends to acquire Dutch Mac and graphic arts specialist Five 4 U, which is also present in Belgium and covers, from there, the French and Luxembourg markets. "Five 4 U is a perfect match for ALSO. Our portfolios are complementary. I am convinced that both Five 4U and ALSO will profit from the combination of the businesses", says Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO. "ALSO provides a broad international market access. At the same time the Benelux focus of Five 4 U will help ALSO to further increase its strong market share in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg", says Rien Slagter, CEO of Five 4 U. Five 4 U represents more than 50 vendors and has an international customer base of well-established resellers. They will also benefit from ALSO's broad portfolio of product and service offers. ALSO intends to leverage this given cross selling potential. ALSO expects to sign the business combination agreement in fall 2016 after the completion of the due diligence.
ALSO Danmark A/S
ALSO Danmark A/S
Sr. Ole Eklund
Año de creación : 1994