Signagelive becomes the sole digital signage software partner under pan European agreement thanks to TD Maverick
Digital signage vendor Signagelive confirms new partnership with TD Maverick, the AV division of broadliner Tech Data. TD Maverick will be using Signagelive's cloud-based digital signage applications, including new plug-and-play offerings developed for Samsung's Smart Signage Platform and Intel NUC, to create all inclusive packages for its channel partner and reseller network across Europe, through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
S&P devices Tech Data outlook to BBB-
American broadliner Tech Data has disclosed that due to accounting improprieties it will be forced to restate its financial results for all years and quarters from 2011 through the present. The restatement will result in a reduction of previously reported operating income and net income by up to $40 million and $33 million, respectively. The company has not filed its 2013 10-K or recent 10-Qs. Tech Data has extended its waiver agreement until Oct. 31, 2013, to deliver its audited and unaudited financial statements. For all these reasons, S&P has decided to revise its rating outlook to negative from stable and affirmed its 'BBB-' corporate credit and senior unsecured ratings on the company.
More Barco for TD Maverick
Germany : after an initial launch a few months ago in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, TD Maverick has also started the distribution of the ClickShare meetings and presentation system from Barco through its German office.
TD Maverick inks deal with Barco
United Kingdom : Tech Data's AV BU TD Maverick has signed up to distribute the ClickShare meetings and presentation system from Barco, which will be available in August. The partnership covers Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom (the Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish offices of TD Maverick to open in the meanwhile). Jane Hammersley also re-joins the Maverick team, to take in charge ClickShare launch and support in a consistent Pan European approach with locally relevant development activity.
Tech Data changes its European organisation
Tech Data Europe has unveiled changes to its European organisation which will enable it to optimise its efficiency whilst enhancing the support for its country operations. As a result of its acquisition strategy in Europe and the diversification of its distribution business, a new European Executive Board (EEB) has been formed to represent the company's technology areas and country and business operations. The EEB will drive the strategic direction of the company's European operations and ensure it takes advantage of the growth opportunities that exist in both its traditional IT business, its specialist divisions and its services. In addition, to provide greater focus and consistency in execution, the European country operations have been divided between two Regional Senior Vice Presidents. One will be led by Andy Gass who will be responsible for the following country operations: Belgium & Luxembourg, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. The other will be led by Jonas Elmgren who will have responsibility for Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. Both Regional Senior Vice Presidents will report into Néstor Cano, President, Europe. "The formation of an EEB and two regional operations will enable the company to be even more efficient and agile in its decision making at a strategic level, while allowing us to benefit from the strength and experience of country managers in their own markets," said Néstor Cano, President, Europe. "These changes are consistent with our major business goals and provide our country operations with the opportunity to take full advantage of the technology areas in which we operate, utilising our existing pan-European infrastructure and resources, whilst they focus on excellence in execution in sales and marketing to develop and grow our business."
The EEB members are:
- Néstor Cano, President, Europe
- Alain Amsellem, Senior Vice President, Finance & Business Operations
- Andy Gass, Regional Senior Vice President
- Henk Makaske, Senior Vice President, Triade (Consumer Electronics)
- Jonas Elmgren, Regional Senior Vice President
- Nimesh Davé, Senior Vice President Broadline & Processes
- Rod Millar, President Brightstar Tech Data (Mobility)
- Simon England, Senior Vice President, Value Added Business, responsible for Azlan (Enterprise), Datech (Design Software) and Maverick (Professional Audio Visual)