ALSO enters the Cloud market
European broadliner ALSO has acquired for an undisclosed amount the Finnish company Nervogrid, which becomes ALSO Cloud, its cloud-dedicated subsidiary. ALSO Cloud will be used to push cloud services through ALSO value divisions in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The core element of ALSO Cloud's offering is a web-based cloud control panel, which enables customers and partners to offer various IT services such as IaaS, PaaS and Saas in a simple and autonomous way. Resellers use the cloud control panel to develop, drive and manage the entire sales process from preparation of the service through to billing.
ALSO appoints a new Chairman of the Board
Gustavo Möller-Hergt has been elected new Chairman of the Board for broadliner ALSO.
More acquisitions planned for ALSO
Presenting its 2013 results, broadliner ALSO has unveiled plans for more acquisitions in the coming months. These acquisitions can be made in any country where it does not belong to the local Top 3, and would target any similar distributor. In countries where ALSO is in the Top 3 (Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Switzerland, as it is more in the Top 5 in the Netherlands and Sweden), the acquisitions would target distributors which would allow it to strengthen its positions in the VAD business. Eyes wide open needed…
ALSO cancels negociations with Saphin
German broadliner ALSO, which had opened negociation to acquires the shares of Dutch investment company Saphin Group in supply specialist Alpha International and MPS reseller and distributor OSN, has announced that its has stopped any discussion with the Dutch company. No further reasons were given.
Atomblock becomes ALSO Digital
Netherlands: following the authorization of the Dutch antitrust board, German broadliner ALSO has acquired 51% of the shares of Micromedia-owned ESD specialist Atomblock, which in the process and as planned becomes ALSO Digital. Rowdy ten Hove, interviewed on Distree, explained us that "retail specialist Micromedia will supervise the business of ALSO Digital in the Benelux, while ALSO will focus remaining Europe", focusing more especially on the countries where ALSO is already present (Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland).