Lenovo appoints Comway
Lenovo has chosen Danish sparepart specialist Comway Distribution as an official distributor for its server and storage spare parts throughout Europe. Comway will distribute its products in the EMEA region through its offices in Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Poland and Sweden. Beside this, the distributor has also opened its e-commerce website, allowing its customers to buy from them at any time.
Network and security VAD Exclusive Group has appointed technology specialist David Ellis to spearhead the Group's continued investment in innovative new services, as Group Director, Global Services. David will use his considerable experience in supporting new and disruptive technologies to roll out new services offerings for the cybersecurity market, supporting the Group's ambition to retain and extend its value-added model on a global basis.
"David brings with him a wealth of experience and a track-record of success", said Barrie Desmond, COO of Exclusive Group. "Services have always been at the heart of our value-add and are embedded in our DNA. Increasingly we're seeing more and more global deals and our ability to support these will add even more value to both our vendor and channel partners alike. Global services are a key part of our growth strategy over the next 3 – 5 years and David will play a crucial role in achieving this. I'm pleased to welcome him on board and looking forward to working with him for what promises to be an exciting journey ahead."
"Over recent years Exclusive Group has built an enviable reputation for disrupting traditional value-add distribution and I'm really excited to now be part of this", said David Ellis, newly appointed Director of Global Services at Exclusive Group. "In my time within the industry I've identified and brought to market a number of new technologies and services, and have seen the cybersecurity market evolve at breakneck speed. I can't wait to start helping our vendor and channel partners achieve even more value from their relationship with Exclusive Group through new global service offerings."
David joins Exclusive Group from Arrow ECS, where he was part of the senior leadership team in EMEA responsible for vendor business development and the roll-out of new propositions. Before this, he was Director of New Technology and Services at Computerlinks before its acquisition by Arrow. In his 13 years with Computerlinks he built and grew an e-Security offering before assuming responsibility for services, emerging technology and market sectors. David will be based in Exclusive's British officeBritish office.
Avaya appoints Interdist as a distributor
Africa: Lebanese distribution group Interdist has signed an agreement with telecom vendor Avaya, to market Avaya solutions across Africa. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya's innovative technology in 27 countries across the continent, through Interdist offices in Algeria, Angola, Cameroun, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Sénégal, South Africa, Tanzania and Tunisia.
Interdist together with Avaya will offer the best-in-class Unified Communications and Networking solutions covering Messaging, Platform, Infrastructure, Video Conferencing, Software defined Networking, Ethernet Switches, Access Control, Wireless Networks and Network Management. Interdist's main priority is to focus on the solutions built to enable medium-sized businesses to digitally transform, while improving productivity and efficiency. Interdist holds strong positions in the majority of its markets and is penetrating strongly with Avaya in the African market.
"Avaya is committed to helping Africa’s development and to playing our part in driving digital transformation in the region. By working with Interdist we can add depth and breadth to our reach, enabling us to make our offerings available in new markets, and give our customers greater access to our solutions", said Hatem Hariri, Managing Director, Africa, Avaya.
"Our objective is to become the distributor of choice for those markets we operate in for our partners, suppliers and resellers. Therefore, we always carefully select our business partners, and invest time and resources into building lasting relationships with them. We are committed to our partnership with Avaya and look forward to exploring further opportunities with them", commented Antoine Kareh, General Manager, CIS Group.
Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS is now participating in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme, which is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities. Arrow will leverage its global base of value-added resellers and managed service providers to sell Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Dynamics CRM Online subscriptions in the United States and Europe, through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Arrow will grow its sales of Microsoft cloud through value-added services delivered globally to the channel, including cross-vendor solutions, go-to-market playbooks and cloud assessment-migration toolkits - in addition to billing and support services. Arrow is well positioned to drive growth in cloud solutions through its channel relationships in the enterprise data centre, which includes leveraging ArrowSphere; Arrow’s cloud marketplace and enablement platform.
"Arrow's value-added services enable our resellers to grow hybrid cloud solution sales to their enterprise customers. We are excited to offer an expanded cloud services portfolio through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme", said Steve Robinson, Vice President of Arrow's global cloud business. "As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme partner, Arrow is well positioned to provide and enable a range of Microsoft cloud solutions through our channel partner community."
"To meet the growing demand of our cloud-based solutions, we're thrilled to expand the capabilities for cloud providers under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme", said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. "By joining the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme, partners will deepen customer relationships and expand business opportunities in the cloud."
Arrow helps the world's leading technology vendors and their channel partners accelerate growth, increase profitability and prepare for the future in a rapidly changing IT market. Arrow's cloud channel providers rely on Arrow to connect them with opportunities, extend their reach and simplify their operations.
Broadliner ASBIS has started the distribution of AMD Radeon R3 solid state drives across all countries of ASBIS presence, through its offices in Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia/a>, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Aimed to support the beginning of distribution of AMD Radeon R3 SSD, ASBIS announced partner incentive program, which lasts until the end of Q2 2016. The Radeon R3 series was designed to oﬀer the ultimate storage solution with a capacity up to 960G and the latest generation delivering a high performance but at a consumer friendly price point. The Radeon R3 series excels in both incompressible and compressible data types such as multimedia, .ZIP ﬁles and so ware. With more emphasis on client workload. Key features of AMD Radeon R3 solid state drives include advanced NAND ﬂash, 7mm-height alloy housing, friendly price, and great performance.