Planète Telecom distributes Yealink
French network and telecom VAD Planète Telecom has started to distribute Yealink IP phones in the country. These products are also available for the rest of the world, through its Export company.
Careful with Grayton !
United Kingdom: TheBrokerSite warns IT distribution specialists to be very careful when trading with peripheral and computer trader Grayton. The company allegedly contacted one of its members and tried to get goods on credit. After further checking, TheBrokerSite have found several indicators that tell them this is not a good company.
Top ten vendor Western Europe PC shipments up +28% in Q3 2014
PC shipments for the top ten vendors across Western Europe grew by +27.9% in Q3 2014, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company. The Q3 2014 results followed on from the strong growth in Q2 2014 with a +20.9% rise, as vendors continued to benefit from XP migration as well as healthy sales of low priced Notebooks with Bing. "While sales were driven by both these factors, growth for four out of the top five leading vendors also came on the back of a weaker prior-year performance", said Marie-Christine Pygott, senior analyst at CONTEXT. HP led the market growing by 25.7%, with double digit growth in both its consumer and commercial sales and consumer sales particularly strong. "According to HP, this was due to its attractive new form factors and consumers moving back to traditional PC products", added Pygott. Lenovo grew by 62.8%, again with a double-digit increase in commercial sales, however consumer sales achieved a triple digit growth which was seen in nearly all of the Western European countries. In third position Acer had a strong quarter growing by +62% with good sales in both Desktops and Notebooks. Acer benefited from an improved market environment for both consumer and SMB sales in Western Europe and saw a strong pick up in their sales to these segments. The need for refreshes in the commercial segment also helped boost Acer's sales).
|Top Ten leading WE Shipment Vendors by Country
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Avnet TS appoints Dieter Lott as Vice President, Business Development, EMEA
Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has expanded Dieter Lott's responsibilities, as a member of the EMEA executive team, to the benefit of its customers and suppliers in the region. As vice president business development EMEA, Dieter Lott is taking on additional responsibility for the Enterprise Business Group, managing the core strategic supplier relationships. This follows on from Miriam Murphy’s appointment to senior vice president, North region, in June. Dieter continues to be responsible for strategy, pan-EMEA account management and global System Integrator (SI) sales. Dieter joined Avnet in 2000 and has held a number of senior roles within the global strategic planning, finance and administration, and business innovation divisions.
Another country for CeBIT
India: Hannover Milano Fairs India, the Indian subsidiary company of the global joint venture of Deutsche Messe (Germany) and Fiera Milano Group (Italy), has organized a local edition of CeBIT, the world's main B2B Business IT and ICT exhibition, in Bengaluru from 12 to 14 November 2014. Since 1999 the CeBIT organizers Deutsche Messe have organized international Business IT and ICT shows outside of Germany bearing the CeBIT brand in Australia, Turkey and Brazil. With the sustained success and growth worldwide, Deutsche Messe AG will now bring CeBIT to India, tailor-made to suit the Indian IT industry needs and demands. The India event would be the only CeBIT show to be held in the Asia – Pacific region. In addition to the trade show, CeBIT India has also brought to India the CeBIT Global Conferences Program of world conferences, workshops and keynotes from Global Thought Leaders. The theme for CeBIT India 2014 was "New perspectives in IT Business". The show ought to have generated vital content on a range of topics around key technology trends – four forces that are changing the way the world does business today – Enterprise Mobility, Social, Big Data & Cloud Computing - according to the organizer. The show focussed on New Perspectives in IT Business for the Indian market and provided a platform for IT Software, hardware and services solutions, ICT and Business Communication catering to various sectors and new technology demands. The event sought to meet the objectives of generating sustainable growth for the Business IT and ICT industry in India, lead generation of new national and international business opportunities, drive new technology trends through inspiring content delivered by national and global thought leaders and showcase the future of IT Business to global and national audiences.