Channel News

Channel PC sales go up-market

Volume sales of PCs (desktops, notebooks, workstations) through Western Europe’s largest distributors continued to decline and fell -2.4% in Q1 2017 compared to the same period one year ago. Revenues, however, increased +8.3% due to a shift in sales to higher-value products, according to latest data published by CONTEXT, the market research company. This was most noticeable in the UK where a 10% drop in sales was translated into a 14.6% rise in revenue in local currency.

Europe's real value-adding resellers outgrow market

Europe’s leading solution-based technology resellers continue to defy gravity and drive the European market against a background of continued anaemic IT market growth. The overall EMEA market is forecast by Gartner to grow at just 1.9% this year, following growth of just 0.2% in 2016.