Channel News

New data centre in the UK

Dutch data centre specialist ICTroom has announced it has been awarded a contract to build a new 6 megawatt modular data centre complex in the UK for an international IT service provider.

Atos buys Bull to create Europe's top cloud player

Atos, which is also trying to buy French integrator Steria, is to buy Bull in an all-French IT sector deal worth €620m to create the top Europe-based cloud computing company and a major player in cybersecurity.

Gridstore goes north

Fast growing Gridstore's EMEA sales VP Andy Hill has been looking at the Nordics after launching in the UK earlier this year.

NetSuite launches BPO partner programme

NetSuite, provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software solutions, has announced a launch of its new partner programme that targets BPO providers.

Vertical expertise wins in Avnet channels

Europe's IT channels are much more in sync currently across the various countries says Wayne Gratton, distributor Avnet SolutionsPath business development director.

Fujitsu RunMyProcess expands presence in Europe

Fujitsu RunMyProcess, provider of platform as a service (PaaS) for business application development, has announced an expansion of its presence in Europe with an opening of a new office in London.

International expansion drives Polish distie up

Polish IT distie ACTION has posted a y/y growth in both revenues and net income for Q1 2014 driven partly by its recent expansion of international business across Europe, it says.

IT retailers agree merger

UK IT retailers Carphone Warehouse and Dixons have agreed a £3.8bn merger to create an electricals retail giant with 3,000 stores and sales of almost £12bn. The new company, called Carphone Dixons, will bring the household names Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse under one umbrella.