Seagate's $294m purchase of UK-based hard drive equipment/storage subsystem maker Xyratex could mean channel conflict. Announced on Dec. 23, the confirmation means Xyratex's third-party hard drive equipment clients are likely to start looking elsewhere.
Sigma Software Distribution has signed with Red Gate Software to cover its UK and Ireland software reseller network.
Major European distributor ALSO has created a new business arm called ALSO Cloud Oy after buying Nervogrid Oy, Helsinki, Finland. The Finnish company is active in cloud computing and especially Cloud Brokerage.
Tech Data Europe has announced a new partnership with SquareTrade, a mobile industry protection plan company, to address mobile device protection solutions market in Europe.
Polish IT distie ABC Data has posted an almost two-fold year-on-year increase in net profits in 2013 and the company saw faster than market growth across all geographies and product segments, it says.
The giant distributor wants to try the US collaborative partner model in Europe and is starting with the UK.
Jaspersoft says that last year, its resellers, systems integrators and referral partners contributed to over 58% of business worldwide.
UK distributor Northamber is finding it hard to move away from PC hardware; a pre-tax loss of £690,000 in the second half of the year followed a fall in sales from £41m to £30m.
UNIT4 Business Software, the UK subsidiary of UNIT4, has announced the independent project management and solution implementation consultancy Williams Woodward as its Services Partner of the Year due to its contribution to a delivery of UNIT4 Agresso ERP solutions.
With fundamental shifts currently impacting the marketplace, many Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are reviewing their position in the market and the optimum strategies for future development.