Channel News

Tech Data sales up, shares down

Tech Data's shares fell 4% as is announced that Q1 saw global net sales for the first quarter of $6.7bn, an increase of 9% yr/yr, but gross profit was $335.3m, or 4.98% of net sales, compared to $322.4m, or 5.24% of net sales in the prior-year quarter.

Exclusive sees return on new vendors

Distributor Exclusive Networks says strong Q1 growth is down to the growth within regions, general market recovery and strong performance within its vendor portfolio.

UK start for Exclusive/Druva partner push

Enterprise security vendor Druva is starting distribution with Exclusive in the UK prior to rolling out across Europe. It offers integrated data protection and governance solutions for enterprise endpoints, and its appointment of Exclusive Networks UK.

Scandit launches partner programme

Scandit, developer of the software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform for smartphones, tablets and computing devices, has announced a launch of its Global Partner Programme.

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.