Industry News

Ex-SAP-er joins UNIT4

UNIT4 Business Software, the UK subsidiary of UNIT4, has appointed Helen Sutton as its new UK Commercial Sales Director. Sutton joins from SAP where she was responsible for UK and Ireland partnerships and she was also a member of the SAP UK and Ireland Extended Leadership Team, it says.

Capita buys UK network services specialist

Capita plc, BPO and integrated support service solutions specialist, has announced its acquisition of Updata Infrastructure, a UK-based IT network services provider, for a cash consideration of £80m (€96.4m).

Xyratex move raises channel questions

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.

European IT & Software Excellence Awards Winners

This year's European IT Excellence Awards shows just how diverse the IT supply industry has become with solutions ranging from construction site management to healthcare systems and government document control, and from all parts of Europe.

Google uses Tech Data for Chromecast services

Tech Data Europe will supply Google’s indirect channel across Europe with services around the Chromecast media streaming device. Chromecast has just gone on sale in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

ALSO now ready as cloud enabler

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.

Zenium names new head

Zenium Technology Partners, data centres specialist, has appointed Matt Pullen as its Managing Director. He will be in charge of day-to-day management as well as expanding the company’s portfolio and dealing with investors.

CIMtrek signs OpenConnect Systems

OpenConnect Systems,specialist in process and workforce analytics solutions, has announced it has entered into a distribution partnership with CIMtrek Limited for its workforce reporting and performance analytics solutions WorkiQ, it says.

US data specialist expands in EMEA

US-based unstructured data governance specialist STEALTHbits has appointed Mark Pilgrim to drive its sales and operations across Europe and the UK as new Vice President of Sales and Operations for EMEA market.