Industry News

Exclusive adds Turkey to €1bn grand plan

EMEA Exclusive Networks Group has added Turkey based Bilișimcim to its portfolio as it continues in its quest to be the largest pan EMEA Value Add Distributor and a €1bn business in the next three years.

Xyratex sales down 30%

Xyratex, the storage technology which supplies many OEMs saw a fall of 30% in sales compared to last year, mainly due to the end of a deal with NetApp.

Westcon Afina to sign Oracle in Spain

Afina - the Spanish distribution arm of Westcon is about to sign Oracle in the region, covering all Oracle products, including hardware, software, engineered systems and targeting the data centre business.

High UK data centre pricing set to stay

UK pricing is among the highest in Europe and is significantly higher than in the other largest markets including Germany, France & the Netherlands says TCL (Tariff Consultancy Ltd).

Dutch data agency slams retailer

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) has concluded after investigation that the electronics retailer Media Markt staff filmed covertly, contrary to the law.

European Tech M&A deals smaller but more numerous

Although European TMT M&A activity was lower in December, the number of deals in the last quarter of 2013 was the highest since the second quarter of 2006, says financial M&A advisor Regent Associates.

PC shipments down again, says analysts

Both IDC and Gartner say PC shipments fell again last quarter. They respectively estimate PC shipments fell 5.6% and 6.9% Y/Y in Q4.

Aruba Networks signs UK specialist

UK-based Prodec Networks, mobile data connectivity and wireless networks solutions specialist, has announced its new partnership with Aruba Networks.

France sees rising high speed mobile

The three biggest mobile operators in France have each signed up one million customers for faster mobile services, but a price war is limiting their income.

Comstor commits to data centre market

Westcon Group’s business unit Comstor has announced its further commitment to data centre market as the company is expanding its partnership with CA Technologies.