Industry News

Exclusive on way to €0.5bn this year

Privately-backed Exclusive Networks says it will do €0.5bn in sales this year, putting it on course for its planned €1bn by 2017. It says it managed €328.3m in 2013, which was boosted by its acquisitions.

UNIT4 posts lower net profit in 2013

UNIT4, a Dutch cloud software group, has posted at the end of 2013 a decline of 37% in net profit which stood at €14.8m against €23.5m in the same period a year ago.

Swedish firm expands in North America

Polystar, a Sweden-based specialist in network analytics, monitoring and test solutions, has announced its expansion plans and new offices opening.

Westcon partners with AltiGen Communications

Value-add distie (VAD) Westcon Group has announced its new distribution agreement with AltiGen Communications to strengthen the expansion of its unified communications portfolio.

Russian search giant amasses cash pile

Russian search giant Yandex had a good year and has also reported growth in advertising and mobile usage. Revenues in Q4 were RUR 12.1bn ($369.3m)

Tintri opens EMEA support centre in Ireland

Storage specialist Tintri has chosen Cork in Ireland for a location of its new EMEA technical support centre which is expected to boost the company’s European growth, it says.

ShoreTel signs new partner

ShoreTel has announced it has entered into a new channel partnership in the UK with Calyx to support the sales of its on-premise unified communications portfolio including business phone systems, contact centres and mobile UC applications.

HP joins IBM, Microsoft, Oracle as platinum ISV backer

The independent software vendors in Europe are having a busy time; our sister site ISVEuropa has been reporting on some great growth stories across Europe, from booming m2m connections to expansion-minded software companies moving outside core territories.

McAfee bets on managed services

McAfee is giving MSPs and other channels the chance to sell hardware as a service, and has widened its channel portfolio as it says 2014 is a key time for the momentum building up in the market.

Andy Gass returns as TD UK boss

Tech Data has brought Andy Gass back from Europe to run the UK operation. He will become Managing Director UK and Ireland, after spending the past two years fulfilling the role of SVP, South and West Europe.