Industry News

Ex-SAP-er to run sales at VeliQ

Provider of the mobility Platform-as-a-Service (mPaaS) solution VeliQ has announced new additions to its management team as the company plans to expand its global partner programme, partly facilitated by a 250% y/y growth in revenue.

Icelandic start-up offers secrecy

Iceland-based social media platform Vivaldi aims to capture users seeking to avoid aggressive advertising and government security forces, and hopes for a boost from the closure of a rival, says founder Jon von Tetzchner.

Bechtle sales rise 8%

According to preliminary figures, Bechtle AG generated revenues of approximately €2.27 bn in the 2013 fiscal year, an increase of over 8% compared to the previous year. EBT rose by ca. 12% to approximately €89 m (previous year: €79.3 m). The EBT margin improved from 3.8% in the previous year to 3.9%.

Check Point posts strong Q4 result

Check Point has posted a 5% growth to $387.1m (€286.9m) in total revenues for the fourth quarter 2013. The increase in quarterly profit was driven by better than expected sales of new data centre appliances and threat prevention software blades, it says.

Irish integrator signs Darwin Solutions

Irish Java virtualisation specialist Waratek has entered into a partnership with systems integrator Darwin Solutions. This partnership will deliver organisations assistance and tools to run more applications on existing server hardware, it says.

Challenges ahead for European ISVs

Independent software vendors (ISVs) are set for an interesting year or two, with vendors looking to engage their influence over customers and with customers thinking more carefully about what they buy and how they buy it.

XERABIT wins fifth IBM award

Munich-based system house XERABIT has won an IBM BestSeller Award as the most successful Storage Solutions Partner in Germany 2013.

Datacentre Distribution joins Data Centre Alliance

Datacentre Distribution, the dedicated distribution division of Gamma Global, has become a partner member of the Data Centre Alliance (DCA). Datacentre Distribution says it will work alongside the DCA to encourage collaboration within the EU.

Cisco awards Italtel

Next generation networks and IP communication solutions specialist Italtel has announced it has achieved Cisco’s Master Cloud Builder Specialisation in Italy for 2013.